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Address: 79 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401-3112
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+1 843-442-7299

Join Charleston's most photographed guides and their parrots on walking...

Join Charleston's most photographed guides and their parrots on walking tours in Charleston's historic district. Daily tours include Charleston Pirate History, Pirate & Ghost Tour, Daytime Ghost & History Tour, and Children's Treasure Hunt Tour, Charleston's only children's tour. Customized private and group tours are also available. Appearances on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, PBS, NPR, Fox Network.

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You hear a mention here and there about pirates but this tour gives you the history of how much pirates had to do with the history and making of of Charleston. Eric is so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You hear a mention here and there about pirates but this tour gives you the history of how much pirates had to do with the history and making of of Charleston. Eric is so knowledgeable and you can tell he loves his job. Lots of information and laughs throughout the tour. We decided to do this tour because our flight... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful value and very entertaining. Coldest day ever and she kept all the kids engaged and excited.

Thank susanlovell2995
Bowling Green, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the tour guide outfitted in an authentic pirate costume to his very knowledgeable tales of Charleston's famous pirates, with a little humor added in, you will not be disappointed. The 2 hour tour started out at the Powder Magazine Museum which is a national historic landmark that you can tour. It continued in the historic district, walking to the... More 

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Pendleton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to spend a morning in Charleston and learned some cool stuff to boot! Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this tour. If you have an interest in pirates, this is it. Even someone who is not that into pirates will enjoy all the sights. Over the past several years I've taken tours by several methods. This does not feel like a canned tour. It's like walking with a friend, who wants to show you his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a perfect way to sight-see Charleston by foot, learn the history of Charleston, and learn lots about pirates :-).

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surprised my husband with a trip to Charleston for his 50th birthday. He's a big fan of everything 'pirate', so of course we couldn't bypass this tour! Our guide was Sabrina and she was very attentive and knowledgeable. Luckily the weather cooperated during our off season visit, so not only was it perfect walking weather, but we got Sabrina... More 

Thank avlmrsmcclain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I brought a four different groups of my employees out on the Charleston Pirate Tours, and I have to say our experience was incredible!  Sabrina was extremely easy to work with and worked around our schedule for booking and Eric (our guide) was absolutely the best!  The prices are more than reasonable and the experience was not only informative, but an absolute BLAST!  This would be a... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Eric is a great storyteller but some of the stories had too much detail - especially family relationships - and lost my kids attention. There's also not much in terms of history sites to be seen.

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IOPnative, Owner at Charleston Pirate Tours, responded to this review

Sorry that you thought there was too much detail. That's what most of our guests appreciate about the tour. Perhaps you should have taken the kids on our Children's Tour, which is shorter, has less detail, and has hands-on activities throughout the tour. As far as the sites go... we begin the tour in an 18th century building that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was the second year in a row that our children asked to go on this tour since they absolutely had a great time last year. Sabrina is not only very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston, but she makes the info very interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Lucy P

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