• Nature Tours
  • Charleston Carriage Tours
  • Charleston Boat Tours
  • Charleston Kayak Rental
  • Charleston Dolphin Tours

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

For more activity categories choose from the list on the right or on a mobile device, tap the Activities banner at the top of the screen.

Charleston Local Businesses

Charleston SUP Safaris:

Charleston SUP Safaris Stand Up Paddleboarding in Folly Beach, SC

Voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in Charleston for two years running, Come experience paddleboarding on Folly Beach's relaxed creeks, where our professional guides will help you find dolphins and local wildlife. We offer Stand-Up Paddleboard eco-safari tours, river and surf lessons, rentals, SUP yoga, fitness, paddle board sales, summer camps, and wedding parties. Our passion and sole focus is paddleboarding. Before your trip, our professional guides conduct proper ground school instruction and in-water paddle training, ensuring safe, fun, and exciting trips. Whether you're looking for an invigorating flat water paddle through our estuaries or are interested in catching ocean waves, our professionally certified guides have got you covered. All levels and group sizes welcome. Life is better on the water!


Nature Adventures Outfitters:

Nature Adventures Outfitters Kayak Nature tours in Charleston, SC

Take a Kayak Nature Adventure tour to coastal barrier islands, rivers, rice plantations and beautiful cypress swamps in and around the Charleston, South Carolina area. Kayak or Canoe rentals are available for those who want to explore on their own, while guided kayaking tours are just right for a memorable family vacation. Canoe and Kayak Blackwater and Swamp & creek tours are offered daily, as are our Saltwater Kayaking trips, by ACA Certified & Master Naturalist Guides! Come see dolphin & pelicans at eye level! Absolutely, the best kayak nature tours outfitter in Charleston, SC! Recommended by National Geographic.


Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens:

Boone Hall Plantation Plantation Tours in Charleston, SC

Boone Hall Plantation cherishes its position as one of our nation's most recognized historic sites and as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charleston, SC Lowcountry and touted as a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, SC by NBC Daytime television. See why Boone Hall is America's Most Photographed Plantation. Stroll the famous Avenue Of Oaks. Explore the Gullah Culture through live presentations. See our newest exhibit Black History In America presented in nine original slave cabins, tour the Plantation Home, and more. Enjoy one of America's oldest working, living Plantations and the setting where television shows and movies have been filmed. And for that special event or Wedding, our staff looks forward to assisting you in any way we can to plan the perfect event for your perfect day!


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.


Edisto Watersports:

Edisto Watersports Kayak Tours and Fishing Trips Edisto Island, SC

Offering two-hour guided kayak tours in the creeks and marshes around Edisto, Our guides are naturalists who can help you identify what you see and give you a truly educational experience. A kayaking tour in the ACE Basin is wonderful for bird-watching, dolphin-watching, fresh air and great exercise... a true eco tour. We provide the gear, You provide enthusiasm! We also offer offshore and inshore fishing charters and alligator sightseeing cruises. Fishing trips include everything you need except food & drink including rods, tackle, and bait. Try a shelling excursion to Otter Island! Enjoy three hours on a deserted island in the heart of the ACE Basin where you're likely to see bottle nosed dolphins on the trip over and back. Or get out on a paddleboard rental and cruise on your own.


Old Walled City Walking Tours:

Old Walled City Walking Tours Tours Walking Tour in Charleston, SC

As we amble down narrow alleyways, cobblestone streets and peek through grilled ironwork gateways at gardens both serene and glorious, I will share with you the history and the legends of that have shaped this remarkable community. Charleston, SC is a city as proud and noble as the people who created her, making any separation of the city and the people, or the past and today, an impossibility. This is the only historic city in America where people still live as they used to live, where life continues as it was in the time of our forefathers. I hope that after a walking tour through the streets of Charleston with me that you will share my love for America's Most Historic City.