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“A Great Tour!”

Laughing Gull Tours
Ranked #137 of 243 Tours in Charleston
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Charleston is compact, on a small peninsula - with so much history. You can see the highlights first-hand on a narrated walk with Laughing Gull Tours. Laughing Gull Tours offeexperienced, bright, worldly, high spirited guides! The truth is that on any tour you take here or anywhere, the guide makes all the difference. Over 90% of the company's tours are given by the owner and lead guide, Dennis W. Stiles. He is a military veteran, graduating from the USAF Academy in 1964. He was helicopter pilot in the SEA conflict, and flew nine different types of aircraft during his 30-year career. He also had a long Pentagon assignment, working in the inner-office of two Air Force Chiefs of Staff, attended the French War College, and at the end of his service was the Air Force Attache in the American Embassies in Egypt and Austria. He has been a licensed guide in Charleston for 24 years. Colonel Stiles is also a widely published poet. AVAILABLE RAIN OR SHINE. DOGS WELCOME (he has two)
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours on a beautiful day with Denny Stiles, owner and operator of Laughing Gull Tours. He is wonderfully informative about the history of Charleston and packs an amazing amount of knowledge and facts into his tour. He has a casual and friendly style and a smile and hello for almost every native we passed. Really the unofficial Mayor of Charleston. Not the biggest tour agency for sure, but you won’t go wrong to check out Denny.

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Dennis S, Owner at Laughing Gull Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hey, Mike. Sincere thanks for your kind words. I enjoyed our amble
at least as much as you did. Wish you were back today -- same
interesting city, now 5 degrees warmer. All the best!

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We booked the historic walking tour with Laughing Gull tours. Dennis was an excellent guide. He knows his history, architecture and plenty of stories about Charleston. He was also interesting to talk with about current day Charleston and what it is like to live there.
He will customize his tour route to your interests.

Thank Greg1771
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Dennis S, President, Laughing Gull at Laughing Gull Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Greg, Thanks so much for your kind response to
our walking tour == brightened my day!

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We learned so much about the history of Charleston (and the state and the nation) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The owner, Denny, brings a perspective much greater than just the historical milestones—lots to say about how Charleston is today and why.

Thank unclebobo
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Denny's in-depth knowledge on diverse topics is almost as he lived the history. His global experience makes him a great ambassador of Charleston with its rich, multi-faceted history and current affairs. Denny's engaging, sincere nature provide the ultimate tour experience.

Thank Shawn M
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Expecting the best then hire the best. Denny of Laughing Gull Tours represents the best. His knowledge of the history of the area and ability to communicate that history with context and enthusiasm is par none. I've done tours with other guides in several different areas/locales and Denny is right there at the top of any in my experience. You want the real thing- I highly suggest Denny.

Thank Jeff A
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