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Address: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-442-7299
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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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Wonderful Family Fun!

When our grandsons came to visit, the entire family took the Treasure Hunt Pirate Tour. Captain Sabrina & Doozer, her parrot, made sure that everyone had a great time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When our grandsons came to visit, the entire family took the Treasure Hunt Pirate Tour. Captain Sabrina & Doozer, her parrot, made sure that everyone had a great time! Historical facts, with some funny anecdotes added, kept the adults thoroughly entertained, while sword-fighting lessons, map reading for clues and racing from one clue site to the next gave the kids... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There were 5 of us that took the 2pm tour on 7/5/15. The tour took you around the historical part of Charleston, away from the shops, and you walked the same streets as pirates long ago! Eric REALLY knows his information and his passion about all things pirates really shows through - from his pirate attire to his loyal parrot,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When my family returned to Charleston for a week-long vacation, reserving an evening tour with Eric was at the top of our priority list. Having met Eric and his wife, Sabrina a year earlier, we knew we were in for a great evening of master storytelling and local history. We were not disappointed. It was a lot of fun to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Pirate Sabrina was fabulous! Wonderful mix of history to keep the parents entertained and a fun treasure hunt to keep my 5-year-old happy. Her real live parent, Doozier, was the real star of the show. This is a must-do activity for little pirates!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

You don't have to be into pirates to enjoy this tour. Eric and Bob take you on a great trip thru the city. Sights and story's along the way are a bonus to a great time. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. But most of all be prepared to have fun.

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Haw River, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Eric Lavender is a most entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide, and local historian. He is mindful of the keeping all ages engaged as well as setting a comfortable walking pace. Eric made my visit to Charleston, SC much more interesting. He provided facts along with cultural spice and local folklore. The tour was fun and I kept expecting to see... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My 8 year old and her grandmother went on the regular tour. Both really enjoyed it and came back with lots of interesting anecdotes about Charleston's pirate past. There is a lot of walking on cobbled streets so of you are not steady on your feet this is not the tour for you. I took my 4 and 6 year... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

If you're interested in pirates, this is the tour for you. However, if a 2 hour lecture on pirates isn't up your alley, then skip it. We found the guide, Eric, to be pleasant and interesting. Unfortunately, we didn't get the tour we expected- we thought it'd be a tour of Charleston with emphasis on pirate lore/history. Nope. There was... More 

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

Sorry you "didn't get the tour you expected," but we are very specific in marketing our tours. Yes, our daytime pirate history tour is about Charleston's pirate history. As for keeping young kids interested... while we do get young children on the 2-hour tour, and most do fine, as you can see from dozens of other reviews, we do have... More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have four kids (7-14) and this was a great way to introduce them to this amazing city. There were three families on the tour and which was a perfect size and Eric kept everyone engaged. The only reason I did not give a 5 is because while we saw a lot of the downtown and it was entertaining and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We took our three year old and five year old and they loved the search for treasure around the park. Sabrina, our pirate leader, was appealing to the kids and make the adults laugh.

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Address: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-442-7299
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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