What to bring?
Depending on which charter you booked, you may need to bring food and beverage aboard. (For our recommendations, click here.) However, we provide complimentary chilled water bottles, assorted sodas, and ice. Cutlery and plates are provided for use onboard as well. In addition to this, servers* are available upon request.
We highly recommend you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, regardless of the season. For the best experience, dress like a Charleston local and wear comfortable, breathable clothing. Layers are ideal for unpredictable winter months.
In summer months, many enjoy going swimming while out on the water*. Charleston Charter and Yacht provides towels and some recreational floatation devices for use during your excursion. Be sure to bring your suit!
*Standard gratuity is 20%. Swimming available only on charters 3 1/2 hrs. or longer.
What's the cancellation policy?
Your booking is non-refundable within 30 days of the scheduled departure. A $200 deposit is collected at the time of booking, and is non-refundable unless the charter cannot run,
For the health and safety of everyone involved, we do not run the charter in inclement weather and/or hazardous conditions. In the event that this rare circumstance arises, we will happily reschedule. A member of our team will get in touch to discuss your options in more detail. Additionally, feel free to contact us.
What will I see on my charter?
Discovering Charleston via the harbor opens up a lot of opportunities. Admire antebellum homes along "Millionaire Mile," learn about The Battery, and observe a fortified seawall and promenade. Discover the historic US Customs House, a few significant forts, view the stunning "Charleston Light" (AKA Sullivan's Island Lighthouse) and Castle Pinckney (AKA Shute's Folly). How grand the USS York Town and Arthur Ravenel Bridge look close and in person! On 3+ hour tours, enjoy swimming by Drum Island, exploring the Wando River to the SC Ports Authority, strolling down the romantic Stono River, and venturing out to the intracoastal waterway which feeds into the Atlantic Ocean.
As always, please keep in mind that our custom yacht charters are designed to meet your expectations. We will do our best to exceed them! Let us know your wishes and we will prepare to give you a Charleston charter best suited for your needs.
*Experiences vary based upon time and charter options.
What are our hours of operation?
We care deeply for the safety of our clients and crew. Charleston being such a popular tourist destination poses potential hazards in our waters after dark. Because of this, charters run during daylight hours only. Exact times vary daily, heavily influenced by the seasons.
Rest assured that if you have booked a sunset cruise, you will be able to enjoy it in full during your excursion. The yacht will be safely back at the marina by nightfall.
Please contact us for more information.