The best all-around tour of Charleston Harbor is the 90-minute ride offered by Spiritline Cruises (800/789-3678, www.spiritlinecruises.com , $16 adults, $10 ages 6–11), which leaves from either Aquarium Wharf or Patriots Point . Allow about a half-hour for ticketing and boarding. They also have a three-hour dinner cruise in the evening leaving from Patriots Point (about $50 per person) and a cruise to Fort Sumter .
Sandlapper Water Tours (843/849-8687, www.sandlappertours.com , $20–27) offers many types of evening and dolphin cruises on a 45-foot catamaran. They also offer Charleston’s only water-borne ghost tour.