Charleston Water Taxi Cruise with Dolphin Sighting

Charleston, United States
Charleston Water Taxi Dolphin Cruises

From $14.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 11 hours


Explore Charleston by water taxi with this convenient harbor cruise. Utilize quick and scenic water-based transportation to reach several popular landmarks including Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the Aquarium. Check out attractions like Joe Riley Waterfront Park and the Charleston Harbor Marina at your leisure. Keep an eye out for dolphins during the cruise.
  • Go sightseeing on the harbor with a water taxi
  • Travel between several top landmarks with ease
  • Explore the Aquarium or Maritime Museum at your own pace
  • Look out for dolphins during the scenic harbor cruise

What's Included

  • Dolphin cruise included in every trip.Dolphin sightings frequent but not guaranteed.
  • Admission to local attractions not included.

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

Opening hours

  • 3/26/2023 - 11/12/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 3/26/2023 - 11/12/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 3/26/2024 - 11/12/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 3/26/2024 - 11/12/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Concord St / Aquarium Wharf

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Joe Riley Waterfront Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Don’t remember his name “ guy from Oregon” was awesome. Beautiful way to see the harbor. The ride was a pleasant relaxing relief from the heat and walking. Heat index was 114 degrees so the breeze was well needed.


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    Taxi ride was great and a bargain
    David_D, Sep 2023
    This is an easy cheaper way way to see dolphins and the harbor and they stop everywhere in case you want to get off and on to the attractions. We did however get closer and saw more dolphins right at the dock while waiting on our taxi!! The Captain and Mate were awesome and knowledgeable when we had questions!!
    The Capt knew alot about...
    Patricia_M, Sep 2023
    The Capt knew alot about the history and was also making it an enjoyable trip. He was funny!! 😊 We were running late and they waited for us!!! Wonderful people.
    Best Taxi ride ever.
    Trudy_W, Sep 2023
    Captain was very nice and informative. We did not see any dolphins this time but it was a beautiful day and a beautiful ride!
    Okay but Sunset cruise was better.
    Daniela_C, Sep 2023
    Boat ride was okay, staff was not talking explaining all high points of the harbor. It was just okay. Liked the sunset cruise getter.
    Michelle_P, Sep 2023
    I purchased 2 tickets for water taxi, this was apart of my daughters 42nd birthday celebration on 9-2-23. On 8-30-23 my daughter fell at work and sprained her ankle and I was very upset for her to have such an accident days before her birthday. As it turned out my daughter was unable to walk without crutches so I reached out to viator customer service who informed me that they could not make changes to the tickets. They asked me to reach out to the water taxi operator. I sent a message to which I never received a response. I was aware that I could not receive a refund I just feel like the operator should have at last returned a message to me regarding my request. Out of all the event I paid for they were the only event that did not respond. I was able to get my date changed to our new date later this month. Customer service and how you treat your people is how you keep making money. Be mindful of how you treat people.
    Overcharged I need a refund
    Taonia_C, Sep 2023
    I bought ticket online and the system charged me for too many tickets I only was suppose to have 2 tickets and it charged me for 5 tickets
    Great trip
    Amanda_H, Sep 2023
    Great service, ran on time and we saw dolphins too! Really good value for money. Taking another boat trip today
    You’ve got to try!!
    Marquita_F, Sep 2023
    Awesome ride, captain and his mate were awesome!! Took several pics of the water and the huge naval ship. It was a 1st for us and we didn’t realize we could use our pass and get off at each port and explore then get back on again!! I’ll know for next time. My family just really enjoyed the ride!!
    Oscar_A, Sep 2023
    Very blessed to have you guys help with this. I appreciate the opportunity in having this app guide us ..
    Great day in the water
    Kim_D, Aug 2023
    Fantastic way to cross the harbor, especially with kids. Capt. Gasper is friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He came to the rescue by having water available for the thirsty 3yr old! The team/crew go the extra mile on safety and making everything easy.
    Hopping on and off a water shuttle
    Alycr_M, Aug 2023
    Talking to the staff about the area in which we were traveling. They were very knowledgeable. I enjoyed meeting other people on the water taxi. I found the different stops along the way very interesting & historic.
    Cheers to the captain
    Julie_C, Aug 2023
    The water taxi is an affordable and easy way to see some of the many attractions in Charleston. But honestly being on the water, vibin to good music and hanging out with the captain Erza and 1st Babby is how I decided to spend my evening. It was a much needed relaxing end to a stressful workweek. Thanks guys!
    A No-Brainer!
    Susan_A, Aug 2023
    Super affordable, flexible, scenic way to get to the different points of interest in the Charleston Bay. We were fortunate enough to see a dolphin! The pass is good all day!
    Carma_T, Aug 2023
    We were able to see dolphins near the cruise ship. They staff were kind and polite. I really enjoyed it
    The wait wasn’t long and...
    Jessica_W, Aug 2023
    The wait wasn’t long and the ride was fantastic . No dolphin sightings my day . The water was choppy from a storm ahead but the driver handled it very well. Would recommend this to anyone.
    Fun relaxing way to get to different attractions.
    Robin_S, Aug 2023
    Don’t remember his name “ guy from Oregon” was awesome. Beautiful way to see the harbor. The ride was a pleasant relaxing relief from the heat and walking. Heat index was 114 degrees so the breeze was well needed.
    Great Taxi
    Roger_S, Aug 2023
    Leisurely trip accross the river to USS Yorktown. Taxi left on time. Two hours later taxi arrived when it was supposed to. Sure beats Uber.
    We love the Water Taxi.
    Terry_L, Aug 2023
    We enjoyed our trip on the Water Taxi and it was very affordable. The captain stopped the boat so that we were able to see the dolphins.
    Great trip without the fuss of driving mysrlf
    Elizabeth_R, Aug 2023
    I loved traveling on the water taxi. It allowed us to make several stops along the way . The covered boat made some shade, sunny spots too for those wanting to tan themselves
    Lovely water taxi experience
    Maya_G, Jul 2023
    Very friendly captain and co-captain. Gave recommendations for restaurants and were very funny. Saw dolphins as well!

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