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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

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.


Old Exchange Building:

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon Historical Building and Museum in Charleston, SC

The Old Exchange is a ‘must-see’ for all Charleston visitors. During your visit, you will discover this building's integral role in our country’s quest for independence and its important service to our young nation. History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about extraordinary events of Charles Town. In 1718 an associate of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet “The Gentleman Pirate” and his crew were imprisoned at this location. Completed in 1771, the Old Exchange Building is recognized today as South Carolina's most historic building. Where the US Constitution was ratified and George Washington was entertained. While many of the historic buildings in Charleston are residences and focus on prominent families of the city, the Old Exchange began its existence as a public building and remains so today.


Heart Marsh Outfitters:

Heart Marsh Outfitters Nature Boat Tours, Charleston, SC

We offer access to some of Charleston's wildlife and history rich salt-marsh estuaries, come explore this backyard wilderness with Captain Luke! All of our trips are private custom experience aboard our spacious and versatile 24ft Carolina skiff. Our passion for environmental education, conservation, history, and everything outdoors is the guiding force behind Heart Marsh Outfitters. Have a personal encounter with bottlenose dolphin, throw a cast net, and search an undeveloped beach island for shells, are just a few of the experiences to expect on your private charter- Guaranteed to be an experience you won’t forget! And of course we can customize your trip to fit your needs and interests, whether its photography, birding, shelling, dolphin watching, romantic cruises, or just a relaxing day on an undeveloped beach!


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!


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!


Sandlapper Water Tours:

Sandlapper Water Tours Harbor Tours and Cruises Charleston, South Carolina

Welcome to Sandlapper Tours, a locally owned and operated tour and private boat charter company offering boat charters, history, nature and sunset tours each providing a unique way to experience the beauty and legend of Charleston, SC and all aboard the Palmetto, our 45ft USCG certified catamaran. Our Nature tours and History tours are proud to have a local naturalist and historian aboard who will interpret the sites guests will see. Come aboard for a Haunted Harbor Ghost Tour and explore the sites that cannot be reached on foot and hear the tales of lost fortunes and tragic death while riding Charleston's dark waves, you will never see this seaport the same again after attending one of our Charleston haunted Ghost tours! Experience Charleston, its harbor, and Lowcountry living like never before.