Sports & Recreation in Charleston/Downtown

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.

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!

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.

Charleston Area Water Week 2018

Charleston Area Water Week, Sept. 10-16, 2018. The event series includes 7 days of continuous activities on the Lowcountry's greatest asset - the water!

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!

Charleston RiverDogs Baseball / Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park

The RiverDogs are a Class-A affiliate of the NY Yankees in the South Atlantic League. Food offerings that have been featured in Esquire, Man v. Food, Rachael Ray and more.

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.

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.

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.

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)!

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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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