Things to Do in Charleston: BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise: The Critics Have Spoken!


By: Tour Management Editor
April 24, 2018

Blues & BBQ


The BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise is a Charleston favorite for visitors from around the globe and locals alike. Folks appreciate its genuine vibe with some of the best BBQ in Charleston and authentic live Blues from veteran performers. It’s a Harbor cruise that definitely has its own flavor, and you’re going to love it. Today, we’re going to hear from some of our satisfied guests via online ratings site TripAdvisor.

BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise: The FOOD
This season, BBQ lovers aboard the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise will enjoy the finest down home ‘cue that Charleston has to offer: Swig and Swine. In just a few years, Swig and Swine has become a local fave, and has stacked up the accolades and notices, earning a 4.5/5 from TripAdvisor and Yelp.

Fun? You bet. Fussy? No way. Belly up to the buffet for pulled pork, smoked chicken, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, cookies and buns. Sauces on the side – Charleston style. You’ll love it, just like these satisfied TripAdvisor reviewers: The food from Swig and Swine was very tasty and plentiful... real southern BBQ with all the trimmings... imagine a backyard BBQ but on a boat... good food, lots of it... we were NOT shy about helping ourselves...The Mac-n-cheese best we ever ate!.. cole slaw better than my momma made!... the delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies were outstanding... hands down some of the BEST BBQ around - and I'm a Texas girl!Pulled Pork Sandwich
BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise: The MUSIC
No Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise is complete without the blues, right? The Carolina Belle has you covered with onboard entertainment by Shrimp City Slim and the band. Slim is a true blues ambassador, organizing Blues Fests across the Southeast and producing blues programming for Public Radio. The band has shared the stage with certified legends of the blues like BB King, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy.... the list goes on and on. So you know you’re getting the real deal when you board your Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise!  

Check out what our satisfied, blues-lovin’ guests have had to say: Shrimp City Slim was great... fun yet soulful...entertaining and engaging... very enjoyable to listen to while boating on the waters of Charleston... they set the mood for an appreciative audience... a tight band and worth hearing... we were impressed with the sound... the best Blues Team in the South... a great job entertaining the crowd... we danced and enjoyed blues music as the sun set on the Charleston Harbor... just the right volume level and so talented!...with the different levels you could either dance with the band or simply just sit and enjoy the music on the upper deck... the band is going to be packed up in my suitcase – they’re local favorites and you’ll know why!

Shrimp City Slim

BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise: The EXPERIENCE
With BBQ & Blues, we’ve fed your belly with AND your soul. But let’s not leave out the cruise itself! This 2-hour Charleston Harbor Cruise pushes off around sundown and the fun begins right away. Mind you, this is not a guided, narrated tour – it’s a relax and groove tour. But the Skipper, crew and wait staff will answer any questions you have about the lovely sights that surround you.

One last time, let’s check in with some of our satisfied BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise guests... BBQ & Blues cruise was just the right addition to our trip to Charleston... we were celebrating our anniversary... it was a girls night out!!... the crew was very professional... super friendly and helpful... hospitable and ready to serve... my wife has physical limitations and they were so helpful boarding us early and making us comfortable... well run trip, and pulled off professionally -- no waits for anything, very accommodating... laid back and FUN!.. I really can't think of anything that could have made this trip more enjoyable... we didn't want the cruise to end!.. it was a beautiful night - would go back in a heartbeat!.. highly recommend!

Book Your BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise Today!
Folks just like you have spoken loud and clear: the BBQ & Blues Harbor Cruise is a fun time for all. The food, the music, the harbor cruise experience... you don’t want to miss it. Book your cruise today!


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