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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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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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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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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"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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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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Daily 9:30-3pm every 1/2 hour. America's premier sightseeing company offers you quality and dependability with experienced guides relating the complete history of Charleston and its attractions. Tours depart daily, year-round from the Charleston Visitors Center. Combination Land & Sea tours available.
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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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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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Charleston’s (Closest) and “Absolute Best” Kayak - Canoe - Paddleboarding Nature Tour & Rental Company. Master Naturalist Guides, certified instructors. Blackwater swamps, rice plantations, barrier islands, saltmarsh creeks, shrimping villages and Indian ruins. Kayaking with dolphins/wildlife up close! Beginners & families welcome!
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Featured in Southern Living, New York Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, antebellum homes, architecture, gardens, and culture. Reservations Recommended. Departs from the Mills House Hotel at 10 am & 2 pm.
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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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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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Learn about Charleston’s ghostly past as you enjoy libations at some of the city’s finest taverns and pubs. Sip on a martini, guzzle a beer and toast your cocktails to the Bulldog Tours Haunted Pub Crawl! Reservations are required.
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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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The oldest carriage company in the city, our tour guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. We offer free parking at our front door, an easy loading platform and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Experience value, and a guarantee! Come tour with us!
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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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The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.
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Charleston’s (Closest) and “Absolute Best” Kayak - Canoe - Paddleboarding Nature Tour & Rental Company. Master Naturalist Guides, certified instructors. Blackwater swamps, rice plantations, barrier islands, saltmarsh creeks, shrimping villages and Indian ruins. Kayaking with dolphins/wildlife up close! Beginners & families welcome!
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Save $ and tour Charleston by land and by sea with two of the most experienced and reputable tour companies in town. Includes 90 minute, live-narrated harbor history tour and one hour carriage tour. Tours may be taken on separate days. Tickets may be purchased at either location: Charleston Harbor Tours - 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 or Palmetto Carriage Works - 8 Guignard St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8145
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Charleston Outdoor Adventures is the premier Eco-touring/guiding company in the Charleston area. COA offers excellent educational guided nature kayak tours/rentals, paddle boarding and charter boat tours. Includes private parking, restrooms, changing rooms and launch site. Excellent wedding packages available.
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On your way to your destination, enjoy Charleston's beautiful harbor. From dolphin sightings to a WWII Aircraft Carrier. Rides leave hourly 9am-8pm(11pm Friday and Saturday) March-November. See "Water Taxi" in guide index for more info.
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Enjoy a unique experience combining two of Charleston's most respected and reliable tour attractions. These tours reveal two very different sides of our beautiful historic city, and comprise an exciting adventure for the whole family. Transportation not included. Tickets may be purchased at either location: Charleston Harbor Tours - 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 charlestonharbortours.com or Boone Hall Plantation - 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 boonehallplantation.com.
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In 1864, the Hunley became the world’s first successful combat submarine and then mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was recovered from the sea in 2000. See history unfolding during weekend tours of the Hunley. For tickets, call 1.877.4HUNLEY. For weekday large group tours, call 843.744.1488.
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Charleston's most inclusive combination tour! See Charleston by land and sea and save $ too! Includes 90 minute harbor tour, one hour carriage tour, and admission to Boone Hall Plantation. Tour may be take over different days. Tickets must be purchased at Charleston Harbor Tours ticket office or online.
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HydroFly is the premier water sports company of downtown Charleston offering supervised flyboard lessons. Easy enough to learn in 5 minutes and exciting enough to never forget! Let one of our certified flyboard instructors get you up and flying today!
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Mystery, history and wonder…that’s what our tours are about. Looking for the original (since 1996)? That’s us. Highlight: The spectacular Unitarian Church Graveyard (1772) at night. The History Channel, and hundreds of other national and international media accolades.
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Call for schedule. Experience the real charm and grace of Charleston with Charleston's Finest. See the historic city like you have never seen it before. Our family has been living South Carolina history since 1690 and we'd like to share it with you!
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Sail historic Charleston Harbor aboard SCHOONER PRIDE, an 84' three masted, tall-ship. Elegantly modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Up to 49 guests. Perfect for intimate weddings, receptions, private events, corporate retreats and team building. Bar and Catering available.
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We provide experienced, licensed guides with our transportation or yours. We design tours just for you: private, group, walking, step-on guides, family or military reunions and corporate groups. For that special tour, call Charleston's Finest!
