6 Best Dinner Cruises In Charleston, South Carolina - Updated 2024

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The state of South Carolina is landscaped with unique landmarks ranging from mountains to beaches and architectural masterpieces among others. Its port city of Charleston is picturesque and is the coastal attraction that radiates the vibrancy and elegance of the state. Featuring cobblestone streets and waterfront parks in luxury districts, the port town is truly remarkable. The downtown restaurants blend different cuisines from all over the globe to come up with unique flavors and the experience of cruising along the coast is thrilling and exciting. Combining a cruise with dinner is thus the perfect idea to rekindle the romance among couples. For accommodation, you can book rooms in one of the Airbnb vacation rentals with a pool for an indulgent stay or in one of the cheap hotels if you are on a tight budget. Scroll down to find a list of the best dinner cruises in Charleston, South Carolina.

1. Indulge in a delicious 3-course dinner cruise (from USD 87.0)

Indulge in the epitome of an enchanting dining experience with this Charleston Harbor luxury dinner cruise, an extraordinary journey that seamlessly marries breathtaking views with exquisite culinary delights. Embarking from the historic harbor, this cruise stands as a testament to luxury and relaxation, offering a tranquil evening as you glide across the gentle waters.

Against the backdrop of Charleston’s iconic skyline painted in warm hues of sunset, you’ll relish a gourmet feast meticulously prepared by skilled chefs, featuring a selection of sumptuous dishes crafted from the finest ingredients. The vessel’s elegant ambiance, combined with attentive service, sets the stage for a truly immersive affair, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking to savor life’s finer pleasures.

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Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise with Live Music

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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2. Experience a Charleston gourmet dinner cruise

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Welcome aboard this three-story yacht featuring dining decks including an open-air observation deck, as well as bars with a unique and authentic feel. The seasonal menu features an array of delectable food options and drinks to mark the occasion. Order a gourmet plated meal and set out to enjoy a fine and memorable dinner and cruise in the gorgeous South Carolina evening in Charleston harbor, on the gourmet dinner cruise.

Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Address: Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC

Website: Gourmet Dinner Cruise

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3. Enjoy a group dinner with Spiritline Cruises

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Who said you can’t tag along with a group of friends and enjoy the cruise? Get yourself a yacht with spacious decks, cabins, and lounge rooms and go hang out with your group of friends with Spiritline Cruises, a well-known and accredited cruise company with a reputation for having top professionals when it comes to events offshore. The dinner, which is either a three or four-course meal, consists of authentic cuisines prepared by top chefs and served by a courteous crew. Their live and local entertainment is set to light up the atmosphere.

Group Dinner Cruise with Spiritline Cruises

Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd Mount Pleasant, SC

Website: Spiritline Cruises

Opening hours: 11am - 9:30pm (daily)

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4. Have dinner with live music aboard the Spirit of Carolina

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Go aboard the Spirit of Carolina and enjoy quality time with your loved one on this romantic dinner cruise for two in Charleston, South Carolina, as you savour great food accompanied by live music. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner made from local seasonal ingredients and choose from the large array of drinks as the boat takes you along the beautiful Charleston Harbor and past the Ravenel Bridge before making its way back to the boarding point.

Spirit of Carolina

Address: Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC

Website: Spirit of Carolina

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5. Experience a new year's eve dinner cruise

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Posted by Spiritline Cruises on Friday, December 18, 2020

Usher in the New Year aboard a cruise boat and enjoy the fine wine and dine with your friends or better half. Live through the final hours of the year ending in style with this cruise along the coast of Carolina, where you will enjoy the dazzling fireworks light up the South Carolina skyline. Dance to live music available or test your taste buds with the delicious appetizers and refreshing soft drinks offered while you wait for the buffet dinner, before the final countdown to sign off the year in style.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd Mount Pleasant, SC

Website: New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

Opening hours: 11am - 9.30pm (daily)

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6. Two-hour dinner cruise with a barbecue buffet (from USD 72.0)

Set off on this leisurely sunset dinner cruise in Charleston, South Carolina, in comfort and style. Enjoy the cruise while listening to soothing background music as the boat sails smoothly past various popular landmarks, giving you beautiful views of the city. Settle in and embark on a memorable dining and cruising experience as you enjoy a delicious buffet dinner made from local seasonal ingredients. Also, engage in barbecuing with friends as you sail along the coast.

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Charleston Blues Music and Barbecue Dinner Sunset Cruise

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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There is a wide array of things to do in Charleston, South Carolina, and it also proves that hip hop clubs are not the only places that can give you fun and exciting experiences. Unwind and relax with one of these fancy boat cruises, giving you a chance to rekindle the romance between couples or just get together with friends and colleagues. Check out these dinner cruises in Charleston, South Carolina, for an unforgettable escapade.

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