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Black Cat Tours

Address: 1323 Jackwood Court, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone Number: 843-568-2285
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Ranked #104 of 190 Activities in Charleston
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Owner description: Explore Charleston's haunted, dark and odd history with a company who has a strong commitment to quality over quantity. Owned and operated by authors/historians/investigators Mark R. Jones and Rebel Sinclair, Black Cat offers tours aimed for the travelers who want to step slightly out-of-the-mainstream and do not want to walk with a herd. Mark is the author of five books about Charleston history, and Rebel is the author of two historical novels about Charleston's romance, tragedy and spirits. Call for reservations.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had high hopes for this tour, as Charleston is an old town with lots of controversy and history, but it was a huge disappointment and soured us on using trip advisor for any more recommendations. If the highest rated ghost tour was the worst one we've ever been on, then how can we trust any other reviews? I understand... More

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Avarua, Cook Islands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had been looking forward to this tour for a long time, and I was not disappointed. The tour guide was knowledgeable of lowcountry ghosts, Gullah magic, and local history, and offered a wealth of information on each. As I'm disabled, I was a little concerned about the length of the walk and exertion required, but this is thankfully a... More

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Livonia, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My teenage daughter and I took the Charleston Ghost Tour and had a blast! Great walking tour with historical anecdotes and some scary stories thrown in. Our guide was dressed up in a gothic-style costume and had an old lantern. We took lots of pictures and got some orbs that we can't explain. Saw lots of cool alleyways and cemeteries.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have attended several ghost tours over the years in Savannah and Charleston. They normally prove to be a combination of some historical info, some storytelling and personal experience stories, and some photo opportunities/ views on a tablet; folks occasionally catch a thing or two on their cameras, so even better . I did not naively go on this '... More

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BlackCatTours, Owner at Black Cat Tours, responded to this review

Most of our reviews are positive, and for those less so do not respond to if they are personal opinion (people visit a seafood eatery, order a steak, complain its no good). However, customer service issues are always of utmost importance. As there were several notes by this reviewer about the lack of professionalism by the guide, a response seems... More

Easley, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

My tour of "Haunted Charleston" was very uneventful, with little to see. Our guide was excited about what she had to say to us, but frequently it didn't seem to have to do with true hauntings. It was like being led around historic Charleston on a one-person theater performance. The best story of the evening was the guide's own story... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Rebel did a great job on our Ghost Tour! I would def recommend this tour! Thank for showing us Charleston at night and telling us about their haunts! Torie & Brad Lariscy Savannah GA

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Alcolu, South Carolina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Super knowledgeable folks about all things Charleston!! We've taken several types of tours with Mark and recommend him highly for his tours and his books. His "Wicked Charleston" walking tour is the BOMB! Rebel does the Haunted Tours and, although we haven't taken one of hers yet, we've only heard good things about them. Black Cat Tours is a must... More

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Livonia, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Four of us ladies took the tour in October 2012. It was horrible. The woman doing the tour spent more time complaining about the politics in Charleston than she did anything else. Her story telling was phony and laughable. Keep away from this tour.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I have been on a few ghost tours of historical cities. We had the pleasure to meet Rebel Sinclair and were under her spell, while she spun a tale of old Charleston. She is very knowledgeable of Charleston's past and has a way of capturing even the bigest cynic's attention of the paranormal. Our next visit to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a great tour with Rebel on Saturday night. She really knew her stuff and was very passionate about our stories. Would loved to have gone into some buildings or cemeteries, but still enjoyed our time together. I liked that the group is kept to no more than 12 people so that you could hear her clearly. We went... More

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