I found myself sitting in the Wardroom (the Officer's Galley) of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point on the eve of its 40th Anniversary celebration talking with Rear Admiral James Flatley III, wondering how in the world I got lucky enough to get this interview, and hoping very sincerely I do it justice. Saturday, August 27th, 2016, the Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum celebrated four decades in Charleston, by welcoming nearly 5,000 visitors to roam the decks of the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, the USS Laffey Destroyer, the depths of the USS Clamagore Submarine, and the numerous exhibits on property. There were throngs of people there of all walks of life...everyone from young kids and families, to students, to military veterans in their eighties and nineties wearing their service hats. The day beforehand the ship had been a bit quieter, hosting a Naval graduation ceremony and a somewhat smaller number of guests, including the Admiral and myself. In the paragraphs that follow I hope you'll get a sense of why I was so excited to be sitting with Rear Admiral (RADM) Flatley learning about his flying days and all about the servicemen who had made the Yorktown famous over the years.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 01:21

Blues and BBQ Cruises

DETAILS

Dates: Multiple - Check with Charleston Harbor Tours for availability

Location: Charleston Harbor departing from the Charleston Maritime Center

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $42.95 per person (Cash Bar) 

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Friday, 05 April 2013 13:06

Banana Boat Rides

AN OVERVIEW

Banana Boat rides are a great way for a family or group of friends to cool off and enjoy the water. The rides last approximately 30 minutes and can accomodate up to 6 paasengers per run. This is a unique attraction and just plain fun. Not everyone can say they've had the thrill of skimming across the water on a giant high-speed banana!

 

Published in Tidalwave Watersports
Monday, 01 April 2013 14:29

Charleston Harbor Tours

I've encountered a number of guests over the years who have toured aboard the Carolina Belle with Charleston Harbor Tours. I frequently ask them how they liked it, and don't think I've ever gotten anything but a positive response, but I'd never gone on the tour myself. I decided to remedy that situation a week or so ago, and got out in the harbor for the first time since early this past fall.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:18

Charleston Harbor Tours

AN OVERVIEW

Guests can relax aboard the Carolina Belle as they cruise the scenic Charleston Harbor. Visitors to Charleston Harbor Tours will enjoy a 90 minute tour of the harbor as the captain gives guests history and insight on the landmarks and points of interest along the way. Patrons can expect to see various church steeples, army forts, and historic buildings. They may also be joined by pelicans and a curious dolphin or two. This is an excellent option for folks looking to put their feet up and cruise while taking in some beautiful scenery.

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Without a doubt, the best memory of our trip!!! Our driver had so much personality and kept us all in stitches while providing fantastic historical information about our route. He was friendly, approachable, and very knowledgeable. We will book a carriage tour again on our next trip.   

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