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The South Carolina Aquarium has partnered with some of Charleston’s top attractions and activities. In just 3 easy steps, save money and plan your best day in Charleston with a seamless booking experience through the South Carolina Aquarium Tourism Partner Program.
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Adventure Harbor Tours
Perfect for field trips, the “Charleston Explorer” will take your group on a delightful adventure to Morris Island. Just a short 20-minute ride from the marina, Morris Island is wonderfully deserted and free of any permanent residents other than Mother Nature. On the way, learn about tides, wind and currents, as well as the treasures you’ll find on the beach.
Boone Hall Plantation
Spanning 738 acres, Boone Hall Plantation is one of America’s oldest working, living plantations and has been continuously growing and producing crops for over three centuries. As you tour each site on the plantation, knowledgeable experts will help you understand the history and daily activities of those who lived there.
Bulldog Tours offers the very best history, culinary, and ghost walking tours in town. From Charleston’s enchanting graveyards and cobblestone streets to its hidden gardens of antebellum mansions, Bulldog Tours helps you experience all the charm the city has to offer. Options include the Ghost and Graveyard Tour, the Ghost and Dungeon Tour, The Haunted Jail Tour, and the Dark Side of Charleston Tour.
Charleston Convention and Group Services
Let this destination management company create a picture-perfect experience for your group by designing a program based on your specific needs and interests. Relax, enjoy our beautiful city, and leave the planning to CCGS! Services include step-on guide services, customized itineraries, full packages lodging, transportation, events and more.
Charleston Harbor Tours
Charleston Harbor Tours offers an excellent comprehensive harbor tour of Charleston Harbor covering over 75 points of interest in smooth sailing comfort aboard The Carolina Belle. An experienced Captain narrates your 90-minute tour. See and learn about Charleston’s wonderful historical and cultural landmarks, from the Morris Island Lighthouse to Sullivan’s Island and everything along the way.
Gray Line of Charleston
Enjoy a 90-minute historic city tour by bus, led by a licensed tour guide. View over 100 points of interest, including the High Battery and White Point Gardens as well as waterfront views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter and Patriots Point. With war stories, ghost tales and pirate lore, you’ll experience over 300 years of vibrant Charleston history.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Experience the history, beauty and enchantment of America’s last large-scale romantic-style garden. Tour a pre-Revolutionary War plantation house, see local plants and fauna on a nature boat and nature train tours, and learn about the African-American contributions to the Lowcountry on an award-winning “Slavery to Freedom” cabin tour.
Called “the most important and most interesting garden in America” by the Garden Club of America, Middleton Place is home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Centuries-old camellias bloom in the winter months and azaleas blaze on the hillside above the Rice Mill Pond in the spring. In summer, kalmia, magnolias, crepe myrtles and roses accent a landscape magnificent throughout the year.
Nature Adventure Outfitters
Nature Adventures Outfitters gives you the best kayak, canoe or paddleboarding experience Charleston has to offer. No experience is necessary to enjoy this unique opportunity to connect with nature. Have fun with the whole family as you explore the Lowcountry’s rivers, barrier islands or blackwater swamps.
Showcasing the beauty of Charleston, S.C. from its fabulous waterways since 1961! With over 50 years of experience operating passenger vessels in Charleston Harbor, SpiritLine Cruises provide the ideal experience on the water. Choose from a Charleston Dinner Cruise or a Charleston Harbor Tour with live narration by a licensed tour guide.
Old South Carriage Co.
Owned and operated by the same family since 1983, Old South Carriage Company features some of the finest tour guides, draft horses, and carriages in historic Charleston. Clippity-clop your way back to Colonial times, where a one-hour, horse-drawn carriage tour led by a licensed guide will reveal over 300 years of history, including antebellum mansions, churches and gardens.
Wild Blue Ropes
Experience Charleston’s unique high climbing ropes and challenge course adventure, featuring more than 70 suspended obstacles reaching 35 feet in the air. Conquer high and low elements expertly designed for maximum thrills! A perfect Lowcountry outing with family and friends or a team-building adventure with all kinds of groups! Locally owned and operated and fun for all ages.
Join a fascinating boat tour to the historic Fort Sumter National Monument, set at the mouth of the beautiful Charleston harbor. With a backdrop of Charleston’s stately waterfront homes and Rainbow Row, the fully narrated cruise departs from Aquarium Wharf, at the South Carolina Aquarium.
Classic Carriage Works
The first carriage tours in Charleston came out of the Old Brick Barn on Guignard Street more than 60 years ago, and the best ones still do. Classic Carriage Works, LLC puts customers’ satisfaction first and treats its employees and horses with care and respect. Classic Carriage Works focuses on quality over quantity, and they take pride in having excellent guides and barn staff and the best looking horses in the city.