Cruises and boat tours

Charleston speed boat adventure tour

Availability: every day
Duration: 2 hours
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Enjoy a fully narrated tour of the world famous Charleston Harbor
  • Marvel at the stunning skyline of downtown Charleston seen from the speedboat
  • Drive, navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entity of the tour
  • Spot the wildlife than live nearby the harbor!
What to expect

Enjoy a 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 and the cruise ship terminal.

During the tour, you'll also have the chance to spot some of the wildlife that call Charleston Harbor home!

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What's included
  • Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • USCG approved life jacket
  • Instruction covering: boating basics, rules of the road, tour hand signals
  • Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from the meeting location
Where

Ripley Light Marina - 56 Ashley Point Drive, Charleston, SC 29407

Meeting point:

Speed Boat Adventures staff will meet guests at the 2nd gangway entering the marina and escort down on the docks.

What to remember
  • Please note that the tour duration (2 hours) also includes a 20 to 30-minute land instruction session
  • Part of the fun at Speed Boat Adventures Tours is that, at times, you will be riding in open water. Please note that, although usually calm, the harbor can be choppy at times.
  • Restrictions:
    • Age/Children: We recommend children riding with adults to be ages 5 & up. Children under 5 are welcome on a case to case basis, as long as the conditions of the water are fair, and the child can “hold on” physically. If the conditions are rough, it is not safe for a child under 5.
    • Age/Driver: To drive the boat alone, a person must be 18yrs old. 16 & up may drive as long as an adult is in the boat as well.
    • Height/Weight: No height requirement; Each boat may not exceed 450lbs.
    • We do not recommend guest with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant woman should not participate.
  • What to bring/ wear? Wear what you would to the beach depending on the temperature (swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter). We suggest you also bring sun block, a towel for afterwards, sunglasses.
  • What if you get sea sick? Normally seasickness is caused by the slow rolling motion in the ocean. Since the speedboats move along at high speeds it normally doesn’t bother people that are prone to getting seasick.
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When
  • Tours depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Please arrive 15-20 before your scheduled departure time to check in
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Provider
Speed Boat Adventures
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins.

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