Parking for Charleston Harbor Tours

Due to construction of the International African American Museum (IAAM, there is no parking at the Charleston Maritime Center. The closest parking to the Maritime Center will be in the SC Aquarium Parking Garage located at 24 Calhoun Street, just before the intersection of Concord Street. The Maritime Center is a short walk through Liberty Square along the waterfront. See map below.

This is for Harbor Tours and Events aboard the Carolina Belle only. It does not effect parking at Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina for special events aboard the Charleston Princess.

We highly encourage ride share through Uber or Lyft, which is readily available downtown or take a Bike Taxi.
Charleston Bike Taxi – 843-532-8663 |
Charleston Pedicab – 843-577-7088 |

There is also a free downtown shuttle provided through Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). This shuttle is called the DASH and the 210 route comes to the Aquarium. See this link for a full route schedule

If you wish to utilize the DASH, there is ample parking at the Charleston Visitors Center Garage, 73 Mary Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Next door to the Visitors Center.

You can also be adventurous and rent your own bike with the great Charleston bike share company, Holy Spokes! - they have pick up locations throughout downtown.

We are extremely excited about our new neighbors, The International African American Museum (IAAM), but the construction will cause some disruption to the area until the project is done. We are doing our best to communicate effectively with all guests and partners to make the process as easy and painless as possible. WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING!


Or purchase by phone, call

(843) 722-1112

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

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