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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

Shoal Bandit Charters:

Shoal Bandit Fishing Charters Charter Fishing Charleston, SC

Located in Charleston, Shoal Bandit Charters offer numerous fishing opportunities. From the seasoned veteran to the still wet behind the ears rookie, Capt. John Koonce can show you a memorable charter fishing experience. Half day charters run for four hours and can be booked for the morning or afternoon. Half or full day trips can include inshore fishing charters or nearby offshore wrecks aboard a 22 foot Sea Chaser going after species such as cobia, flounder, gray trout, redfish, sheepshead, spadefish, tarpon and if you dare, take on sharks! Shoal Bandit Charters includes everything you need for a great trip. All you need to bring is food, drinks, sun screen, and a camera! Complete your vacation or weekend outing by booking a charter aboard the Shoal Bandit today!


Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect:

Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect! Walking History Tours, Charleston, SC

Experience Charleston's incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your renowned guide, Joyce Aungst, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Points of interest will include but are not limited to; magnificent mansions, colonial churches and graveyards, hidden & flourishing gardens, old wharves famed for pirates & Indians, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, wrought iron gates, architectural details, cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, confederate parks with cannons and artillery, incredible views to photograph and the stories that accompany them. Routes will vary depending on the day and cover 12 to 15 blocks at the High Battery, South of Broad and the French Quarter. Capture unique photos with a professional photographer's eye! Your satisfaction is our guarantee!


Reel Deal Fishing Charters:

Reel Deal Fishing Charters Fishing Charters in Charleston, SC

Year-round inshore/offshore, deep-sea & big game saltwater fishing. "Best prices in the Lowcountry"! Anglers will enjoy fishing with state of the art equipment, tackle and an expert staff headed by Captain Rich Harris. License included. Targeting RedDrum, SeaTrout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Shark & many others. We have multiple captains who operate multiple boats for your "Reel" fishing experience. All boats are fully equipped with the latest electronics and tackle to ensure a great day of fishing in the Charleston area. All licenses, baits (live, cut, or artificial) and tackle are included in the price of our charters. We at The Reel Deal Charters take great pride in ensuring you have a productive and enjoyable experience. Our staff are skilled professionals and can teach you all the tricks of the trade.


Charleston Bike Taxi:

Charleston Bike Taxi Bike Taxi in Charleston, SC

A Rickshaw, Pedicab transportation service! Charleston Bike Taxi is an environmentally friendly taxi service committed to all your transportation needs. We even have a bike or an L.E.V. for environmentally friendly brides and grooms! Have fun it's your Day!! We pedal up fun and a great service, give us a try, smiles are free!! Large groups can be accommodated. $4.50 per person per 10 min (you can get almost anywhere in downtown Charleston in 10 min) it works out to .90 cents per minute for 2 people.


Folly Beach Adventures:

Folly Beach Adventures Bike, Kayak and SUP Rentals on Folly Beach, SC

Welcome to Folly Beach Adventures! We offer personalized attention to the beach traveler and will do our best to tend to your needs. We specialize in Renting outdoor equipment to make your beach stay more fun. Offering Bike & Trike rentals including child carriers, Kayak rentals, rental Scooters & Golf Carts and now offering Stand Up Paddleboard rentals, we are Folly Beach's premiere rental operation and here at Folly Beach Adventures we rent all things fun. We strive to provide our clients with some of the best deals on the market. FREE Delivery on Folly Beach or come on down to our convenient location on Indian Ave. next to the post office. Also offering guided kayaking and bike tours and surf kayak instruction. Begin your adventure today!


Knot @ Work Fishing Charters:

Knot @ Work Fishing Charters Offshore & Near Shore Fishing Charters in Charleston, SC

Knot @ Work Fishing is a family oriented, personalized charter service, specializing custom trips for the family or individual and exceeding their expectations. Our Captain Robert Olsen is a licensed and insured USCG captain with over 20 years of local knowledge of the Charleston area. Our Fishing Charters vary depending on time of year species such as trout, flounder, sheepshead, redfish and sharks can be caught inshore. Grouper, snapper, amberjack, barracuda and king mackerel can be caught near shore. Wahoo, Dolphin (mahi mahi) Tuna and an occasional billfish can be caught offshore. We also offer Crabbing Trips and Shark Tooth Hunting which are great in the summer and fall for the whole family, especially the children. On our Eco Trips, customers will get up close to dolphins and numerous birds as they frolic through the harbor and creeks.