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Horse Carriage Rides

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Horse Carriage Rides

Daytime Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Horse Carriage Rides

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Get all the thrills of a Charleston ghost tour without any walking on this haunted horse and carriage ride. A horse and carriage takes you down twisting side streets and cobbled alleyways with ease as your guide shares spooky stories from Charleston’s past. Make your way past the Mills House, the Circular Congregational Graveyard, and and Provost Dungeon in the heart of the Holy City.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise

Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos the historical Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Horse Carriage Rides

Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

Explore Charleston in an intimate horse-drawn carriage during this private tour. Get personalized attention from your guide while riding through the historic streets of the old walled town.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Kayaking & Canoeing

Small-Group Tour: 2-Hour Marsh Kayaking Eco-Tour in Charleston

More than a welcome sight for sore eyes, the tidal marshes around Charleston are a hotbed for Lowcountry biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more as you paddle down Folly Creek en route to the tidal creeks that wrap around the Hammock Islands. This leisurely paced kayaking tour is capped at 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Horse Carriage Rides

Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Discover downtown Charleston on a 35-minute carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Charleston's Private Old South Carriage Evening Tour

Put a romantic twist on Charleston sightseeing with this private horse and carriage tour of the historic district. Trot through a 15-block area of cobbled streets, passing lovely homes, historic monuments, and more, all while your licensed guide shares stories about Charleston’s fascinating history. Because this tour is just for you and your party of up to four people, you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this private, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Obstacle Courses

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park Challenge Course

Step out of the ordinary to experience an exciting, exhilarating outdoor adventure in Charleston, SC. The Wild Blue experience begins at ground school where participants learn how to safely navigate the ropes course, and the state-of-the-art safety harness system. Go at your own pace as you navigate through Wild Blue Ropes' 72 purposefully designed obstacles, suspended up to 35 ft. in the air. Much like a ski trail, the 3 levels of difficulty on the Wild Blue Challenge Course are color coded indicating difficulty – from beginner to expert. Challenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone to conquer perceived limitations and find success. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is located just off Folly Road – only 10 minutes from Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach.The WBR Challenge Course takes 2 hours to complete, based on how quickly one completes the individual obstacles.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

Get behind the wheel of an F13 speedboat for a guided tour of Charleston Harbor. Learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide, and then follow the guide boat past the Battery, under the Ravenel Bridge, to the USS Yorktown, and more, stopping for photo ops and to optionally change drivers. Small-group tour is limited to eight people or fewer.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Charleston Wildlife Stand up Paddleboard Tour

Watch for turtles, dolphins and egrets on a 2-hour, stand-up paddleboard tour of Charleston with a local guide. Learn to steer your board, then paddle along low country coastlines that shelters a thriving population of birds and mammals. Identify pelicans and blue-winged teal with your knowledgeable guide, connect with North Carolina’s vibrant nature, and escape the city for Charleston's most perfect paddling.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

2-Hour Paddle Board Eco-Tour

Exploring Charleston’s tidal marshes by stand up paddle board increases your chances of seeing wildlife hiding among the reeds while providing a fun and challenging activity. First-time paddle boarders love the personalized instruction and attention from your guide, while just about everyone appreciates getting close to dolphins, turtles, and more in the wild.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

Charlestowne Charters

Charters run by crews that have 40+ years of experience on the waters around Charleston. Charleston's Premier Upscale Charter Company. Beautiful and fully equipped 30' Hydra Sport Center Console with twin Yamaha 250 HP Outboards. Full bathroom facilities
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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4 Hour Toes in the Sand - Beach/swim stop/collecting sea shells and shark teeth!

This four hour tour will take you gliding through the harbor and then you will retreat to one of our scenic and sandy beaches . Get ready for an interesting and enjoyable beach day suitable for all ages. Our beaches are the popular spot where locals gather to enjoy the lively Low Country beach life which one can only arrive there by boat.Once the anchor drops, you will set foot on acres of uninhabited island. Enjoy a walk along the shore line as you breath the fresh sea breeze. Make sure you have those phones/cameras ready to capture the wonderful scenic views which each beach has to offer, making a great picture keepsake. There is an abundance of seashells to collect, and even sharks teeth. If sitting and just relaxing as you soak up some rays with a cold beverage in hand is what you crave, this island tour is the perfect selection. Take time to enjoy a natural and beautiful spot. Life is always better at the beach and our tiki is an added bonus!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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See a Sloth, Kinkajou, Anteaters, and More

Where else can you get up close to see anteaters, kinkajous and sloths. In a private an intimate setting.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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