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Celebration Cruise

Whatever the occasion, Southern Wonder Yacht Charters can help make it extraordinary aboard your own stunning luxury yacht. This elegant yacht will make a unique and memorable private venue for anniversaries, birthdays, proposals, bachelor and bachelorette parties, elopements, vow renewal, graduation parties, company parties, family reunions and much more. Whether it's a fully catered event or a simple BYOB, our celebration cruises are personalized to make your special occasion as amazing as the guests onboard "Southern Wonder".

Charleston Harbor Cruise

Sit back and relax or take the helm during this beautiful cruise around historic Charleston Harbor.  Some of our most popular sites to see include Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, The Charleston Battery, The Ravenel Bridge and of course the over 400 steeples that fill the skyline of "The Holy City".   Enjoy pods of dolphins, diving pelicans and other sea life on this amazing cruise from your own private luxury yacht, "Southern Wonder".  

3-Hour Intracoastal Cruise

Explore the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway on this 3-hour trip North or perhaps South from Charleston Harbor, the choice is yours.  Indulge in the tranquility of calm waters, estuaries, marine life, historic homes and drawbridges as "Southern Wonder" meanders through one of the most sought after stretches of "The Great Loop". 

Sunset Cruise

Experience the epitome of luxury and tranquility with our unforgettable sunset yacht cruise. As the sun descends, witness a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colors adorning the sky, casting a warm glow over the glistening waters.   Whether it's a romantic escapade or an intimate gathering, this voyage promises to create lasting memories. Cruise into the twilight, as nature's canvas paints a breathtaking masterpiece, and indulge in the sheer beauty of a sunset at sea.

Our sunset cruise is our most popular option for those seeking slightly cooler evening temperatures, moderate breezes and stunning color changing skies over Charleston's historic skyline.  Popular sites on this cruise include Fort Sumter, the Ravenel Bridge, the Battery, USS Yorktown and more!  "Southern Wonder" cruises the harbor year-round, and we’re always ready to have some fun!  Sunset tours are the most popular, so we recommend booking your charter far in advance.

Overnight Destination Cruise

Our unique private destination cruises offer an experience like no other!  It's the perfect way to celebrate the most special occasion!  Enjoy a private experience with a captain and appreciate the unique beauty of Charleston and the surrounding areas on your own private crewed yacht. Take a leisurely overnight cruise through the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway to historic Beaufort, SC or the quaint town of Georgetown, SC. Experience the stunning scenery, rich history, and abundant wildlife of the Lowcountry.  Keep an eye out for local wildlife, such as dolphins, eagles, ospreys, and shorebirds. This is the perfect cruise for a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday or even a vow renewal.

 

"Southern Wonder" will depart Charleston harbor at 9:00 am, cruise to the destination of choice, and stay overnight at the Beaufort or Georgetown marina.  Your overnight in Beaufort or Georgetown includes luxury accommodations  aboard "Southern Wonder".  We provide linens, towels, A/C, heat, coffee, tea and much more!   You can enjoy a a memorable waterfront walk and visit the restaurants, shops and live music or stay on the boat for a private dinner.  Let us handle all the details for your provisioning or catering needs.  (additional charge applies).  Departure the following morning is at 9:00 am for a return to Charleston by 6:00 pm. 

Overnight Loop Training

Thousands of people dream of doing The Great Loop which follows the Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Bay and the New York canals northwards, goes across the Great Lakes, south on the inland rivers, and then east Gulf Coast to complete the Loop.  Unfortunately, most people never get to experience The Great Loop due to factors such as finances, lack of experience,  training or a reluctant partner hesitant of a full time boating lifestyle. Fortunately, Captain Mike aboard "Southern Wonder" can make this dream a reality for those who have a calling for "life at sea": 

Our Great Loop training package includes:

* 2 days & 1 night deluxe accommodations aboard "Southern Wonder"

* Over 100 miles cruising The Great Loop leaving/returning to Charleston, SC

* 32 year licensed USCG Captain

* 2 full days of instruction in a fun and relaxed environment

Instruction topics include:

Boating safety and USCG required equipment, basic mechanical checks, line handling, docking maneuvers, provisioning, navigation and  weather apps, hailing bridges, anchoring, mooring balls, dinghy launch and much more!

After returning from our 2 day ICW cruise, most of our clients have the confidence to begin their Great Loop journey, or might realize that long term boat life isn't for them but were happy for the experience before spending tens of thousands on a boat, and selling the house!

Ash Scattering

Southern Wonder Yacht Charters offers private scattering of ashes & memorial services from our luxury motor yacht on Charleston Harbor. We realize this is a difficult time and we are truly honored to provide you and your loved ones with a dignified and affordable memorial service. Charleston Harbor, the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterways have special meaning and a beautiful place to release ashes into the sea. Our 46ft power yacht "Southern Wonder" is stable, spacious and comfortable which will provide the perfect setting for your loved one's final goodbye.  She is also equipped with BT surround sound for personal music selection and complete enclosures for any type of weather event. 

Usually we do the ash scattering in the morning due to light wind; however, we are flexible. 

Prices are based on a two hour minimum $400 per hour.  We will often combine the ash scattering with a cruise of the harbor which our guests have found makes the whole event more memorable and enjoyable.  Families appreciate that the ashes are scattered from a beautiful yacht and feel this type of ceremony is very appropriate. See what our past clients have to say about this unique memorial experience.

Pricing

*Hourly rate $400

*All charters are a minimum of 2 hours

*Prices do not include tax or gratuity for the crew (standard is  20%) based of course on
your personal experience.  

*Maximum of 12 passengers 

 All charters include Captain, crew, coolers with ice and water.  All of our trips are private, we don't mix groups so there will only be your group and the crew onboard. 

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks onboard.  If you need assistance with food options please contact us

Credit cards, debit cards, cash or Venmo are accepted.

Cancellation Policy

 Our cancellation policy is as flexible and friendly as we can make it.

Weather cancellation:  If your trip is cancelled due to weather (at the captain's discretion), we will reschedule, or refund the full amount paid. We will be in touch if there is rain in the forecast. Because the weather in Charleston changes quickly, we typically wait until the last minute to cancel for bad weather. "Southern Wonder" can handle any type of weather event due to the ease of drop down full enclosures which will keep your group dry in a moment's notice.

Cancellation by the guest:  If a cancellation is made within seven days of the charter date, a 50% refund will be provided. No cancellation refunds are provided within 48 hours of departure. 

 

Cancellation by the captain: If severe weather, environmental conditions, unforeseen prohibitive circumstances, or mechanical failure, the charter will be rescheduled to a mutually agreeable date prior to the trip or a full refund will be issued.

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