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Things to do in Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina's history and architecture are renowned, and its sun-drenched beaches host a wide variety of exciting water sports. The picturesque city is also home to some incredible Southern cuisine, entertainment, shopping, and so much more. Some of the top things to do in Charleston include dolphin cruises, boat tours, and walking tours.

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Charleston Harbor Boat Tour

Charleston Harbor Boat Tour

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Duration1.5 Hrs.
Hop aboard and cruise the gentle waves while listening to your knowledgeable tour guide spill the tea about Charleston's secrets and most interesting residents. Cruise past notable American landmarks such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, The Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney, and so much more. Enjoy this colorful and fun boat tour along enchanting Charleston Harbor. Don't miss the boat, book your spot today!
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Charleston Walking & Storytelling Tour

Charleston Walking & Storytelling Tour

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Duration2 Hrs.
If you are a history buff and wanting to learn more about the founders of Charleston, then this Charleston Walking & Storytelling Tour is the experience for you. Hear about the men, women, and the pirates and patriots of Charleston. Your trek begins in front of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of Charleston’s oldest and most historical buildings. Here you will learn about George Washington and the dungeon's varied prisoners. Pass through Rainbow Row and behold the gorgeous 19th century mansions and breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden. Stand on the same grounds where pirates and barons met their fate while learning the true stories of how looting and plundering made its way into Charleston's South of Broad neighborhood. This tour is perfect for all-ages and you will finish with a better understanding of the history behind the Holy City. Don't miss an experience to remember! Book your tickets today!
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The Death and Depravity - Adults Only Ghost Tour

The Death and Depravity - Adults Only Ghost Tour

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Duration1.5 Hrs.
Charleston was not always so elegant and refined. Explore Charleston's seedier history from the city's brothels to gritty true crime stories, and open the door to the darker side of human nature. Combining aspects of the truly horrific, the scandalously salacious, and the just-plain-weird, the The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour is a unique look at a city that largely ignores its dark past. Hear stories of brothels, murders, suicides, and demonic entities. Book your spot today!
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Folly Beach Private Half Day Sail (for up to 6 Guests)

Folly Beach Private Half Day Sail (for up to 6 Guests)

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Duration4 Hrs.
Get on island time with a half day private sail for 6 guests. Hop aboard a 27-foot sailboat and explore the natural beauty Folly Beach has to offer. Hoist the sails and slip away to get up close with the wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Set your sights on the sea and cruise around searching for pelicans, herons, osprey, and egrets. Bring a picnic lunch and relax while you feel the gentle breeze in your hair. Let your worries get lost in the wind, book your Private Half Day Sail Day Experience for you and your group today!
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Sunset Harbor Cruise

Sunset Harbor Cruise

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Duration2 Hrs.
Whether you want to enjoy a romantic evening on the water with your special someone or take in the Holy City during the evening hours, there is nothing quite like a Charleston sunset cruise. Hop aboard Yacht Bella Vita and see the area as you cruise by historic sights such as, the downtown skyline, Fort Sumpter, and the Ravenel Bridge. Take in the beauty of the sun as it glistens off the sea while taking its final bow of the day will leave you breathless. Book your sunset cruise now!
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Charleston-Patriots Point Trails E-Bike Tour

Charleston-Patriots Point Trails E-Bike Tour

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Duration2.5 Hrs.
The Patriot Pass shows riders Charleston’s biggest attractions east of the Cooper River. Travel into the old village to Pitt St. Bridge with views of Fort Sumter. Next you will travel along Pitt Street to Shem Creek Park. Riders can expect to see popular restaurants, dockside bars, water sports, an active shrimp boat fleet, and maybe even dolphins. Skip traffic through quiet neighborhood streets and ride directly to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Here, you will begin the trip to the USS Yorktown Naval aircraft carrier along a brand new connected walkway that includes meandering boardwalks and gravel pathways. There, you will see the USS Yorktown, a submarine, and helicopter takeoffs & landing. Experience the beautiful city of Charleston and book your E-Bike Tour today!
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Speed Boat Adventure Tour Charleston

Speed Boat Adventure Tour Charleston

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Duration2 Hrs.
Embark on a 13-mile boat ride tour through the world-famous Charleston Harbor on a sightseeing tour with a twist. Just imagine the thrill of driving your own speedboat with the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of Charleston Harbor. See the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the downtown Charleston skyline, and more. Witness the beauty and breathtaking views of Charleston, including its wildlife. The witty, yet historic narration is done through two-way communication systems mounted on the boats. Your adventure awaits on your next speed boat adventure! Book today!
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Strong Women of the South History Tour

Strong Women of the South History Tour

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Duration2 Hrs.
The Strong Women of the South History Tour is an exploration into historical Charleston from the perspective of the founding mothers and daughters of every color who contributed to the Great American Dream. Hear about the story and fate of America's first female serial killer at her alleged execution site. Visit the homes and site of the "Old Maids," Women’s Rights activists, artisans, and more while discovering their contributions and conundrums. By the end of the tour you will discover the beautiful truth, Charleston is the matriarchal capital of the western world, a city once owned and controlled by women. Book your spot today!
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All Ages Ghosts of Liberty Ghost Tour

All Ages Ghosts of Liberty Ghost Tour

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Duration1.5 Hrs.
Charleston has played an integral part in many of the events in America's founding. Join in on this All Ages Ghosts of Liberty Ghost Tour and see some of the most historic buildings in Charleston and learn about the secrets that these locations hold. Starting in the heart of Charleston's Haunted Historic District, your tour guide will lead you through the streets as you uncover the unique ghost stories that make this town one of the most haunted cities in America. Bloody battles? Check. Restless spirits? Check. Be prepared to see Charleston as you have never seen it before on this Ghosts of Liberty Tour. Book your spot today!
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Charleston Historic City Bus Tour

Charleston Historic City Bus Tour

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Duration1.5 Hrs.
Take a journey through the Holy City of Charleston and learn about its 300 years of history with this Historic City Bus Tour. Visit historic landmarks from the Charleston Battery Wall to the famous Rainbow Row and Old Market area on a minibus designed to traverse down Charleston's narrow historic streets. Ride down the cobblestone streets and alleyways to get close-up views of some of the city's most significant sights. Book your historic bus tour today!
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