Posted on 7/5/2023 by Jessie Jacob

Featured Vendor: Sandlapper Water Tours

Are you looking for a fun and unique adventure to add to your Charleston area vacation?

One of the MANY perks to staying on the islands is that there are so many ways to get out on the water! Whether you are with a large group of family or a smaller group of friends, various adventures await to make your vacation unforgettable!

Beachside cookouts, haunted history, sunset dolphin cruises, and trips to Mrorris Island await you when you book a trip with our friends at Sandlapper Water Tours!


Breathe in the salty sea air while cruising along Charleston's gorgeous waterways on their ever-popular Charleston Sunset Cruise. Climb aboard the Palmetto, a 45ft catamaran that offers an intimate, personalized sightseeing excursion. Get up-close views of the historic Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, forts, barrier islands, and more. Breathtaking views of the sunset-silhouetted skyline are complemented by the Lowcountry's abundant wildlife as dolphins and birds come out to play during "bluing hour". There is even a cash bar on board for your enjoyment!

Tickets can be bought HERE.


Get up close and personal with Charleston's vibrant coastal wildlife on a nature and dolphin tour. Travel through the Charleston Harbor and other historic landmarks on the way to the uninhabited Morris Island. In addition to marine animals, the Lowcountry waterways are home to many interesting species of birds including Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Eastern Brown Pelicans, and Least Terns.

During the cruise, the Sandlapper crew will pull crab pots from the sea to add to their onboard "touch tank". The local bottlenose dolphins are friendly and playful and they often put on a show for cruising boats. Once at Morris Island Beach, licensed naturalists will explore with you, pointing out the fascinating sea life that is abundant in Charleston's estuaries. Spend a relaxing afternoon in the salty air, collect shells, and discover the wild side of the Charleston waters.

Tickets can be bought HERE.


Is the Holy City haunted? According to some, it's one of the most haunted cities in America.

Charleston's forts, ships, and antebellum homes are the centerpiece of the South's most famous ghost stories and many of these sites cannot be reached on foot. A key target for plundering pirates, Charlestonians were forced to confront their pirate tormentors, like the infamous "Jolly Roger", with murderous results.

Sandlapper's expert guides will regale you with spine-chilling tales of Blackbeard, Captain Stede Bonnet, Charles Vain, Calico Jack Rachem, and Anne Bonney (the first infamous female pirate), as you tour some of the city's most haunted sites, hear stories of local ghost lore, and learn about the deep-rooted superstitions of Charleston's Gullah culture. You will never see Charleston the same way again!

Buy tickets HERE.


Whether you're here for a family get-together, a corporate meeting, or a wedding weekend, you have the freedom to create and enjoy a private charter of your choosing!

What can you expect by booking a private boat tour? Choose from different options such as a wedding cruise, educational tours that make the perfect field trips, bachelorette party boats, a beachside cookout on an uninhabited barrier island, and so much more!

Learn more about custom trips HERE.

No matter if you are a wildlife fanatic or would prefer to cruise around the island with a cocktail in hand, this is an excursion you won't want to miss out on during your next trip to Charleston! Schedule your trip with Sandlapper Water Tours today directly on their website or through our concierge services.

*all images used in this article are property of Sandlapper Water Tours. Island Realty does not claim ownership of these images.

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