Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most charming cities in the world with an abundance of history. The Holy City also offers exquisite beauty that is waiting to be explored. When looking to tour the Charleston area there are many fun options, and we’ve rounded up a list of our favorites.
Fort Sumter Tour. Located at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor, you’ll find The Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park. Hop aboard the tour boat from Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant to enjoy up-close views of the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, or depart from Liberty Square in downtown Charleston to see Aquarium Wharf on your way out to the harbor. During the summer months, you can enjoy a Fort Sumter Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise and Tour while taking in stunning views of the Ravenel Bridge and abundant marine life.
Daniel Island Ferry. Take a thirty-minute evening cruise to get to your evening destination, such as dinner at a downtown Charleston or Daniel Island restaurant. The Daniel Island Ferry offers a round trip between Daniel Island and downtown Waterfront Park, a one-way trip to each of these locations and a ninety-minute Sunset Harbor Cruise that departs from Daniel Island Dock. If you’re looking to attend a concert on Daniel Island, there are two scheduled ferry departure times from downtown Waterfront Park. The ferry also offers cold beverages to enjoy throughout your cruise.
Charleston Water Taxi. The Charleston Water Taxi runs on a continuous loop around the Charleston Harbor between Patriot’s Point and downtown Charleston. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise to get from Mount Pleasant to the historic district of downtown Charleston, or just enjoy the boat ride while watching dolphins and taking in views of the Ravenel Bridge. The taxi runs every hour, making it convenient to catch any of the hourly boat rides back to your destination. There are also private charters available.
Charleston Pedicab. If you’re wanting to sightsee in downtown Charleston while being chauffeured, or just need a ride from one location to the next, Charleston Pedicab is a great option. You can get picked up from anywhere on the peninsula without having to schedule ahead. They also offer historical tours and ghost walks and are open seven days a week.
Holy Spokes Bikes. Holy Spokes Bikes are a fun and easy way to cruise the streets of downtown Charleston. With their bike share system and convenient hubs, you can hop on a bike almost anywhere throughout the city. They offer hourly, daily, monthly and yearly rates. Whether you’re just looking for some exercise or want a fun way to get around downtown, Holy Spokes Bikes are at the top of our list.
Walking Tour. When exploring downtown Charleston, you’ll almost always see a group of people attending a walking tour. There are many different tour options, such as a Historic Tour, Architecture Tour, Ghost Tour, Window Box Tour and Garden Tour. With all of the history in the Holy City, there’s no doubt that each tour will teach you something new and interesting.
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Fort Sumter Tours
Daniel Island Ferry
Charleston Water Taxi
Holy Spokes Bikes