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Sail Charleston Harbor

Mount Pleasant, United States

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Experience hosted by Mark

3 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The most popular time to sail is sunset which provides the perfect atmosphere to get away from the daily grind. Up to at total of six guests can kick back, relax and soak up the last remaining rays of sun or be as active in the sailing of Alliance as they wish. Depending on tides, currents and wind our three-hour harbor tour will take you down the Intercostal waterway off Sullivan’s Island, out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfront, up to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Yorktown and Patriots Point. We will circle the entire harbor while you relax on the bow, amidships or cockpit and breath it all in. It is a rare occasion when we do not see a dolphin riding our bow wake or playing in the harbor waters around Alliance. If interested in learning the finer points of sailing, put yourself to work and find out what it is like to helm a boat and trim the sails. Instruction can be freely given and you can do as little or as much as you like. Regardless of your interest level, Alliance Sailing Charter exists for your enjoyment and we will do our utmost to make your sail a memorable one.
Other things to note
It is a good idea to think of a sailing charter as you would day at the beach. A towel, camera, sunscreen and hat, etc. are all important items. Passengers should wear soft-soled tennis shoes only.
The most popular time to sail is sunset which provides the perfect atmosphere to get away from the daily grind. Up to at total of six guests can kick back, relax and soak up the last remaining rays of sun or be as active in the sailing of Alliance as they wish. Depending on tides, currents and wind our three-hour harbor tour will take you down the Intercostal waterway off Sullivan’s Island, out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfron…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Sailing
From $120
/ person
Mon, Dec 7
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person
Fri, Dec 11
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person
Sun, Dec 13
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 136 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Over the past ten years Captain Mark Stetler has sailed Charleston, the East Coast from Maine to Florida, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Cuba. Mark’s licenses include 100 ton USCG Masters and he has served honorably in the United States Navy. Recent trips include the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Key West for The Conch Republic Cup Regatta and a relationship building sail to Varadero and Havana, Cuba. You will have total confidence with the boat and your safety as Alliance meets or exceeds all safety requirements set by the United States Coast Guard.
Over the past ten years Captain Mark Stetler has sailed Charleston, the East Coast from Maine to Florida, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Cuba. Mark’s licenses include 100 ton USCG Masters and he has served honorably in the United States Navy. Recent trips include the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Key West for The Conch Republic Cup Regatta and a relationship building sail to Varadero and Havana, Cuba. You will have total confidence with the boat and your safety as Alliance meet…
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Where you'll be

Our three hour harbor sail will take you out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfront, up to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Yorktown and Patriots Point. We will circle the entire harbor while you relax on the bow, amidships or cockpit and breath it all in. It is a rare occasion when we do not see a dolphin riding our bow wake or playing in the harbor waters around Charleston.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 136 reviews.

Catalina
November 2020
What a wonderful experience! I really appreciated Mark’s updates with weather and with that he moved my experience up a day in order to have a great day sailing without any rain! It was a fun trip along the harbor and love talking about the history and personal stories that Mark had to share! I highly recommend alliance sailing and will for sure come back again (maybe in the summer!)
What a wonderful experience! I really appreciated Mark’s updates with weather and with that he moved my experience up a day in order to have a great day sailing without any rain! I…
John
November 2020
Had a great time on the trip. Mark was an excellent host. Very knowledgeable on sailing and the harbor. Very engaging and told stories and answered all questions. I would highly recommend doing this tour.
Collin
November 2020
The sailing experience was superb. The hosts were very knowledgeable about Charleston and the boat was very comfortable to spend a few hours in the harbor.
Dianne
November 2020
Mark is awesome. Great experience he and his wife Caroline are very welcoming. We learned a lot about sailing and even made some friends on the boat. Thank you for a fantastic experience.
Carlos
November 2020
Absolutely one of my favorite experiences ever! Mark and Caroline are amazing and some of the best people I’ve met. In all my years of visiting Charleston, this experience is at the top!
Maria Jose
November 2020
Mask and Caroline were wonderful hosts! The Alliance was comfortable and the experience was very safe. Sailing around the Charleston harbor during this time a year is highly recommended. Weather was great and the sunset was magical. Such a fun experience, and definitely not one I would have sought out in Charleston without Airbnb’s recommendation.
Mask and Caroline were wonderful hosts! The Alliance was comfortable and the experience was very safe. Sailing around the Charleston harbor during this time a year is highly recomm…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Our guests have access to a variety of onboard soft drinks and bottled water. Alcoholic beverages are welcome but will be the responsibility of the guest. You should also bring any food you wish to eat. Bring a cooler, a bottle of wine, hors d’ oeuvres,