Sports & Recreation

Charleston is one big playground.

From the oceans and rivers to the newest multi-million dollar state-of-the-art athletic facilities, the Charleston area provides boundless sports-related opportunities for the enjoyment of the community and its visitors.

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The Reel Deal Charters

Best prices for year-round inshore/offshore, deepsea & big game saltwater fishing. Licenses, bait & tackle included; we have multiple boats for a "Reel" fishing experience!

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RedFin Charters

Inshore fishing charter - Redfish , Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Lady Fish, & Black Drum! Licenses, rods, bait, tackle, ice & water all included. Let's catch some fish!

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Therapy Fishing Charters

Come experience the Holy City by water. Bait, tackle, ice and licenses included. Fishing is my life long passion and I guarantee no one will work harder to catch you a fish!

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38th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run

April 2, 2016. The 10K Run & Walk is the 3rd largest 10K in the US and 18th largest in the world. Each year it includes 44,000 participants taking them over a 2.5 mile bridge.

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Affordabike Bicycle Shop

Cruisers, hybrids, road, tandems, kids. 2hr rental starts at $15 and daily starts at $25 (includes locks, helmets & baskets). Drop off/pick up service available for a fee.

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Aqua Safaris, Inc. Worldwide Charter Yachts

Charleston’s premier fleet for all of your sailing needs! Since 1987 offering options from luxury six passenger yachts, to our 100 passenger catamaran, PALMETTO BREEZE.

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AquaSafaris Inshore & Offshore Fishing

Select the best action-packed offshore charter for mahi-mahi and tuna, or explore inshore for redfish, sea trout and sheepshead. Rates include everything needed for fishing.

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Bohicket Marina and Market

A short drive from Charleston nestled between the gorgeous sea islands of Kiawah & Seabrook. Offering family friendly activities, shops, restaurants and full-service marina.

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Breakthrough Paddle Co

A mobile paddle boarding company that offers lessons, tours, yoga, rentals, and private that provides all of the necessary equipment/instruction to get you out on the water.

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Carolina Salt Surf Lessons

Charleston's #1 rated surf lessons for 4 straight years, the perfect blend of southern hospitality and surfing knowledge. Experience Charleston by riding the perfect wave!

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Charleston Area Convention Center Campus

The campus features over 150,000 sq ft of meeting/exhibit space and an adjoining performing arts center. Steps away are the North Charleston Coliseum & Embassy Suites Hotel.

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Charleston Battery / MUSC Health Stadium

MUSC Health Stadium is home to the Charleston Battery, a professional soccer club. In addition to soccer the 5,100 seat venue is used for concerts, movies, and festivals.

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Charleston Bicycle Tours

Come see Charleston by bicycle on roads less traveled - her plantations, islands & quaint towns. 3-6 day tours, small groups, upscale accommodations, meals, full van support.

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Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

Largest marina in the state of SC with 17,000 linear feet of floating dock space. In the Charleston harbor, offering resort amenities for both wind propelled & power yachts.

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Charleston Maritime Center

Located near the South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston Maritime Center is the first of many projects in Charleston's long-range plan to redevelop and revitalize the historic waterfront and provide waters-edge access to its residents and visitors. Marina, facilities and more!

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Charleston Sailing Adventures

Sail through the harbor aboard Prevailing Winds, a fast and ultra-stable Stiletto catamaran. See historic sights & playful dolphins. 1.5 hour trips available for up to 6. BYOB

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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 around the Charleston harbor.

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Charleston Sailing School

The most unique and memorable way to experience Charleston by water. Sailing Lessons, Private Yacht Charters, Boat Rentals, & Bareboat Charters. Charleston City Marina.

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Charleston SUP Safaris

Best SUP company 3 years, go paddleboard on Folly's calm creeks near dolphins. The experts in eco tours, lessons, rentals, board sales, large groups, and yoga for all levels.

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Charleston Zipline Adventures

Experience a thrilling outdoor adventure zipping through the forest canopy on Charleston's Only Zip Line Canopy Tour! Fun for all ages!

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Family Circle Tennis Center

Full-service tennis facility open to the public with 20 championship tennis courts, all lit for night play. Home to MWTennis Academy and a full pro-shop. Membership available.

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Holy Spokes

Official bike share program of the City of Charleston. 27 locations downtown. Pick bike up from one location, place on hold at any stop throughout ride & return to another.

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In the Kitchen With Chef Bob Waggoner

Charleston's only hands - on cooking classes with a celebrity chef! Learn, dine & laugh while cooking with the best products Charleston has to offer (wines included)!

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Kiawah Island Cougar Point Golf Club

This Gary Player design is a superb layout for players of all levels. Holes play directly along tidal marshes, panoramic views of the Kiawah River and acres of spartina grass.

