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Angler Management's Historical Tours

Angler Management's Historical Harbor Cruises of Charleston, SC, offer an exciting alternative to sightseeing Charleston Harbor and its outlying areas with a personalized harbor tour charter. Get an entirely new perspective of Charleston's harbor by cruising its waterways on a private boat charter.

Take a break and enjoy a relaxing, informative cruise around one of this nation's oldest and most historical cities, Charleston, SC. Flexible charters offer you and your family or friends a variety of choices on where you would like to go and what you would like to see. Some of your choices include seeing the Charleston Battery area, including White Point Gardens and the homes along Murray Boulevard. A cruise by boat offers unparalleled views of the historical homes that line the East Bay Street area.

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A large aircraft carrier in the water.
A group of flags flying on top of a tower.
A view of the water from across the river.

Travel up the Ashley River to the original landing site of the first settlers at Albermarle Point, now the home of Charlestowne Landing. From there, travel further up the Ashley River to see the plantations of Middleton Place, Magnolia Gardens, and Drayton Hall. View the locations of the original rice fields belonging to these Plantations, which helped bring prosperity to the Charleston area.

Take a cruise out to the mouth of the harbor known as "The Jetties". Along the way, you'll pass Fort Sumter, famous for the location where the War Between the States started on April 12, 1861. Directly across from Fort Sumter stands Fort Moultrie to which dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War. The original fort, made out of palmetto logs, was the location where the Patriots first repelled a British invasion on June 28, 1776.

Other points of interest available for sightseeing by boat are the USS Yorktown, the famous World War II aircraft carrier nicknamed "The Fighting Lady". Castle Pinckney, built just before the War of 1812, but never used until it served as a prison for captured Union Soldiers and Sailors during the Civil War, is located in the harbor at the mouth of the Cooper River. Shem Creek, home of Charleston's famous shrimp fleet, is just around the corner from the aircraft carrier. Also seen from this area are the lighthouses at Sullivan's Island and Morris Island.

The harbor of Charleston tells a wonderfully unique story. Come enjoy a relaxing cruise with Angler Management Charters. Charters are booked hourly with your wishes in mind. The boat is equipped with a T top in case the sun becomes too bright. I look forward to seeing you on the water enjoying a great Charleston Harbor Cruise with Angler Management.


Captain Ethan was a pleasure to be around and very knowledgeable about the area. If you’re looking for a great down to earth captain that’s truly professional this is your guy. Had a great time and all of my clients did as well. Thank you for making our trip a success. 

~~ Nicholas

Ethan is a great, knowledgeable captain who worked hard to find and put us on the fish! Had a great day out on the water. 

~~ Timothy

Great time with great people! If you are looking for a fishing charter in Charleston this is the charter to book. Next time we want to try the eco tour they offer!

~~ Team IFP