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About Speed Boat Adventures
Take the wheel and become the captain! Fully narrated tour for 13 miles through the world famous Charleston Harbor. 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.
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Charleston, SC, USA
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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
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US$75.84 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I researched this adventure well in advance of our vacation. I booked the trip about 30 days prior and was hoping it would be one of the highlights of our vacation. I was not disappointed! First and foremost, realize you are in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank donpamgrant
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit family in Charleston every year and took our boys (11 & 7) on the speed boats last year. They INSISTED on doing it again this year and LOVED IT! This year, my wife and three-year old daughter also wanted to join, but were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Josh767
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was great, well worth the money, a wonderful two hour adventure getting to see Charleston from the water. Have already been recommending to friends and family.

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a group of four - just us and a tour guide in a separate boat. The guide was friendly, we were lucky because it was a chilly day and the guide had extra jackets and sunglasses for us. Great experience - lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bas2189
Reviewed 11 January 2019

A lot of fun- really, it’s a great way to get introduced to the city of Charleston. Guide is awesome, knowledgeable and entertaining. Do this when you’re here!!!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

My husband and I were visiting Charleston on vacation and decided that this might be a fun way to see the City by sea. We were right! I have to be honest, I don't always love fast-paced adventures such as this but felt very safe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nathatch
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I did this amazing tour and I would recommend it to anyone going to Charleston. The tour guide is super nice and he knows his history and I promise you will have a great time. Not only do you get the thrilling experience of being...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vanjs2000
Reviewed 1 January 2019

I can’t say enough. Book it. Great team. Big fun. Unique. This was a family friendly activity but very exciting for the adults too.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBag
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Super fun and unique way to see Charleston from the water. The guide/owner Graham, was great at instruction on operating the boats and explaining what we were seeing. He went out of his way to ensure we were warm and comfortable since we did this...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diedra203
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This was a really fun way to get out and see Charleston. Our group of four had a blast driving the speedboats as we went around the harbor to the various stops on the tour. Our guide was EXCELLENT. He instructed us on how to...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Wow, what an awesome review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We are so thrilled that you had such a great time on our tour and hope to see you again for another Speed Boat Adventure! Best regards,

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Theresa K
1 August 2018|
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Response from sdspeedboat | Property representative |
Hi Theresa! The tour guide is in his own boat and leads you about 13 miles around the bay. Each boat has a speaker so you can hear the live narration. We hope to see you soon!
31 January 2018|
Response from Graham J | Property representative |
There must be a licensed driver in every boat. Thanks!