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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

Drum Runner Charters:

Drum Runner Fishing Charters Fishing Trips near Charleston, SC

Drum Runner Charters is a full-service fishing charter company specializing in nearshore and inshore charters, including fly fishing. We have two boats in or fleet to better accommodate your group. Runner, a 24-foot Sea Pro bay boat, is very roomy and stable and provides an excellent fishing platform especially for larger groups and Miss Emilie, a 17-foot Silver King flats boat, is designed for stalking redfish on the shallow flats, or chasing tailing reds in the flooded grass. It will accommodate up to three passengers. We provide all bait and tackle, including Quantum rods and reels and fishing license. Captain Harry C. Demosthenes, owner and operator of Drum Runner Charters, has a lifetime of experience on the water and guarantees a safe and memorable experience for you and your group.


Adventure Harbor Tours:

Adventure Harbor Tours Harbor Tours Charleston, SC

Wanna explore isolated and beautiful Morris Island by yourself (relatively speaking) while picking up shells and sharks teeth? Try our 3 hour shell and sharks tooth expeditions out to Morris Island. Enjoy a 15 minute boat ride out past Ft. Sumter, and on to the beach. After a bit more history, we'll start our search for beach treasure, and you never know what you might find. Or how bout a sunset dolphin cruise, where you can bring your own drinks and snacks, relax and take in the sights. We have something for everyone, and it's all family fun! Adventure Harbor Tours has expanded their fleet, and is now well suited for private charters of any size up to 80 people. We now offer 3 different size boats to fit anything you need!

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Lowcountry Loop Trolley:

Lowcountry Loop Trolley Trolley Tours & Shuttle, Charleston, SC

The Best First Thing to do...! The most convenient way to get from your hotel or vacation rental to Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point, Charleston Visitors Center, the Beaches and Wild Dunes Resort to name a few...No Traffic Hassles or Parking Fees! LOW COUNTRY LOOP TROLLEY is locally owned and based in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We are a Hop-On, Hop-off Tour and Special Event Charter. Our staff is dedicated to making your time on our Trolleys fun and informative. Everybody Loves our Trolleys! It's the best way to visit Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island beaches, Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum, Historic Downtown Charleston, restaurants, shopping and more. So, hop on and off at your own pace and enjoy the best that the lowcountry has to offer!


Waterdog Paddle Company:

Waterdog Paddle Company Stand Up Paddleboard Tours & Rentals near Charleston, SC

Water Dog Paddle Company is the source for Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) adventures for Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns islands. Offering guided private and group tours, Stand up paddle board rentals, and private lessons for first-timers to experienced paddlers. The Water Dog “Dolphin Tour” is a 2 hour, Lifeguard Certified Guided Tour, which takes you along Bohicket Creek & into the depths of the Salt Marsh, searching for dolphin, birds and other wildlife. Included in the tour are Boardworks Paddleboards, Carbon Fiber Paddle, Lifejacket, Leash & Bottled Water. Daily options, including a sunset dolphin tour and all must be booked 24hrs in advance. Tour guide, Ryan Kennedy, will teach you everything you need to know about the fastest growing sport in the USA!


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!


Classic Charleston Sailing:

Classic Charleston Sailing Charters Sailing Charters in Charleston, South Carolina

Discover "the Beauty of Sail" aboard a classic sailing yawl, Cythera. Feel the sensation of wind on your face as you sail the waters of the historic Charleston, SC Harbor while aboard a beautiful 42ft ocean-going yacht. Enjoy a relaxing day cruise or spectacular sunset sail or try our unique overnight adventure along the Carolina coast or simply a romantic B&B evening aboard. You will spend time sailing quietly along the harbor, experiencing the city from a totally unique perspective, or simply watch the dolphins play in the bow wave while sailing by Fort Sumter or under the Ravenal Bridge. For those who wish to actively participate in sailing the boat, just ask... and remember no matter what the occasion, don't forget your camera!