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From walking tours to all-day chartered excursions, we customize the tour that covers your interests. Private, group, step-on, reunions, corporate events, costume tours, speaking engagements available. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, and ETV! TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner!
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HydroFly is the premier water sports company of downtown Charleston dedicated to providing an unforgettable water experience in the low country. whether its flyboading, paddle boarding, private boat charters or boat rentals, call us today to book your water excursion!
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TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner! In authentic costume, Eric Lavender & his parrot lead you on a walking tour that brings Blackbeard and Charleston’s other pirates to life. Pirate-Ghost tours also available. Appearances: Travel Channel, A&E, Lifetime, Syfy, and ETV.
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The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.
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Make a splash this trip on the American Funship! The American Funship is Charleston’s only boat with a waterside! Whether you’re having exhilarating fun or finding time to relax, you’ll love and always remember your private time with loved ones on the Funship.
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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.
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Pubs, pirates, patriots, police, priests, prostitutes... Charleston's history through the bottom of a glass! Stroll with our pirates to some of Charleston's most historic taverns and hear unusual, but true, stories … tales of early drinking habits, Prohibition-era criminals, and historical oddities.
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We provide experienced, licensed guides with our transportation or yours. We design tours just for you: private, group, walking, step-on guides, family or military reunions and corporate groups. For that special tour, call Charleston's Finest!
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Our licensed tour guides walk guests inside churches, graveyards, stroll along the water and take in glorious sights. We go through alluring brick alleyways and tell engaging historical stories. Learn about Charleston and have fun at the same time.
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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.
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Our family has been living SC history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you! Combine our historic city tour, 10:30am, with the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 12:30, for the #1 tour value in Charleston. Free downtown pick up at the Charleston Visitors Center (375 Meeting St.)
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Offering The Historical Highlights of Charleston, The Ghosts of Charleston and customized private walking tours. Seventeen years conducting Charleston tours. No tour company can match our historical knowledge, service or quality. The New York Times/Southern Living/National Geographic Traveler.
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Coming to Charleston? Charleston Prom will help you with your visit (hotel, restaurant, cultural event, house museums, etc.) Contact Martine P. Dullas, a licensed tour guide and former docent at the NYC Metropolitan Museum. See TripAdvisor.
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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.
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TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner! In authentic costume, master storyteller Eric Lavender & his parrot lead you on a walking tour that brings Blackbeard & Charleston’s many other pirates to life. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, and ETV!
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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.
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Call for schedule: Experience the real charm and grace of Charleston with Charleston's Finest. See the historic city like you have never seen it before. Our family has been living South Carolina history since 1690 and we'd like to share it with you!
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Charleston's Finest offers daily tours to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Tour includes the nature tram ride through Audubon Swamp where you see birds and alligators in the wild, gardens, slave cabin and a guided tour of the mansion. A "must see" on your visit!
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Located on famous Bowen's Island, COA offers a number of environmental educational naturalist-based tours. Guided kayak tours and rentals, paddle boarding tours or rentals, fishing and charter boat Eco-tours. Tours are led through saltwater estuaries and surrounding Eco-systems such as Barrier Islands like historic Morris Island Lighthouse.
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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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HydroFly is the premier water sports company located in downtown Charleston dedicated to providing an unforgettable water experience in the low country. Whether its flyboading, paddle boarding, private boat charters or boat rentals, call us today to book your water excursion!
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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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Charleston's Finest offers daily tours to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Tour includes the nature tram ride through Audubon Swamp where you see birds and alligators in the wild, gardens, slave cabin and a guided tour of the mansion. A "must see" on your visit!
A & B Fishing and Eco Tours, LLC
Whether it is fishing the harbor and jetties for big reds and sharks or nearshore waters and wrecks for Spanish mackerel and spadefish, Capt. Von Harten will ensure that your time on the water will be memorable and enjoyable. Kids are always welcome!
A Student's Tour
Educational, fun & memorable experience designed just for your students as they explore over 300 years of history, sites and stories about US, SC, African-American, Civil/Revolutionary wars, religious, architecture, pirates, fires, earthquake, hurricanes or cemetery walk with ghostly friends & more! Reservations.
A Walk About Charleston
Take a 90 minute walking tour of Historic Charleston, SC. Visit some of Americas most beautiful homes and stately gardens. Tours offered daily! Call 843-343-9255 for reservations. $5 discount to all guests.
