Holydays On The Harbor

Holydays On The Harbor - Jazz Dinner Cruises

Join Charleston Harbor Tours and the Ten Cap Jazz Band for a signature holiday event. The Holidays on the Harbor Dinner Cruise. Come aboard the Charleston Princess to celebrate the holiday season with a delicious buffet dinner while taking in the sights of the Charleston Harbor and enjoying some jazzy holiday classics from a Charleston favorite!

The delicious gourmet buffet provided by Dish & Design Catering Includes:

*Tossed Salad with assorted dressings

*Sweet Tea Brined, Herb Roasted Chicken

*Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits

*Green Beans Almondine

*Roasted Potato Medley

*House made Rolls

*A delicious assortment of Dessert Bars

With many years of collective experience entertaining all kinds of audiences, The Ten Cap Jazz band is a true lowcountry treasure!

While dining aboard the Charleston Princess, you'll get close-up views of the Holy City's most famous and charming sights, including:

  • Fort Sumter: One of Charleston's most popular landmarks, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • USS Yorktown: the famous World War II “Fighting Lady”
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church: A surviver of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, whose steeple was painted black so as not to be an easy target
  • Stately homes on the Battery: Symbols of Southern elegance and perseverance
  • The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge: A state of the art span that accommodates the largest ships in the world

Join us for an amazing night out on the harbor to celebrate your holiday season!

What Is Not Included?

Alcoholic beverages are not included, but we will have a fully stocked cash bar on board with a wide variety of beer wine and liquor.

Tips for crew are not required but always appreciated for a job well done!

Meeting Location

Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Drive (Charleston, SC)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Advance purchase is required for this event and events often sell out in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a very young child?

This event will be family friendly, just purchase a child ticket for children 11 and under. Children 3 and under are free.

What happens if it rains?

The cruises take place rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions. The Carolina Queen has a glassed-in, enclosed observatory and the second deck is also partially covered, so you'll be able to get great views of the Harbor's famous sights in any weather!

Is the boat covered?

Yes, the Charleston Princess has 3 decks - A glassed-in “Main Salon”, which is climate controlled, a "Promenade Deck”, which is covered and open on the sides, and an Observation Deck which is open. Each provides spectacular views of Charleston harbor. The Observation Deck is open, however, it does have some roof-covered space.

What type of food will be served in the dinner buffet?

Local favorite, Dish & Design, will be preparing the delicious dinner buffet (see menu in description above). Sweet tea, water & soda will be included with the ticket purchase. Beer, wine, champagne and liquor will be available for purchase at the cash bar.

Can I bring my own food or drinks on board?

No. We will have a fully stocked cash bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. A dinner buffet along with sweet tea, water and soda is included in the ticket price.

Can I buy food and drinks on board?

Yes, there will also be a fully stocked cash bar on board with a variety of snacks, cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. We accept cash or charge for payment.

What exactly to we see on the cruise?

Some of the sites you'll see include: the white steeple of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, the stately homes along the Battery, the three forts – Moultrie, Sumter, and Johnson, Patriot’s Point, the home of the Yorktown, the famous “Fighting Lady” of World War II, Charleston’s landmark Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

What should I wear?

Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Keep in mind that the temperature on the water is significantly cooler than on the land, so you may want to bring a sweater in the cooler months.

Are there any stops along the way?

No, there are no stops. We will be cruising for the entire tour.

Is the trip wheelchair accessible?

The Charleston Princess is not ADA compliant, however, we are able to accommodate guests with wheelchairs for the most part. Entrance to the boat is via a 30-foot ramp, which varies in steepness depending on the tide. If you're able to enter using the ramp, you'll be able to participate in the tour.

Is parking available near the departure point?

Yes, parking is available at The City Marina for a charge. You must purchase a discounted parking voucher from Charleston Harbor Tours if you will be parking a vehicle. This voucher will be good for up to 4 hours. Vouchers are available at the time of purchasing your tickets or available at the bar on board the vessel.

Where does the cruise finish?

The cruise finishes in the same place from which it departs.

Is there a restroom on the boat?

Yes, the boat is equipped with a clean restroom.

Can I stow anything during the cruise?

We do have limited closet space for wheelchairs and strollers on board. If you have a backpack or other item, we ask that you keep it with you. We are not responsible for lost or missing items.

Are gift certificates available for the trip?

Yes, gift certificates for Charleston Harbor Tours are great for any occasion. To purchase a gift certificate, click “Contact HarborTours”.

Can I book a private trip?

Yes! We can accommodate a variety of special requests. Please call 843-722-1112 or email sales@charlestonharbortours.com for information about special group rates and private events.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy
Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy
Activity takes place rain or shine. The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

Other Policies
Tobacco Free Event — Charleston Harbor Tours is proud to be a smoke free / tobacco free environment. Smoking is not permitted on our vessels.


Charleston Harbor Tours is the longest continuously operating harbor tour company in Charleston, tracing its roots to 1908.

The company specializes in introducing its guests to the beauty and history of Charleston, the Holy City. Your captain and staff will be eager to make your experience aboard the Carolina Queen a pleasant and enjoyable one.

The Charleston Princess is Charleston Harbor Tours newest vessel featuring 3 decks for entertaining, 2 bars and spacious restrooms. The Main Salon is enclosed and climate controlled and the top deck is open to enjoy the lovely Charleston weather and breathtaking views!



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(843) 722-1112

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

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