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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

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.


Affordabike Bike Shop & Rentals:

Affordabike Bike Rentals Bicycle Rentals Charleston, SC

Affordabike understands that people need an affordable activity for the whole family. With operating costs substantially lower than the other local bicycle shops, we offer bike rentals at considerably lower rates than other Charleston bike rental companies. Our daily bike rentals start at an unbelievable $20 per bicycle and our weekly rentals at $45 per bicycle. We are proud to offer six different bicycles to accommodate all types of riders and with 10,000 sqft of space; we are never out of rental bikes. Located in downtown Charleston, we are convenient to hotels in the historic district and an excellent alternative to touring the town. Affordabike is also well known for its friendly and professional staff and we have a reputation for giving customers the personal attention they deserve. Reserve your Charleston bike rental today!


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 Harbor Tours:

Charleston Harbor Tours Harbor Tours Charleston, SC

Charleston Harbor Tours is the oldest continually operating harbor sightseeing tour company in Charleston, SC, tracing our roots to 1908. Climb aboard the Carolina Belle and choose between the boat's two decks - a climate controlled Main Salon and an Observation Deck and enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During the scenic and relaxing cruise, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest including the Civil War's historic Fort Sumter, Patriot's Point, the Battery, and Saint Michael's Episcopal Church Steeple. Locals and guests agree our guided, fully narrated boat tours and harbor cruises are among the best things to do in Charleston, SC. See the Holy City the way it was meant to be seen, from the shimmering water on a Charleston Harbor cruise.


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.


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!