We are a unique luxe-adventure cruise company that customizes cruise packages to suit your desires. Situated between two national wildlife refuges, Charleston is the most beautiful place on earth. Use the cruises below as a guide to build your most memorable waterway adventure.
Join us on one of our favorites, the WaterCraft Beer tasting. Summertime and beer are like sand and flip flops. As beer lovers, we know a thing or two about Charleston’s vibrant and tasty craft beer scene. Cruising Charleston’s scenic rivers and creeks while sampling local IPAs, saisons, porters and other varieties is an idyllic way to spend a sultry afternoon in the Lowcountry.
An overnight cruises to one of Charleston’s sister seaports is the reason we started Sister City Cruises. Your overnight cruise includes a night’s stay in a luxurious waterfront inn or B&B and two sun-soaked fun-filled days cruising through an expansive wildlife refuge immersed in its prolific estuaries. Captains Dave & Shelley have been boating to these seaports for over 25 years.
This cruise is wildly romantic. An interesting tidbit about full moons is that they usher in higher and lower tides than normal. These tides are known as spring tides. Watching the sun set while the full moon rises simultaneously, at a high tide, is one heck of a sight and a memorable event.
The 2019 Full Moon Dates: May 16-18, June 15-17, July 16-19, August 15-18, Sept 13-15, October 11-14.
A popular activity among Charleston boaters is to spend the day on one of the many unspoiled barrier islands just off our coast. A boat is the only way to get to these uninhabited islands. No matter the time of year, a visit to one of these hidden gems is an excellent way to spend a day in the Lowcountry.
The Harbor Cruise is our most popular package. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view of national treasures like two Civil War era forts; see Charleston’s most desired (and expensive) waterfront real estate; and idle through a creek filled with colorful shrimp boats, scrumptious eateries, and lots of dolphins and manatees!
Spend a beautiful day on the Charleston waterways catching speckled trout, spot tail, sheepshead and flounder.
Many people visit Charleston just for its celebrated cuisine. Kickoff your day in true mariner style by boating to a waterfront brunch spot (or enjoy a catered Lowcountry meal) while sipping mimosas in the salty air under the late-morning sunshine.
The Ashley River is the only Scenic River in the Lowcountry. Along her pluffmud banks lined with ginormous moss-draped centuries-old live oaks is a treasure trove of historically significant wonders. Three of which are 18th century plantations: Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place. This three-mile stretch of the Ashley is known locally as plantation row. From the water you’ll be wowed by the views of these decedent mansions.
I get goose bumps when I write about the ACE Basin, one of the largest natural areas on the Atlantic, and the confluence of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto River Basins. This package is for those seeking a unique adventure in a very remote area of the Lowcountry. Cruise through the heart of the picturesque ACE Basin as we venture in to uncharted creeks where you’ll be immersed in beauty, surrounded by dolphins and endangered wildlife like the peregrine falcon, black skimmer and American oystercatcher. This area is so remote that it’s very likely you won’t see another boat for miles.
This cruise pairs nicely with an overnight respite in the lovely seaport of Beaufort, South Carolina. A cruise through the St. Helena Sound, a vast body of water that looks and feels like the wide-open ocean, is an experience in itself.
Overnight cruises are on the MaryTime; pricing is per couple, parties of 6 or less. We require a 50% deposit upon booking, balance due 24 hours prior to departure date. All major credit cards accepted. No personal checks. The advance deposit will be refunded in the event of severe weather or by cancelling 48 hours prior to the scheduled charter (less the cost of any incidentals). Cancellations may be made by e-mail or over the phone. We do not honor cancellations made via voice or text messages.