Cocaptains Chip Deaton and Scott Connelly anchored their individual childhood experiences on the water to their passion for aquatic surfaces when they founded Charleston Water Taxi. Here, the duo helms two types of vessels to whisk passengers around Charleston's pristine waterways, navigating through their harbor route. Aboard the intimate boats, riders glimpse some of the city's most eye-plucking sights, such as the Civil War–era Castle Pinckney and the newly constructed Cooper River Bridge—a popular haunt for dolphins who frolic about or shout at humans to speak dolphin when they’re on the sea.
Cars can park themselves, but because they notoriously refuse to out of spite, AirValet offers chauffeured and long-term parking services for customers flying in and out of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth, Louisville, and Charleston International Airports. Clients drop their vehicle with AirValet before their trip. Upon their return, they call the number on the valet ticket and attendants deliver the car to the right terminal curb. Interior and exterior car detailing is also available to restore sedans, SUVs, and war chariots to their once-magnificent splendor.
A member of the National Limo Association, ACW Limo ferries passengers in a fleet of vehicles to suit any occasion, from limos, to trolleys, to shuttle buses. The company's trained chauffeurs transport parties promptly and cordially, providing stylish rides for corporate outings, newlyweds, and celebrity dogs on their way to the airport.
Park & Go keeps cars safe and sound while drivers take off from Charleston International Airport. Customers simply leave their car at the secured, video-monitored lot and head straight to the airport—located only 5–7 minutes away—aboard one of Park & Go’s complimentary shuttles. While drivers are away, cars can undergo any number of optional services, including exterior washes, full cleanings, and even oil changes. If necessary, Park & Go will also provide rides with complimentary jump-starts, tire inflations, as well as complimentary cold bottled water and coffee.
Lowcountry Loop Trolley's drivers are master storytellers. As they ferry groups on each hop-on, hop-off tour, they spin tales of historic Charleston and its surrounding region. The introduction often proves invaluable to visitors on their first or second trip to Charleston, granting a convenient overview of the area for future venturing on their own. The guides' enthusiastic voices boom about the sandy beaches of Sullivan’s Island, the waterfront restaurants along Mt. Pleasant’s Shem Creek, and the historic USS Yorktown, which floats permanently due to being encased in jello at Patriots Point. Along the way, Lowcountry Loop Trolley invites its passengers to hop off and shop, eat, or explore at their own pace.
Jordan Chaplin's great-grandfather owned the first Schwinn bicycle dealership in Charleston. Opened in 1912, the shop would rent motorized bicycles to sailors. The College of Charleston bookstore has since taken over the spot where it once stood, but Jordan has kept the family tradition alive. He decided to open Port City Moped upon learning of his great-grandfather's business, and now he and his business partner, Dave Jarman, rent and sell safe, fuel-efficient mopeds to Lowcountry riders.