Best tours in Charleston

Check out the top tours in Charleston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bulls Island
1. Bulls Island
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244 local reviews
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John & Jessica
If you like birding, hiking, beach combing, unmatched naturalist-guided tours through the estuary, the chance…
1. Bulls Island
1. Bulls Island
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244 local reviews
John & Jessica
John & Jessica
If you like birding, hiking, beach combing, unmatched naturalist-guided tours through the estuary, the chance to get away from the harried…
2. Isle of Palms Marina
2. Isle of Palms Marina
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247 local reviews
50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms
Closed · Opens Wednesday 7:00 AM
+1 843-886-0209
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John & Jessica
Escape and soak in the sunset on a 2.5 hour sunset boat ride, captained by our excursion partner, Barrier…
2. Isle of Palms Marina
2. Isle of Palms Marina
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247 local reviews
50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms
Closed · Opens Wednesday 7:00 AM
+1 843-886-0209
John & Jessica
John & Jessica
Escape and soak in the sunset on a 2.5 hour sunset boat ride, captained by our excursion partner, Barrier Island Eco Tours. This search &…
3. Coastal Expeditions
3. Coastal Expeditions
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242 local reviews
50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-886-9590
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John & Jessica
Whether it's a fun dolphin kayak tour down Shem Creek or a stand-up paddleboarding excursion in Folly Creek,…
3. Coastal Expeditions
3. Coastal Expeditions
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242 local reviews
50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-886-9590
John & Jessica
John & Jessica
Whether it's a fun dolphin kayak tour down Shem Creek or a stand-up paddleboarding excursion in Folly Creek, a family tour from the Isle of…
4. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
4. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
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120 local reviews
3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston
Closed · Opens Wednesday 8:00 AM
+1 843-571-1266
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Arryn
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is open from November through February from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm with ticket…
Sloane
General admission grants visitors access to the gardens, the petting zoo, the conservatory, the orientation…
Christina
This is a gorgeous historical plantation that you can tour. They have huge gardens that you can walk around on…
4. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
4. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
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120 local reviews
3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston
Closed · Opens Wednesday 8:00 AM
+1 843-571-1266
Arryn
Arryn
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is open from November through February from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm with ticket sales ending at 4:00 pm. …
Sloane
Sloane
General admission grants visitors access to the gardens, the petting zoo, the conservatory, the orientation theater (unless booked for a…
Christina
Christina
This is a gorgeous historical plantation that you can tour. They have huge gardens that you can walk around on your own, or take a tour…
5. Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
5. Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
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74 local reviews
1235 Long Point Rd, Mount Pleasant
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-884-4371
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Thomas
Boone Hall Plantation has been open to the public since 1956. The McRae Family purchased the plantation in…
Ezequiel
This is a working plantation with classic Southern charm. You will be able to see the world famous avenue of…
Katherine
Good interpretation of life in a Southern slave-labor camp. The house and gardens are well kept and the…
5. Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
5. Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
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74 local reviews
1235 Long Point Rd, Mount Pleasant
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-884-4371
Thomas
Thomas
Boone Hall Plantation has been open to the public since 1956. The McRae Family purchased the plantation in 1955 and it was Mrs. McRae who…
Ezequiel
Ezequiel
This is a working plantation with classic Southern charm. You will be able to see the world famous avenue of oaks, 9 original slave cabins,…
Katherine
Katherine
Good interpretation of life in a Southern slave-labor camp. The house and gardens are well kept and the guided tour, focused on life in the…
6. Bulldog Tours
6. Bulldog Tours
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14 local reviews
18 Anson St, Charleston
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 843-722-8687
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Brad And Angela
Bulldog Tours offers the very best Charleston walking tours, history tours, culinary, and ghost tours in…
Kelly
We have gone on several of the ghost tours. So much fun. This is the only group that will actually take you…
Anne Marie
I cannot say enough about Bulldog Tours!! Whether you are interested in history, ghost tours, or even…
6. Bulldog Tours
6. Bulldog Tours
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14 local reviews
18 Anson St, Charleston
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 843-722-8687
Brad And Angela
Brad And Angela
Bulldog Tours offers the very best Charleston walking tours, history tours, culinary, and ghost tours in Historic South Carolina. From…
Kelly
Kelly
We have gone on several of the ghost tours. So much fun. This is the only group that will actually take you into the graveyards. They have a…
Anne Marie
Anne Marie
I cannot say enough about Bulldog Tours!! Whether you are interested in history, ghost tours, or even culinary tours, they have what you…
7. Fort Sumter National Monument
7. Fort Sumter National Monument
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74 local reviews
Fort Sumter National Monument
+1 843-883-3123
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Thomas
Fort Sumter Charleston SC is a main attraction that offers various things to do including outdoor and indoor…
Brad And Angela
Only accessible by boat in the Charleston Harbor, learn about where the American Civil War began and Fort…
Stacy
Take a boat ride along the beautiful Charleston peninsula to the small island fort where the first shots of…
7. Fort Sumter National Monument
7. Fort Sumter National Monument
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74 local reviews
Fort Sumter National Monument
+1 843-883-3123
Thomas
Thomas
Fort Sumter Charleston SC is a main attraction that offers various things to do including outdoor and indoor activities. The fort is a…
Brad And Angela
Brad And Angela
Only accessible by boat in the Charleston Harbor, learn about where the American Civil War began and Fort Sumter's role . Each tour lasts…
Stacy
Stacy
Take a boat ride along the beautiful Charleston peninsula to the small island fort where the first shots of the Civil War were fired…
8. Coastal Expeditions
8. Coastal Expeditions
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25 local reviews
514 Mill Street, Mount Pleasant
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-884-7684
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John & Jessica
Whether it's a fun dolphin kayak tour down Shem Creek or a stand-up paddleboarding excursion in Folly Creek, a…
Bree
Nataralist guided kayak tours, kayak rentals, SUP rentals, and a GREAT ferry service to Bull's Island.