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Kiawah Island Oak Point Golf Club

Newly renovated 6,701-yard,par-72 masterpiece offers a variety of challenges from holes set in windswept tracts alongside salt marshes to fairways carved out of thick forests.

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Kiawah Island Osprey Point Golf Club

Tom Fazio blended a par-72 layout with a superb natural canvas. Features of the course include natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests.

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Kiawah Island Turtle Point Golf Club

Three spectacular holes that play long the oceanfront, proving Nicklaus' meticulous approach to the game. Adjacent to the Sanctuary and Tommy Cuthbert Golf Learning Center.

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Megadock Billfishing Tournament

SC’s largest marlin and sailfish competition. Hosted by the Charleston City Marina, the 2nd week in July, boats travel from all over the East coast for this event.

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Mira Winery Tasting Room

A unique opportunity to experience the best of Napa Valley wines in downtown Charleston. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks, date nights and any & all occasions. Walk-ins welcome.

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North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

The Coliseum is a 14,000 seat multipurpose sports and entertainment facility that is home to the SC Stingrays (ECHL hockey team). The 2,300 seat Performing Arts Center is home to the Best of Broadway series. Tickets: Coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 1.800.745.3000.

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Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor

Located on Charleston Harbor, Patriots Point offers spectacular views of Downtown Charleston, Fort Sumter, and arriving ships. This course is a must play for all visitors.

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Plantation Course at Edisto

Edisto Island's sole golf course, originally opened in 1974 with Sam Snead hitting the first shot on the course which was then named Oristo. Open to the public.

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RiverTowne Country Club

An Arnold Palmer Masterpiece, awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, featuring the best in coastal Carolina golf. Miles of marsh views, beautiful landscape & lowcountry wildlife.

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Seabrook Island Club

Ocean Winds, designed by Willard Byrd, is a 6,765-yard, par 72 course that takes you to the Atlantic Ocean. Sea breezes, tight fairways, generous greens & beautiful views.

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Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

Near to downtown and 5 miles from I-526, convenient to Kiawah Island & easily accessible from anywhere in the area. Close to some of the most famous plantations in Charleston.

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SwimCalm

SwimCalm is a guaranteed system of teaching for adults with fear of the water. All your questions are answered in this simple but profound course while visiting Charleston.

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Tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

“Number one tennis resort” in the world Tennis Resorts Online. Tennis program accommodates all skill levels. Instruction programs including children and adult doubles clinics.

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The Alley

The Alley, voted Charleston’s #1 Sports Bar, features 8 bowling lanes, retro arcade games, 160” projection screens that feature all major sporting events and event space.

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The City Marina Company

On the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown Charleston, 19,000 feet of dock space covering 40 acres of water. Named 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.

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The City of Charleston Municipal Golf Course

Referred to as “The Muni,” Opened in 1029 & has known a great deal of Charleston golf history. A very golf-friendly course. Most days, 18-holes play is less than 4 hours.

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The College of Charleston Athletics

Features 21 NCAA Division I sports & over 400 student-athletes. Hosts over 200 intercollegiate events a year. Downtown campus includes TD Arena, a modern 5,100 seat facility.

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The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation

Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan designed this 27-hole course with his trademark environmental sensitivity. 12,000 square-foot clubhouse, proshop, dining, & event facilities.

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The Links at Stono Ferry

Voted 2011 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year and 2011 Charleston Area Golf Course of the Year. A truly unique golf experience along Charleston's Intracoastal Waters.

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Town of Seabrook

Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island has been rated a top tennis resort, with 15 composition clay courts and some of the leading tennis instructors in the southeast.

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Velocity Air Sports

Catch some air at our family friendly extreme trampoline park: Olympic size foam pits, slack lines, silks, dodgeball, flying trapeze bar, Ninja obstacle course & inflatables.

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Volvo Car Open

March 31 – April 8, 2018. Over 70 world-class, tennis athletes participate in this WTA premier event - the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world. Don't miss out!

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Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park

Experience Lowcountry adventure at its best! Charleston’s premier ropes and challenge course on Folly Road. Conquer high & low elements expertly designed for maximum fun.

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Wild Dunes Links Course

Discover two award-winning Fazio courses minutes from downtown Charleston. With rolling fairways and picturesque finishing holes along the Atlantic to challenging greens along the marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway, you’ll want to play again and again. Bring your game to a better place.

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Wild Dunes Resort

Experience the ultimate tennis experience at Charleston's island resort, where award-winning instruction is complemented by a variety of amenities in our oceanfront paradise.

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Wild Dunes Resort Golf

Award-winning Charleston golf, featuring the renovated Links Course. Rolling fairways, scenic holes on the Atlantic and Intracoastal Waterway and challenging greens await.

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