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Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours - Private Tours
Ranked #1 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Experience historic downtown Charleston with one of our licensed guides. We offer walking tours covering everything from... more » Owner description: Experience historic downtown Charleston with one of our licensed guides. We offer walking tours covering everything from pirates and privateers to the Civil War in Charleston. Book online or call us today! With advanced notice, we tailor customizable tours to fit the interests of an individual, couple or group. « less
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Ranked #2 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Sail year round on Charleston’s finest, private, and romantic 50ft luxury yacht, "Fate". Rated by Forbes as one of the top... more » Owner description: Sail year round on Charleston’s finest, private, and romantic 50ft luxury yacht, "Fate". Rated by Forbes as one of the top romantic things to do in Charleston! Enjoy the sights of this beautiful city from historical landmarks to a wide variety of wildlife as you relax and feel the ocean breeze, all while your professional captain and mate take care of everything else. Available for hourly, daily and overnight adventures. Most charters are 3-4 hours in length and circle the entire Charleston Harbor. Gourmet Catering options are available and you are welcome to bring your favorite beverages along for the ride. Ask about our sunset sail and overnight at the dock for two special. Longer overnight trips for two are available by request. Professional photography is available. « less
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Ranked #3 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service. Through COA, an experienced naturalist provide... more » Owner description: Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service. Through COA, an experienced naturalist provide guests with environmental Eco-tours and rentals throughout the saltwater estuaries of Folly Beach and the Charleston area. Charleston Outdoor Adventures services provide clients the opportunity to explore the saltwater estuaries through guided kayak tours, guided paddle board tours, charter boat Eco-tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/ paddle board rentals. « less
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Ranked #4 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with 7th-generation Charleston... more » Owner description: Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with 7th-generation Charleston native Michael Trouche. Discover stunning architecture, glorious gardens, Civil and Revolutionary War sites, cobblestone streets, wrought iron gates, legendary graveyards, and the local flavor of the fabled “Holy City” that no one knows better than Michael, who grew up in the famous "South of Broad" area, and has written two popular books on Charleston, where his family has lived for more than 215 years. Michael won numerous prestigious awards as host of the acclaimed "Carolina Camera" television program for 20 years on the local Charleston CBS affiliate, and has charmed tour guests for 10 years with his unparalleled knowledge of South Carolina's history, culture, plants and animals, as well as colorful insights, locations and anecdotes that only a lifelong Charleston native would truly know. « less
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Ranked #5 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: 3 hour boat excursions to Morris Island. Morris Island is unspoiled, undeveloped and undeniably the jewel of the area!... more » Owner description: 3 hour boat excursions to Morris Island. Morris Island is unspoiled, undeveloped and undeniably the jewel of the area! Without a doubt the finest shell and sharks teeth hunting beach in Charleston. Overflowing with history, your guide will share details of what makes Morris so special, while helping you find treasure on the beach and keeping the laughs going. Observe dolphins on the way there and back! Definitely kid friendly, check out our website and come and see us! « less
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Ranked #6 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Walking tours
Owner description: Lowcountry Walking Tours is Charleston's premiere walking tour company. We now offer three walking tours -- the Downtown... more » Owner description: Lowcountry Walking Tours is Charleston's premiere walking tour company. We now offer three walking tours -- the Downtown Walking Tour, the Mount Pleasant Walking Tour and our newest tour: Charleston's Most Beautiful Walk! Charleston's Most Beautiful Walk Tour is carefully curated by Lowcountry Walking Tours' Guide Bill Stanton to incorporate some of the most visually appealing elements Charleston has to offer. Visit our website to see our tour schedule! « less
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Ranked #7 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Charleston native and award-winning photojournalist Liz Legare Duren takes you on a stroll through the city her ancestors... more » Owner description: Charleston native and award-winning photojournalist Liz Legare Duren takes you on a stroll through the city her ancestors helped build. Experience Charleston, while YOU are being photographed in the city's most beautiful (or tucked away) locations. Limiting the the tour to only 10 people assures you a more intimate look at the city and a chance for some GREAT photography! Tours are available 7 days a week, please visit our website for all the information you need! « less