Adventure Harbor Tours
Let the adventure begin! 2.5 hour trips out to beautiful and secluded Morris Island for history and shell/sharks teeth hunting expeditions. Or jump on board for 90 minute eco/dolphin tours. Not for you? Grab your cooler for a sunset cruise!
Adventure Sightseeing Tours
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.
Adventures In Sailing
Capt. Michele and Mike Spanos are the key, a grand adventure. Charlestonians that bring a lifetime of experience on the harbor. Charleston harbor sailing is an amazing adventure. Add a fine, luxury 43' sloop rigged sailing yacht. An "Emotional Rescue".
Affordabike Bicycle Shop
Most affordable bike rentals in Charleston! Free golf-cart shuttle will pick you up before and drop you off after your rental. We have cruisers, hybrids, road bikes, tandems, and options for kids. Cruisers start at $20/day. Rentals include locks, helmets, and baskets.
African American Charleston
Charleston is an important place to learn more about African-American history and culture. Key events in African-American history, as well as in American history, have shaped the city's growth and development. For example, as you tour the city, you will learn about the enslavement of Africans, the Civil War and Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, and the unique linguistic, artistic, and culinary traditions that Africans and African Americans contributed to Charleston's history and culture. We encourage you to discover and explore the city's unique African-American historical and cultural traditions.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the IAAM is a new museum of African American history and identity. It will communicate the history of African Americans in the Lowcountry, South Carolina, and explain how this population impacted the nation. For more information please visit: www.iaamuseum.org

Agile Harbor Tours
Tour Charleston aboard an authentic U.S. Navy Whaleboat. Agile Harbor Tours are private tours for only your group of 1 to 6 persons. You have seen Charleston by land, now see her from the water.
Ahoy! Tideline Tours
Prepare for Adventure! Coastal scientist-led salt marsh and dolphin adventures. Dolphin-listening underwater microphone! Always a surprise. Fun and educational. Private Charters, Sunset cruises. Island Weddings, Corporate events. Choose from two boats: "Tideline"-up to 12 passengers or "Pluffmudder"- up to 28 passengers.
Ahoy! Tideline Tours
Prepare for adventure! “Tideline” comfortably holds 12 passengers. Coastal scientist led daily salt marsh adventures. Listen to wild dolphins with our underwater microphone. Coastal birds, otters, history – always a surprise. Also offered: crabbing, fishing, custom excursions, sunset cruises. Group rates.
Alan’s Talk of the Towne
Historic City tour features the Market, Rainbow Row, the mansions South of Broad and stops at the Battery with the most experienced guide in the industry. Two-hour tours include Edmondston-Alston House. Visitor Center (375 Meeting St.) 9:15 Mon-Sat., 11:45 and 2:45 daily.
All About Charleston
Uniquely Charleston! Our private-guided tours of Charleston are second to none! Experience one of America's most beautiful and historic city. Whether visiting Charleston for a weekend or an entire week, All About Charleston has just the guided tour for you.
An Original Pub Tour of Charleston – Lesesne Tour Co.
Come explore Charleston's local beer scene and the unique history behind Lowcountry brewing. Experience historic pubs and breweries while enjoying cold beverages, delicious appetizers, and an intimate guided tour with local guides. Group rates available for all occasions! Reservations required.
An Original Pub Tour of Charleston – Lesesne Tour Co.
From Irish Pubs to English taverns & former speakeasies, let us show you Charleston with local flavor! Treat yourself to a personalized history tour with experienced guides. Custom group tours available. Tour lasts 2.5 hours. Appetizers included in tour price. Reservations required.
AquaSafaris, Inc. EcoTours PALMETTO BREEZE Field Trips
Experience the largest capacity catamaran north of Fort Lauderdale! Disembark from PALMETTO BREEZE’s articulated stairway to explore uninhabited barrier islands. Catch the prevailing winds while learning about dolphin, turtles, shorebirds and the natural history of our rich estuaries.
AquaSafaris, Inc. Sailing Catamaran PALMETTO BREEZE
Embarking from Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek and Isle of Palms, experience Charleston’s premier sailing catamaran! Dolphin sunsets, pirate adventures, and relaxing cruises aboard the largest capacity catamaran north of Fort Lauderdale. Weddings, team building, corporate & private events, with a daily public schedule.
