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Charleston Pirate Tours

79 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401-3112
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Great Pirate Tour!

Took the pirate tour, lead by Sabrina and her parrot, with our three small boys. They LOVED it! It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lt0808lt
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Buffalo, New York
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One of the BEST tours i've been on

I planned this as a mother's day gift and she loved it! We both had an amazing time being shown the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacquie P
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Offering a variety of tours, our award-winning guides are sure to have the perfect experience for you. Charleston Pirate History: Blackbeard’s true past and why he blockaded our harbor, why Charlestonian Ann Bonny turned pirate and fell in love with Calico Jack, what happened to Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnet after he was captured wearing a dress, Charleston’s evolution from pirate haven to target. Daytime History & Ghost Tour: Duels, unrequited love, wars, and natural disasters have left us with more than our fair share of specters! Many of them roam the quiet streets in the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods, and that’s exactly where this tour goes. Evening Pirate & Ghost Tour: Pirate history highlights along with ghost and Gullah legends. Children’s Treasure Hunt Tours: An interactive tour that lets the kids have fun while learning, and adults have a great time, too! Lots of free souvenirs for the kids. Appearances on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, PBS, NPR, Fox Network.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“captain bob” (33 reviews)
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79 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401-3112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the pirate tour, lead by Sabrina and her parrot, with our three small boys. They LOVED it! It was perfectly geared for young children, with time for them to run around, learn about the history of pirates, and get fun pirate treasure. So happy...More

Thank Lt0808lt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I planned this as a mother's day gift and she loved it! We both had an amazing time being shown the city and learning about pirates and their impact on Charleston! i was both educated and entertained by Sabrina who was just a wonderful story...More

Thank Jacquie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time with Sabrina on the kids' version of the pirate tour. Due to very windy weather that seemed like it was going to herald storms, we were the only family. I appreciate that Sabrina did not cancel on us! My daughter...More

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We really loved this tour! We were not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of information we got about the pirate history as well as some Charleston history as well. The Powder Museum was also pretty interesting! My entire...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My husband took my 6 yo daughter to this tour while I went on a historical walking tour with other family. My husband and daughter both enjoyed this and came back with stories to share of Blackbeard and others. My daughter said the guide was...More

Thank Yasmine E
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Great way to get some history of the town, and loved how appropriately dressed our guide was! He was very knowledgeable and had great and spooky stories, definitely recommend going at night!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Our family took the Pirate Tour on a cold morning in March (so sadly no Parrot to accompany us) but we had a blast. While my son (8) loves stories and was quite attentive for the duration, our pirate guide delighted our daughter (6) as...More

Thank djzelnik
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Eric, our guide, was very well informed, knowledgeable and interesting. We had limited time to explore Charleston but he made us want to return to this beautiful and charming city and we are making plans to do so.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I made an account on this site just to review these guys. I was in Charleston a couple weeks ago and scheduled a morning tour. It was probably the coolest thing I did during my entire visit. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the subject,...More

3  Thank Caleb W
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

My four year old granddaughter and I had the best time on this tour. It was perfect for her age. Kept her interest, challenged her, was active. Our guide; Captain Sabrina, was so informative and a delight. She knew exactly how to hold the little...More

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britfan789
21 March 2018|
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Response from IOPnative | Property representative |
I am so sorry that I did not answer sooner! I never got a notification from Tripadvisor about your message. We get kids that age on all of our tours. It really depends on the child. The pirate tour is 2 hours, and it's... More
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Chauntelle M
24 June 2017|
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Response from IOPnative | Property representative |
Please forgive the delay in my answer. I just saw your question. As a rule, Eric does the daytime pirate tour every day, but we take turns doing the pirate & ghost tour at night. If you call me before you buy tickets, I... More
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mnitac
17 February 2015|
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There is no charge for children under 3, but they still need a ticket. You'll see a $0-priced ticket for kids under 4 on our website.
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