Afternoon Schooner Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise on Charleston Harbor


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration1 hour
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Get out on the waters of Charleston Harbor during this cruise aboard an 84-foot-tall (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide past some of the city's historical sights and watch for dolphins in the water. Drinks are available for purchase on board. Select a departure time when booking.


Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
See historic Fort Sumter and the modern marvel of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Bring your own snacks if you wish. Drinks are available for purchase on board
Family friendly


Your cruise starts at Aquarium Wharf, where you'll board your genuine tall ship, powered only by Mother Nature and her incredible wind power. Once on board, watch the crew hoist the sails. Travel through waters that Blackbeard once anchored in, relax on deck, and imagine a time when the harbor was filled with these magnificent ships. You may bring your own food on board, if you wish, but not drinks; beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase on board at your own expense.
While this is not a narrated cruise, the incredible crew is happy to answer questions about some of Charleston's most historic landmarks that you will see, such as Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown, an Essex-class aircraft carrier that played an important role during World War II.
Don't forget about Charleston's own modern marvel with an up-close look at the impressive Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the western hemisphere. You're welcome to help raise and trim the sails, or you may sit back and enjoy the ride.
See beautiful homes that line the Battery and famous Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and watch for pelicans performing diving acts.
Pass by Charleston Waterfront Park


Sail past some of Charleston's top sites such as Fort Sumter and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Experience panoramic views as you enjoy your sail aboard a classic 84-foot tall ship
See playful Bottle Nose Dolphins racing around the harbor
1.5 hour - Schooner Sailing Cruise of Charleston Harbor


Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Welcome to bring your own snacks or picnic; however you can not bring your own beverages
  • Guests are welcome to go below deck or stay in the shade of the sails to keep out of the sun
  • The Schooner Pride is not wheelchair accessible. We will do our best to accommodate disabled persons, but there are 5 stairs then a gangplank to cross to board. The "head" is also below deck and you will need to negotiate stairs to use it.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.