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Charleston Pirate Tours

452 reviews
Charleston, SC, USA
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About Charleston Pirate Tours
Offering a variety of tours, our award-winning guides are sure to have the perfect experience for you. Charleston Pirate History: Blackbeard’s true past and why he blockaded our harbor, why Charlestonian Ann Bonny turned pirate and fell in love with Calico Jack, what happened to Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnet after he was captured wearing a dress, Charleston’s evolution from pirate haven to target. Daytime History & Ghost Tour: Duels, unrequited love, wars, and natural disasters have left us with more than our fair share of specters! Many of them roam the quiet streets in the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods, and that’s exactly where this tour goes. Evening Pirate & Ghost Tour: Pirate history highlights along with ghost and Gullah legends. Children’s Treasure Hunt Tours: An interactive tour that lets the kids have fun while learning, and adults have a great time, too! Lots of free souvenirs for the kids. Appearances on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, PBS, NPR, Fox Network.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in Charleston if you are into history, especially pirate history. Our tour guide Erik the Pirate, was fully knowledgeable and very passionate in pirate lore. He interacted with the group and answered all of our questions. It was the highlight...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful time on our Charleston Pirate tour. Sabrina was an excellent guide with so much knowledge. I recommend the tour to anyone!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KellyH0987
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a fun and inexpensive way to get a nice history of early Charleston and everything you want to know about the local pirates that were such a big part of it. Pirate Eric is very knowledgeable and is a great story teller. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jim H
IOPnative, Owner at Charleston Pirate Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad you had a good time! We actually have a different tour geared toward families with kids... our Children's Treasure Hunt Tour, which is only about an hour and includes interactive activities and free souvenirs!

Reviewed May 1, 2019

I can't say enough about our tour. We really enjoyed every minute of it. The stories were wonderful, our little pirate was hilarious, and the sword is real.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank isabellapotter
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Great for the little ones! Excellent family-oriented activity, especially on a beautiful day like we had!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AEWCLT
Reviewed April 29, 2019

My family really enjoyed the Charleston Pirate & Ghost Tour with Eric. It was a great mix of ghost legends and pirate info, like two tours in one. Eric was good about not making it too scary for the younger kids in our group, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank palmettodawn
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing tour. It was the best pirate and ghost tour we’ve ever had! Our tour guide Sabrina was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. We will definitely come and do it again.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LinnyFS
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

My 5 and 8 year old loved this tour. It was the highlight of the trip for them. We learned a lot about pirates. The tour was in the form of a treasure hunt which kept even the littlest ones in the group amused. If...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

We were in Charleston with our adult son for his first visit to this wonderful town. The walk was at a good pace and our guide was very observent about keeping us safe while walking around the streets of Charleston. Our guide was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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IOPnative, Owner at Charleston Pirate Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

So sorry that we could not have a parrot on the tour that you did. I believe you did an afternoon tour. Because our morning tours sold out, I added some afternoon tours to accommodate folks, who wanted to do the tour. The parrots just...More

Reviewed April 11, 2019

We decided to take a Pirate tour to gain perspective beyond the American Revolution and pre and post Civil War. We weren't disappointed. Our guide has been giving the tours for years, and his knowledge of pirates and their influence on Charleston shined. There were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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britfan789
March 20, 2018|
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Response from IOPnative | Property representative |
I am so sorry that I did not answer sooner! I never got a notification from Tripadvisor about your message. We get kids that age on all of our tours. It really depends on the child. The pirate tour is 2 hours, and it's... More
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Chauntelle M
June 23, 2017|
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Please forgive the delay in my answer. I just saw your question. As a rule, Eric does the daytime pirate tour every day, but we take turns doing the pirate & ghost tour at night. If you call me before you buy tickets, I... More
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mnitac
February 17, 2015|
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There is no charge for children under 3, but they still need a ticket. You'll see a $0-priced ticket for kids under 4 on our website.
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