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Carolina Belle Daily Harbor Tours
Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Schooner Pride Sailboat
Aquarium Wharf
360 Concord Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Bus Tours
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Charleston Princess Special & Private Events
Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-722-1112


Due to the construction of the South Carolina Aquarium Boeing Learning Lab, there is no parking available at the Charleston Maritime Center. We are extremely excited about our new neighbors, but the construction will cause some disruption to the area until the project is done. No worries though—we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for alternative parking and transportation options!

Driving: The closest parking to the Maritime Center will be in the South Carolina Aquarium Parking Garage located at 24 Calhoun Street, just before the intersection of Concord Street. Once parked, take a short walk through Liberty Square and along the waterfront, and you’ll be there in no time. See the map below for a visual aid.

The closest parking to the Schooner Pride is the public parking garage near the corner of Calhoun Street and Concord Street. Walk east toward Concord Street. At the crosswalk, cross Concord Street to Liberty Square, then follow walkway east toward the Fort Sumter National Monument building. Turn north (left) and follow the walkway past the South Carolina Aquarium, and continue as the walkway curves east toward the harbor. Follow the walkway until the first right turn onto a dock extending out over the water. The Schooner Pride is the end of that dock on the harbor side. See the map below for a visual aid.

Parking for Schooner Pride

Rideshare: We highly encourage rideshare services through Uber or Lyft, which are readily available downtown.

Bicycle: While downtown, you have the option to take a bike taxi/pedicab.

Charleston Bike Taxi: 843-532-8663 | www.biketaxi.net

Charleston Pedicab: 843-577-7088 | https://pedicabcharleston.com/

You can also be adventurous and rent a bike! Multiple pickup locations are available.

Holy Spokes Bike Share: https://charlestonbikeshare.com/

Bus Tours Pick Up: City Bus Tours and Plantation Tours with Adventure Sightseeing depart from the Charleston Visitors Center at 375 Meeting Street. There is an open air bus depot behind the Visitors Center where all bus tours depart. Check in with your driver there. Parking is at the surface lot at the Visitors Center or in the garage next door. Parking charges are $2/hr there.

Shuttle: There is a free downtown shuttle provided through the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority. This shuttle is called the DASH, and the 210 route comes to the aquarium.

If you wish to utilize the DASH, there is ample parking at the Charleston Visitor Reception and Transportation Center Garage located at 73 Mary Street, Charleston, SC 29403. The garage is located next door to the building where the shuttle departs.

Full Route Schedule: https://www.ridecarta.com/route/210-college-charleston-aquarium-shuttle-dash/

We are doing our best to effectively communicate with all guests and partners to make this process straightforward.  WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING!