Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $4, you get a sightseeing tour from Charleston Water Taxi, an $8 value. Tours depart hourly and travel between the Charleston Harbor Marina in Mount Pleasant and the Charleston Maritime Center downtown. This Groupon expires on November 15, 2010.
Offering passengers a chance to enjoy the sights of Charleston Harbor, Charleston Water Taxi’s experienced crew blazes a continuous trail through the dense waters between Mount Pleasant and downtown. A round-trip ticket ($8) gives guests a new vantage point for seeing sights such as the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the Patriots Point Naval Museum, and Castle Pinkney while discussing foreign policy with nearby dolphins and pelicans. Riders are welcome to board at either port and disembark at the other side, where they can do some sightseeing on foot before catching a different boat back. Ms. Evelyn, the company’s 40-foot catamaran, boasts twin 150-horsepower Yamahas, the latest in navigation and safety gear, and a solid roof and wind guards to keep passengers free from precipitation.
Reservations are not required at Charleston Water Taxi, but potential riders should call ahead to double-check the schedule during inclement weather. As a distant Fort Sumter bombards the mainland with Civil War souvenirs, fill your lungs with oceanic aromas and let the harbor’s rolling waves fill you with tranquility and barnacles.
- This is so much more than we thought it would be---phenomenal dolphin watching at half the price of your typical dolphin cruise. – dessertandcheese, TripAdvisor
- The Captain takes his time getting across and turns the ride into more of a harbor tour. – ginrumflyer, TripAdvisor
- A great, cheap, and easy way to spend some time on the water! – Stacey L., Facebook
Charleston Water Taxi
Cocaptains Chip Deaton and Scott Connelly anchored their individual childhood experiences on the water to their passion for aquatic surfaces when they founded Charleston Water Taxi. Here, the duo helms two types of vessels to whisk passengers around Charleston's pristine waterways, navigating through their harbor route. Aboard the intimate boats, riders glimpse some of the city's most eye-plucking sights, such as the Civil War–era Castle Pinckney and the newly constructed Cooper River Bridge—a popular haunt for dolphins who frolic about or shout at humans to speak dolphin when they’re on the sea.
10 Wharfside St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29403Get Directions