Travel Channel top reasons to visit Charleston (besides chartering Southern Drawl of course !)

Click on the Travel Channel Link to see  Charleston’s must attend events.


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Fate Charters

Kismet Charters

Charleston Yacht and Charter

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schooner pride

Charleston harbor tours

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4th of July week in Charleston !

We are looking forward to the upcoming July 4th week here in Chucktown. We have several really nice groups and events that week scheduled already- but we still have a couple of days available- give us a call.



Sunset Cruise

Harbor Cruise

Cocktail Cruise

Yacht Charter

Yacht Rental

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party yacht kismet



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Bachelorette-Wedddings-Sunset Harbor Cruise-Yacht Charter -Our 10th Year-Charlestons Best !

We here at Southern Drawl Charters are coming into our 10th year as the premiere full size charter yacht in the Charleston area. Since that time we have had dozens of weddings- bachelorette parties -special occasions and corporate events of all descriptions. Our size and layout make us the perfect platform for almost any event. Sure there are smaller cheaper boats that can squeeze you in the back of the boat on a bench seat –but why accept that as your fate –don’t disappoint yourself and your guests. Seriously for just a little more money- you can have a proper full size yacht- heck we can fit some of those other boats in our Salon !! So give us a call about your event- and see what your special occasion can truly be !!

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Sunset Cruise



Corporate Charters

Private Yacht

Catering and Private Chef

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2016 Charter Season- some great charters in the books- looks like a good year !

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Some pictures from recent charters- part one

We have had some really great charters already this year- Weddings, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Spoleto……..I’ll post some on the blog this month- and add to our web collection. Be patient as we are updating our site as well- but until then enjoy !

Ashton’s Birthday Party !!






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2015 Charter Season-Yacht Rental

So far the weather has cooperated with us at the beginning of this season. April has always been a little breezy- but nice. We have had some rain, but we have been lucky and none of our charters have gotten wet. Even if it did rain- we have a very comfortable/dry interior to accommodate your group. That is the advantage to renting a private yacht – as opposed to a shrimp boat- or taking one of the old metal Fort Sumter boats. Here is a sunset pic I shot through my sunglasses- came out pretty cool I think.


you can contact us directly- we do not participate in the ez waves reservation system- or book through spiritline cruises

yacht charter
harbor cruise
dolphin watch
fort sumter

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Our Chef Joe in Malaysia

Joe Byrnes, our on board Chef, has been unavailable this season—but he’s not goofing off. He is on a humanitarian mission in Malaysia with the Orang Asli aboriginal Malay. Here are a couple of pics- one is of his ride home each day- and a hut in the village where he works. We hope to have him back next season. In the meantime we have other options available for your food choices.
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harbor cruise
yacht rental
fort sumter

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Sperry Regatta- April 2014

A few pics from the charter.

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Southern Drawl Yacht Charters says good by to their “Little Buddy”

Riggsy , my “Little Buddy”  and companion for almost 17years died on January 14th. He was a great little guy- I will miss him.



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Coast Guard Stops Illegal Charter Boat- Charleston , SC

Following is local article about the requirements of charter boats- and the consequences of not complying. Southern Drawl Yacht Charters encourages everyone interested in chartering a vessel to DEMAND to see the legal credential necessary to operate a LEGAL charter boat.  We are a USCG CERTIFIED SMALL PASSENGER VESSEL COI# 527746 and insured by Charter Lakes Insurance to carry passengers for hire. We will be happy to provide all relevant documents to those considering a yacht charter. The article/news release follows:

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -The Charleston Coast Guard law enforcement team stopped an illegal charter boat operation Friday, November 15, 2013, after a captain of the boat unlawfully took seven paying passengers on a four-day roundtrip charter cruise from Charleston to Savanna, GA.The ship was returning from the last part of the cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway, when a team from the Coast Guard stopped the illegal charter trip.Coast Guard officials say the captain was operating with an expired license and the charter boat did not have a valid Certificate of Inspection, which is required for all commercial voyages with more than six passengers.

According to officials the charter boat previously had a Coast Guard issued captain’s license, but it expired in May 2013 and was never renewed.

“The Coast Guard is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and accidents on U.S. waterways,” said Capt. Ric Rodriguez, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston. “Illegal operators put lives at risk by sidestepping safety requirements. The public can help stop these illegal and dangerous activities by asking excursion vessel captains to produce valid original Coast Guard credentials and Coast Guard Certificates of Inspection on inspected vessels.”

Officials say a Coast Guard issued captain’s licenses demonstrate the captain of a commercial boat vessel has met minimum requirements in navigation and seamanship rules. The Coast Guard advises the public to ask boat captains to show his or her original Coast Guard license.

If you want to verify a captain’s license or the inspected status of a vessel carrying more than six passengers, please call Charleston Coast Guard at 843-740-7050.

Copyright 2013 WCSC. All rights reserved


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