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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 $125
/ person
Sun, Jan 17
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$125 per person
$125 per person
Mon, Jan 18
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$125 per person
$125 per person
Sun, Jan 31
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 150 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 150 reviews.

Elyse
January 2021
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time with Mark and his wife Caroline. They welcomed us onto their beautiful boat, shared amazing stories about Charleston and their lives, and granted us space to enjoy the sunset together from the bow of the boat. This experience is was a highlight for an already amazing trip to Charleston, and we look forward to recommending to our friends.
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time with Mark and his wife Caroline. They welcomed us onto their beautiful boat, shared amazing stories about Charleston and their lives, and gr…
Daniel
January 2021
A ride through the harbor with Mark cannot be beat. He's truly experienced and makes you feel safe and is very accommodating to the ever changing forces of nature. Loved it and hope to do this experience again.
Claudia
December 2020
Wonderful experience! It was a great way to enjoy the last sunset of 2020.. Perfect weather great views! Mark and his wife were knowledgeable and friendly.. We highly recommend this experience.
Carly
December 2020
Mark and his wife were absolutely amazing captains! They were so kind, considerate regarding covid, friendly beyond belief, and all around amazing. Such a a great sail, thank you both!
Alex
December 2020
Definitely recommend this for anyone visiting Charleston! Mark and Caroline are so sweet and welcoming, and great company during the sail. We saw baby dolphins following the boat, great views, and a beautiful sunset. Mark and Caroline were very knowledgable about sailing and happy to share their expertise with us throughout the trip. They also went out of their way to ensure everyone onboard felt safe and comfortable during these Covid times. Such a wonderful experience :)
Definitely recommend this for anyone visiting Charleston! Mark and Caroline are so sweet and welcoming, and great company during the sail. We saw baby dolphins following the boat,…
Jen
December 2020
Such a great experience! Mark and Caroline were excellent hosts and very knowledgeable about the location. The spectacular sunset with warm blankets and Rum were an added bonus! Outstanding value, i'll definitely be back!

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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,