Around Town Tours
Come delight in our colonial history with the Charleston in General Tour. This 2 Hr. walking tour through the historic district includes many popular sites. Tours begin at the Charleston Crab House, Mon-Thurs. 1 PM
Barrier Island EcoTours
Venture by boat to Capers Island Heritage Preserve. Cruise winding marsh creeks, as your naturalist pulls crab traps and nets for up-close views of marine creatures. Sunset dolphin cruises, crabbing, kayaking and custom outings. Trips range from 2-5 hours. Accommodating groups from 2-49.
Behind the Gate Home & History Tour
Your home and history tour starts in a restored early 18th century home on plot 179 of the original Walled City. A power point, featuring 8 unique Charlestonians, provides a unique background for your neighborhood stroll through Charleston's intriguing past.
Beyond the Fields at Middleton Place
Powerful imagery and storytelling on a backdrop of rice fields, the Plantation Chapel, Stableyards and Freedman’s cottage guide visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.
Brewery Bus Tours of Charleston
Celebrate local breweries on our exclusive new Brew Bus Tour of Charleston! Craft beer tastings and behind-the-scenes brewery tours. Hear the history of beer, bootleggers, and bathtub gin from experienced guides. Treat yourself to some local flavor! Groups, customized private tours available. Reservations required.
Candlelight Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the South
Join our expert guides as they take you into Charleston's Haunted History. See haunted sights that have been on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. AAA rated and highly ranked on "trip advisor". $5 off every adult. Tour with the best!
Captain Byrd's Bike Tours
Captain Byrd's Tours offer unique boat and bike tours. Join Captain Byrd for the fun and informative "Pirates of Charleston" boat tour. Or bike through more than three centuries of Lowcountry history on the quiet back roads around Charleston.
Captain Byrd's Boat Tours
Captain Byrd's Tours offer unique boat and bike tours. Join Captain Byrd for the fun and informative "Pirates of Charleston" boat tour. Or bike through more than three centuries of Lowcountry history on the quiet back roads around Charleston.
Carolina Polo & Carriage Company
Daily 9am-5pm. Locations: inside the Doubletree Hotel (181 Church St.,) and our stables (16 Hayne St.,). Owned and operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s.
Carolina Queen Riverboat Special Events
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.
Chai Y'all Tours
Tour combining Jewish Charleston from 1695 with a classical city tour, conducted by a founder of SC Jewish Historic Society and featured as Southern Living’s “Top 5 City Tours”. For 40 years a,“me-chai-yeh” 2-4 persons private car, bus step-on guide or strolls. Reservations 843.556.0664.
Charles Towne Pub Strolls
Pubs, pirates, patriots, police, priests, prostitutes... Charleston's history through the bottom of a glass! Stroll with our Colonial rogues to Charleston taverns for history you won’t hear on other tours… tales of early drinking habits, Prohibition-era criminals, and historical oddities.
Charleston 101
Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian guide you through the city’s history, architecture and culture! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Enjoy a personal walking, driving or plantation tour with this life-long resident.
Charleston 101
Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian introduce you to the city! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Uniquely personal - no more than 12 per tour. Reservations required. 10 a.m. Fri &Sat. $20
Charleston 101
Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian guide you through the city’s history, architecture and culture! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Enjoy a personal walking, driving or plantation tour with this life-long resident.
Charleston Bicycle Tours
Come see Charleston by bicycle on roads less traveled - her plantations, islands and quaint towns. One to six day tours, small fun groups, upscale accommodations, memorable meals, full van support; owner Alex Graham is a licensed guide.
Charleston Brews Cruise
Experience a taste of Charleston's flourishing craft beer scene with an exclusive, VIP tour of each of the local breweries. Enjoy generous samples while learning the process of brewing and sit back and relax, because we're doing the driving.
Charleston Convention & Group Services, Inc.
Unrivaled personal service, creative events and unique excursions since 1986! CCGS is here to design your group’s picture perfect Charleston experience: customized tours & excursions, dining & transportation, unique events and full-service packages for corporate, tour and convention groups. Member NTA and MPI.
Charleston Convention & Group Services, Inc.
Our licensed and professional guides represent the most experienced tour professionals in the Charleston area. Call us today for step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs or a customized package for your group. Bilingual guides available; Member NTA & MPI.
