Private Group Charters: Basic Charters

Charter the Carolina Belle or Carolina Queen

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. Capacity is dependent on group needs and set up. 

The Carolina Belle, From Charleston Harbor Tours
The Carolina Belle

The Carolina Queen is our newest vessel and can accommodate larger groups up to 400 passengers. The Carolina Queen is available for private charters year round. She is a truly unique vessel to Charleston Harbor evocative of the old Mississippi River Boats with an actual working paddlewheel and smokestacks. She has 3 decks for entertaining with a main bar and satellite bar available.

The Carolina Queen, From Charleston Harbor Tours
The Carolina Queen

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 great relationships with Charleston’s foremost 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 may also choose from one of our preferred caterers, if you wish to work with them directly (a galley fee may apply).

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.

- Charter Pricing -

 

Carolina Belle

 

1920’s Bay Steamer Replica Vessel
80 Feet Long
2 levels for entertaining
Enclosed Main Salon – Lower Deck
Partially covered Observation Deck – Top Deck
Restrooms and Bar area located on upper deck under covered area
Bow and Stern are open for unobstructed views of beautiful Charleston Harbor
Capacity - varies based on set up

Basic Charter
Pricing:
Weekday
(Sunday-Thursday)
Weekend
(Friday-Saturday)
2 hour charter $2,400.00 $2,850.00
3 hour charter $2,850.00 $3,400.00
Additional Hours $1,000.00 each $1,500.00 each

10% discount available January – March and November – December 30th
(*some dates may not be eligible for the discount)

  • Crew Gratuity / port fee of $550 will be added
  • Should you wish to host the bar, we have a variety of options (click for bar pricing).
  • You may choose to work with one of our preferred caterers to customize a menu (galley fee may apply).
  • We are happy to provide a DJ for any charter. DJ rates will be $450.00 for Sunday – Thursday and $650.00 for Friday and Saturday.
  • We also work with a wide variety of live musical acts and can assist with booking a band that fits in with your musical tastes and budget. 

Carolina Queen

Charleston’s only authentic riverboat
Working paddlewheel
105 feet long
3 Levels with magnificent views
Enclosed Main Salon – Lower Deck
Enclosable Promenade Deck – Middle Deck
Open Observation Deck – Top Deck
Main Bar in Main Salon with option for satellite bar on either top or middle deck
A DJ or band can be set up on any deck
Capacity varies based on set up

Basic Charter
Pricing:
Weekday
(Sunday-Thursday)
Weekend
(Friday-Saturday)
2 hour charter $2,850.00 $3,500.00
3 hour charter $3,350.00 $4,100.00
Additional Hours $1,250.00 $1,750.00

10% discount available January – March and November – December 30th
(*some dates may not be eligible for the discount)

  • Crew Gratuity / port fee of $650.00 will be added.
  • Should you wish to host the bar, (click for bar pricing).
  • You may choose to work with one of our preferred caterers to customize a menu (galley fee may apply)
  • We are happy to provide a DJ for any charter. DJ rates will be $450.00 for Sunday – Thursday and $600.00 for Friday and Saturday.
  • We also work with a wide variety of live musical acts and can assist with booking a band that fits in with your musical tastes and budget.

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.

Reservations



Or purchase by phone, call

(843) 722-1112

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

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