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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

Drum Runner Charters:

Drum Runner Fishing Charters Fishing Trips near Charleston, SC

Drum Runner Charters is a full-service fishing charter company specializing in nearshore and inshore charters, including fly fishing. We have two boats in or fleet to better accommodate your group. Runner, a 24-foot Sea Pro bay boat, is very roomy and stable and provides an excellent fishing platform especially for larger groups and Miss Emilie, a 17-foot Silver King flats boat, is designed for stalking redfish on the shallow flats, or chasing tailing reds in the flooded grass. It will accommodate up to three passengers. We provide all bait and tackle, including Quantum rods and reels and fishing license. Captain Harry C. Demosthenes, owner and operator of Drum Runner Charters, has a lifetime of experience on the water and guarantees a safe and memorable experience for you and your group.


Absolute Reel Screamer Charters:

Absolute Reel Screamer Charters Dolphin Watching Nature Tours and Fishing Charters in Folly Beach, SC

Join us for a Private, 2 or 4 hour cruise through calm rivers lined with oyster beds and exotic birds, encounter Bottlenose Dolphins and explore Morris Island. Enjoy the dolphins as they swim next to the boat or feeding in the shallows, it's spectacular! Explore a barrier island to look for shells where Civil War soldiers fought, died and are still buried. You'll enjoy all this beauty and history as the 6th oldest lighthouse in the nation, the Morris Island Lighthouse, serves as your backdrop. We have something for everybody on this trip. We also offer Inshore and Near Shore fishing charters and a trip specifically targeting Shark! The dolphins are always here, the beach is always covered in shells. So come on and join us! You never know what washed up the night before...


Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect:

Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect! Walking History Tours, Charleston, SC

Experience Charleston's incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your renowned guide, Joyce Aungst, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Points of interest will include but are not limited to; magnificent mansions, colonial churches and graveyards, hidden & flourishing gardens, old wharves famed for pirates & Indians, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, wrought iron gates, architectural details, cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, confederate parks with cannons and artillery, incredible views to photograph and the stories that accompany them. Routes will vary depending on the day and cover 12 to 15 blocks at the High Battery, South of Broad and the French Quarter. Capture unique photos with a professional photographer's eye! Your satisfaction is our guarantee!


Old South Carriage Company:

Old South Carriage Company Carriage Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Take a tour of Charleston the best way, with The Old South Carriage Company and our Charleston SC Carriage Tours. Charleston is notably the most historic city in America and has many historic areas and attractions, which are best visited by carriage ride. Clippity clop your way back to Colonial times where a horse-drawn carriage tour will reveal 300 + years of history including antebellum mansions, churches, and cobblestone streets. An Old South Carriage Tour Guide in Confederate uniform will inform and entertain you with historical facts, lore, and humor. Enjoy your visit to Charleston SC and tour with Old South Carriage Company. Look for the Red Sash, our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great tour. We guarantee it!


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.


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!