Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina (SC), United States of America

Coastal South Carolina tours, things to do and tickets

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

Duration: an hour
Travel by horse-drawn carriage along the picturesque streets of Charleston and take in the history of this South Carolina city. See highlights such as historically significant homes, churches and gardens while listening to informative commentary about the city’s role in our nation's history from your certified guide. Enjoy the relaxed pace of a carriage tour as you soak up the southern charm of Charleston.  

Charleston: Fort Sumter Entry Ticket and Ferry Ride

Duration: 2 hours
Take a ferry ride to the grounds of Fort Sumter, where America’s deadliest war began. Explore the grounds at Fort Sumter National Monument and visit the Museum there.

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours - 3 hours
Every corner of Charleston hides a world of history. Join us as your guide shares with you hundreds of years of stories, history, and local knowledge. This is a relaxing 2-hour stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district including the French Quarter and the residential area "South of Broad", all the while learning about the people and events that shaped Charleston.

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
During this scenic and relaxing 90 minute tour you will experience Charleston Harbor on the unique 80-foot Carolina Belle. Your professional licensed captain will narrate history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as you pass locations critical to United States history. Enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn its rich history while you are in town.

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Duration: an hour
Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district on this 1-Hour Daytime Palmetto Carriage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour. See houses, gardens, mansions, churches & parks, learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora & the people that make up the “Holy City."

Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston and has developed the greatest carriage experience in the city! A Palmetto Carriage tour offers a blend of knowledge, wit, humor, and history and is exciting and ever-changing; a seamless fusion of 19th-century conveyance in a 21st-century city.

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Our two hour Highlights of Charleston walking tour guides guests through the historic French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods of downtown Charleston. Along the way, your guide will describe the long history, unique culture, architecture, and geography of Charleston and the greater lowcountry area, painting a detailed picture of how Charleston's tumultuous past formed the city now beloved by travelers the world over. You'll view some of the city's oldest houses of worship, burial sites, theaters, the forts of Charleston harbor, and the antebellum mansions that look out across the waters of the Cooper and Ashley rivers, among many other historic and picturesque sites. Our guides also offer their expert advice on other activities, restaurants, and bars for guests to explore once they've finished their tour.

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

Duration: 2 hours
Come walk with us on The Ghosts of Charleston walking tour, leaving nightly from Buxton Books, Charleston’s independent bookstore located at 160 King Street.

Our licensed guides are expert storytellers who lead you through centuries old alleys and paths while sharing stories and solid history from Julian Buxton’s best-selling book, The Ghosts of Charleston. The true tales of intrigue, tragedy, and lost love reveal a rich underside of Charleston’s character that isn’t apparent during the day.

The highlight of your tour is our exclusive nighttime access to the 18th century Unitarian Church Graveyard, where you will experience something magical. The Ghosts of Charleston is Buxton Books’ signature and most popular book-based walking tour -- a favorite of visitors and locals for over 23 years.

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Duration: 40 minutes
On this twilight tour, discover where spirits are reported to linger in downtown Charleston.  A licensed guide will regale you with spooky tales from Charleston's long history as you pass haunted alleys, graveyards, churches, hotels and even a dungeon! 

Charleston: Daytime or Sunset Historic Harbor Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Climb aboard the historic “Carolina Belle” and coast along the Charleston Harbor for a relaxing cruise. You’ll learn about the rich history of Charleston, passing a multitude of landmarks and points-of-interest.

Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Explore some of Charleston's enchanting alleyways and historic sites on this small group, 2-hour walking tour. With our small group tours, you are guaranteed a more intimate and up-close experience. Charleston's alleyways are fortunately located within the popular historic district which allows us to include some well known points of interest and go a little "off the beaten path” while exploring the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways. Generally, we include between four to six different alleyways/passages as well as popular points of interest like Rainbow Row and of course, tons of history! These pedestrian passageways are often overlooked, but walking along these cobbled paths is an opportunity to appreciate Charleston's rich history and hidden, more intimate charms.

Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy this 2.5-hour small-group boat cruise through the treasured tidal creeks of Charleston, South Carolina. This tour includes up to an hour long stop on the beautiful Morris Island, during which you can set out on foot and explore the pristine beach, collect seashells, hunt for sharks teeth, and enjoy the beautiful views of the historic lighthouse. On your way to and from the island, your naturalist captain will share information about the local ecosystems and history. Your captain will also point out and describe any wildlife seen along the journey, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, wading birds, pelicans, sea turtles, and much more! 

Charleston: Historical Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Explore North America's only English walled city - Charleston. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll though quaint cobblestone streets while learning about the city's fascinating, turbulent past and its unique place in the history of the United States.

Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

Duration: Flexible
Hear some of Charleston's most fascinating and terrifying ghost encounters, history and folklore on this 90-minute Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour. Tours are lead by Mike Brown, Charleston native and host of the popular Pleasing Terrors Podcast, which has been featured on television and radio shows including the BBC, HGTV, Voice of America Radio and Destination America's Ghost Asylum. Join Mike as he combines suspenseful storytelling with unparalleled knowledge of the hidden and often frightening stories lurking in Charleston's past and present. Every tour is given by Mike so you are guaranteed that the quality of the experience will match the reviews.

2-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour of Hilton Head

Duration: 2 hours
Explore Hilton Head Island's salt marsh habitat from the seat of a kayak. The two-hour guided kayak tours are led by knowledgeable, personable interpretive naturalist guides. Our guides will lead your group on the best route, looking for wildlife, and making stops to talk about the rich history and culture.

Downtown Charleston Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
The 2.5-hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour visits four different food establishments and combines elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure! Learn about Charleston's history as you enjoy tastings of traditional favorites and contemporary innovations, all of which highlight the cuisine of locally-owned restaurants. Insight into Lowcountry cuisine accompanies the broad range of samples on your food tour. This is our original tour around the French Quarter and City Market and focuses on the traditional flavors of the region.

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Experience the chills of Charleston's only on-site graveyard tour. You will get an exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of Charleston's oldest graveyard after dark. Walk through Charleston's haunted Historic District, and hear stories of ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo and Low-country superstitions.

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Walk, talk and taste your way through historic Charleston South Carolina. This small-group 2.5-hour tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry and allow you to experience a remarkable culinary scene in downtown Charleston.  Stops along the way will include many of the city’s leading restaurants through out the city. Typical tastings include: stone ground grits, Southern pralines, sweet tea, collard greens, Lowcountry barbeque, and fried green tomatoes.

***PLEASE NOTE: If there are any food allergies in your party, we must know at least 48 hours in advance or some restaurants may not be able to accommodate. We also can't guarantee there will be a substitution at every location due to some allergies.

Beaufort’s #1 Horse & Carriage History Tour

Duration: an hour - an hour
Enjoy South Carolina’s second oldest city from our beautiful RED horse drawn-carriages. Our certificated guides will tell you all about Beaufort's amazing History, from the Civil War to "Forrest Gump" running around town! Our tours last approximately 50-55 minutes and stroll through the HEART of Historic Beaufort S.C. You’ll see breath taking Antebellum homes, Historic Churches, movie sites and MUCH more! Sea Island Carriage Company has been Voted #1. Don’t miss out on Beaufort’s number 1 outdoor activity! Look for the RED ROCKING CHAIRS!!

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
- Experience dolphins up close and in their natural environment
- Fun for Families & Educational
- Comfortable and completely shaded boat
- Passionate local guides
- Make memories with us

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Charleston, see it all on a city tour and explore the best of the city! This relaxing and informative 90-minute city bus tour is the best way to be introduced, or re-introduced, to the 'Holy City'. Professional and knowledgeable guides will share 350 years of the city's history with you while you cruise through its historic district in cool, air-conditioned comfort. Bus tours can cover so much ground that you can experience and see everything that is Charleston! Join a memorable tour and explore the city together.