Outdoor activities in Charleston

Top Outdoor Activities in Charleston, SC

Outdoor Activities in Charleston

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City Tours
1 hour
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$50.00
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Private and Luxury
40 minutes
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$50.00
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Private and Luxury
1 hour
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$54.95
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Catamaran Cruises
2 hours
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$49.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$53.00
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City Tours
1 hour
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$45.00
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City Tours
1 hour
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$265.00
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City Tours
1 hour
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$50.00
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1–2 hours
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$35.00
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City Tours
50 minutes
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$300.00
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Water Tours
2 hours
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$49.00
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2 hours
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$60.00
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$32.00
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55 minutes
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City Tours
1 hour
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Sailing
2 hours
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$465.00
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Sailing
2 hours
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$495.00
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Sailing
2 hours
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$425.00
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What travelers are saying

  • Ryan M
    1 contribution
    Request Carol!! She is an expert on the area and is an amazing tour guide! In a short amount of time, we learned so much about the rich history of Charleston!
    Written June 29, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jennie G
    1 contribution
    Prince and Ben were the best! We’re a family of 6 with kids teenage - 1 and we had the best time. The little ones enjoyed the ride and the older ones loved the ride and the stories.
    Written June 30, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Donna M
    6 contributions
    Ian…and of course Chester offered a unique, informative and amusing tour of Charleston and it’s beautiful homes. My friend and I had been on several other tours in Charleston and this was by far our favorite! Would definitely recommend if you ever get to Charleston!
    Written June 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rodseline G
    1 contribution
    Victor and Bob was the best host ever, they made our sunset boat ride a true experience. We laughed and learned so much about the area. You definitely want to be on their boat you will truly enjoy your experience.
    Written June 29, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • cfritz15
    3 contributions
    Our kayak eco tour with Alex was the highlight of our entire trip to Charleston! Alex was so well versed in the ecosystem of the area and equally adept at making you feel comfortable in the kayak, no matter your experience level. Seeing pictures of this tour around boats concerned us initially, but that ended up being the least of our worries. Everyone should consider this activity when in Charleston!
    Written June 28, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • TourinHarleyRider
    Manchester, TN90 contributions
    There are numerous carriage companies and they all run the same routes that are randomly assigned. We chose this as we had a discount coupon and we happy we did. Our horse was Carolina and Mike was our driver. Both
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Donna R
    1 contribution
    The ride through town in a private carriage was so nice. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Charlene A
    1 contribution
    The bus pick up and drop off was at a convenient location. Our driver was excellent and the bus was comfortable. The carriage ride was the highlight. We were informed of meaningful and fun facts. Our time at the market was short. The harbor ride was relaxing but the intercom was difficult to understand, therefore we felt this was not as beneficial and would have liked more time to explore historical buildings. Time was also limited at the plantation. We wished we would have rode the tractor to see the extent of the land rather than tour the house. Definitely not enough time to take it all in. This trip was a nice overview leaving us a desire to return to Charleston.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Prezrock
    Manassas, VA19 contributions
    Matt was exceptional in knowledge, presentation and humor. Thoroughly informative and entertaining.

    PS Rocky did an awesome job too.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • JenLewis77
    Charleston, SC1 contribution
    Our 4 year old had so much fun on the pirate adventure! He wanted to go back the next day. We will definitely sail again!
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Meghan H
    5 contributions
    Very educational! Love that we had a history teacher for a tour guide!! Beautiful day, beautiful city and wonderful ride through the streets. Pickney did a wonderful job getting us around!
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • Marci
    London, UK4 contributions
    We had a lovely trip with JP and Jordan. It was very entertaining and informative. I would definitely recommend it.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • wtinkey
    Des Moines, IA10 contributions
    The Outer Banks ebike tour was fantastic. Thomas Jones our guide knew exactly where to go and had not only outer banks information, but also shared island
    history. We were able to see many characters and see some filming as well. Highly recommend!!
    Written June 8, 2022
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  • Lisa M C
    1 contribution
    Our family group of six yesterday had a fantastic time on the very exciting Haunter Carriage Ride yesterday (November 24, 2021). Jessica was absolutely fabulous as our tour guide! She was so knowledgeable, funny, exciting, and all around wonderful! Rowdy, our horse "driver" was also fabulous! They both deserve extra special treats! We loved the Haunted tour and will be back! Great stories!
    Written November 25, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Christmi
    Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
    If you ever visit Charleston, visit Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, the activity is for all ages. They have beginner, medium, and hard. The owner is so nice, being a dumb tourist I didn’t know I needed closed toe shoes for the ropes course but the owner made me borrow some pair of crocs. I am in no way athletic at all but I had so much fun and the staff were very helpful and accommodating. I just faced my fear of heights while having fun. 10/10 would do it again if we come back in Charleston. Thank you!
    Written April 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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