We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charleston's Best Tours, LLC

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: The Griffon, 18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: (843) 819-4565
Website
Description: This business has been in operation since 1999, and offers nightly ghost...
This business has been in operation since 1999, and offers nightly ghost tours in the historic district of Charleston, SC.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Interesting but not spooky--great for families.

We took this tour mainly because of the discount we received from another attraction. Meets at the Griffon, an English-style pub. Our tour guide, George, was really into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2011
laci729
,
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We happened upon Roy's tour on Friday 11/25 at 7pm as we were out walking and so spontaneously joined without our usual research. The very best tours of any kind are those in which the guides combine legends with their historical knowledge and add some level of an entertainment factor, at minimum a bit of character or personality, particularly on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
dalekallven, General Manager at Charleston's Best Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your anecdote regarding Roy’s tour on Friday, 11/25/11. As walk-ups, you certainly got there just in time to attend the 7pm ghost tour that evening, but it’s quite possible you signed up for the wrong type of tour given your preferences. If you had a chance to visit our website, you would have seen that our stories... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We went on this "ghost" tour on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 10 pm. The tour guide originally told us he would take us to 13 places and tell us 13 ghost stories - that didn't happen. The tour guide only took us to random alleys - that were full of other tours - and would tell us a not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
dalekallven, General Manager at Charleston's Best Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - I'd like to address your comments. With over 20 ghost tour companies restricted to the same 6 linear blocks per city ordinance, it is sometimes difficult to find the optimal location for initmate storytelling, especially on busy weekends. We make every effort to optimize our guests' experience, but unfortunately we must sometimes compromise for... More 

Georgia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I hate to leave bad reviews and I always try to enjoy whatever we do in a new city...but this tour was just disappointing. We went on the Saturday night, 10PM tour (which had a lot of potential.) I didn't feel the stories were "scary" at all, or were a little all over the place and hard to follow! There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
dalekallven, General Manager at Charleston's Best Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - I'd like to address some of the points you made. First, I have met with all of our guides to ensure they provide the pictoral proof as advertised in our brochure - this was an oversight on our part, and I appreciate you letting us know so we can correct the situation. Secondly, I'd... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We live in Charleston and had some relatives in town who were very excited about taking a ghost tour. We chose this one because of all the great recommendations from friends and colleagues. We had a blast! Our guide was very informative, was able to answer all our questions and definitely gave us the shivers at some points. We would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We went on a ghost tour with Roy on a Monday night. It meets at Griffon Pub and their food is great so it's worth considering having a bite to eat there before you venture out on the tour. We ended up being the only ones on it which was awesome. Roy is a great guide and told us some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Midwest
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

This tour could of been rated ok or average if the bugs were not so terrible!!!! The whole group of 20 to 25 people were swatting mosquitos for over an hour, including the tour guide. My son got over 25 bug bites, definately takes the enjoyment out of it when the bugs won't leave anyone alone. The tour itself was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
dalekallven, General Manager at Charleston's Best Tours, LLC, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the bug bites on your son. Unfortunately mosquitoes are an environmental reality that we deal with in Charleston all summer. I will take this feedback to make sure future guests are encouraged to bring bug repellant, especially in the warm humid months. I hope you and your family enjoyed your visit to Charleston. Thank you... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

I am a local here in Charleston and already have a good base knowledge of Charleston's history. We decided to take a tour as a fun family outing- I have a young son who can be hard to keep entertained. Our tour guide, Jon, was EXCELLENT and kept all of our attention throughout the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We took this tour mainly because of the discount we received from another attraction. Meets at the Griffon, an English-style pub. Our tour guide, George, was really into story-telling and obviously enjoyed his job. Was very funny when he got done telling a story, he immediately picked up his electric lantern where he had set it on the ground and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
United States
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

This ghost tour was great! Our guide was friendly and easy to talk to. He took us to several locations where he explained the history of the building and then the ghost story associated with it. It wasn't overly ridiculous, but he didn't shove the paranormal down our throats. A fun way to walk around Charleston.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
90 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

This is the second time I have taken the "Ghost Tour" with this company, and while the first tour guide I had, John (who is no longer with the company), was intriguingly "in character" and entertaining, our guide tonight, Roy, was informative and a good story teller, but not as "into" the spooky opportunities that one might expect in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Charleston's Best Tours, LLC also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Charleston's Best Tours, LLC? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Charleston's Best Tours, LLC staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?