Fort Sumter Cruise and Tour


Tour Fort Sumter the right way, with the Fort Sumter Cruise and Tour! This touring company has been serving locals and tourists alike since 1961 and claims the motto of showing exactly "where the Civil War began". This cruise line and tour company allows guests to experience the historic beauty of Charleston from the sparkling Atlantic waterways, an education and history packed adventure along the Charleston Harbor! There are two different departure points in Charleston, one at Liberty Square and one at Patriot’s Point. Your group will have the opportunity to explore the ruins of the fort, see bridges and monuments, and hear stories the men who fought here, all while taking in some of the best local scenery!

Fort Sumter is known to be the site of the first Civil War shots,  the well-preserved ruins ready for your group to explore and discover! Your group will view Battery Park, the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, Fort Moultrie, and all the dolphins you can spot within the harbor! There is an Education Center with interpretive and visual Civil War exhibits, as well as several opportunities to view the USS Yorktown, the 10th aircraft to serve in WWII, as well as USS Laffey and USS Clamagore. The tour guides narrating all these heroic tales of battle sites and stories are certified National Park Rangers, assuring you get the most accurate and professional information all along the way. There will be concessions available on the tour boat, as well as a gift shop. The Fort Sumter Eastern National Bookstore has a unique selection of gifts and souvenirs for any history or war buff! This cruise tour is the absolute best way to take in all of Charleston’s Civil War history, so be sure to bring your camera and get ready for the educational ride of a lifetime!