Tours in South Carolina

Two-Hour Pirate-History Walking Tour for One or Two from Charleston Pirate Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Charleston Pirate Tours

Charleston Historic District

Pirate-garbed guide leads tours to historic buildings, telling tales of the crimes and exploits of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, and Anne Bonny

$19.50 $11

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Dolphin Cruise at Sunset or Eco Tour of Capers Island for One or Two from Barrier Island Eco Tours (56% Off)

Barrier Island Eco Tours

Isle of Palms

Naturalists take guests out to undeveloped Capers Island, whose surrounding salt marshes host bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife

$34 $16

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Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 56% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

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

$26 $12

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$70 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Greenville Glides ($130 Value)

Greenville Glides

West End

Segway tours glide through the city’s historic West End, Fluor Field, and Swamp Rabbit Trail

$130 $70

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Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

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

$39.95 $20

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Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

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

$24 $12

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Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Copperhead Mountain Distillery

Travelers Rest

Tour facility that produces small copper stills of whiskey, spiced rum, and moonshine before sampling 11-15 types of the finished product

$20 $12

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Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

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

$20 $11

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Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Northwest Quadrant

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes or spooky apparitions of Revolutionary soldiers

$40 $19

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Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 53% Off)

Sail South Carolina

Harleston Village

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

$350 $175

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Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

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

$37 $17

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Two-hour Photo Walking Tour of Charleston for 2 or 4 from Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours

Washington Square Park

Photojournalist leads tour groups on a 2-mile stroll through Charleston while taking their pictures; access to an online gallery of shots

$60 $26

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Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

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

$40 $19

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Charleston Harbor Tour or Dolphin Tour at Charleston Harbor Tours (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Charleston Harbor Tours

Multiple Locations

Scenic tours along Charleston Harbor include historical anecdotes or dolphin watching and drinks

$44 $24

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Charleston Harbor Tour or Dolphin Tour at Charleston Harbor Tours (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Charleston Harbor Tours

Multiple Locations

Scenic tours along Charleston Harbor include historical anecdotes or dolphin watching and drinks

$44 $24

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$235 for a Half-Day Private Eco Tour Sail for Up to Six from Charleston Sail ($380 value)

Charleston Sail

Charleston

Yacht powered by the wind takes up to six guests on a three-hour voyage around the harbor

$380 $235

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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 South Aviation Avenue
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 Ave.
Isle Of Palms,
SC
US

Culture & Heritage Museums safeguard the Carolina Piedmont's historical treasures and educate residents and visitors about the region's unique past. Instituted in the 1950's, York County's group of affiliated museums and attractions forms a multi-campus network encompassing a wealth of educational opportunities across various disciplines.

Each year, museumgoers view antique documents and photographs at the Historical Center located inside the McCelvey Center. They can get to know more than 1,500 natural specimens at the hands-on Naturalist Center inside the Museum of York County, and march through Historic Brattonsville's 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Locals can volunteer at the museums in fascinating roles, such as specimen preparers, who beautify avian exhibits by helping with taxidermy and surgical beak-lifts.

1444 Brattonsville Road
Mc Connells,
SC
US

The wine pours freely and the beer bubbles over frosty pint glasses at Grape and Grains, a family-operated homebrew and wine retailer that couples an appreciation for fine craftsmanship with a DIY approach. Owners Kenny and Janel Anderson—enthusiastic experts in hops and wine, respectively—have combined their passions into an enterprise that is one part supply shop and one part educational hub. As Janel presides over the wine bar and teaches classes in wine making, Kenny leads excursions into the complex world of home brewing, showing off the various hop varieties of IPAs and the tears of ousted MPs that give English ales their signature bitterness. The couple share their zeal for spirits with all comers at least 21 years of age, granting members of Grape and Grains' beer and wine club a 10% discount and military vets a 20% discount on products and classes.

104 Mauldin Road
Greenville,
SC
US