Charleston, South Carolina is one of the best cities in the United States to visit. If you are sailing along the east coast it would be a terrible shame to bypass this amazing area. Sailing and sightseeing Charleston is awesome.
Sailing and Sightseeing Charleston – Video
Within my 15-minute video above you’ll enjoy a sail around the harbor in addition to getting a feel for the following:
- Charleston Harbor Marina
- Charleston Harbor Resort
- The pool of the Beach Club (I would have provided more on this but the resort owners only allow marina tenants access to the Charleston Resort and not the Beach Club)
- The Fish House and Bridge Bar
- Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge
- The Water Taxi
- Patriots Point Museum (one air craft carrier, a destroyer and a submarine in addition to a Vietnam War exhibition)
- Charleston Old Town
- The Aquarium
- Mount Pleasant Fishing Pier
- Sullivans Island
- Fort Moultrie
- Folley Beach
- Boone Hall Plantation
- Wild alligators
Sightseeing Charleston – the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge
When planning a trip up or down the east coast, make arrangements for a berth before arriving in Charleston. Some marina’s fill up and depending on what the weather’s been doing it’s possible that docks and even marinas have been wiped away. During Hurricane Matthew a few docks and marinas were badly damaged. At the Charleston Harbor Marina the full K dock was near destroyed.
Failing a berth in a marina there are several places to anchor in the harbor or up the Cooper River.
ONE MASSIVE WORD OF ADVICE…
The tide in Charleston Harbor is very strong. Never enter a marina when the tide is flowing! Either anchor or tie onto an outside jetty and wait until it’s slack tide…or time your arrival to hit slack tide.
If you want any information about the Charleston Harbor Marina or surrounding area, please email me at Kim@SailingBritican.com and if you’re in the area look us up.