While beloved today for their colorful antics, pirates were once feared and despised for their cruelty, fake accents, and the ominous parrot-shaped tumors protruding from their shoulders. Learn the true story behind these misunderstood rovers with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one ticket to a 1.3-mile historic walking tour (up to an $18 value) from Charleston Pirate Tours. Children 4 and younger are invited to join the expedition free of charge.
Professional storyteller and licensed tour guide Eric Lavender guides landlubbers among the buildings and haunts that marked the walled city of Charles Towne during the Golden Age of Piracy (1690–1730). Garbed in full swashbuckling regalia and accompanied by Captain Bob the macaw, Lavender weaves compelling yarns of fierce female pirates and eye-patched pillagers dancing hempen jigs in White Point Gardens, Blackbeard blockading Charleston harbor, and Calico Jack pirating the entire Doobie Brothers discography onto his PC. The walking tour provides family fun with spirited stories about the watering holes and resting places of history's buccaneers, including Powder Magazine, one of Charleston's oldest buildings and a National Historic Landmark.
Charleston Pirate Tours
Dressed in period pirate apparel, Eric and Sabrina Lavender lead tours through the oldest sections of what was once the walled city of Charles Towne, exploring Charleston's piratical past and some of the most haunted sites in the country. Some of Charleston's most fascinating ghost stories are in areas that organized tours cannot visit in the evenings due to city regulations. Charleston Pirate Tours offer you the chance to see these spooky sites during the Daytime Ghost Tour.
With features on networks such as the Travel Channel, PBS, NPR, and Lifetime, Eric and Sabrina also have a pair or parrots as unconventional coworkers. Captain Bob, a chatty blue and gold macaw, and Doozer, a yellow-naped Amazon introduce visitors to lesser-known aspects of Charleston's more than 300-year history. The tours also include admission to the Powder Magazine, a National Historic Landmark.
79 Cumberland St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401Get Directions