Charleston Ghost Tour -- 90 minutes
Explore Charleston Pirate and Colonial history with award-winning guides.
Evening & daytime Ghost and History tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.
We also offer Charleston's only children's tour, and it's a treasure hunt!
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Adult - $14.00 + tax
Child - between the ages of 3 and 12 - $18.00 + tax
Between the ages of 3 and 12
Child under 3 - $0.00 + tax
Under 3 - Does NOT include sword, bandana, treasure
Interactive history with hands-on activities that make history fun for young children... and their grown-ups!
The kids practice sword drills and make their very own pirate flags during our search for treasure in White Point Gardens, where little pirates can safely run and play. This tour even includes fun souvenirs: swords, treasure, maps, balloon parrots, and pirate flags! At one hour long, it's the perfect time length for kids. Adults, as well as the kids, will enjoy the history and pirate trivia we share on the tour.
Admission to the Powder Magazine Museum is included.
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CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST ONE PAID ADULT. Children under 3 are Free, but if you want the younger children to receive swords, treasure, and make flags, please purchase the Child 3-12 ticket.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Space is limited, and tours often sell out. To get the tour time that you want, we suggest advance purchase.
Is the tour appropriate for children? Yes, the tour is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.
Do you cancel for bad weather? Tours run rain or shine. Should hazardous weather force the cancellation of a tour, you may reschedule your tour (based on availability). If you cannot reschedule, we will refund your purchase.
How far do we walk? The Charleston Pirate Tour covers about 1 1/4 mile over 2 hours. The Children's Treasure Hunt Tour covers less than 1/2 mile over one hou. The Ghost and Pirate Tour covers about 3/4 of a mile over 90 minutes. The Daytime Ghost Tour covers about 1 1/4 mile over 2 hours.
Bathrooms? As the tour route takes us through several residential areas, public restrooms are few and far between, and there are no scheduled restroom stops.
Is there access for the handicapped? Charleston’s 300-year-old sidewalks can be a bit daunting if you have mobility issues. However, we do our best to accommodate all including guests with wheelchairs and motorized scooters. If your group does not want a walking tour, we can arrange a a motorized tour or storytelling presentation for you.
Are cameras/video recorders allowed? Yes. In fact, the parrots love posing for pictures.
Should we tip the tour guide? Tipping is always appreciated.
Can you take large groups? Yes, we can accommodate large groups. However, the City of Charleston regulates the tour industry and limits the number of walking tour guests to 20. If you have a group with more than 20 people, we will have to split up the group and use multiple tour guides. All of our guides are highly experienced and very entertaining, and all dress in period apparel. Just contact us for booking information.
Do you do private tours? Yes, we are happy to customize private tours. Please contact us for information on scheduling your private tour. Call 843-442-7299 or email info@CharlestonPirateTour.com.
Do you offer gift certificates? Yes, and a Charleston Pirate Tour gift certificate makes a terrific gift!
Can I hold/pet the parrots? For your safety and that of Captain Bob and Doozer, we do not allow guests to handle them.
Tours run rain or shine. Should hazardous weather force the cancellation of a tour, you may reschedule your tour (based on availability). If you cannot reschedule, we will refund your purchase.
Tickets are non-refundable, but you may reschedule (based on availability) with 24-hours-notice.
The health & well-being of Captain Bob and Doozer are priorities for us, so please understand that we cannot guarantee their appearance on every tour. They do not accompany the tour in extreme temperatures.
The tour route is in public areas over which we have no control. Charleston Pirate Tours is not responsible and cannot be held liable for behavior of the public, other tour patrons, or any accidents during the tour.
Charleston no longer has a mask ordinance, so you do not have to wear a mask during the tour.
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Charleston Ghost Tour -- 90 minutes
Charleston County and the city of Charleston, its county seat, are the most historic locations in the state. English settlers arrived in the colony of Carolina in 1670 and established a town at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River. The settlement, named Charles Town in honor of King Charles II of England, was subsequently moved a few miles away to a peninsula between the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Charles Town (renamed Charleston in 1783) was the political, social, and economic center of South Carolina throughout the colonial and ante-bellum periods, and it served as the state capital until 1790.