Charleston: Haunted History Harbor Cruise


Discover the haunted history of Charleston Harbor on a fully narrated cruise aboard a catamaran. Hear spooky tales of hauntings, pirates, wars, and more as you view the city from the water after dark.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    1.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Embark on an after-dark adventure as you board a haunted history cruise
    • Learn of lost fortunes, ships ravaged by storms, and more from your guide
    • Hear stories of local ghost lore and see haunted locations from the water
    • Be regaled with tales of pirates like Stede Bonnet and Calico Jack Rachem
    • Discover the deep-rooted superstitions of Charleston’s Gullah culture
  • Full description
    Get to know a different side of Charleston on a harbor cruise focused on the city's haunted past. See eerie locations that can't be reached on foot and listen to ghostly tales and ghoulish stories about pirates, sunken ships, and more along the way.
    Step aboard a 45-foot powered catamaran, the Palmetto, and set out on your nighttime tour. Marvel at the city skyline from the water and pass by antebellum homes that lie at the heart of some of the most famous ghost stories in the South.
    Listen as your guide lets you in on some of Charleston's most fascinating ghost lore, from the headmistress who guards the grounds where she once lived, to pirates who still haunt their conquests. Learn about Blackbeard, Charles Vain, and Anne Bonney, the first infamous female pirate.
    Gain a deeper understanding of Charleston's past as the gem of the fledgling American colonies and leave your tour with new insight into how this shaped the city's legends and lore.
  • Includes
    • Harbor cruise
      Live narration
  • Exclude
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)