Fort Sumter Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise & Tour – starting back Spring 2022

Experience a waterside view of the historic architectural gem that has been voted “Top City” in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler, Charleston, SC. Combine that with a Sunset at Fort Sumter tour were you will enjoy rich history presented by National Park Service rangers.  For the return cruise, relax and take in the spectacular views of the harbor and her marine life while dining on Southern BBQ cuisine (sample menu).  Beer and wine are available for purchase to and from the fort.

Advance reservations are recommended and can be made online or simply call 843-722-BOAT. Cancellations with refunds accepted up to 24-hours in-advance. Walk up reservations are welcome at the 340 Concord Street (Liberty Square) gate on a space available basis. Parking is easy at nearby Aquarium Wharf garage.

5:00 p.m.Boarding at Liberty Square
5:15 p.m.Depart Dock
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.Tour Fort Sumter
6:45 – 7:30 p.m.Sunset Cruise on the Harbor
7:45 p.m.Arrive back at Liberty Square
Ticket Prices
Seniors/Active Military$57.00
Children under 3FREE

The “Fort Sumter Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise & Tour” is hosted by Fort Sumter Tours, an authorized National Park Service concessioner, proudly owned and operated for over 50 years by a local Charleston family with generations of maritime heritage.

COVID-19 Response = Consistent with CDC  recommendations: Consistent with CDC and Department of Interior guidance, Fort Sumter National Historical Park requires that masks must be worn inside its visitor centers and museums, and in crowded outdoor spaces regardless of vaccination status.  Masks are required for everyone riding within an enclosed area of a Fort Sumter Tours vessel.  Thank you for your cooperation. Additional details are available at  Before visiting, please check the park website to determine its operating status.  Please recreate responsibly.

*Rates are subject to availability and change without notice. This tour is great rain or shine. Fort Sumter Tours and the National Park Service are concerned about your safety. In the event of inclement weather your tour of Fort Sumter may be shortened for your protection. Note that refunds will be available only if the boat does not stop at the fort.  No concealed weapons are allowed on any of the vessels that Fort Sumter Tours operates.  The Fort Tour has limited accessibility for the disabled and those with mobility issues.  Please note:  there is no Elevator Service at Fort Sumter – the museum, restrooms, bookstore and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs.  There are restrooms available at Fort Sumter.  In addition, there are restrooms available on the ferry boats provided by Fort Sumter Tours. Thank you for your patronage of our national parks.

Today's Departures: (See Year Round Departure Times)
Liberty Square Patriots Point
11:00 am 1:00 pm
2:30 pm
Gray Line City Tour and Fort Sumter Tour
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