Charter the Carolina Belle or The Charleston Princess

Great memories await!

Looking for a unique venue to host that special occasion or party?  What better way to WOW your guests than a cruise on the beautiful Charleston Harbor.

The Carolina Belle is available for private charters every day of the week Mid February through New Year’s Eve.  We boast magnificent city skyline and gorgeous sunset views from our open Observation Deck or the enclosed Main Salon.  We can accommodate all types of groups and parties and would be happy to assist with catering and entertainment or you are more than welcome to provide your own.  The dinner cruise capacity is 100-125 for the Carolina Belle and the cocktail cruise capacity is 200. Daily harbor tours are aboard the Carolina Belle from the Charleston Maritime Center.

The Carolina Belle, From Charleston Harbor Tours
The Carolina Belle

The Charleston Princess is the newest vessel to our fleet. The Princess can accommodate anywhere from 50-350 guests (depending on set up) for private events. She is available for private charters year round.  She is a truly unique vessel to Charleston Harbor boasting 3 decks for entertaining, a beautiful, air conditioned Main Salon, a partially enclosed second deck with lots of outdoor space and a glass solarium, and an observation deck with amazing, panoramic views.  She has 2 bars on board and a satellite bar available as well.

The Carolina Queen, From Charleston Harbor Tours
The Charleston Princess 

Inclusions: Your charter rate includes captain, crew, cash bar with bartenders, additional staff as needed, cruise director, set up of tables and chairs with crisp, white linens (specialty linens available at an extra charge) and a 30 minute boarding time prior to your cruise time.  Caterers, decorators and other vendors will be allowed on board at least 1.5 hours prior to boarding time.

Reservations: We will reserve dates up to 2 years in advance.  Reservations are only confirmed upon payment of deposit. 

Deposits:  All charter reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit, unless otherwise specified in the contract.  Deposits are due within 2 weeks after the reservation date.  If the event is booked with short notice, the deposit may be due immediately. 

Cancellations: 90 days written notice – deposit is refunded less 10% cancellation fee, 60-89 days written notice – deposit is refunded less 20% cancellation fee.  Less than 60 days notice, deposit is non-refundable.  (Percentage is based on deposit amount, not total charter amount) 

Catering:  Charleston Harbor Tours has a great catering partnership with Duvall Catering; one of Charleston’s most recognized and respected caterers.  We can provide butler passed hors d’oeuvres, displayed heavy hors d’oeuvres or a full scale gourmet buffet dinner.  Choose from our great menu options or work with our sales manager to construct a customized menu for your group.  You are welcome to provide your own catering if you prefer. 

Beverage:  Charleston Harbor Tours can provide an extensive beer and cocktail list and we work with a wide variety of distributors to provide great wines to complement any menu.  Charleston Harbor Tours maintains all bar privileges.

Please contact our sales department at 843-722-1112 or email sales@charlestonharbortours.com to check availability and pricing.

Or you may fill out this form to request a quote.


Or purchase by phone, call

(843) 722-1112

Advance purchase strongly recommended.
Tours often sell out in advance.

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