Charleston Culinary Tours
Take your taste buds for a stroll! Charleston Culinary Tours offers a combination culinary and historical tour. Each 2.5 hour tour stops at 4 downtown restaurants to sample dishes. Tours daily at 2:00. Reservations required.
Charleston Distilling Co.
We produce hand made, small batch spirits from local grains.Educational tours and tastings are offered On the hour M-Sa 11am to 7pm. Last tour starts at 6pm. Tasting room available for private functions.Tickets may be purchased at 501 King street or online at charlestondistilling.com.
Charleston Footprints
Discover authentic Charleston with 7th-generation guide, Michael Trouche, an award-winning local author. See Charleston’s best with someone who knows the city best, featuring legendary architecture, gardens, ironwork, harbor landmarks, and cultural heritage. 10:30am & 2:30pm from 108 Meeting Street. $20/person, reservations required.
Charleston Harbor Tours / Bulldog Tours Ghost Tour Combination
Save $ and enjoy a live-narrated harbor history tour and your choice of Bulldog Tours' Ghost and Graveyard walking tour or Haunted Jail Tour. Tickets may be purchased at either location Charleston Harbor Tours, 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401 www.charlestonharbortours.com or Bulldog Tours, 40 N Market Street, www.bulldogtours.com
Charleston Heritage Passport
Discover Charleston’s “must see” historic and cultural sites while saving nearly 40% off regular admission – with the Heritage Passport! Passports are available ONLY at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., and are not valid for group admission. Visit our website for complete details.
Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect
Explore historical customs, culture, flourishing preservation, magnificent mansions, colorful gardens, hidden passageways, Revolutionary & Civil War sites, High Battery, South of Broad, Rainbow Row, French Quarter. Have a Camera? Photo tips provided! 2 hours daily, group or private. Reservations Required.
Charleston Sailing Charters "Fate Sailing Yacht"
Charleston's premiere 50ft private sailing yacht, "Fate". Relax and sail in serene luxury while your captain and crew treat you like royalty as they expertly sail you around the Charleston harbor. Day sails, sunset sails and overnight excursions available.
Charleston Sole
Discover Historic Charleston with Charleston native, Brian Simms. This two hour tour covers our remarkable history, fascinating stories and hidden gems, making this such a special place to visit! Mon-Sat 10am & 2pm, Adult $18, Child 6-12 $10, Under 6 free.
Charleston Steeplechase Tours
Charleston Steeplechase Tours offers running tours of Historic Charleston, SC. Tours originate from Downtown Charleston's Marion Square. Each tour lasts 90 minutes, covers approximately 3.5 miles of the historic district, and includes 10-12 stops at pertinent landmarks along the way.
Charleston Tea Party Private Tour
With downtown van pick-up for up to 14 people, Charlestonian guide takes discerning visitors by van to her friends’ private historic homes and gardens, ending with lunch and a silver tea at her house served on Cantonware overlooking the Ashley River.
Charleston Tea Party Private Tour
The 9:30 2-hour morning tour of the heart of the historic Old Walled City includes hidden nooks and crannies, and ends with tea on the Battery overlooking the harbor.
Charleston Tours and Events
Susan C. Lee is offering private, escorted tours of Charleston and plantations in her personal car (1 to 4 passengers). Only 1% of Charleston licensed tour guides are currently authorized to provide this wonderful, customized, personalized service.
Charleston Tours Inc.
Charleston’s original plantation specialist offering “Gone with the Wind” guided plantation and city tours daily including African-American history influence, in all of our tours. Recommended by the New York Times and the late, great CBS journalist Charles Kuralt. Free hotel pick-up.
Charleston Venture Tours, LLC
All tours conducted by the owner.We offer the BEST prices in town. FREE pickup at Mt. Pleasant & Isle of Palms and for parties of 10 or more from anywhere downtown. Tours depart the Visitor Center at 9:30, 12:00 & 2:30 Daily.
Charleston's Best Tours, LLC
Get spooked with Charleston's Best Tours walking nighttime ghost tour as seen in AAA Magazine! Our career guides will share site-specific, well-documented stories and other recent sightings. The only ghost tour with the same location and local people since 1999!
Charlestonsctours.com
Private Charleston City tour or private tours to Middleton place, Magnolia or Drayton Hall. Enjoy history with a local historian from 1670s-2011. Historic sites and more detail than most tours. Min-max 2-6 people. Ask about complimentary passes. Call today 843.884.3307.
