Private Charleston Harbor Boat Tours & Cruises

Often cited as one of the top things to do in the Holy City, you simply can’t say you’ve experienced Charleston until you’ve been out on its famous harbor. High Tide Harbor Tours is proud to offer private Charleston Harbor Boat Tours and Cruises, with several options to best meet your needs. Forget large groups and garden-variety tourist experiences. With our knowledgeable captains at the helm of one of our three luxurious crafts, you’ll be in for a truly intimate and unforgettable tour that’s tailored specifically to your group.

Accommodating, Friendly, & Luxurious

It’s true that there are many companies and captains offering Charleston harbor cruises—but no one does it quite like High Tide. We offer a one-of-a-kind experience on amazing boats for just you and your closest friends or family. You’ll have our entire attention during your tour, and we’re free to go and see exactly what you want to. Our boats feature a full range of amenities to ensure your experience on the water is both comfortable and enjoyable, including audio hookups and sound systems, coolers with ice, clear-view enclosures for cruising in all weather conditions and more!

Dinner & Cocktails Anyone?

A Charleston harbor dinner cruise at sunset is a truly relaxing and unique dining experience. Or maybe a fun cocktail cruise or brunch is more your style—after all, brunch is a Charleston staple! We welcome our guests to bring your own food and beverages aboard to enjoy a dining experience like no other. We offer coolers filled with ice, and you’re welcome to have catering orders delivered directly to the Ripley Light Yacht Club for your convenience.

High Tide private yacht tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Top Charleston Harbor Sights

Unlike larger tours that have to stick to fixed routes, we can tailor your tour to visit exactly what you’d like to see. From over 75 landmarks and historic sights, here are some of the top attractions in the harbor.

The Charleston Battery

The incredible homes that line the Charleston Battery are an iconic view that epitomizes Southern charm and hospitality.

Waterfront Park

They say that Waterfront Park offers some of the best views of the Charleston Harbor. On the water with High Tide, you’ll have an even better view.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

This impressive feat of engineering defines the Charleston skyline. Get once in a lifetime views of this famous landmark from the water below!

Fort Sumter

If you’re a history buff, you won’t want to miss seeing where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

High Tide harbor tour dolphin watching in Charleston, South Carolina


There’s nothing like witnessing one of these majestic creatures breach the surface. If you’re lucky, they may come right up next to the boat!

And More!

Have something else in mind? Let us know—or free to point on your tour, and we’ll be happy to swing you by for a closer look.

Last Minute Request?

We love last minute requests! Call Captain Dan at 843-860-5719

Book Your Boat Charter Today

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or special requests you may have for your private Charleston Harbor Boat Tour. We’ll do our best to accommodate you and will work closely with you to create a great itinerary for your trip.