2018 Show Schedule


After months of boat building, Lowcountry Maritime Society students prepare to launch their newly built boats into the water for the first time.  The final step of the semester-long class is a time of celebration where students get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  As friends and family watch, our graduates climb into their new skiffs and take them for their first row.  It’s a special experience that they will never forget.

Participating schools: James Simmons, Ashley Hall, Porter Gaud, Sanders Clyde, Jane Edwards, and Sullivans Island Elementary. 

We will be launching 17 boats that were built by 135 students in our programs! 

Saturday at 10:30am
Located at the Finger Pier of the Dock


Attention all Scallywags and Wenches (and all those in between)! Captain Jack and his ladies will be setting their course for the Charleston In-Water Boat Show on April 20th-27th! Come out and see Captain Jack Sparrow, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read as they make Charleston their port for the weekend! Hold on to your wallets, hide the rum, and keep your wenches close as you take pictures with Captain Jack and his crew. There will be lots of pillaging, plundering, and perhaps a hijacking or two! Mark your calendars and set sail for the Charleston In-Water Boat Show! See you there, mates!

Donnie Osborne is a cosplayer and Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator. He has been entertaining folks as Captain Jack for more than 10 years. He has made a guest appearance at The Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World as Captain Jack, met several of the Pirates of the Caribbean cast members, including Johnny Depp himself. Before becoming Captain Jack, Donnie was in the Air Force and later in Law Enforcement. Being a disabled veteran, he turned to cosplay and creating art as a way to spend his free time. It’s a pirates life for him!

Saturday and Sunday
Wherever you can find them!

Eric Vaughn

 Eric Vaughn is a Charleston based singer and guitarist. A versatile musician with a wide range of material, he plays R&B to pop and old to new.

Performing Friday night at the VIP Event from 7pm-9pm

Ol 55’s

The Ol’ 55s are a Charleston based acoustic trio made up of Whitt Algar (upright bass and vocals), Dale Baker (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Daniel Patrick (mandolin and vocals). While the instrumentation is that of a traditional bluegrass band, they take the high level of instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies associated with bluegrass and blend it with everything from Bill Monroe to Def Leppard and beyond.

Performing Sunday 11am-4:30pm

Dale Baker and Lauren Hall

Dale was born in Charleston,S.C and raised on James Island until he graduated from high school. He started playing guitar at the age of 9, after watching his father play guitar around the home for many years. He played in bands during his high school years which played in local area clubs around town. He has also played in bands that have opened for many leading Nashville artists. His musical styles include country, rock, and bluegrass.

Lauren Hall is a rising country artist, performer, and singer/songwriter. Beginning her story in
the beautiful historic town of Charleston, South Carolina, Lauren soon discovered a deep love for
her southern roots and country music.

Performing Saturday 11am-5:30pm


Always a favorite a the Charleston Boat Show!  Kids enjoy the personalized designs Susan creates for them.

Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00


Time to give mommy and daddy a break.  Kids get your pent up energy out at the ever popular kids’ bouncy house.

Saturday 10:00 – 6:00 
Sunday 11:00 – 5:00


Come join Captain Jack and his crew for an interactive tutorial on things you should know and do to be a pirate!, followed by a “Find the Captain” Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday 1:00PM and 3:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM and 3:00PM