Charlestonsctours.com
Private tours to Middleton Place, Magnolia, or Daytron Hall with a local that presents the history of each from 1740s-2011. Charleston City History tours that include two historic locations and more detail than most tours. Min-max 2-6 people.
Charms of Charleston Tours
Charms of Charleston Tours are a locally owned tour service. Our guides are Charlestonians that have a great love of this city. Let us show you this beautiful flower that we are so proud of.
Civil War Walking Tours
2 Hour Walking Tour of Confederate Charleston starting at 108 Meeting Street Historic Charleston Shop, with 1865 Photos of this stubborn city. Yankees welcome, too. 9am Daily, 7 Days a week, March - December. $20 per adult, children under 12 free.
Classic Carriage Works, LLC
Experience Charleston's rich history with our knowledgeable licensed tour guides as they take you on a residential tour through historic downtown Charleston. Carriages for private tours, weddings, large groups available. Discount rates/combo tours offered. "Race to Savings" information on our website.
Colonial Walking Tours
We offer two tours: The Ghost Hunt explores alleyways & graveyards nightly at 7,9 and 10:45. Our Exclusive History Tour walks daily at 10:30am through the old walled city and ends with refreshments in the Middleton family's private garden.
Doin' the Charleston Tours, Inc.
Departs Charleston Visitor's Center 9:45am, Noon, 2:30pm, 4:30pm **(DST only) 90min, with onboard laser disc images & music, with Battery stop, native guide with 20+ years experience. Pet-friendly. AAA approved. #1 by National Geographic Traveler. Special combo packages. Free pickup downtown & Marina.
Flipper Finders
Flipper Finders specializes in adventure dolphin boat and kayak tours on the rivers and creeks behind Folly Beach. Come join us as we explore the scenic waterways looking for Dolphins, Birds, Seashells, Pirates and the historic Morris Island Lighthouse.
Flying High Over Charleston
Get a bird’s eye view of the entire Charleston area. With 25 years of safe flying, enjoy an exciting airplane tour of historic Charleston, resort islands, lighthouses, plantations, beaches and anything else you fancy. Tours are reasonably priced, so bring your camera.
Free Tours by Foot
Provides pay-what-you-like Charleston walking, food and ghost tours. You decide what a tour was worth after it is over. Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.
Gullah Tours
Explore the sites relevant to the culture, and traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.
Gullah Tours
Explore the sites relevant to the culture, and traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.
Harborview Charters
Explore Historic Charleston the Way the Locals Do… from the Water! From Dolphin Watching, Eco Excursions, Fishing, Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises, Shelling and more! All tours/charters are private, educational and quality fun for the whole family.
High Coastal Hospitality & Tourism
The Original Charleston Walk (300 Years of Charleston History) Daily 10:30am, 1:00pm. Also Available: Historic Homes Walk, Slavery & Freedom Tours, Civil War Tour, and Patriots Tour. Call for reservations (843) 534-7302. www.charlestonwalks.com
High Wire Distilling
Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday from 11AM to 5PM.
Historic Charleston Foundation Special Tours
Connoisseur Tours are custom-designed, exclusive tours of Charleston and the Lowcountry for small, private groups. Itineraries are tailored to reflect special interests and needs of any small group, i.e.: architecture, antiques, history, gardens. Contact Connoisseur Tours Coordinator : 843.720.1182.
Janice Kahn Tours
Quality guide who customizes tours just for your group's interests, time & convenience. My belief is visitors want to learn about Charleston's sites, not just see them. With wit and enthusiasm, since 1972, have your own private guide by car, step-on guide or strolls. Reservations.
Janice Kahn Tours
The name for 43 years synonymous for quality, customized tours with wit & enthusiasm. Learn about Charleston’s sites-not just see them! Past member Mayor’s Commission of Tourism, CNN, Fodors & more. Private car, strolls, step on guide. Reservations-843-556-0664
Ladies of the Lowcountry
Walk with Mary-Margaret on her specialty tour exploring women of the past and present. Weaving throughout the French Quarter and into South of Broad, hear how women from heroines to historians put Charleston on the map! Call today!
Lowcountry Helicopters
Let the professional, safe pilots at LowCountry Helicopters turn your visit to Charleston into something truly memorable with a custom helicopter tour. Get out early in the morning before the days activities begin, or come for sunset and champagne before dinner.
