Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.
$145 for Three-Hour Harbor Tour with Lunch for Four (Up to $290 Value)
Veteran Captain Paul Mitchell takes up to four passengers on breeze-driven tours of the 20 miles of cruising available in Charleston Harbor. He passes underneath Ravenel Bridge on the voyage, giving a fish’s eye view of the engineering. The trip includes safety gear and complimentary soft drinks. Lunch consists of sandwiches, potato chips, select fresh fruits, and yogurt. Tour times are available Friday —Sunday from 10 a.m. —1 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. —4:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday tours are available through appointment, which can be scheduled according to customer needs.
Groupon customers can receive a complimentary sail lesson during their cruise tour. Request for lesson must be stated during tour booking.
Paul Mitchell plied American and European waters for over thirty years, nestling ships into such ports as Bermuda, Gibraltar, and Spain. Now, as a US Coast Guard-certified captain, he puts his expertise to work showing of the 20-miles of waters and hundreds of years of history in Charleston Harbor. He leads sunset tours to soak up the waning light and sea breezes, as well as historical cruises narrated by local history buff Paul Hedden. He also plans longer voyages, taking passengers by sea up the coast of South Carolina on trips that may offer glimpses of wildlife to passengers.