Cherna
Kayak tours and rentals. They also run the Ferry service to Bull Island in Cale Romain Wildlife Refuge
8. Coastal Expeditions
8. Coastal Expeditions
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25 local reviews
514 Mill Street, Mount Pleasant
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-884-7684
John & Jessica
John & Jessica
Whether it's a fun dolphin kayak tour down Shem Creek or a stand-up paddleboarding excursion in Folly Creek, a family tour from the Isle of…
Bree
Bree
Nataralist guided kayak tours, kayak rentals, SUP rentals, and a GREAT ferry service to Bull's Island.
Cherna
Cherna
Kayak tours and rentals. They also run the Ferry service to Bull Island in Cale Romain Wildlife Refuge
9. Palmetto Carriage Works
9. Palmetto Carriage Works
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21 local reviews
8 Guignard Street, Charleston
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-723-8145
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Devin
An absolute "must do" when visiting historic Charleston. Head to Palmetto Carriage Works red barn or go…
Kae
If you don't do anything else while visiting Charleston, plan to take a horse drawn carriage tour from the…
Pam
Excellent tour of down town via carriage ride. The tour guides have great stories. The sites are beautiful. …
9. Palmetto Carriage Works
9. Palmetto Carriage Works
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21 local reviews
8 Guignard Street, Charleston
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-723-8145
Devin
Devin
An absolute "must do" when visiting historic Charleston. Head to Palmetto Carriage Works red barn or go online and buy tickets for an hour…
Kae
Kae
If you don't do anything else while visiting Charleston, plan to take a horse drawn carriage tour from the Palmetto Carriage Company. They…
Pam
Pam
Excellent tour of down town via carriage ride. The tour guides have great stories. The sites are beautiful. Best carriage ride in town. …
10. Fort Sumter Tours
10. Fort Sumter Tours
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29 local reviews
340 Concord St, Charleston
Closed · Opens Wednesday 8:30 AM
+1 843-722-2628
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Boat tour to Fort Sumter where you get out & explore teh Fort, includes gorgeous views of the harbor and…
Tim
A tour boat that will take you out to the entrance of the Charleston harbor to view Fort Sumter, where the…
Jackie
This is where the war between the states started and a wonderful boat ride thru the harbor as well as a great…
10. Fort Sumter Tours
10. Fort Sumter Tours
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29 local reviews
340 Concord St, Charleston
Closed · Opens Wednesday 8:30 AM
+1 843-722-2628
Airbnb'S Top Superhost
Airbnb'S Top Superhost
Boat tour to Fort Sumter where you get out & explore teh Fort, includes gorgeous views of the harbor and Charleston peninsula,…
Tim
Tim
A tour boat that will take you out to the entrance of the Charleston harbor to view Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were…
Jackie
Jackie
This is where the war between the states started and a wonderful boat ride thru the harbor as well as a great self guided tour at the fort.
11. USS Yorktown CV-10
11. USS Yorktown CV-10
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38 local reviews
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-884-2727
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Thomas
The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Charleston, SC is the Flagship of the Naval and Maritime Museum opened to…
Michael
Great place for families and history buffs, tour through a real battleship and see how they lived, information…
Corinna
A really great sight to see. There is also a submarine we have yet to see and a ghost tour in the evening…
11. USS Yorktown CV-10
11. USS Yorktown CV-10
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38 local reviews
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-884-2727
Thomas
Thomas
The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Charleston, SC is the Flagship of the Naval and Maritime Museum opened to the public in January 1976 and…
Michael
Michael
Great place for families and history buffs, tour through a real battleship and see how they lived, information on war/aviation/naval battles…
Corinna
Corinna
A really great sight to see. There is also a submarine we have yet to see and a ghost tour in the evening which was fun also! This is on…
12. Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours
12. Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours
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12 local reviews
83 Center St, Folly Beach
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-588-0019
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Sunnee & Curt
Rent a kayak or take a tour of the Folly River by boat. Pack some water and lunch and tour around the…
Richard
I own Flipper Finders. We do Dolphin Boat Tours to Morris Island. We also do Kayak Tours and Rentals. If…
Ellen
Great place to rent, take lessons or tours. Right on the Folly River - kayak, paddle boarding, surfing....
12. Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours
12. Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours
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12 local reviews
83 Center St, Folly Beach
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+1 843-588-0019
Sunnee & Curt
Sunnee & Curt
Rent a kayak or take a tour of the Folly River by boat. Pack some water and lunch and tour around the waterways off of the Folly River in a…
Richard
Richard
I own Flipper Finders. We do Dolphin Boat Tours to Morris Island. We also do Kayak Tours and Rentals. If you would like to schedule a…
Ellen
Ellen
Great place to rent, take lessons or tours. Right on the Folly River - kayak, paddle boarding, surfing....