Lowcountry Loop Trolley
"Hop On & Off" our seasonal loop service to Mt Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, & Charleston, or take one of our tours to Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Tea Plantation, Irvin House Vineyard and Firefly Distillery, reservations required - 843.654.5199.
Lowcountry Loop Trolley
"The Best First Thing To Do!" "Hop On & Off" our seasonal loop service to Mt Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, & Charleston, or take one of our tours to Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Tea Plantation, Irvin House Vineyard and Firefly Distillery, reservations required - 843.654.5199.
Mary-Margaret's Walking Tours
Delve into female history on "Ladies of the Lowcountry". Explore the famous and notorious on "2 Graveyards & a Cocktail". Both tours promise a wonderful time with your guide, Mary-Margaret. Call now!
Old Charleston Walking Tours, LLC
The most intimate and sophisticated tours in the city with highly experienced guides. History, ghost, Civil War and slavery walks. Tours start in Washington Square Park, next to City Hall (intersection of Meeting and Broad).
Old South Carriage Company
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.
Olde Towne Carriage Company
Get ready for an awesome experience - our guides will entertain and educate you. We are here to provide a perfect experience. We'll help with anything you need - weddings, groups, specialty tours and more. We'll design an event just for you.
Palmetto Tours
Palmetto Tours is the premier tour company servicing Charleston. Our expert tour guides combine the beauty and excitement of Charleston while leading you through some of our most historic areas; teaching you Charleston's rich and illustrious history along the way.
Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours
The Fall Tours feature interiors of privately owned homes and gardens rarely open to the general public. Trained docents tell the story of each home's important architectural, historical, and cultural contribution to Charleston's past. Oct. 2 thorugh Oct. 26.
Raven Air
See Charleston from inside a helicopter! With our knowledgeable pilots tour the vibrant downtown, historic forts, iconic bridges, and the beautiful beaches all from a birds eye perspective! We can also fly you by airplane or helicopter to almost any destination!
S/V Shenanigans
A stable 46 foot sailing catamaran accommodating up to 6 guests for charter. Once off the dock, the possibilities are endless. The luxury, comfort and convenience of a 4 bedroom condo perfectly matched to the beauty and serenity of sailing.
Say Charleston
Charleston native and award-winning photojournalist Liz Legare Duren takes you on a stroll through the city her ancestors helped to build. Experience Charleston while you are being photographed in the city's most beautiful (or tucked away) locations.
Sea Kayak Carolina
Sea Kayak Carolina offers daily kayak tours suitable for even first-time paddlers. We feature regularly scheduled local adventures or we'll work with you to plan your custom coastal kayaking tour to a variety of Charleston’s gorgeous waterways.
Sites & Insights Tours, Inc.
Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10-$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.
Striped Pig Distillery
Striped Pig Distillery is Charleston's first distillery since Prohibition, handcrafting premium spirits made from the freshest, local ingredients. They offer free tours and tastings Monday through Saturday so you too can discover “What’s In Your Spirit.”
The Brass Pirate
The Brass Pirate is Charleston's only Pirate shop. We have exclusive pirate/nautical items. Treasure hunts are conducted daily, learn about pirates and see the city! We now offer laser tag rentals- You pick them up or we bring the FUN to you!
The Carolina Blue
The Carolina Blue is a 32’ Regulator available for charters year-round. Cruise the beautiful waters of Charleston harbor. Stop, swim and visit a local barrier island or have lunch at a local waterfront restaurant. Capacity of 6 passengers plus captain/crew.
Tidalwave Watersports
Tidalwave is a full-service watersports company located at the Isle of Palms Marina. We offer parasailing, waverunner rentals, safari tours, wake boarding, waterskiing, Banana Boats, tubing and custom charters.
Water Missions International
Water Missions International is a Christian engineering nonprofit providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, WMI has served more than 2.4 million people in 49 countries on five continents.
Yorktown Ghost Tours
Exclusive guided ghost tour explores the unexplained mysteries of the USS Yorktown. Stories of sacrifice and devastation. Learn of the strange activity that has been documented and reported over the years including the startling results of the investigation by Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters”.
Your Call Private Boat Tours
See Charleston from the water like a local, with a local. Your Call specializes in private harbor tours with Prioleau Alexander, an 11th generation Charlestonian. Best of all it's your call what to see and do! Half-day, Full-day, 6 passengers max.