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Dolphin Tours Charleston SC

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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
  • from 45$ per person
  • Location: Ripley Light Marina 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407

Nature Watching

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

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 45$ 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

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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
  • ENJOY

About this activity

  • 1h 45m
  • up to 26 ppl
  • from 45$ per person
  • Location: Ripley Light Marina 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
Best in Charleston 5 star on Google

Frequently Asked Questions

90 minutes

Light snacks are welcome

Yes or we don’t move. Joking, we have an engine

No it is BYOB and of course, it is on the guests to drink responsibly

Yes, of course! Book here

Yes, the more the merrier. Everyone is required to sign a waiver when they book and of course, underage drinking is strictly prohibited.