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The best way to see the historic city of Charleston is by taking one or more of the sightseeing tours offered by Charleston Tours & Events. Experience the beauty, grandeur, and majesty of Charleston first-hand and learn about the place Travel + Leisure once named the “World’s Best City.”

Sightseeing Cruises

Climb aboard the Carolina Belle to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During the scenic and relaxing 90-minute tour, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest! Your professional USCG licensed captain will narrate history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as you pass locations critical to the history of the United States.

Charleston Harbor Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour

Prices Start At:
$42
Adult (12 & up)
$25 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$82
 Adult (12 & up)
$59.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Boon Hall Tour in Charleston

Charleston Harbor Tour / Boone Hall Plantation Combo

Prices Start At:
$59
 Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Tri Combo Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo / Boone Hall Plantation Combo (“Tri Combo”)

Prices Start At:
$105
 Adult (12 & up)
$67 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Palmetto Carriage Tour in Charleston

Charleston Harbor Tour / Adventure Sightseeing City Bus Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$62
 Adult (12 & up)
$34.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Aquarium Tour in Charleston

Charleston Harbor Tour / SC Aquarium Combo

Prices Start At:
$60
Adult (12 & up)
$35 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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Sunset Harbor Tour

Prices Start At:
$50
 Adult (12 & up)
$28 Child (4-11)

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Patriot’s Point /
Harbor Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$59
Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Harbor Tour & Middleton Place Combo

Prices Start At:
$62
 Adult (12 & up)
$32 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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SAILBOAT CRUISES ABOARD SCHOONER PRIDE

Get an up-close-and-personal look at Charleston Harbor on Charleston’s only 3-mast, tall ship. People of all walks of life can enjoy two-hour public sails! There are no set courses; she sails with the winds and tides, so every cruise is unique. You will always be in the sheltered harbor area and see all the sites—just closer to some than others.

Charleston Sailboat Tour

Daytime Dolphin Sail

Prices Start At:
$50
 Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (11 & under)

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Sunset Sail

Prices Start At:
$75
 All Tickets (Adult & Child)

Charleston Sailboat Cruise

Full Moon Sail

Prices Start At:
$55
Adult (21 & up)

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THEMED & DINING CRUISES

The most fun you can have on a summer night in Charleston! Combine great music with great food while cruising on the scenic waters of the Charleston Harbor. Check out our calendar to see what cruise might suit you best as we combine blues and BBQ, jazz and brunch, BBQ and “Harbor-ritaville” music—any of these cruises will most certainly end up on your “best things you did in Charleston this summer” list.

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4th of July Cruises

Live Music Dinner Cruise in Charleston

Blues & BBQ Cruise

Prices Start At:
$59.95
Adult (12 & up)
$40 Child (4-11)

Sunday Brunch Cruise in Charleston

Brunch Cruises

Prices Start At:
$54.95
Adult (12 & up)
$35.95 Child (4-11)

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Wine Down Wednesday Cruise

Prices Start At:
$52.95
Adult (21 & up)
$26.95 Child (4-11)

Jam on Water Cruise

Prices Start At:
$40
Adult (12 & up)
$50 VIP Adults

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CITY BUS TOURS

There is no better way to sightsee the historic and charming city of Charleston than on one of Charleston Tours & Events’ City Tours! Take in all the incredible sights and sounds of Charleston from a comfortable and climate-controlled bus. Each City Tour ride has a knowledgeable and engaging narrator on board who will both inform you and show you the true meaning of “Southern hospitality.”

Charleston City Tour

See It All City Tour

Prices Start At:
$32
Adult (12 & up)
$20 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston City Tours

See it All City Tour / Harbor Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$64
 Adult (12 & up)
$39 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Boone Hall Plantation Tour

Boone Hall Plantation Tour (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$65
 Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Combo Tours

Boone Hall / City Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$86
Adult (12 & up)
$50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Magnolia Plantation Tour

Magnolia Plantation Tour (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$80
Adult (12 & up)
$45 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Magnolia Plantation Tour

Magnolia Plantation Tour / City Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$110
 Adult (12 & up)
$65 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Combo Tours

See it All City Tour / Mansion or Charleston Museum Combo

Prices Start At:
$35
Adult (12 & up)
$27 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston City Tours

Private Bus Tours & Transportation

Enjoy a Private Tour or City Transportation on a Climate-Controlled Bus.

USS YorkTown Patriots Point tour

USS Yorktown – Patriot’s Point Tour

Prices Start At:
$55
 Adult (12 & up)
$30 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

With transportation from the downtown Charleston Visitors Center.

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Festival of Lights Tour

Prices Start At:
$35
 Adult (12 & up)
$22 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

City Tours By Carriage

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Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$82
 Adult (12 & up)
$59.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Combo Tours

Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo / Boone Hall Plantation Combo (“Tri Combo”)

Prices Start At:
$105
 Adult (12 & up)
$67 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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CARRIAGE TOURS

The one-hour carriage tour of Charleston’s historic district areas is an interesting blend of history combined with the witticism and humor of the tour guides. The licensed tour guides have passed a rigorous test to have the privilege to showcase the “old and the new” that is Charleston to our visitors. Carriage tours are a great way to get an up-close-and-personal look at Charleston and its many landmarks.

