Our Fleet


Fort Sumter Tours, Inc. operates four vessels in the Charleston Harbor. All vessels vary in size and amenities, we are sure to be able to accommodate your needs. No other venue in this city can offer such a unique space and warm southern hospitality. There is certainly no better way to enjoy our beautiful city, surrounded by water. Fort Sumter Tours is committed to reducing our environmental footprint to protect the unique ecosystem of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The  investments listed below have resulted in a substantial reduction in fuel consumption and particulate and NOx emissions.

Spirit of Carolina

The Spirit of Carolina offers two large enclosed air-conditioned decks and an open-air observation deck.  This boat has an abundance of space for any group size and event. Other amenities include 10 foot ceilings, atrium windows, semi-private mezzanine level dining on the lower deck, and two hand-crafted, mahogany bars. The décor is tasteful with a classic color palette. This boat also has a fully equipped galley.

Length: 90 feet – Width: 30 feet

Spirit of the Lowcountry

In 2018, we re-powered our largest vessel, the Spirit of the Lowcountry,  using a combination of diesel-powered Tier 3 generators, electric motors, and Lithium-ion batteries. She is one of the largest Hybrid passenger vessels in the United States designed with this cutting edge propulsion technology. Elegant southern style and charm combined with functionality makes this boat a great way to experience the Harbor and Fort Sumter. The Spirit of the Lowcountry is loaded with amenities, starting with the spacious partially covered upper deck. When you step onto this deck you really feel like you are part of the surrounding beauty of Charleston Harbor. This boat has seven restrooms, an elevator for guests with mobility issues, two fully equipped bars, and two heated/air conditioned dining decks. The décor on this boat is one of the crowning features, with beautiful window tapestries, banquette seating and classic lighting fixtures; this boat is a true gem.

Length: 93 feet – Width: 32 feet

Spirit of Charleston

In 2020 Fort Sumter Tours repowered our secondary vessel, the Spirit of Charleston, with state of the art Tier-3 John Deere engines and generators. This sleek, beautiful two deck dining yacht is perfect for the Charleston Harbor. The Spirit of Charleston has an open air deck that can be enclosed in inclement weather. The lower deck is spacious and elegantly decorated with beautiful amber sconces for lighting and a color palette that works well with any personal style.

Length: 102 feet – Width: 30 feet

Palmetto Spirit

The Palmetto Spirit is a custom designed touring vessel that provides a great way to tour the Charleston Harbor. It has fixed seating throughout the lower deck and great viewing space on the upper deck.

Length: 70 feet – Width: 26 feet
Capacity: 200

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