Who is on the yacht with us?
This a private yacht. This means it will just be your party and the yacht is all yours for the duration of the trip. You will be accompanied by a licensed master captain and crew mate. They will take care of driving, safety and making sure all of the guests are comfortable and having a great time.
Where is the dock located?
You can find "Southern Wonder" at The Harborage at Ashley River Marina. THE MARINA IS PRIVATE SO THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE MARINA. You can have Uber/Lyft drop you off right at the main gate to the docks. If you are driving a vehicle, we will send you parking instructions 24 hours prior to arrival. Please feel free to unload provisions at the marina before parking. We can meet your group at the gate and will assist with carts to the yacht. The Harborage at Ashley River Marina is located at 33 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC.
Can we bring our own food and drinks?
Absolutely! We can assist in getting your provisions to the yacht where we will have coolers, ice and water ready to go! We can also assist with catering options.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes! Please be advised that alcohol should not be over used. We take your safety very seriously out on the water. The captain reserves the right to end the cruise early if guests are becoming unsafe.
What time should we show up for our charter?
We would love to meet you at the gate 15 minutes before your scheduled charter time begins. This will allow the captain to give a safety briefing that will not cut into your charter time.
How does payment work?
Full payment is required at the time of booking. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. You will have the option to add a tip at the end of your charter. See packages and pricing for our cancellation policy. Cash, Venmo and cards are accepted.
How do I know how much to tip?
Industry standard tipping is 20%, of course this depends on your experience and our customer service. We aim to exceed your expectations!
Can we bring our kids?
Yes! We have kids' life jackets onboard. A life jackets is recommended for children under the age of 12.
Can we swim from the yacht?
Charleston Harbor and the Intracoastal Waterway has very strong tidal currents meaning if you’re not a strong swimmer, you can easily be swept away from the yacht. It is usually too risky to allow guests to jump in the water and swim.
What if we are not on time?
Guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure an on-time departure. However, we will not leave the docks unless the guests are onboard. Any amount of time you are late will reduce your booked time. For example, if you book a 3-hour cruise and are 30 minutes late, we can only make the duration of the voyage 2.5 hours.
Can I plan a party or event on the yacht?
Definitely! We have had work events, bachelorette and bachelor parties, birthdays, graduations, vow renewals, proposals and any other special celebrations. "Southern Wonder" is a stunning place to hold those memorable events. We would love to work with you to create your special day!
How many people can be on the yacht?
The Coast Guard allows us to have a maximum of 12 passengers.
Can we spend the night on the yacht?
This is possible. "Southern Wonder" features 2 staterooms with private bathrooms. Please contact us for more information.
What if there is bad weather?
Please assume that your charter will depart as scheduled unless you hear directly from us. However, if there is a chance of thunderstorms, lightning, or excessive wind, the captain will reach out to you as far in advance as the forecast allows to discuss options.
How can I contact you?
Give us a call, text or email. Contacting us by phone call is the fastest way to get your questions answered and complete your booking.
Poe (reservations) 843-412-9034
Captain Mike (at the dock) 843-998-4942