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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Boone Hall Plantation - "A must see on any trip to Charleston." -NBC Daytime TelevisionLearn More
Featuring a harbor front golf course with amazing views of downtown Charleston, Ft Sumter, and more. Southern hospitality and great conditions await you! Book your tee time today.Learn More
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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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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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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 Companyť the last five years. Exclusive access to Charleston's Most Haunted Locations.
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Join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston! Daily tasting tours introduce guests to Lowcountry cuisine at many great seafood finds. Go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, bakers, culinary experts and specialty shops.
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Adventure Sightseeing has been offering the best motorized tours of Charleston for over 30 years. Enjoy transportation to Charleston's Best Plantations with a licensed guide. Sit back and relax and let us do the driving and entertain you along the way. See our website for a full schedule of tours and to get tickets. Hotel pick up available.
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Sail aboard SCHOONER PRIDE, Charleston's only 3-masted tall ship. Elegantly modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Accommodates up to 49 guests and sails daily for Dolphin Sails, Sunset Sails and Special events. Available for private charters and groups!
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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 five years. Exclusive access to Charleston's Most Haunted Locations.
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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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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 perfect venue for your next special event. Whether it's sailing on a tall ship, a private dinner cruise on charter yacht or a social event, We have the perfect vessel to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!
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Charleston Harbor Tours & Bulldog Tours combine to offer the best of Charleston by boat and by foot. Enjoy our 90 minute harbor tour + choice of Bulldog Tour's Ghost & Graveyard Tour, Haunted Jail Tour or Charleston Strolls History Tour. Combine both tours and save $!
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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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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. Reserve online. No Booking Fees!
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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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"See it All" with Adventure Sightseeing. With over 30 years of experience in city and plantation tours, let our experience and knowledge work for you! Sit back in delight as our licensed guides entertain you! Hotel pick up available.
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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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Gray Line of Charleston is the oldest and largest bus touring company in the city with more than 50 years experience offering guided tours. Join us for a complete and comprehensive overview of more than 300 years of historic Charleston by one of our licensed guides. Be sure to check out our Fort Sumter combo tour offer and save!
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Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island fort via ferry boat ride while you enjoy breathtaking views of historic downtown Charleston and her Harbor. Tours depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.
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The Carolina Queen is Charleston's only paddle-wheel riverboat. We offer great special events including: Our Signature Blues & BBQ Cruises, Jazz Brunch Cruises, Murder Mystery, Craft Beer Cruises, and seasonal special events. See our website for a full schedule.