Charleston Harbor Cruises

Sail Charleston's most advanced and luxurious sailing yachts "Fate" and "Mystique"

Why settle for anything else, when planning that special event, Fate and Mystique can accommodate up to 6 guests and every charter is private, providing the experience of a lifetime!

"The boat was immaculate, the crew was friendly and knowledgeable, and the Charleston harbor is the perfect place to cruise!" -Joe P. - Townsville, Australia


If you are contemplating booking a charter but see the forecast is not looking absolutely perfect, book anyways, as it will most likely be a great day. Too many times people wait until the day before to see if the forecast improves and then its too late as others have booked or crew made other plans, last minute charters are difficult to put together. In the rare instance you are the 1% charter that we must cancel, we can either reschedule or give a full refund.

Private Harbor Sail Rates For Fate and Mystique

*Additional Hours $275 per hour, a 16% base gratuity added to all charters longer than 2 hours.
  • Morning or Day Sail 2 Hours
  • $499.00
  • Up to 6 Passengers
  • 2 hours, see entire harbor
  • Refreshments Included, Catering Available
  • 7 days per week
  • Add 3rd hour for $275
  • Sunset Mon-thurs, Daysails weekends
  • $550.00
  • Up to 6 Passengers
  • 2 hours, see entire harbor
  • Refreshments Included, Catering Available
  • Most Popular, Book Early!
  • Add 3rd hour for $275
  • Sunset Fri, Sat, Sun 2 Hours
  • $599.00
  • Up to 6 Passengers
  • 2 hours, see entire harbor
  • Refreshments Included, Catering Available
  • Fri, Sat, Sun Sunsets
  • Add 3rd hour for $275
  • 4 Hour Half day Harbor Sail
  • $1,049.00+
  • Bachelorette Parties most requested
  • Sail the entire harbor, layout on deck and catch some rays.
  • Possible to sail to the ocean.
  • Great half day Adventure
  • Include the sunset add $50
  • 16% base gratuity and tax will be added

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Charleston Sailing Harbor Tour Rates

Our sailing charters can include any combination of harbor tours or off shore sailing trips or even yacht racing for up to 6 passengers. If you have more than six you can book both Fate and Mystique at the same time or we can accomodate you on Kismet, our luxury motor yacht. We have a two hour minimum (dock to dock) for all of our sails which can sail you out past Fort Sumter or Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and back. Add additional time and we can sail around the entire harbor, out through the Jetties to the Atlantic Ocean or drop anchor and eat dinner while watching the sun set. Every day is different as the winds and currents dictate our best travel directions, no two trips are exactly alike. To book a longer charter, please call to discuss the options best for your group.

A typical 2 hour harbor cruise will pass by Charleston landmarks such as The Battery, Waterfront Park, Historic Castle Pinckney, past the Arthur Ravanel JR Bridge, or out to Fort Sumter where the Civil War began. You will usually see dolphins playing in the bow wake or feeding in the shallows. If you are an avid bird watcher feel free to bring along a pair of binoculars as there are many species to be seen.

We accommodate small groups many who have never been sailing before, its a great way to test the waters of the sailing world. Guests can sit back and relax or pilot the sailboat and be as active in the operation of the boat as they wish. Formal sailing instructions can be given as well. Sailing provides the perfect to atmosphere to relax and get away from it all. If you want to swim, please bring towels and let us know at the begining of the charter.

Non alcoholic beverages are included with the charter, the fridge is fully stocked with Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and bottled water. We have an additional refrigerator dedicated to your provisions or alcoholic beverages that you wish to bring. See the catering page for options ranging from gourmet sandwich boxes to 4 course dinners.

For that very special occasion, make sure you ask how we can help assist in your planning. We have dozens of romantic marriage proposals each year, and we go along way to make sure everything is perfect! We can arrange many different situations so your loved one will not suspect a thing, photography can be included to capture every moment.

If you wish to partake in the popular Wednesday Night Yacht Racing, check the calender for availbility or give is a call. The Wednesday Night summer series starts in May and ends in late August, we also can particapate in the weekend races during the Spring, Fall and Winter. Chartering both boats with a large group is a great team building experience.

The most popular time to sail is during the summer but we sail year round. Sunsets are a beautiful time which starts between 4:30pm Winter and 7:00 in the summer months. If you wish to extend the length of the charter, the start time is moved to an earlier time if available. We sailed over 12000 miles with 1100 private charters in 2021, We turn down approximately 30 charters every weekend as they book up months in advance, so remember to book early before you miss out. There is a reason Fate and Mystique are #1 in Charleston, come for a sail with us and find out for yourself.

Approximate sailing times are as follows and are not exact, the sun sets differenlty each day and we adjust the charters accordingly. See the calendar for exact times and availability. For longer charters, we move the times forward to accomodate the extra time but you must call to book custom charters. View Live Calendar for actual availability

Morning Afternoon Sunset
Summer 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm
Spring / Fall 8:00am 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm
Winter 9:30am 12:30am 3:30pm

How To Book Your Reservation

To book a standard two hour sail, click the View Live Calendar button to view the calendar and to book your charter. Payment in full is requried at the time of booking. Many ask for the third hour, to add addational time please call and we will adjust he calendar to the length you desire for your trip.  A 16% base gratuity is added to all charters over 2 hours.   

Custom and overnight charters with extended lengths must be booked via email or over the phone. You may browse the online calendar for availability but call or email to book. We can making the adjustments to the calendar if possible.

Gift Certificates are purchased over the phone, paid in full at the time of purchase and are non refundable or transferable.

We accept all major credit cards. Once paid in full, you will receive a confirmation email containing directions and a receipt for your payment. We cannot hold a time without payment.

Cancelation Policy; if you cancel outside 7 days you will receive a full refund, within 7 days you will receive a 50% refund, no refund will be given if you cancel within 24 hours of departure. If the captain cancels due to severe weather or mechanical failure prior to departure you will receive a full refund. Cancelations due to health reasons or national emergancies like Covid-19 will be given a gift card via email for the full chartered amount.

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All sailing charters are with a USCG Licensed Captain. Please let the Captain know in advance your sailing experience and if you would like to take part in the sailing. If you are interested in steering, sail trim, or line-handling you are more than welcome to enjoy a hands on experience with our crew.

Please arrive no more then 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure in order to receive a mandatory orientation and safety briefing.

You will be asked to remove your shoes during the warmer months. During the colder months please wear boat shoes, non-scuffing white-soled sneakers.

Tours may include some element of risk. We - Charleston Sailing Charters, LLC. - assume no liability for injuries or loss of any kind. Please visit our terms and conditions page for additional information.

"hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic..."

- Van Morrison