An authorized National Park Service concessioner. We provide the only commercial boat transportation to Fort Sumter. We offer many departure times daily from two convenient locations, Liberty Square, downtown Charleston, or Patriots Point, in Mt. Pleasant.
Once aboard, you will experience a relaxing 30 minute narrated cruise to historic Fort Sumter. You will learn about the events which led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war. When you arrive you will be greeted by National Park Service Rangers, who will provide further details about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the American Civil War. On the fort you will find a souvenir shop. After your roughly one hour visit, you will enjoy a scenic cruise back to your departure point.
Please note: the 3:30pm departure from Patriots Point will make a brief interim stop at Liberty Square before and after the Fort Tour.
Al Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines with regards to COVID.