Group Tours

The Fort Sumter Tour is a must-do attraction for large groups visiting historic Charleston, SC and her environs. Not only is the Fort Sumter Tour educational and informative, it is a great way to get ‘out-on-the-water’ and see historic Charleston’s stately mansions from the waterside perspective. It is likely they will see friendly dolphin accompanying the boat while underway in Charleston’s harbor.

Fort Sumter Tours can efficiently and comfortably accommodate school groups, reunion groups, corporate groups, tour groups and all others that would like to experience this historic national park.

  • Fort Sumter Tours offers a discounted rate for any party of 15 or more.
  • Group tours can only be arranged through the company’s sales office.
  • Fort Sumter Tours requires at least 5 business days notice for any group reservations.
  • Please note, if your group is visiting during the Spring it is strongly recommended reservations be made with further advance notice.

Call (800)789-3678 or use the Group Request Form

Group Ticket Prices
Seniors & Military$29.00
Children (4-11)$20.00
Children under 3FREE
School Group Ticket Prices
Student (PreK-5th)$19.00
Student (6th-12th)$27.00
Teachers & Chaperones$30.00
Children under 3FREE


  • All Rates and Trips are subject to change and availability
  • Fort Sumter Tour is 2 ¼ hours, includes taped historical tour of the harbor and a 1 hour self-guided tour of the fort
  • Rates are subject to change and space is limited (Please note no discounts and limited space in the spring, especially the two weeks around Easter)
  • Group rates available for groups of 15 or more only
  • Reservations are required at least five days in advance
  • All groups must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time, failure to check in on time may result in cancelled reservations
  • Payment due prior to or at boarding, school checks and credit cards accepted (No Purchase Orders accepted)
  • No individual payments can be accepted for group reservations
  • Snack bar available on all tours- Lunch options including hot dogs and the SpiritLine Box Lunch are available, preordering and prepayment are required, please call Group Sales for details (Note these are not available on Fort Sumter Tours in Peak Season)
  • Teachers and Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their students, bad behavior may jeopardize future reservations- Visit the National Park Service’s website for a Teacher’s Guide
  • The Fort Tour has limited accessibility for the disabled and those with mobility issues.

**Please note the Fort Sumter Tour is a boat excursion dependent on changing weather and tide conditions, Fort Sumter Tours cannot and does not guarantee accessibility.   Please call 843-722-2628 the day of your tour to verify accessibility.

Tour guide with group

Fort Sumter Tours is proudly owned and operated, for over 55 years, since 1961, by a local Charleston family with generations of maritime heritage.  Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, operating the only commercial U.S. Coast Guard approved boat transportation to Fort Sumter.
*Rates are subject to availability and change without notice.

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