Charleston Harbor Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,521 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 223 497 1 = 496 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 287 621 1 = 620 100% 4.5
Last 12 months 724 1,545 24 = 1,521 98% 4.5
All 3,710 7,510 202 = 7,308 96% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Historic Charleston Harbor Tour 621 99% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Combo: Charleston Harbor Tour & Carriage Ride 344 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Tri-Combo Tour: Harbor/ Carriage/ Plantation Tour 264 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Blues & BBQ Cruise 151 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Combo: Charleston Harbor Tour & Plantation Tour 141 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Discontinued Cruise on the Carolina Queen 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
enjoyed this tour - would recommend it to others
Sun, May 20, 12   11:30 AM DEBBIEHAFT Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
crew was friendly - worth the money - weather was great not real hot - nice relaxing tour
Rating: 5
I loved this tour... price was great also.
Wed, Apr 25, 12   3:30 PM JLinton Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
The boat tour was great.... provided some commedy during the tour. I recommend travellers take this tour early in their stay in SC as they provide a great deal of history plus suggest places to see including the free sites,etc. If I did it again I would take notes. We did get to see dalphins first from a distance... then looking over the side of the boat they were right up close in the wake the boat was making.

During the house tour at the plantation, my sister got ill.... we had to take her outside and cut our tour short. We think it was the strong smell from the flowers in the house and other tourists perfumes. We did drive around the plantation and took some pictures (weren't sure if we were allowed to do this, but it allowed her to see this as she really was interested in the plantation).

I would recommend this tour...

Thanks for making it affordable.
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Mon, Apr 23, 12   11:30 AM Vpohan Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We enjoyed both the Harbor Tour and Boone Hall Plantation. The check in was quick, parking was free. The guide on the Harbor tour kept us informed the whole time. The Boone Hall Plantation is a must see place. They provide several different options included in the same price. You can ride an open air vehicle around the plantation grounds. The house tour had a spokeswoman who was very knowledgeable about the history. The slave cabins had recorded information as well as exhibits in each. Great value for the money, highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 21, 12   11:30 AM Helken Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I have traveled all over the world, but decided on Charleston (had never been there) for our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We did all the "tourist" attractions. The Harbor Tour was entertaining as well as educational. The Captain can be thanked for that. We just had a delightful time, and we plan on going back someday. We will take the Harbor Tour again.
Rating: 5
Would definitely recommend
Sat, Apr 21, 12   9:30 AM volsgal Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I would definitely recommend going on the carriage ride with Palmetto Tours and the Harbor tour combo. Smooth transaction, great fun on both activities, as well as great learning experiences. Would attend again for sure.
Rating: 4
relaxing boat ride
Mon, Apr 2, 12   3:30 PM mkinnaird Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Hour wait for carriage ride but very interesting beautiful city, Boat ride very relaxing.
Rating: 3
Dissapointing Harbour Tour
Wed, Mar 21, 12   11:30 AM RonSnippe Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
We were very dissapointed in the Harbour Tour. We had hoped to see more of Charleston from the water viewpoint. I had been to Charleston before on a visit and was anxious to see it "from the other side" to show my wife the stunning beauty of the city.

The first 10 minutes were great but then we went out to Fort Sumter and never really returned to the city itself. We are not American and although we appreciate the significance of the setting we felt far too much time was spent getting out there and coming back. When we returned it was to look at decomissioned ships, interesting but not a great visual treat.

However my wife and I loved the Boone Plantation visit including trolley and house tours The staff and guides were quite charming and at times amusing. .It was wonderful to get a sense of the 250 year history of the site.

All in all, we found that tour much more genuine and engaging.
Rating: 5
A delightful day on land and sea!
Tue, Mar 20, 12   3:30 PM lordwp Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Boone Plantation was fascinating - especially the Gullah program. The program in the plantation house was an example of first class historical interpretation. The Harbor Tour was equally entertaining and enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Enjoyed all three tours
Sun, Mar 11, 12   3:30 PM aknicely Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Enjoyed all the tours especially the harbor tour. Each tour had knowledgeable guides about the history of Charleston.

I would definately use them if I get a chance to visit again.
Rating: 5
The tour was relaxing, interesting and educational
Sat, Mar 3, 12   1:30 PM rleesmithjr Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The directions to the dock where the tour boat is tied up needs improvement along with better signage.
Rating: 5
Well worth the money!
Sun, Nov 20, 11   1:30 PM suzyquekau Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We really enjoyed the Tri-Combo Tour. It was by far the best value in price. The Harbor Tour was interesting and the Captain had a great sense of humor. We had a beautiful day for it too, which was the icing on the cake. The carriage tour was informative and gave us a great tour of the downtown historic area--our tour guide also was a funny guy and interacted well with his passengers. It was great that we were able to do the carriage ride and plantation tour at other times than the harbor tour. It gave us the flexiblity we needed. We enjoyed our afternoon at Boone Plantation. Lots of history there, very well explained and easy to go at your own pace. Our favorite was the theatrical Gullah-Geechee presentation which was extremely well done. We'd recommend the Tri-Combo Tour to anyone!
Rating: 5
Visit to Charleston
Wed, Nov 16, 11   1:30 PM JaneDanihel Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Came down during stay in Myrtle Beach with grandson (adult) to tour. We thoroughly enjoyed both parts of the tour (carriage ride and harbor tour) and had good weather for the trip. Next time we'd like to include the plantation, but would need to be when it was DST to enjoy all parts.
Rating: 5
Seeing Charleston Inside and Out.
Mon, Oct 17, 11   11:30 AM linnjarrett Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The harbor tour was informative, and we had a beautiful day to spend some of it on the water. We loved the carriage tour, seeing the sights, learning some of the history of Charleston as told by our engaging tour guide/carriage driver, Bob.
Rating: 5
Tour guides were informative and knowledgable-frie
Wed, Oct 12, 11   11:30 AM JacquelineGr Female 60-69 Unspecified Other
There was confusion on the combined tour that we could walk over and get on carriage right away. There was over an hour delay and it was an inconvenience with our schedule but we are delighted that we did it.
Rating: 3
Rain, Rain, Rain
Mon, Oct 10, 11   11:30 AM TrishaHeath Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We all enjoyed the carriage ride through Charleston on Sunday.

The harbor cruise tour was canceled due to weather on Monday. They were kind enough to contact us by phone on Monday morning and refunded our money for this event.

The man at the entrance gate of Boone Farm was not very welcoming or forthcoming with information. Maybe he, too was effected by the rain. At the Boone Hall Farm Plantation, we were able to tour the interior of the home. The tour was only 30 minutes and we were only allowed to see the first floor. I knew that the home is a residence, but I thought that was unique to this tour and we would have been able to see more than what was shown. We chose not to visit the slave quarters and the other buildings because of the rain and wind. We were told that the tram was not running and everything was self guided. We were not able to have the garden tour or plantation tour which we were all looking forward to after spending the day before at the Taste of Charleston which was held at Boone Farm. It would have been nice to be called and told what the circumstances were that day and what was still operating, as the Harbor Cruise did.