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Ranked #8 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Join Anne Middleton Herron,a 13th generation Charlestonian, for a personalized local perspective. End the tour in a private... more » Owner description: Join Anne Middleton Herron,a 13th generation Charlestonian, for a personalized local perspective. End the tour in a private garden with refreshments. « less
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Ranked #9 of 158 activities in Charleston
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Owner description: Explore the Holy City’s history, lore and legends with me, Charleston-native, Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for... more » Owner description: Explore the Holy City’s history, lore and legends with me, Charleston-native, Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 9 generations. I will guide you on a memorable two-hour walking tour that includes an introduction to some of our most celebrated landmarks and hidden treasures that make this such a special place to visit. We will start at the Old Exchange Building (Charleston's Independence Hall) then stroll through the streets of Charleston. Just a few of the sites covered are St. Michael’s Church: the oldest church edifice in Charleston, Four Corners of Law: referenced in Ripley’s “Believe It or Not”, Rainbow Row: multi-colored residences today, was once the center of the waterfront economy, Antebellum Mansions: see the grandeur and beauty of these pre-Civil War homes, Historic Waterfront Battery: named for the entrenchments and bastions once protecting the holy city, Revolutionary and Civil Wars: overall history and sites that defined these battles for independence and state rights. There is a rich history and culture I would like to share and look forward to showing you the sights of our beautiful city, creating an experience you will remember for years to come! « less
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Ranked #10 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your acclaimed guide, Joyce... more » Owner description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your acclaimed guide, Joyce Weir, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Your 2 hour tour can be customized to what interests you most, which may include magnificent mansions, mysterious graveyards, graceful gardens, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, secret passageways, cobblestone streets,slave history. Got a camera? Photo tips provided! Tours depart 7 days a week at 96 Meeting Street in Washington Park. 9am in July and August. 10am the rest of the year. Reservations required. « less
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Ranked #11 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: This private 2 hour boat adventure is what Charleston is really all about! I'm a native captain, so we'll glide through the... more » Owner description: This private 2 hour boat adventure is what Charleston is really all about! I'm a native captain, so we'll glide through the uncrowded backwaters of the most pristine estuaries in the country. We'll learn to harvest oysters, catch shrimp and identify local shore birds. Next, we'll find the Bottlenose Dolphins. Having them swim next to the boat is exciting, but if we find them feeding in the shallows it's spectacular! Our next destination is Morris Island where I'll teach you about its rich Civil War history as well as my own family ties to it. We'll then walk its shores looking for shells and artifacts as the sixth oldest lighthouse in the nation serves as our backdrop! So as you can see we have something for everybody on this trip. The dolphins are always here, the beach is loaded with shells, and if you listen hard enough you just may hear the roar of cannons from the past. So come on and join me! You never know what washed up the night before... « less
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Ranked #12 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Walking tours
Owner description: Free, name-your-own-price sightseeing tours of Charleston. We provide a platform for licensed, professional, freelance tour... more » Owner description: Free, name-your-own-price sightseeing tours of Charleston. We provide a platform for licensed, professional, freelance tour guides to lead tours at no upfront cost, so that you may enjoy a quality sightseeing experience no matter what your budget. « less
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Ranked #13 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Thriller is rocking the boat with a 1 hour and approximately 30 mile tour. See the sites of Charleston along with 5 forts... more » Owner description: Thriller is rocking the boat with a 1 hour and approximately 30 mile tour. See the sites of Charleston along with 5 forts and 2 lighthouses while on your way to an up close view of Morris Island Lighthouse. Live narration and rock tunes on a 43-passenger hi-speed power catamaran will surely put a smile on your face. « less
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Ranked #14 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Join us for a relaxing sail aboard Prevailing Winds, a 27’ Stiletto Catamaran Sailboat, sailing daily from the Charleston... more » Owner description: Join us for a relaxing sail aboard Prevailing Winds, a 27’ Stiletto Catamaran Sailboat, sailing daily from the Charleston Maritime Center. The environmentally friendly way to explore historic Charleston Harbor. Fast and stable, Prevailing Winds is fun for all ages. Experience close encounters with dolphins and other marine wildlife, quietly while under sail. Offering five trips daily. Limited to six passengers for a highly customized experience, with no crowds. Private Charters, special events, and sailing lessons available. « less