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Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$82
 Adult (12 & up)
$59.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Combo Tours

Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo / Boone Hall Plantation Combo (“Tri Combo”)

Prices Start At:
$105
 Adult (12 & up)
$67 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Haunted Tours

Among the top things to do in Charleston – join us for a haunted carriage tour of Charleston, one of America’s spookiest cities. Hear surprising tales of ghosts, pirates, and patriots from Charleston’s fascinating past. A knowledgeable guide will share informative and spine-tingling local tales while you pass by haunted alleys, graveyards, churches, hotels, and the famous Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon during this chilling, haunted tour through the Holy City.

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Charleston Harbor Tour & Haunted Carriage Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$82
 Adult (12 & up)
$59.50 Child (4-11)

Charleston Combo Tours

Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo / Boone Hall Plantation Combo (“Tri Combo”)

Prices Start At:
$105
 Adult (12 & up)
$67 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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PLANTATION TOURS

Take a trip back in time by going on Charleston Tours & Events’ Plantation Tours. The Magnolia Plantation tour immerses visitors in a true “low-country” experience with a trip through America’s first public gardens—dating back to 1676! Boone Hall Plantation is another must-see landmark, with the “Avenue of Oaks” leading up to the incredible mansion featured in the movie, “The Notebook.”

Boone Hall Plantation Tour

Boone Hall Plantation Tour (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$65
 Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston City Tours

Boone Hall / City Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$86
Adult (12 & up)
$50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Boone Hall Plantation Tour

Boone Hall / Harbor Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$91
Adult (12 & up)
$49.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Boone Hall Plantation Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo / Boone Hall Plantation Combo (“Tri Combo”)

Prices Start At:
$105
 Adult (12 & up)
$67 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Magnolia Plantation Tour

Magnolia Plantation Tour (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$80
Adult (12 & up)
$45 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Magnolia Plantation Tour

Magnolia Plantation Tour / City Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$110
 Adult (12 & up)
$65 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Magnolia Plantation Tour

Magnolia Plantation Tour / Harbor Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$115
Adult (12 & up)
$65 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Harbor Tour & Middleton Place Combo

Prices Start At:
$62
 Adult (12 & up)
$32 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Boone Hall Plantation Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour / Boone Hall Plantation Combo

Prices Start At:
$59
 Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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HISTORICAL TOURS

Charleston, a port city founded in 1670, is a magical place with deep roots that trace as far back as anywhere in America. Defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and antebellum houses, particularly in the Battery promenade and Waterfront Park that both overlook Charleston Harbor, and at Fort Sumter, the iconic spot where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Our historical tours are among the best things to do in Charleston!

Charleston City Tour

See It All City Tour

Prices Start At:
$32
Adult (12 & up)
$20 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Harbor Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour

Prices Start At:
$42
Adult (12 & up)
$25 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Magnolia Plantation Tour

Magnolia Plantation Tour (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$80
Adult (12 & up)
$45 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Boone Hall Plantation Tour

Boone Hall Plantation Tour (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$65
 Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$82
 Adult (12 & up)
$59.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Tri Combo Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour / Historic Carriage Tour Combo / Boone Hall Plantation Combo (“Tri Combo”)

Prices Start At:
$105
 Adult (12 & up)
$67 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Historical Tours

Charleston Harbor Tour / Adventure Sightseeing City Bus Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$62
 Adult (12 & up)
$38 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Museum Tours

See it All City Tour / Mansion or Charleston Museum Combo

Prices Start At:
$35
Adult (12 & up)
$27 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston City Tours

Magnolia Plantation Tour / City Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$110
 Adult (12 & up)
$65 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Historical City Tours

Magnolia Plantation Tour / Harbor Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$115
Adult (12 & up)
$65 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Historical City Tours

Boone Hall / City Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$86
Adult (12 & up)
$50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Charleston Historical City Tours

Boone Hall / Harbor Tour Combo (Includes Transportation)

Prices Start At:
$91
Adult (12 & up)
$49.50 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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Patriot’s Point /
Harbor Tour Combo

Prices Start At:
$59
Adult (12 & up)
$34 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

Harbor Tour & Middleton Place Combo

Prices Start At:
$62
 Adult (12 & up)
$32 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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AQUARIUM TOURS

Enjoy a unique sea excursion combining two of Charleston’s most respected tourist attractions, Charleston Tours & Events and the South Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium is an exciting adventure for the whole family—providing a captivating journey from the mountains to the sea, featuring 60 unique habitats, including a 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank.

Aquarium Tour in Charleston

Charleston Harbor Tour / SC Aquarium Combo

Prices Start At:
$60
Adult (12 & up)
$35 Child (4-11)
FREE (3 & under)

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