Getting there is half the fun.

There seems to be no better way to see all the sites in the Charleston are than to embark on one of the many sightseeing tours. Whether by land or sea, Charleston offers plenty of special interest tours to learn all of the rich history of the area. Whether you prefer to stroll down quaint alleyways by foot or trot through the streets in a carriages, all paths lead visitors on an unforgettable journey back in time. You'll be entertained and enlightened by knowledgeable guides giving tours on foot, by carriage, by van - even by boat!

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As featured on The Travel Channel, Food Network, and in Southern Living, we offer the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in Charleston. Voted “Charleston’s Best Tour Company” the last four years. Exclusive access to Charleston’s Most Haunted Locations.
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"South Carolina's Best Outdoor Jaunt". Exclusive provider of service into Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Bulls Island. Unmatched wildlife opportunities – sea turtles, dolphins, 293 species of birds. Experience the natural and human history of the Lowcountry, 29,000 acres of Class 1 wilderness, Bulls Island hiking & Boneyard Beach.
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Come and see why Magnolia is South Carolina’s “Most Visited Plantation” and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel & Leisure, 2014. “If you have one plantation to see, don’t miss Magnolia!” We Welcome you!
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Charleston's most unique fleet! We can provide the perfect venue for your special event. Whether it's sailing on a tall ship, a private dinner cruise on a charter yacht or a social event for 300+, Charleston Harbor Tours has the vessel to meet your needs!
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Spiritline Cruises owns and operates the largest charter fleet in South Carolina. Private parties, dinners, and receptions for groups of 20 to more than 400 on SpiritLine's yachts, Spirit of Carolina, Spirit of Charleston, Spirit of the Lowcountry and General Beauregard.
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Gray Line of Charleston is the oldest and largest touring company in the city with more than 50 years of service. Join us for a complete and comprehensive overview of more than 300 years of Charleston history by one of our licensed guides. Be sure to check out our Fort Sumter combo and save!
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Coming to Charleston? Charleston Promenades will help you with your visit (hotel arrangements, restaurant, cultural event, house museums, etc.) Contact Martine P. Dullas, a licensed tour guide and former docent at the NYC Metropolitan Museum. Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Martine P. Dulles, a Licensed Charleston Guide, and former NYC Metropolitan Museum docent, gives tours of historic Charleston, house museums and plantations in English or French. All tours are customized to your special interests! Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Adventure Sightseeing is a Charleston family-owned business. We have been providing the most comprehensive tours of Historic Charleston for over 26 years. We have fully licensed and personable guides to show you the city in all her splendor.
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Explore Charleston Harbor aboard a Spiritline Cruise. Charleston’s unique history unfolds from the perspective of its Harbor on this nonstop cruise. Features historic forts, palatial homes, and port activities. Departs Patriots Point Mt. Pleasant and the dock next to the Aquarium.
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Guides in a Confederate uniform and Red Sash team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston. Board your carriage in our stable using an easy loading ramp. Carriages also available for weddings and large groups. Family-owned since 1983.
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This is the only tour that can take you into Charleston’s oldest graveyard at night! View Charleston’s famous tombstones and explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted Historic District while listening to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, and superstitions.
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Join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston. Daily tasting tours introduce guests to tasty bites at many great “food finds.” Go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, bakers, culinary experts and specialty shops.
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Charleston's Original and Most Respected Outfitter! See Charleston the way you should... Naturalist guided kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, and private boat charters. Exclusive provider to Bulls Island. ACA Certified guides. Four on-water locations. Top-notch service! Unmatched wildlife opportunities!
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The Carolina Queen is Charleston's only paddle-wheel riverboat. We offer great special events including: Murder Mystery Cruises, Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruises, First Friday Entertainment Cruises, Specialty Dinner Cruises, Craft Beer Cruises, and our Charleston signature Sunset Blues and BBQ Cruise.
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Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island Fort while you enjoy breathtaking views of Charleston and her Harbor. Depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.
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Charleston's Original and Most Respected Outfitter! See Charleston the way you should... Naturalist guided kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, and private boat charters. Exclusive provider to Bulls Island. ACA Certified guides. Four on-water locations. Top-notch service! Unmatched wildlife opportunities!
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Martine P. Dulles, a Licensed Charleston Guide, and former NYC Metropolitan Museum docent, gives tours of historic Charleston, house museums and plantations in English or French. All tours are customized to your special interests! Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
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With over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, our expertise in Charleston is legendary. Full service group tour planning offering guided tours, concierge service, plantation tours, shuttles & transports, motorcoach tour planning, companion programs, team building, and special events.
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Tu. -Su. Mar.-Oct. Come and explore Morris Island and go shelling with our naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston’s Harbor Marine life. Frequent Dolphin Sightings. Corporate & Private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-30.
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Tu-Su. Mar.-Oct.: History Tours, Nature Tours, Sunset Cruises, Haunted Harbor Ghost Tours – times vary. Interpretive history and nature tours with local historian and naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston Harbor. Frequent Dolphin Sightings. Corporate/private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-30.
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Welcome aboard the Schooner Pride, Charleston's only 3-mast, tall ship. We sail daily March - early December offering Afternoon Dolphin Sails and Sunset Sails. Monthly special events include: Moonlight Cruises, Wine Tasting, Haunted Harbor Sails, Beer Tasting and Champagne Cruises.
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Martine P. Dulles, a Licensed Charleston Guide, and former NYC Metropolitan Museum docent, gives tours of historic Charleston, house museums and plantations in English or French. All tours are customized to your special interests! Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Charleston's best harbor tour! Live Narrated by our USCG Captain. Departs mid-February through December (see website for full schedule). See the "Holy City" from the water. Enjoy up close views of Ft. Sumter and 75 other points of interest.