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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get behind the wheel of an F13 speedboat for a guided tour of Charleston Harbor. Learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide, and then follow the guide boat past the Battery, under the Ravenel Bridge, to the USS Yorktown, and more, stopping for photo ops and to optionally change drivers. Small-group tour is limited to eight people or fewer.
  • Speedboat tour of Charleston Harbor
  • Drive your own F13 speedboat for an immersive tour experience
  • Follow your guide to top Charleston Harbor attractions such as the USS Yorktown
  • Safety briefing and boating lesson included
  • Stop for photo ops at points of interest
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people or fewer
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day
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Fully Guided and Narrated tour
US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
Safety orientation
Your own F13 mini speedboat
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop off
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Food and drinks
  • Ripley Light Marina , 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Meet us at Ripley Light Marina! *Free Parking There is no physical structure or building to enter. Please do not go into the little white house with this address. Arrive 30min prior to your tour. Meet at dock meeting point 15min prior to tour.

  • Ripley Light Marina , 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Keep driving until you see a large, oval, maroon sign on the left that says “California Dreaming”. Park there. There is an entrance path to the docks. Walk along this path, turn right at the end and walk down the ramp. Your guide will meet you at the slips in front of the orange paint on the dock.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate.
    • Pregnant women should not participate
    • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
    • The per boat weight limit of 450 lbs (227kgs)
    • You must be 21 years or older to drive the boat
    • The boats do have a storage compartment but bags can get wet
    • No experience or boating license required
    • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
    • OPERATED BY Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitisation are:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
    See all safety measures taken by Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour.

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    • "It’s a great time for all skill levels, including someone who has never driven a boat before." See review

    Reviews

    5.0
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    213 reviews

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    star-5
    Great, fun a adventure’
    Vernon_K
    , Sep. 2021
    Graham kept us safe & made it fun! He was very knowledgeable & had a good sense of what we were looking for in this experience Would definitely recommend to others looking for a good view of the bay & somewhat adventurous
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    The whole experience ...
    Steven_C
    , Aug. 2021
    The whole experience Saw either a dolphin fin or a shark The boats were great The guide was perfect Everthing was good
    star-5
    Speed boat Heaven!
    Cynthia_M
    , Aug. 2021
    Celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary! We were exciting waiting for this tour. Woke up to thunder and rain and was convinced that it wouldn’t happened, but decided to go to the docks anyway. Thank Heavens we did! What an amazing experience! Our tour guide made sure we were safe at all times. Even though we had to make a detour because of the not so calm waters, we were later able to circle around and see all of the sites! We definitely want to do this again and would recommend this to everyone!❤️
    star-2
    Not worth the money
    Corey_W
    , Aug. 2021
    The speedboat tour was not what i expected. We did not tour the harbor like mentioned on the website. We did not go under the bridge, pass the aircraft carriers. All of the attraction we were suppose to tour we did not do. For the cost of a short tour was not worth $280 more like $100. I could have spent that money on something more fun like a paddle boat. I would not recommend anyone to take this terrible speedboat tour.
    star-5
    Awesome experience
    Shavon_H
    , Aug. 2021
    The view of the water was amazing. Tour guide was excellent and gave clear instructions and made us feel safe despite it being our first time.
    star-5
    Speedboat
    mae_s
    , Jul. 2021
    We enjoyed the speedboat adv with Graham he was very attentive with weather. It was something different for our anniversary.
    star-5
    Such a great time!
    Stephanie_H
    , Jun. 2021
    We were in town for a wedding and wanted to do something fun the morning of and so happy we chose this! It’s a great time for all skill levels, including someone who has never driven a boat before.
    star-5
    Fun ride!
    B_L
    , Jun. 2021
    Enjoyed being out on our own boat. Safety was a priority. Fun sight seeing adventure around the harbor.
    star-5
    Fun on the water!
    John_G
    , May 2021
    So fun, it was a great family experience! We saw a dolphin up close. Gram was awesome! We would definitely do it again!!!
    star-5
    Sooo fun!!
    AnneMarie_S
    , May 2021
    We had a great time on the water!! Beautiful area ! Felt very safe. Graham the tour guide was awesome!!! Thanks Graham 👍🚤☀️
    star-5
    Fun, Safe, Unique Way to see Charleston
    Wanda_S
    , May 2021
    Captain Graham was amazing! We had THE best time!! Boats were great, got on plane perfectly and really enjoyed his insight and detail into the special sights! Absolutely recommend and we will be back! Thank you so much for a fun, safe, unique way to experience the sights of Charleston!
    star-1
    Cancelled
    Jodi_P
    , Mar. 2021
    We had to cancel. Weather was too cold. Did not anticipate inclimate weather. There’s nothing else to say.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    AWESOME OUTING
    Machelle_W
    , Feb. 2021
    Guide was well knowledged, engaging, and gave a thorough safety briefing. It was a beautiful day to be on the water and saw schools if Dolphins on our return. We'll be back!
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    Joy on the Water!
    T_K
    , Jan. 2021
    The Guide was very fun and professional. He mapped out the tour but also provided flexibility in the experience according to the weather and participants. The Speed Boat tour included up close, sight seeing opportunities and autonomy that you would not typically find on tours. The speedboat was awesome and we got every opportunity to experience different speeds on the water. It was excitement, fun, and laughter the whole time and there were some beautiful sea birds along our path as well!
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    Highlight of vacation
    Gena_L
    , Oct. 2020
    Exceptional experience!! My husband and I had a blast!! Graham was awesome! He ensured we all understood what to do to keep us safe!! This is by the best way to see Charleston!! Will do this again just because...
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    The NEED for SPEED
    cynthia_m
    , Aug. 2020
    Spectacular experience for our grandson And his Papa. “The need for speed” was there. Beautiful memories.
    star-5
    Fun, fun, fun!!!
    Zikia_S
    , Aug. 2020
    We had an excellent tour guide, who gave clear and concise direction before the tour. Driving the speed boat was FUN! I would recommend this experience to anyone who loves to try fun, exciting, new things.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    You guys rock
    Gerard_M
    , Jul. 2020
    I enjoyed myself, very informative and you guys rock, the water was smooth sailing and my lady friend want stop talking about how much she enjoyed the ride as well the tour. We will be coming back, thank you guys for all that fun we had.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    Super fun!
    Timothy_P
    , Mar. 2020
    Very easy booking and great communication. Guide was great with instructions. Very fun to drive the boats!
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    speeding through
    Judy K
    , Aug. 2019
    We so enjoyed the speed boat adventure. Different perspective of Charleston, would do it again in a second!
    1 traveller found this review helpful

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