See the best of Charleston without leaving your home! • 1 hour
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!
Featured on NBC Today Show. Also, appearances on Travel Channel, Syfy, A&E, Lifetime, ETV, PBS, and National Public Radio.
Private Virtual Tour - $100.00 + tax
Includes shareable link for up to 4 people!
Experience the best parts of the city with an award-winning guide using live, video conferencing software.
If you can't travel to Charleston, we can bring the best of Charleston to you in a live, virtual experience using video and images. From historic homes tucked away on picturesque, cobblestone streets to the high battery, we'll explore Charleston's 350-year history and show you some of the most important sites of the Colonial Period, Revolution, and Civil War.
Just choose which tour you'd like: Charleston History Highlights, Charleston Pirate History, Revolutionary Charleston, or Civil War Charleston. After you choose the day and time, you'll see a dropdown menu with the various tour options.
We've been all over Charleston shooting video and taking pictures just for your tour, so you'll see everything that we discuss. . . almost like being right here with me! Even though we'll meet online, you can still interact with the guide and ask questions.
Appearances on NBC's Today Show (Tour Charleston Like a Local), Travel Channel, PBS, National Public Radio, A&E, Syfy, and Lifetime. I was also featured in United Airways' Hemispheres Magazine story, Three Perfect Days in Charleston. 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google, and Facebook.
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.
About Charleston Pirate Tours
Tour sales are final. You can reschedule your tour with 48 hours' notice based on availability.
Health and Safety Policy
- Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
- Social Distancing - Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour.
- Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, please call us, and we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.