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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

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!


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.


Sailing the Edge of America - Folly Beach:

Sailing the Edge Sailboat Charters Sailing Trips Folly Beach, SC

Offering two and four hour sailing charters from beautiful Folly Beach, SC. Sail down the Folly River and see dolphins sometimes riding the bow wave. Then we head out to the Ocean and have some great sailing on this leg of the tour. It is a great thrill to take the helm of a 15,000 lb boat with the wind filling the sails and carrying us silently through the water. On the four hour tour, we can anchor near the beach on the northern tip of Kiawah Island. Accessible only by boat, it is secluded with white sand beaches. Swim in the surf, lie in the sun and leisurely enjoy your picnic lunch; then it’s back to the boat and off for more sailing. If you have some other ideas in mind, we can customize to suit!


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!


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!


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.