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Charleston Area

Things to do in Charleston, SCCharleston is a historical gem on the Carolina Coast with endless things to do for every vacationer.  Steeped in history, Charleston offers guided walking tours, horse drawn carriage tours and ghostly walking tours of its beautiful streets, alleys and cemeteries.  Carriage rides and walking tours offer enthralling narratives of the antebellum architecture, historical families that built the city, as well as the cities role in America’s history.  And evening ghost tours invite visitors into the seedier history of Charleston, with tales of infamous pirates and spirits both friendly and not, who call Charleston home. And Charleston van and bus tours are a great option for those looking to explore downtown Charleston as well as plantations in nearby towns like James Island and West Ashley.

As a port city, Charleston also has a rich maritime history which visitors can see first hand on scenic tours of the Charleston Harbor and nearby Fort Sumter.  Bicycle rentals in Charleston is another way to get around the city, setting your own pace and allowing easy access to the whole peninsula.  And Segway tours in nearby Mount Pleasant, are a unique way to explore Mount Pleasant and nearby Shem Creek.

And as a peninsula, Charleston is conveniently located near many beaches and watersports outfitters, which offer SUP and kayak rentals, nature tours and jet ski rentals.  Explore creeks and rivers on a guided SUP or kayak tour in nearby Mount Pleasant, or paddle on your own with a kayak or SUP rental.  And jet ski rentals at nearby Folly Beach and Isle of Palms offer the adventurous a chance to crash the waves of the Atlantic, and explore the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.  And with such a long mariners history, its no wonder that Charleston offers charter fishing trips both inshore/ near shore, fly fishing and offshore fishing launching in nearby Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach.

So whether you’re a history buff, explorer, or angler extraordinaire you won’t be disappointed.  With so many things to do in Charleston, SC it’s no wonder that it has become a premiere vacation destination.

 

Below are a Few Things to do in Charleston

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Charleston Local Businesses

AquaSafaris, Inc. Worldwide Charter Yacht:

AquaSafaris Charters Harbor Tours & Sailing Charters in Charleston, SC

20 years experience owning and operating vessels worldwide - we are your experts! Inshore & Offshore fishing charters, power, & sailing yachts. The PALMETTO BREEZE Custom Catamaran, is built for comfort and ready to set sail into on a Charleston Harbor tour for up to 100 people: Children's Pirate Adventures, Dolphin cruises & Sunset sails. Tuesday-Sunday. Bottled Water & Soft Drinks Free. And any event is a special occasion when you're sailing in Charleston, South Carolina. Choose from executive daysails, tours of historic Charleston, corporate "team building" regattas, sail/golf excursions, family outings, private cruises, sailing lessons, sunset sails and harbor tours or island beach expeditions. THE LARGEST CAPACITY CATAMARAN NORTH OF FT. LAUDERDALE! Palmetto Breeze combines both comfort and speed! To Find out more, click below!


Bulldog Tours:

Bulldog Tours Ghost & Walking Tours in Charleston, SC

As featured on The Travel Channel, Bulldog Tours is Charleston's premier walking tour company, offering the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in town. Voted "Charleston's Best Tour Company" in 2010, 2011, & 2012, they have exclusive access to Charleston's most haunted locations (Old City Jail, Pre-Revolutionary Dungeon, & oldest cemetery). As featured in Southern Living, Bon Appetit, and Food Network, our culinary tours are a great way to walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston. The "Savor the Flavors of Charleston" tour offers tastings of Lowcountry delicacies such as pralines, stone ground grits, and barbeque. Our "Chef's Kitchen Tour" gives you a behind the scenes look at several gourmet restaurants. Like history, then it's time you take our "Charleston Strolls Walk with History Tour". This two-hour walking tour is the best overview of Charleston's rich past, antebellum homes, architecture, hidden gardens, and culture.

Mention "Carolina Coast Activities" for a $3/adult discount!!


IOP Marina "A great place to tie up and wind down":

Isle of Palms Marina Marina on Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Conveniently located on the Intracoastal waterway, we offer everything from fishing boat charters to boat rentals and watersports options. Take a cruise down the intercoastal waterway, go to the islands for a picnic, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with an Isle of Palms Marina boat rental. Isle of Palms marina also offers customized excursions for our guest, including Harbor and sunset cruises, dolphin watching trips, and inshore & offshore fishing charters. Our experienced captains and crew will provide a charter boat fishing trip that is sure to be both an enlightening and fun day on the water! Call for reservations.


Charleston Sailing School & Power Boat Rental:

Charleston Power Boat Rentals Boat Rentals, Charleston, SC

As an extension of Charleston Sailing School, Charleston Power Boat Rental, has brought the availability to rent, train, or charter aboard a variety of sail and power boats from Downtown Charleston. Our location and fleet of power boats provides an ideal platform for you to Explore Charleston by Water and we are the only operation downtown offering power boat rentals. Boats are launched on demand from the Charleston City Marina with direct access to Charleston Harbor and its tributaries. All boats can comfortably accommodate 6-8 adults each is equipped with a stereo, live well, rod racks, bimini and windshield and a handheld GPS and chart of the permitted cruising grounds will be provided. We also offer private yacht charters and power boat training. Our doors are open 7 days a week at the Charleston City Marina. Welcome Aboard!


Charleston's Original Ghost Hunt:

Charleston's Original Ghost Hunt Tours Ghost Tours in Charleston, SC

Offering two tours daily, The Ghost Hunt Walking Tour and The History of Charleston Walking Tour. The History of Charleston tour will take you around the infamous historic district and end in a private garden with refreshments. Walking with a local, whose family has lived in Charleston for over 300 years, will give you a real sense of Charleston's present and past. The Ghost Hunt is a walk through the Historic district of Charleston, hunting the ghosts that are famous for Haunting this city. This unique tour takes you through historic Charleston's most infamous haunted locations. Join us for an adventure into the unknown! All tours are done by Candle light!


Addam's Relic Hunting Adventures:

Addam's Relic Hunting Relic Hunting near Charleston, SC

If you love history then this is for you! The lowcountry of South Carolina has seen hundreds of years of history on its soil. From the early days of colonization, through the Revolutionary War and up to the American Civil War, artifacts have been left behind by our ancestors. We at Addam's Relic Hunting Adventures LLC. can help you find them. We supply all the necessary tools, including a top-of-the-line metal detector, to find the relics and once you have recovered that piece of history it is yours to keep and cherish. We also, give a history of the site that you are hunting and provide identification of the relics and tips on preserving your finds. Great for birthday parties, small gatherings, and other social occasions. Call today to set up an adventure!