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Address: Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to...

Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf, Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor Resort with dolphin sightings in between. $12 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9Am til 8pm 7 days a week. Going Sightseeing in downtown Charleston- take the Water Taxi! Want a relaxing harbor cruise- take the Water Taxi! Going to see the USS Yorktown- take the Water Taxi! Want to see some Dolphins- take the Water Taxi! Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats leave daily.

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Cheap, fun, and convienent. This service is a great way to see the area and get to attractions without breaking your wallet.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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Cheap, fun, and convienent. This service is a great way to see the area and get to attractions without breaking your wallet.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water taxi was a great way to get downtown to the historic sites and back to Mount Pleasant with out a lot of hassle and parking issues. The day pass covers all your trips back and forth.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gets you really close to a destroyer, an aircraft carrier and (currently) a submarine. Plus you're on the water and you might be lucky enough to see a dolphin!

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The crew was funny, informative and friendly. It was a Great experience. Would definitely use that service again

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best way to experience sights of Charleston! Free parking, hourly departures and added bonus of dolphin sightings! Enjoyable for all ages!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Convenient and fun, a good way to get around, and a good way to see the harbor. Easy in April, I imagine it fills up quickly during the summer months.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to find the water taxi left from the dock at the Charleston Harbor Resort where we were staying. The staff was friendly and the boats were always prompt. It was a very pleasant short ride, with an added bonus of dolphins frequently swimming alongside the boat. For other destinations, the stop at Waterfront Park is also the... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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If you would like to experience a boat ride but don't want to spend 2-3 hours on a boat excursion, jumping on the Water Taxi is a terrific alternative! For $12 bucks per person, you can purchase a day pass and be dropped off at one of three locations, Water Front Park, USS Yorktown Museum or the SC Aquarium. The... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great ride! We went with a group of 4 adults and 2 kids, ages 3 and 5. All enjoyed it. We saw a group of dolphins jumping and playing right near the boat. The crew was friendly.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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Our five year old grandson was able to spend a couple of days with us last week, and at the top of his wishlist was a boat ride. The water taxi filled the bill perfectly. The Captain and mate were friendly and entertaining. The grandson was happy!

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