Shem Creek Shrimp Historic Walking Tour

1.5 Hour Tour

The one of a kind perspective from cruising the water of Charleston Harbor provides insight into how this historic city developed since its founding in 1670.

The vessel used is a 22 foot bay boat going over the same seabed that saw a pirate blockade by the dreaded Blackbeard, one of the first major Revolutionary War Victories at the Battle of Fort Moultrie, and a Civil War naval blockade and battle that would inspire movies like ‘Glory’. Captain Bryan will provide history about 5 historic sites (Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, The Battery (Oyster Point), Castle Pinckney and the site of Fort Johnson.

Along these tours you will also have the opportunity to see a multitude of native wildlife including the friendly bottlenose dolphin and diving pelicans.

Participant - $25.00 + tax

Duration and Times

1.5 Hour Tour
• Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun at 10:00 Am


Led by licensed Captain Bryan, these walking tours will show guests the important ecological and historical nature of one of Charleston’s oldest commercially used waterways. A myriad of aquatic life can be seen including but not limited to crabs, dolphins, birds (osprey, pelicans, egrets, and herons) and the rare manatee. This tour also includes discussing the deep and historical roots this waterway had on the growth of Mt. Pleasant and Charleston. Guests get a behind the scenes look at several shrimp processing facilities and markets along with a small local snack. Tours are tailored to each outing, no experience necessary.

Booking Notes

Thanks for booking with Charleston Historic Tours LLC! Please reach out for any questions, comments, or concerns.

As a reminder here are the starting location for the various tours:

Women and Wine Tour: 49 S Market Street Charleston SC 29401

Shem Creek Shrimp Walking Tour: 111 Coleman boulevard, mt pleasant sc 29464

History and Hops tour: 70 state street Charleston sc 29401

Boo-hag and Brews tour: 160 church street Charleston sc 29401

Historic Harbor Tour: Shrimp Boat Lane (host will call with specific meeting instructions)

Health and Safety Policy

Guests will be pleased to know Charleston Historic Tours LLC has customer safety and health in mind with all tour experiences.

  • Guide will maintain recommended distance between groups
  • Tour size is now limited to under 10 guests
  • N95 masks and hand sanitizer are provide complimentary as needed by guests

Thanks for your understanding during this time and please reach out with any questions/comments/ concerns and I will be glad to assist.

Bryan Blalock
Owner of Charleston Historic Tours LLC

listing image 1
listing image 2