Cruises & Tours

Where Charleston - - THE GUIDE -

BULL­DOG TOURS

Bull­dog Tours is one of Charleston’s most no­table walk­ing tour com­pa­nies. The group of­fers themed walk­ing tours through­out the city, in­clud­ing the Ghost Tour as seen on The Travel Chan­nel’s “Amer­ica’s Most Haunted Places.” Other themed and award-win­ning tours in­clude the culi­nary tours of Charleston with stops through­out restau­rants for sneak-peek looks into the his­tory and kitchens of some of Chuck Town’s most beloved restau­rants. Times and prices vary; see web­site for de­tails. www.bull­dog­tours.com. 18 An­son St., 843.722.8687. Map 1: E-8

CHARLESTON SOLE 

This walk­ing tour out­fit of­fers two-hour trips through the city with guide (and for­mer al­l­know­ing ho­tel concierge) Brian Simms. Simms prides him­self on giv­ing tours that point out some of the lesser­known his­tor­i­cal places in town and cus­tomiz­ing tours to fit the in­ter­est of your group. Tours de­part daily at 10 am and 2 pm. Tick­ets: $10-20. www. charleston­sole.com. 122 East Bay St., 843.364.8272. Map 1: E-9

CHARLESTON WA­TER TAXI SIGHTSEE  ING AND DOLPHIN WATCH 

Hourly ferry ser­vice be­tween Mount Pleas­ant and down­town’s his­toric district, hourly dolphin cruises and hourly sight­see­ing tours. Taxi de­parts Mount Pleas­ant from Charleston Har­bor Re­sort at the top of each hour and the Charleston Mar­itime Cen­ter at Aquar­ium Wharf 30 min­utes past each hour, 9 am-8 pm. Fares are $10 day pass, $6 one-way; chil­dren un­der 3 wel­comed aboard free of charge. Groups, pets and bikes al­ways wel­come. Adult $10 for all-day pass; chil­dren un­der 3

free. www.charleston­wa­ter­taxi.com. Mar­itime Cen­ter 10 Wharf­side St., 843.330.2989. Map 1: D-3

CHARLESTON’S FINEST HIS­TORIC TOURS

Plan your day around a oneof-a-kind his­toric city tour that is not to be missed. Com­bine the his­toric city and the 12:30 Mag­no­lia Plan­ta­tion tour for the #1 tour in Charleston or ask for “Tour C.” AAA, AARP, se­nior-cit­i­zens and group dis­counts. Free pickup from down­town ho­tels. Times and prices vary based on tours. See web­site or call for de­tails. www.his­toric­tour­sofcharleston.com. Tours de­part from The Charleston Vis­i­tors Cen­ter (375 Meet­ing St.), 843.577.3311. Map 1: E-5

CULI­NARY TOURS OF CHARLESTON 

Walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston and ex­pe­ri­ence the his­tory through Lowcountry cui­sine. Daily tast­ing tours in­tro­duce guests to tasty bites at many great “food finds” and may in­clude such South­ern staples as grits, pra­lines, sweet tea and col­lard greens. Go be­hind the scenes and visit with chefs, bak­ers, ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers, choco­latiers and spe­cialty shops. www.culi­nary­tour­sofcharleston.com. 18 An­ston St., 843.722.8687 Map 1: E-8

OLD SOUTH CAR­RIAGE COM­PANY

What bet­ter way to see his­toric Holy City in style than on an hour-long, nar­rated, horse-drawn car­riage tour. Look for guides in Con­fed­er­ate uni­forms who sport red sashes about their waists: They’re ea­ger to share his­tor­i­cal facts, lore and hu­mor about Charleston. Open daily 9 am- 4 pm. Tick­ets: $15-25; combo tick­ets with Spir­itLine har­bor cruises or Fort Sumter cruises $25- 41. www. old­south­car­riage­tours.com. 14 An­son St., 843.723.9712. Map 1: E-8

PALMETTO CAR­RIAGE WORKS 

This tour com­pany hosts both walk­ing and car­riage tours. A va­ri­ety of op­tions are avail­able, in­clud­ing his­toric car­riage tours, evening tours of the com­mer­cial district, car­riage and har­bor combo tours, and more. Tick­ets: $12- 68. www. pal­met­to­car­riage.com. 8 Guig­nard St., 843.723.8145. Map 1: E-8

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