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Ranked #15 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Experience a taste of Charleston's flourishing craft beer scene with an exclusive tour of the five local craft breweries.... more » Owner description: Experience a taste of Charleston's flourishing craft beer scene with an exclusive tour of the five local craft breweries. Enjoy four generous samples as we visit three local breweries on each tour. Learn brewing techniques and expand your palate as you enjoy a taste of Charleston. Tour schedules vary based on the day so visit our website to view which breweries you wish to attend. So sit back and relax because we're doing the driving! « less
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Ranked #16 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Walks In History, LLC is excited to be operating in the most beautiful and historic city in the United States. We offer a... more » Owner description: Walks In History, LLC is excited to be operating in the most beautiful and historic city in the United States. We offer a Haunted Charleston Ghost Tour at the Old Citadel and College of Charleston, a Pirate and Haunted History walking tour along the French Quarter waterfront, and a Marion Square history tour. The Haunted Charleston Tour takes place in the heart of the historic downtown peninsula, one of the oldest parts of the Holy City, including points of interest: the College of Charleston, the Old Citadel, a Revolutionary War Burial Ground, the Site of the ca. 1790 Charleston Orphan House, the Second Presbyterian Churchyard and Confederate graves, and a life-size replica of the Hunley submarine to name a few. We offer the most authentic and detailed tours in The Holy City. « less
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Ranked #17 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Walking tours
Owner description: Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks that cover the most interesting historical issues... more » Owner description: Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks that cover the most interesting historical issues and sights in a city known for its turbulent past and unusual beauty. Our guides are the best in the business, with years of research and storytelling experience. They promise the kind of accuracy, insight and enthusiasm that create a delightful touring experience. Let them lead you to Charleston's hidden alleys and tell you what went on behind its closed doors.The daytime walks last approximately two hours. The ghost walks are shorter (and scarier).We go rain or shine. There are no hills. The pace is easy. Please join us. You'll be glad you did! « less
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Ranked #18 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: 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... more » 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. Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more! Along the way, learn about the city’s most historical buildings and events. We also offer evening Ghost/Pirate tours and the Charles Towne Pub Stroll. « less
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Ranked #19 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours; Walking tours
Owner description: Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the... more » Owner description: Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer's Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston's cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, you will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry's finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston's impressive culinary and bar innovations. Five Tours Available:Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, Chefs' Kitchen, The Farmer's Market and Mixology Tour. As most tours sell out, all reservations are required in advance. Groups need to be booked at least three days prior to tour. Each tour is limited in size. Charleston Culinary Tours are held rain or shine. « less
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Ranked #20 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Coastal Expeditions is Charleston's original and premier kayaking, SUP and outdoor outfitter! With over 20 years servicing... more » Owner description: Coastal Expeditions is Charleston's original and premier kayaking, SUP and outdoor outfitter! With over 20 years servicing the Lowcountry, their guides know the creeks, estuaries and rivers that weave through the area better than anyone else, and they can't wait to share their knowledge about the natural and human history that defines Charleston. As the local kayak and charter company for REI Adventures, Backroads International, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife and other groups, you can feel confident that you are choosing a good touring company for your day on the water! Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboards, Boat Excursions, Bulls Island Ferry. « less
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Ranked #21 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Walking tours
Owner description: Martine P. Dulles, licensed guide, offers tours of in English and in French of Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry:Charles... more » Owner description: Martine P. Dulles, licensed guide, offers tours of in English and in French of Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry:Charles Towne (1670)- Charleston (2013). Holy City: Places of Worship and Cemeteries / Ville Sainte: Sites religieux et Cimetieres. Art & Architecture: Museums / Musees. Plantations, etc. « less
