Fort Sumter Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise & Tour

Will start cruising again June 2023!

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 where 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.  All Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines with regards to COVID.

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$67.00
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.


*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.  Use of drones on any of our vessels is strictly prohibited.

Today's Departures: (See Year Round Departure Times)
Liberty Square Patriots Point
11:00 am 1:00 pm
2:30 pm
USS Yorktown and Fort Sumter Tour
Online Only!