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Charleston Pirate Tours

Address: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-442-7299
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Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Use the tour guide Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, and ETV use. Explore Charleston's piratical...
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Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Use the tour guide Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, and ETV use. Explore Charleston's piratical past on a tour that begins in one of Charleston's oldest buildings, the National Historic Landmark Powder Magazine Museum. In authentic costume & accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot, Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne. Daily Children's Treasure Hunt Tours, Evening Pirate/Ghost Tours, and Daytime Ghost Tours also available.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My 18 year old daughter and I visited Charleston and were looking for a fun way to familiarize ourselves with the history of the city - what better way than a walking tour with a pirate?! Sabrina was our guide and met us in full pirate regalia not long after sunset. Her knowledge of the pirate history of Charleston was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you have time to do one walking tour, then definitely take this tour and may be surprised to learn how much the Charleston economy depended on pirates. On the day of our tour, we were the only ones and felt special to have our very own pirate in full dress walk us through Charleston history and was thinking how... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I'm glad that I chose Charleston's Pirate Tours with Eric and Sabrina Lavender. An entertaining and informative tour; plus, both Eric and Sabrina dress in pirate costumes, which is really fun. My trip to Charleston was in November, and unfortunately, the weather was too cold for Captain Bob, the parrot, to accompany us on the walking tours. Eric and Sabrina... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Rebecca West — 5 star My boyfriend and I took this tour and were blown away. Our tour guide Eric and Captain Bob were super great! Eric told us so much about the history of the pirates of Charleston. We had a private tour, because we were the only ones for that tour on that day and Eric made us... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

LOVED this Pirate Tour! We did three tours while in Charleston for the weekend and Sabrina with Charleston Pirate Tours blew every other company out of the water!!!!! She was AMAZING! We had been referred to Bulldog tours and tried out two of theirs against Sabrina's Pirate Tour and hers was SO MUCH BETTER. Sabrina was soooo knowledgable and made... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was no tacky Disney pirate tour. Eric is a serious pirate expert. It was really very enjoyable. The fact that he dressed like a pirate made it all the more fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friends and I loved this tour. Sabrina was an awesome tour guide and her stories were very engaging. I was skeptical about the pirate outfit and bird being cheeseball but it was actually super fun and Sabrina and her husband adopted those birds when others could not care for them and they clearly love them so they deserve extra... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I originally booked this tour as I thought it would be a good way for my 8 yo to hear some history about Charleston and pirates. The first hour was great. I thought the second hour got into too much detail. I found myself zoning out. If you really like pirate history it would probably be more interesting.

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IOPnative, Owner at Charleston Pirate Tours, responded to this review

As you can see from previous reviews, our other guests appreciate the detail, but I'm sorry that you felt there was too much in the tour. It is a 2-hour, in-depth, history tour, so we do go into detail. Perhaps you and your child would have enjoyed our Children's Tour more. It's specifically geared toward children, is only one hour,... More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Being a somewhat of a history buff and pretty well versed on Charleston's history, I wanted something different and interesting. This tour delivered more than I could have expected! I am a local and usually don't do the touristy things. However we had a fabulous time playing "Tourist in our Own Town" when my 75 yr old father in law... More 

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IOPnative, Owner at Charleston Pirate Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad that your family enjoyed the tour. We love having locals on the tour! Sabrina More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and 8 year old daughter went on this tour with Pirate Eric, late in the evening and it was the best Ghost/Historic tour of Charleston we have ever been on. Eric tempered the tour to the younger audience but kept it extremely interesting to everyone on the tour. At several occasions the tour had interactive components that really... More 

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IOPnative, Owner at Charleston Pirate Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad that you and the family enjoyed the tour! Sabrina More 

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