Dolphin Tours in Charleston SC

dolphin tours Charleston SC

About tour

When you book any one of our tours, there is a very high possibility that you and your friends will be able to witness Charleston’s healthy population of Dolphins and other wildlife! Make sure you bring a camera!

1h 45m

up to 26 ppl

50$ per person

Nature Watching

Best Time to See Dolphins in Charleston SC
with Harborbar Pedal Boat Tours

South Carolina, Lowcountry.
Breathtaking coastline with a thriving ecosystem formed by the two rivers Ashley and Cooper, and the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are its key highlight that attracts lots of tourists to the area.

Would you like to watch our flippered friends play? Well, we are happy to invite you to a dolphin-watching pedal boat tour!

It’s not just any boring sightseeing boat tour that you may imagine! A Harborbar Boat Tour is a floating bar on the water. Have a picnic with your favorite food and drinks as a cool breeze blows through your hair, dance to your heart’s content on a spacious new boat, and enjoy a 360°view of the Charleston Harbor. Charleston dolphin watching is an activity that will fill you with awe of nature and inner harmony.

Take a relaxing water bar trip with Harborbar pedal tours! Sip your favorite drinks at sunset and observe amazing Lowcountry wildlife – double-crested Cormorants, laughing gulls, blue hearings, pelicans – aside from the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, that is. These smart, friendly, and playful creatures may surprise you by jumping as high as 16 feet into the air or showing off in pairs next to your Harborbar boat.

Are you wondering when is the best time to see dolphins in Charleston, SC? It’s actually possible to see them at any time of the day, but they are more likely to be spotted at dawn, between 10 am and noon, and from 2 pm till sunset, when the humidity goes down and the temperatures cool off. The months of the year when the dolphins are the most active are November and December. Folly Beach is home to over 300 dolphins, so chances are that you’ll come off the boat with a bunch of wonderful photos.

So, grab your friends and have a blast that you’ll remember for years to come! Have fun on the best boat in town with a BYOB policy! Treat yourself to a Harborbar adventure! Come aboard the best nature watching cruise in Charleston!

Important information

  • Trips going out daily from 9 am to 9 pm every 2 hours
  • It's 50$ from Sun-Thru and 55$ Fr-St
  • You will receive a confirmation on your e-mail at the time of booking
  • Bring your favorite drinks, ice, and snacks.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • We have a restroom on board.
  • Well behaved pets are very welcomed
  • This tour/activity will have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 26 travelers

  • Meeting point

    Harborbar Pedal Tours is located at Ripley Light Marina 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
    Our boat is at Dock C. The marina has multiple entrances, but our dock is directly in front of the entrance of La Quinta Hotel.

    How to book Boat Tour

    Thanks for getting this far!
    Booking is easy just choose your preferred type of tour and
    Press “Book”

  • You will see a real-time availability calendar
    Click your preferred date to browse availability for your date

  • You will see time slots from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Availability for each time slot will show what is “left” for that tour (ex.: 1pm 9 Left! 3pm 26 Left! )
  • 26 left! tells you that boat is empty. You can start your own tour if you have 5 or more guests
  • If you have less than 5 guests, choose a tour that has already been started (21 and less slots left to book)
  • Next step – you see contact information form, payment type, and cancelation policy on one screen
  • After completion, a confirmation email will be sent to you
  • Tierney PorterTierney Porter
    21:30 22 Apr 22
    This was the best pedal pub I have ever been on and Captain Paul and Anna are absolutely incredible!! They made our pedal pub tour so much fun and I can't thank you them enough!! I will 100/10 recommend them to anyone!
    Ragan WhitesellRagan Whitesell
    12:16 14 Apr 22
    Though our trip was not how me expected Paul and Anna were great and did everything they could to make our experience great. Such a great team! Would recommend!!
    Marisa WMarisa W
    19:53 02 Apr 22
    Fantastic time! With my bride Erica. Our maid of honor Jeannie did a great job. I highly recommend him and it was a great time!
    Erin MunsellErin Munsell
    15:59 01 Nov 21
    We had an absolute blast on this pedal tour for an October bachelorette party! The hosts were fantastic, entertaining and extremely responsive via text message with explicit instructions with how to get there, etc. The drinks were flowing and the music was great (we may have done more dancing than actual pedaling). Would highly recommend this tour!
    Kelly ConwayKelly Conway
    21:35 06 Aug 21
    We booked a Harborbar Pedal Tour boat for our friend's bachelorette party a few weeks ago and it was the best experience! The boat was spacious, clean, and much nicer/newer than any of the competitors' boats we saw out that day. Paul was a blast - professional but also very fun and entertaining. Plenty of cooler space to bring your own drinks and a lounge area in the front of the boat if you don't want to sit on the bike seats. We had so much fun we didn't want to get off the boat. I HIGHLY recommend this company to anyone in Charleston looking for a pedal tour!