Afternoon Schooner Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise on Charleston Harbor

Charleston, United States
Schooner Sailing Dolphin Tour in Charleston Harbor
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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Schooner Pride
    360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Schooner Pride at (Aquarium Wharf), 360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401 There is a walk way between the Aquarium and the College of Charleston building.Guests should walk keeping the Aquarium on their right and they’ll see the masts of the Pride on the floating dock.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The Schooner Pride

Admission Ticket Included

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum (Pass By)

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (Pass By)

Fort Sumter National Monument (Pass By)

Joe Riley Waterfront Park (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
The crew members were very friendly and eager to answer any questions anyone had. The cruise was absolutely beautiful. We really enjoyed it and would do it again!


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Good trip! Thank you!...
Vladimir_B, Sept 2023
Good trip! Thank you! It's a shame we couldn't see the dolphins, but I liked everything very much, thanks to the ship’s crew
Average trip
CORNELIUS_C, Sept 2023
It would have been better if some one narrated the sights crew was polite captain was fine weather was good
Lovely sailboat
Angela_E, Sept 2023
Lovely sailing ship. Got to help put up the sails Didn’t travel very far and they only offered drinks once. The trip felt a little flat
Jumping Dolphins
PamelaSims, Sept 2023
We enjoyed seeing the dolphins. They jumped for a while. We enjoyed the scenery too. It was so much fun.
Beautiful sightseeing on a beautiful day
Ian_K, Sept 2023
The trip was wonderful! Good winds, friendly and competent crew, and many interesting sights made for an enjoyable time.
It was amazing - would...
Sebastian_G, Sept 2023
It was amazing - would definitely do it again the next time we're in town! We saw dolphins, the kids got to "drive the boat", and we had tasty refreshments onboard. 10/10.
Great tour!
Jill_C, Aug 2023
The dolphins and Charleston scenery were amazing!! The schooner’s crew was very friendly and knew the area.
What a relaxing ride ❣️
Robin_H, Aug 2023
Watching everyone get involved with the mast raising,the beautiful sunshine and fresh ocean breeze💫
Lovely aside from bad 70’s pop music playing aboard the schooner.
Linda_R, Aug 2023
We enjoyed the cruise aside from the bad 70’s pop music. Wondering why this was necessary for what should have been a peaceful sail around the harbor. It detracted from the whole experience, though we were able to block out this noise somewhat after a while. Crew was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the area and its history.
Relaxing Cruise
Glen_B, Aug 2023
The experience is well worth the cost. A must do when in Charleston! Staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
Wonderful day
Jessica_C, Aug 2023
Beautiful day. The Captain was amazing. The other crew were helpful. They still drinks and take credit cards but you can't tip on the drinks so being cash. We were able to send Nikki a Venmo tip.
Relaxing afternoon on the water!
Emily_W, Aug 2023
The 3 crew members were so friendly and fun, and the ride was relaxing and beautiful!! Perfect if you want to get out on the water and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Sarah_D, Aug 2023
Captain Andrew was great, boat was beautiful. Nice to be out on the water, crew was pleasant however nothing to see out on the water.
Nice day for a cruise!
Gary_F, Aug 2023
The two girls that were crew mates were really good at their job and were very friendly and helpful. The captain had a few jokes, but was mostly quiet. He did a good job piloting the yacht. Could have used a few more points of interest pointed out.
Sailing on The Pride of Charleston
Colleen_M, Aug 2023
The crew and sailing was awesome. View of the Charleston Harbor was wonderful! Saw many beautiful dauphins in the natural environment. A must do in Charleston. We live near Charleston and always a great, relaxing trip for our guest. The boat is lovely and well maintained. Don’t miss it!
Great experience!
Jeff_G, Aug 2023
Very relaxing sailboat ride. We saw dolphins at several different spots. The crew was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Highly recommend!
Marce_M, July 2023
It was okay. Didn't see many dolphins. Took us out and floated for a bit... Nothing much. Wish there was more interaction with staff. It wasn't awful, but wasn't great either.
Great views of the Harbor
Janice_G, July 2023
We went on this cruise just before leaving South Carolina on Sunday July 30th. It was originally scheduled for Friday July 28th. We were unable to make the friday cruise due to issues with parking at our hotel. Staff were extremely helpful with rescheduling. This was a great experience for first time sailing experience. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to get pictures of lots of other sail boats, the bird sanctuary and the Yorktown Carrier. The weather was perfect this morning! Great views of the harbor. Only thing we had a problem with is the event address wasn't on the Viator site and clear markings of where to go and Where to park. In general after 3 nights and 4 days in South Carolina parking is a recurring problem.
Great way to spend an afternoon if you need a break from the beach/pool
Salva_A, July 2023
My grandchildren got to help raise the sails and “drive” the boat. Of course the dolphins were a delight. I have videos of them but I can’t upload them here.
Lovely Sailing Day
David_G, July 2023
A dolphin swam by, cargo/container ship went by, and the Captain had great answers to all of our questions. Crew was very friendly.

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