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Ranked #22 of 158 activities in Charleston
Owner description: Winding through alleys, narrow streets and along the water, Mary-Margaret tells you past stories of Charleston's elite and... more » Owner description: Winding through alleys, narrow streets and along the water, Mary-Margaret tells you past stories of Charleston's elite and poor, free and slave, women's work and men's glory. Along the way you begin to realize how easy it is to fall in love with the holy city! Your tour lasts about an hour and a half ending in a private courtyard on Broad,just minutes away from Charleston's market! Call today! « less
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Ranked #23 of 158 activities in Charleston
Owner description: I'm Captain Kevin Blair and I'd like you to join us for some exciting fishing in Charleston and Folly Beach SC! Our fishing... more » Owner description: I'm Captain Kevin Blair and I'd like you to join us for some exciting fishing in Charleston and Folly Beach SC! Our fishing charters launch daily from Folly Beach and we have several daily pickup locations for customers who will be charter fishing in Charleston. Our fishing guides are expert anglers and have been fishing in Charleston and Folly Beach for years. We offer both inshore and nearshore fishing charters. This includes Charleston and Folly Beach flats fishing and reef fishing. This is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Call, email or you can book a trip online right now! « less
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Ranked #24 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Year round inshore fishing charters and guide service for redfish, sea trout and flounder. USCG certified captain. Half and... more » Owner description: Year round inshore fishing charters and guide service for redfish, sea trout and flounder. USCG certified captain. Half and full day trips. All experience levels welcome. « less
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Ranked #25 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours; Biking Trails
Owner description: Charleston Bicycle Tours offers 3 and 6 day bicycle tours of Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah and their surrounding quaint... more » Owner description: Charleston Bicycle Tours offers 3 and 6 day bicycle tours of Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah and their surrounding quaint towns and coastal islands. Cycle on back roads,quiet streets and alleys past historical homes and experience the charm of the Low country shown by an 11th generation South Carolinian.Includes luxury accommodations,excellent meals,licensed guide,van support,and fun/small groups. « less
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Ranked #26 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Classic Carriage Works, LLC. is Charleston's premier provider of high quality carriage tours and carriage service. We hold... more » Owner description: Classic Carriage Works, LLC. is Charleston's premier provider of high quality carriage tours and carriage service. We hold our customers, horses and employees in the highest regard - taking the utmost care of each. Our tours are personalized by the tour guides and tailored to the interest of the passengers as questions are asked. Take one of our tours and see the difference! « less
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Ranked #27 of 158 activities in Charleston
Owner description: Private charters available for couples and groups of up to 6. We provide comfortable seating, commentary and a chance to... more » Owner description: Private charters available for couples and groups of up to 6. We provide comfortable seating, commentary and a chance to steer and trim sails. Food and beverages may be purchased (byob). Sailing lessons on request. « less
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Ranked #28 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
Owner description: Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on Edisto Island in 1682 and has been here ever since. Ed... more » Owner description: Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on Edisto Island in 1682 and has been here ever since. Ed opened his walking tour business in 1996 and would consider it a privilege to personally show you his city.Your tour will explore the cracks and crevices of old, beautiful Charleston, touching on many subjects such as the Civil War, the Great Earthquake, the Preservation Movement, and our magnificent architecture. Must sees on your tour include the Four Corners of Law, the Battery, and Rainbow Row. « less
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Ranked #29 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Charleston Kayak Company offers access to some of the most scenic waterways in the Charleston area. Naturalist guided kayak... more » Owner description: Charleston Kayak Company offers access to some of the most scenic waterways in the Charleston area. Naturalist guided kayak tours and rentals are offered year-round from the grounds of historic Middleton Place. Immerse yourself in the rich history, ecology, and protected waterways surrounding this National Historic Landmark site. Tours are suitable for any skill level or experience. If your more comfortable with an engine, join one of our history and dolphin boat tours exploring the salt marshes aboard our 24ft Carolina Skiff. Join a regularly scheduled departure, or arrange a private trip. No matter what the season, we have an offering to get you on the water! « less
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Ranked #30 of 158 activities in Charleston
Category: Tours
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