Water activity

Charleston Harbor 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Charleston Harbor 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

From US$ 92 per person

Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a private speedboat adventure in the Charleston Bay. Become the captain your own speedboat while listening to a live narration from your tour guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Pilot your own speed boat in the Charleston Harbor
  • See the wildlife that live in the harbor
  • Sail past the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and other attractions
Full description
Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one-of-a-kind adventure tour. Experience driving your own boat while taking in the views from the Charleston harbor. This fully narrated tour takes you 13 miles through the world-famous Charleston Harbor. See everything while listening to a highly trained and professional guide through a two-way communication system.   You will have a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, the downtown Charleston skyline, Waterfront Park, South Carolina Aquarium, the cruise ship terminal and all the wildlife that call Charleston Harbor home.  This is a great adventure for all ages.
  • Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • USCG approved life jacket
  • Instructions covering boat basics, rules of the road, tour hand signals
  • A professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    As you turn into the marina, keep driving until you see a large, maroon sign on the left that says "California Dreaming". Parking is available there. From the sign, follow the path to the docks. Turn right at the end and walk down the ramp. Your skipper will meet you at the slips in front of the orange paint on the dock.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Signed waiver

    Know before you go

    •  Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel for afterwards
    •  Wear comfortable beach-friendly clothing
    •  It is recommended to bring a jacket for the morning and winter tours
    • Each boat must not exceed 450 pounds
    • You must be 21 and over with a valid drivers license to drive the boat
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 29 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    This was an on the whim booking for us, but we were soooo glad we did it! Graham was an excellent guide! He was thorough on boating safety and instructions both at the start and during the tour. This is not a hand held tour. You are able to have independence while driving the boat around getting to all the stops on your way through it. So long as you “leave the boat in front of you alone.” Highly recommend for anyone visiting at any time!

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    August 30, 2021

    Graham was an amazing “parent” on our journey. He warned us that the harbor may be choppy and if it was we would divert elsewhere. He made sure we were safe, but could also have A GREAT TIME! Water sports can terrify me and I had so much fun. This was the best part of our trip to Charleston! If you get any inclination to do this, then DO IT! You won’t regret it!

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    August 29, 2021

    This was super fun! Guide was great. Super easy to drive the boat. Disappointed that we didn’t get to check out the harbor but going north up the river was just as fun being able to go fast and not having to worry about large waves. Would definitely do again!

    July 20, 2021

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