Port of Charleston, Charleston

2.1
The Port of Charleston is a seaport located in South Carolina in the Southeastern United States. The port's facilities span three municipalities — Charleston, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant — with five public terminals owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority. These facilities handle containers; motor vehicles; and other rolling stock, non-containerized goods and project cargo, as well as Charleston's cruise ship operation. Additional facilities in the port are privately owned and operated, handling bulk commodities like petroleum, coal and steel.
Take a look at our Charleston attractions website to schedule your visit to Port of Charleston and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Source
Create an itinerary including Port of Charleston
map
Places to stay near Port of Charleston
Port of Charleston Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5
66 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • We were taken by Taxi and I guess they had just made some changes, so it was a bit confusing for the Taxi drivers in finding the right place to drop us off. They even dropped us off, and picked us bac...  more »
  • This was my first Carnival cruise and possibly my last. With that said, this was my 3rd cruise. The first 2 were on Princess and Cunard respectively. If you know anything about cruises then you know t...  more »
  • Let me start off by saying that we have been on many cruises and a variety of different cruise lines so I believe it is fair to say that this cruise was AWFUL! Overall - this cruise was horrible. From...  more »
Google
  • First time visiting here for a cruise. A little confusing navigating. A long wait to enter with car, but considering how many people were trying I really shouldn't complain. Better than driving to Florida.
  • Great views, easy to get on and off of the ship. I would have liked advanced notice that the parking garage was so close to the terminal though. It is easily within walking distance as long as you don't have a lot of luggage. I wasn't a fan of waiting for the bus, boarding with 80 other people and their stuff, and then driving three minuets to the terminal.
  • An okay port experience, prior to a Carnival Cruise. Parking was convenient and safe. Staff are well trained to guide large numbers of patrons through the port and process of checking bags, etc.
  • Very beautiful port took a cruise out of here to the Bahamas. It was very organized and easy to navigate.
  • Came in on a Carnival ship. Very short walk to historic area of Charleston. Nice not to worry about additional transportation for good shopping and sights.

Plan your trip to Charleston

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Port of Charleston by other users

45 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Coastal South Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 44 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM RUSSIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans