Charleston Tours

What’s a Charleston vacation without seeing as much of Charleston as you can? You can start the day by taking a horse drawn carriage tour through the historic district and see home of the great sites that have shaped Charleston to be the place it is today. Feeling a little spooked? Take a walking tour through Charleston and see some of the most haunted sites. Don’t forget to walk along the Ashley River or tour the museums. They are full of information about Charleston! Tour some of Charleston’s homes and Rainbow Row to see how Charleston’s residents live. Charleston is full of great sites to see and these tours are a great way to see them. The charm of Charleston is sure to win you over. Looking for something else to do as well, here is a complete list of things to do in charleston, check out our attractions section.


Featured Tours

  • Shem Creek History Tour & Shrimp Boil

    This 2 - 2.5 hour event combines everything we love about the Lowcountry. We start with a leisurely walking tour that starts at the Shem Creek Park and ends on the dock in front of Vickery's Bar & Grill.

  • Blue Crabbing Excursion

    Scheduled trip is only available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This trip is also available as a private charter year-round.

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  • 3 Hour Custom Charter

    Tidalwave offers custom Charter Excursions. Ranging from an intimate backwater getaway to an all day party on the water. We will cater our packages to your specific needs. Here are a few popular ones but as always the final decision is up to you

  • Flavors of Charleston

    Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston. This 2 1/2 hour tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry. Offered by Bulldog Tours

  • Picnic & Paddle Kayak Tour

    Enjoy a leisurely paddle to Crab Bank Island bird sanctuary or another nearby location in the shallow bay out of Shem Creek overlooking the Charleston Harbor.

  • Sunset Cruise

    Yes! C'mon out with the crew from Adventure Harbor Tours on our Sunset cruise and treat yourself to a 90 minute sightseeing journey around Charleston Harbor!

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Recommended Tours in Charleston SC

Water Taxis

Charleston Water Taxi

Catch the Charleston Water Taxi for all your transportation and sightseeing needs.

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Ghost Tours

Ghost & Graveyard Tour

Adults $18. Kids 7-12 $10

Dark Side of Charleston

Adults $18

Walking / Running

Houses of Worship

Adults $20, Children 6-12 $10

Running Tour

$25 3-4 Mile Run, 10-12 Stops

Walking Tours

Old Charleston Walking Tour

Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks that cover the most popular sights in the Holy City.

Charleston Strolls

Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed as you take a fascinating stroll through Charleston’s rich history.

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Carriage Tours

Carolina Polo & Carriage

Carolina Polo & Carriage Co is the only carriage company owned and operated by Charlestonians living here since the 1600's.


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Culinary Tours

Culinary Tours of Charleston

Walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston or go behind the scenes of some of Charleston’s best restaurants .

Charleston Culinary Tours

All Charleston Culinary tours consist of no more than 12 guests in order to deliver an intimate, personalized experience.

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Water Tours

Charleston Harbor Tours

Tour Charleston aboard the "Carolina Belle" and experience the absolute joy of being on Charleston Harbor's breezy waters.

Exclusive Fishing Charters

Catch Bull Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Cobia, Grouper, Big Sharks and more!!! Harbor Cruises And Dolphin Tours Available.

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Plantation Tours

Magnolia Plantation

Join us here at Magnolia Plantation to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history today.

History, Culture & Architecture

Adults $20, Children 6-12 $10

Paddle Tours

Afternood Paddle Shem Creek

10am Adults $39, Under 12 $29


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Complete list of all types of Tours

Are you having trouble deciding on what tour to take? We've searched far and wide for all the tours that Charleston has to offer. Ghost Tours, Cruises, Walking Tours, Airplane Tours, Plantation Tours, Combinations of all the above and more!!!  If you still cannot find what you are looking for or if you think we missed something, please send us a message!

Ghost Tours

  • All About Charleston (allaboutcharlestontours.com)
    • Ghostly Charleston
  • Bull Dog Tours (bulldogtours.com)
    • The Haunted Jail Tour
    • Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour
    • The Dark Side of Charleston
    • Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour
  • Black Cat Tours (blackcattours.com)
    • Wicked Charleston
    • Haunted Charleston
  • Ghosts of the South (charlestonghostsofthesouth.com)
    • Candlelight Ghost Tour
  • Holy City Tours (holycitytours.com)
    • The Best Ghost Tour in Charleston
  • Old Charleston Walking Tour (oldcharlestontours.com)
    • Ghost Tour
    USS Yorktown Ghost Tour (yorktownghosttours.com)
    • Ghost Tour

Carriage Tours

  • Classic Carriage Works (classiccarriage.com)
    • Multiple Tour Options Including Early Bird, Night Rides, Private, Adult Only
    • Civil War Tour
  • Palmetto Carriage (palmettocarriage.com)
    • Historic Tours of Residential District
    • Carriage Tours of the Commercial District
    • Carriage Tour / Harbor Tour Combo
    • Ghost Carriage Tour of the Commercial District
  • Olde Towne Carriage Company (oldetownecarriage.com)
    • One Hour Carriage Tour
  • Old South Carriage Co (oldsouthcarriage.com)
    • One Hour Residential
    • Combo Tour - Old South & SpiritLine Harbor Cruise
  • Charleston Carriage Tours (cpcc.com)
    • Historic Tours
  • Charleston Harbor Tours (charlestonharbortours.com)
    • Harbor Tour & Carriage Tour

Walking Tours

  • All About Charleston (allaboutcharlestontours.com)
    • Heavenly Charleston
    • Doin' The Charleston (Jazz History)
    • On Location... Charleston (Movie Locations)
  • Bull Dog Tours (bulldogtours.com)
    • Charleston Strolls
  • Behind the Gate (tourcharlestonbehindthegate.com)
  • Home & History Tour
  • Charleston History Tours (charlestonphototours.com)
  • Group Walking Tour
  • Private Tours
  • Charleston 101 (charleston101tours.com)
  • A Guided Tour
  • Charleston Tea Party (charlestontour.wordpress.com)
  • Shop Til You Drop Antiques Tour
  • Walking Tour
  • Civil War Walking Tour (civilwarwalk.com)
  • Walking Tour
  • Free Tours By Foot (freetoursbyfoot.com/charleston-sc-tours/)
  • Charleston Historic District Tour
  • Four Corners of Law
  • Holy City Tours (holycitytours.com)
  • Holy City's Walk Through History
  • Battery Walk
  • Old Charleston Walking Tour (oldcharlestontours.com)
  • Civil War & Slavery
  • History & Homes

Plantation Tours

  • Charleston Harbor Tours (charlestonharbortours.com)
  • Harbor Tour & Plantation Tour
  • See Minibus Tours and Bike Tours for more Tour options

Culinary Tours

  • All About Charleston (allaboutcharlestontours.com)
    • Seriously Sweet Charleston
  • Bull Dog Tours (bulldogtours.com)
    • Culinary Tours of Charleston
  • Charleston Culinary Tours (charlestonculinarytours.com)
  • Historic Downtown
  • Upper King Street
  • Farmers Market
  • A Lowcountry Tasting (alowcountrytasting.com)
  • Culinary Tour

Bike Tours

  • Charleston Bicycle Tours (charlestonbicycletours.com)
  • Charleston's Plantations & Quaint Towns
  • Multi-Sport Tour Charleston's Plantations & Quaint Towns
  • Charleston, Savannah & Beaufort
  • Savannah & Beaufort's Islands & Plantations

Water Tours

  • Sandlapper Water Tours (www.sandlappertours.com)
    • The Palmetto
    • Charleston Dinner Cruise
    • Charleston Nature Tours
  • Holy City Tours (holycitytours.com)
  • After Dinner Sunset Tour
  • Barrier Island Eco Tours (nature-tours.com)
  • Capers Wildlife Exploration
  • Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise
  • Blue Crabbing Excursion
  • Creek Fishing
  • Marine Biology Day Camp
  • Adventure Harbor Tours (adventureharbortours.com)
  • Stormin' the Beach at Morris Island
  • Nature & Dolphin Tour
  • Private Charters
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Sailing Charters
  • Tideline Tours (tidelinetours.com)
  • Salt Marsh Adventure
  • Dolphin Adventure
  • Sunset Adventure
  • Thriller Charleston (thrillercharleston.com)
  • Powerboat Tour
  • Fort Sumter Tours - Spiritline Cruises (spiritlinecruises.com)
  • Fort Sumter Tour
  • Harbor Tour
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Charleston Harbor Tours (charlestonharbortours.com)
  • Harbor Tour

Minibus Tours

  • Talk of the Towne (talkofthetowne.com)
    • Minibus Tours
  • Charleston's Finest Historic Tours (historictoursofcharleston.com)
  • Historic City Tour
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • The City and Plantation Combo
  • Historic City Tours & House Tour
  • Doin' The Charleston Tours (dointhecharlestontours.com)
  • Minibus Tour
  • Gullah Tours (gullahtours.com)
  • Minibus Tour
  • Charms of Charleston Tours (charmsofcharleston.com)
  • Minibus Tour
  • Gray Line of Charleston (graylineofcharleston.com)
  • Historic Charleston
  • Historic Charleston & Historic Homes
  • Historic Charleston & Ft. Sumter or Harbor Tour

Pirate Tours

  • Charleston Pirate Tours (charlestonpiratetour.com)
    • The Original Charleston Pirate Tour
    • Pirate & Ghost Tour
    • Quartermaster Tour
  • Old Charleston Walking Tour (oldcharlestontours.com)
  • Pirate & Dungeon Tour

Pub Tours

  • Charleston Pirate Tours (charlestonpiratetour.com)
    • Charles Towne Pub Stroll
  • Pub Tour of Charleston (pubtourcharleston.com)
    • Pub Tours
    • Brewery Bus Tours
  • Charleston Brews Cruise (brewscruise.com)
    • Pub Tours
    • Brewery Bus Tours

Segway Tours

  • Segway of Charleston (segwayofcharleston.com)
  • Old Villiage Tours
  • Old Villiage & Pitt Street Tour

Airplane Tours

  • Flying High Over Charleston (flyinghighovercharleston.com)
  • Historic Charleston & Sea Island Airplane Tour
  • City of History Airplane Tour

Fishing Tours / Charters

  • Exclusive Fishing Charters (exclusivefishingcharters.com)
  • Fishing Charters
  • Harbor Cruises
  • Dolphin Tours
  • The Reel Deal Charters (thereeldealcharters.com)
  • Fishing Charters
  • Knot Stressed Inshore Charters (knotstressedcharters.com)
  • Fishing Charters
  • Shark Fishing / Viewing
  • Sunset Tours
  • Eco Tours
  • The Charleston Angler (thecharlestonangler.com)
  • Fishing Charters

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