Tours in South Carolina

Up to 53% Off Sailboat Outings

Harleston Village

$350 $175

Expert captain mans a 43-foot sailboat during customized expeditions at sunset or during the day

Captain Dan's Water Tours – Up to Half Off Boat Tour

Shen Creek Marina

$350 $189

Glimpse dolphins and a seaside view of Charleston and the harbor aboard the vessel of an experienced captain licensed by the US Coast Guard

Up to 50% Off Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Tour guide fascinates guests with little know facts about city landmarks, locations, and odd occurrences throughout history

Up to 50% Off Two-Hour Segway Tour

Downtown Greenville

$130 $67.99

Segway tours glide through the city's historic West End and Falls Park

45% Off One-Hour Flight Tour for Three at Fidelis Aviation

Multiple Locations

$290 $159

Experienced commercial pilots take up to three guests soaring through the air over sea islands, marshlands, and Atlantic coastline

50% Off Walking-Adventure Tour for 2 or 4

Multiple Locations

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

Up to 58% Off Historical Walking Tour

Greenville

$24 $12

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Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

Up to 55% Off Visit at Brookgreen Gardens

Pawleys Island

$28 $14

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Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

Up to 50% Off Distillery-Tour Packages

Powdersville

$20 $11

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Columbia

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Columbia's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 57% Off from Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

$37 $17

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

57% Off Boat Tour for Two from Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

$150 $65

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Captains certified in marine life and harbor history set sail in search of dolphins or to disperse historical knowledge

50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home

East Town

$12 $6

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

Up to 58% Off Low-Country Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

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Knowledgeable guides weave tales of Charleston's history during 90-minute walking tours of downtown and two-hour tours of historic areas

Up to 52% Off Boat Cruises

Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

$295 $145

Passengers can kick back and enjoy the beauty of the waterfront, and keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins and pelicans

Up to 60% Off Morgan Ridge Vineyards Tour

Morgan

$40 $18

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

Up to 53% Off Pirate and Ghost Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Mediums and authors of historical books guide tours past former pirate hideaways and current haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

Up to 57% Off Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Mount Pleasant

$110 $49

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Bottlenose dolphins occasionally appear as groups glide past Charleston Harbor sites including Ravenel Bridge and USS Yorktown

Up to 50% Off Walking Photo Tour

Historic District

$49.60 $27.99

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Walking tours explore Charleston gardens, mansions, and Civil War sites, with historical narration and photography tips along the way

Up to 59% Off Cruises from Centerline Charters

Charleston Harbor Marina

$200 $99

Kick back and coast around Charleston's waterways during daytime or sunset cruises that explore rivers and pass sites such as Fort Sumter

Up to 53% Off from Civil War Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

$40 $19

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

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Palmetto Outdoor Center promotes the preservation of natural rivers and forests. Because awareness is the best way to maintain the environment and cultural heritage, Palmetto spreads knowledge of local gems with river trips and walking tours. These organized tours and vessels for rent allow amateur explorers to discover South Carolina's uncluttered riverbanks while learning about how they can be protected. Civil War walking tours illuminate the history of the region, and canoe and kayak rentals plunge into the tree-lined waterways of the Congaree, which flows through protected national parkland with the continent's largest old-growth floodplain forest.

731 Meeting St
West Columbia,
SC
US

Anne Middleton Herron can trace her family's time in Charleston back 13 generations. In some ways, the city is like a family member itself, but fortunately for everyone else, she's more than willing to share its secrets through Colonial Walking Tours' history-filled excursions. On each two-hour tour, she leads groups through the walled city's historic streets, ambling past picturesque 300-year-old buildings that were really designed to impress time travelers. As they walk, she traces local history from colonial times to the present day with stories of political intrigue, bloody conflicts, triumphs, and the real people who made them possible. For a personal touch, she also discusses memories from her own childhood, and ends each tour in the private garden of her family home.

Colonial Walking Tours also explores the city's darker side with Ghost Hunt tours. By the flickering light of a candle-filled lantern, other experienced guides lead visitors through nighttime streets to locations such as the Provost Dungeon and St. Philip's Graveyard. There, they relate tales of untimely deaths tied to murders, suicides, duels, and executions, as well as voodoo curses that doomed many to spend eternity searching for their house keys.

200 East Bay Street
Charleston,
SC
US

With their fleet of Robinson R22 utility helicopters, the aviators at Charleston Helicopters take joy in breaking the laws of gravity. They whisk passengers high above Charleston for flight lessons and photo tours, and while passing over the harbor, guests can snap shots of the Battery, Shem Creek, and various forts. Viewers may also zoom over the Charleston skyline to admire buildings soaked in red-and-orange sunsets and the flickering lights of surrounding towns. Many of Charleston Helicopters's tours invite guests to toast airborne triumphs upon landing with champagne, instilling an extra sense of victory without having to drag race passing geese.

5875 S Aviation Ave
North Charleston,
SC
US

Repeating a tradition that went back to their high-school days, three college friends sat on a Capers Island beach, roasting oysters over a cedar fire. They looked out at all the undeveloped land of the barrier islands and the low country, feeling like the sole witnesses to the beauty of pristine nature—and recognized that was a problem. Understanding that both tourists and locals were overlooking these untouched salt marshes and tidal pools, they decided to launch Barrier Island Eco Tours to help instill a greater respect and appreciation in the greater population. After receiving permission from the Department of Natural Resources, and with just a six-passenger boat, they began taking guests out on eco tours, fishing trips, and beach cookouts.

Today, Barrier Island’s naturalists have a fleet of boats for their six eco-friendly adventures such as sunset cruises to see bottlenose dolphins, a wildlife tours of Capers Island, and guided fishing trips for trophies such as redfish, shark, and stealth submarines. They also organize group and special events, from weddings to school fieldtrips.

50 41st Avenue
Isle Of Palms,
SC
US

Four generations of the Wilson family have maintained Cotton Hills' sprawling homestead, which continues to yield cotton, wheat, timber, pumpkins, and other produce. Guided tours relax visitors with a 40-minute wagon ride through the twists and turns of a working farm and grant agricultural knowledge without the tedium of a scarecrow's memoirs. Patrons navigate the rustling halls of a corn maze and exchange greetings with barnyard animals in the crisp air. Visitors admire the farm’s 19th-century barns, which are steeped in pastoral history. Though not included in this Groupon, locally made ice cream and fresh produce from the adjoining market energize farm visitors more pleasantly than an early-morning phone call from a rooster.

2309 Wilson Rd.
Chester,
SC
US

Charlotte NC Tours' experienced guides shuttle bands of merry sightseers through Uptown and its surrounding neighborhoods. The fun-loving leaders' history lessons wash over group and private tours propelled by such trusty steeds as segways, vans, and mechanical bulls. Restaurant tours delight palates with local gourmand delights, and city tours explore the history, architecture, and quirky aspects of each locale.

233 N Main St
Greenville,
SC
US

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