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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

Capt. Jack's Sailing & Dolphin Watching:

Capt. Jack's Sailing & Dolphin Watching Sailing & Dolphin watching near Kiawah Island, SC

Charter your own private, affordable sailing yacht while you vacation near Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island or Charleston, South Carolina. Offering a variety of trips including our very popular Private Island Picnic Shelling Adventure, day sailing charters, family fishing trips, sunset sails and dolphin watching trips. A majestic Low Country sunset sail is the perfect way to relax after a day at the beach, a round of golf at Kiawah Island or a hard day of shopping in Charleston, South Carolina. If you enjoy nature, the Palmetto Tide specializes in personalized dolphin eco tours. There is so much to see here, this is probably the best place on the East Coast to see dolphin. Dolphins play along side while your skipper shares the local sailing lore and natural history of this area. Make your reservation early for your private group of up to six people to set sail aboard the Palmetto Tide.


Affinity Charters:

Affinity Fishing Charters Inshore, Near Shore & Fly Fishing Charters, Charleston, SC

Charleston and surrounding waters provide numerous areas to fish. You can fish the Charleston back water flats, rivers, harbors, bays, creeks, ICW, Charleston Jetties, and numerous near shore reefs. Most areas can be reached within 15 minutes or less to provide more fishing time. The boats draft less than 10 inches of water, which is great for stalking red fish in skinny water. Capt. John is sponsored by Quantum Fishing rods and reels, RipTide Baits, Ross fly-fishing Reels, and Maui Jim Sunglasses, and provides the newest and best available for your fishing pleasure. All tackle, bait, ice, fishing license, and photography are provided. Affinity Charters is Charleston’s finest inshore and fly fishing charter service. All guided trips are private and custom, so they cater to each client’s goals, wants, and skill level.


Segway of Charleston:

Segway of Charleston Segway Tours & Rentals, Charleston, SC

A tour is the perfect way to experience a Segway for the first time and is a great way to see the beauty of the Lowcountry as you glide quietly, producing no exhaust, it's just you and the beauty. Segway of Charleston offers both one and two hour tours through beautiful "Old Village" of Mount Pleasant. The tours are a diversified experience that includes both beautiful scenic views of the Charleston Harbor as well as a look at some of the historic mansions and the interesting history of the area dating back to the 1600's. Take in the beautiful Live Oak trees, along with plenty of water views along the way and join us for an exciting and eco-friendly Segway glide around the Old Village and experience for yourself why George Washington wrote in his journal he that this was one of the most beautiful areas in all of America.


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.


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!


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!