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  • Tracy S
    Amarillo, TX2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our ferry was scheduled to leave at 10:30. We arrived to the dock at 10:28 and they had closed the ramp to the ferry and would not re-open it. We had to drive to the other side of the harbor to catch the next ferry.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Sera B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Evans was a wonderful tour guide! We learned so much about the history of Charleston. He was very passionate about sharing his knowledge which we really enjoyed. Great tour highly recommend
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Karen C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative narrative tour of the area in comfortable small bus. We went thru many areas and the driver even explained the free bus system to those interested
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Chad M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food was delicious. The sunset was beautiful over Charleston. Only complaint is that the boat needs some upgrades and the tables are too close together. Kind of out dated. Other than that it was an excellent date night with the wife
    Written June 15, 2024
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  • Tammiedb
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very exciting haunted tour led by Hal. Stories were very Interesting, informative and fun. A fun tour for any traveler.
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Jennifer K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend this cruise! Every employee on board was extremely kind and professional and we had a blast. They created a friendly atmosphere and even had us laughing during the safety briefing. You can easily socialize with the crew and other passengers or just keep to yourself and take it all in.

    We were some of the last to board and noticed there were still seats available at the very front of the boat. I’m surprised these weren’t the first to go because we loved sitting there—great views and great place to take photos. (That said, there’s not a bad seat on the boat.)
    In the summer, the 4:30 cruise is perfect. The sun is a little less intense and makes for lovely views. You can have a glass of wine on board and then walk to dinner after the cruise.
    If you want to wear a hat, make sure it’s attached to you somehow so it doesn’t blow away.

    I think our captain was named Dan. Again, he and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic. Would love to do this again and only wish it were a longer trip!
    Written June 20, 2024
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  • Connor O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guide was friendly, funny, and an awesome story teller! Very theatrical and well studied. Each story was rooted in history and grounded in sources as reliable as are available for ghost stories. It was a great family outing!
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Jennifer W
    Alpharetta2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For her 16th birthday our daughter wanted to go to Charleston and a haunted carriage tour was at the top of her “to do” list. We had such a great time! Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. He even had my 11 year old son engaged. We only wish it could have been a little longer. We would have loved to have seen a bit more of the city and heard a few more stories.
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Adam W
    51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked this tour several months ago and whilst reading the reviews, happened upon the fact that the guide, Mike, has his own podcast, Pleasing Terrors, on all things supernatural with a lot of the focus being on Charleston.

    So, I gave the show a listen to get a quick idea of what to expect but ended up bingeing the entire series in a week or so at work, as it's easily one of, if not, the, most well researched and in depth podcasts on the subject, discussing the lore, fact, history and reality surrounding these otherwise incredible stories.

    Needless to say, it was great to finally see the places we'd heard about already for ourselves and hear the stories from Mike, who is a great guide that captures the mood of the evening brilliantly, himself.

    Great guide, great evening, highly recommended!
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Jim S
    Williamsburg, VA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good level of amount of history and details. Covered most of the city in short period. Good intro to city. Friendly guide:
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • Lagena M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it! I felt like Captain Jim was showing us a part of Charleston that few see. He was very informative and fun! I highly recommend this tour.
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Cindy F
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guide was very informative! Maltry the horse did an outstanding job also! I would definitely do it again! The barn was very clean and all employees were nice.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Katherine G
    Richmond, VA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour! We did the two hour marsh kayaking tour and enjoyed every minute. Friendly and knowledgeable guide, not too fast or slow of a pace, great for beginners or experts. The estuary is beautiful, and we even saw a baby osprey!
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Kelly D
    North Little Rock, AR29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience visiting some of the local cemeteries. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Gerry K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were not disappointed. Jeff gave us an amazing view of Charleston. His knowledge is encyclopedic. Definitely worth the money.
    Written June 7, 2024
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