Geechee Girl Experience

Ravenel BridgeGeechee Girl Tours offers privately chartered day and evening water excursions. The itinerary of every tour is tailored towards your interests; you’re the captain, we’re the guides. USCG Licensed Captain Jay Keeney has years of water experience as well as local Charleston knowledge. You can relax and enjoy yourself as we guide you along the Battery, up the Wando River or out into the ocean all while supplying you with facts and historical knowledge. Every tour is a custom order; the experience can be as interactive or as quiet and private as you choose. For frequently asked questions about our tours please see our FAQ’s page.


Wine and cheeseOur motor yacht, Geechee Girl, is a twenty one foot African River Queen style boat that is ideal for sightseeing in comfort. Her design provides stability and is optimum for exploring shallow and narrow areas. This enables us to bring you closer to spectacular Low-country wildlife, the Battery, Fort Sumter, and all other sights – much closer than any other commercial tour in the Charleston Harbor.

Our sail boat is a 1988 30ft Catalina MKII. This vessel can also carry groups of up to 6 people and have ample cockpit and deck space for you to move around. Seating below includes a saloon (dining area) and a head (toilet). Sailing charters serve as an excellent introduction of the sailing lifestyle while delivering the exceptional tour experience found aboard the Geechee girl.

Captain Jay Keeney


Captain Jay Keeney has always enjoyed being on the water.  As a child, he imagined living aboard a sailboat and exploring the seas decades before he ever set foot on a sailboat.  In college, he bought a kayak (prior to ever kayaking) knowing he would enjoy it as it brought together two of his passions; boating and the outdoors.  Captain Jay now holds an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV 6-PACK) license with the United States Coast Guard.