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Address: Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
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+1 843-330-2989
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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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. $10 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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DOLPHINS GALORE

We took our visiting Children and Grands for a ride on the Water Taxi and enjoyed it so very much! The grandbabies loved all the dolphins and the Adults loved the amazing view of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wapakoneta, Ohio

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the idea of taking the water taxi as quick, convenient, and scenic transportation from downtown over to the USS Yorktown. However, we were bewildered by the very leisurely and circuitous route the boat driver embarked upon and, after inquiring, he told us that he likes being out on the water and why rush; that he likes to meander... More 

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our visiting Children and Grands for a ride on the Water Taxi and enjoyed it so very much! The grandbabies loved all the dolphins and the Adults loved the amazing view of the bridge. Our driver was so great with the little ones and stopped the boat several times just so they could watch the dolphins play!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

don't need a car in Charleston -as city would be hard to navigate - this is a great deal - can ride all day for $10.00 drops off by aquarium and other tours which are close to free bus that runs up Calhoun St.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode the water taxi after visiting the aquarium. Our kids loved it! it was a neat way to see Charleston from the water.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The people who run this were very friendly. Rode it around the whole time we were there. It is a great way to visit the sights.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The water taxi ride is a relaxing and stree free way to get downtown. Many times get to see the dophins playing in the harbor. The taxi is timely and the crew is friendly.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The water taxi is a wonderful way to reach attractions on both sides of Charleston Harbor. For $12, you get a pass for a round trip across the harbor. The water taxi crosses back and forth from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant and the nearby marina and carries you across to Charleston, where it's a short walk to the heart... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Chose the water taxi to visit Patriots Point and was worth the money. the ride was comfortable, the captain was entertaining and ensured that we saw Dolphins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We took a Water Taxi ride to get some views of the Charleston area from the water. Got a good view of Patriots Point and the Ravenel Bridge. Personnel were great!!! Gave Us info on 2 LightHouses that were close by. One of the stops was closed due to damage from Hurricane Matthew, but it was still worth the cost.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Best way to get to Patriot Point. Boat is clean, captain and crew were friendly. Boat was right on time.

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