Mount Pleasant Hidden gems

Our most recommended Mount Pleasant Hidden gems

Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

1. Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

Take a journey through Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall to admire the wonderful views. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Enjoy a tour through the elegant interior of a fully-restored historic home - Joseph Manigault House. Come and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of one of America's most historic cities.

Charleston Harbor 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

2. Charleston Harbor 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one-of-a-kind adventure tour. Experience driving your own boat while taking in the views from the Charleston harbor. This fully narrated tour takes you 13 miles through the world-famous Charleston Harbor. See everything while listening to a highly trained and professional guide through a two-way communication system.   You will have a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, the downtown Charleston skyline, Waterfront Park, South Carolina Aquarium, the cruise ship terminal and all the wildlife that call Charleston Harbor home.  This is a great adventure for all ages.

Charleston: Hidden Gems and Shores E-Bike Tour

3. Charleston: Hidden Gems and Shores E-Bike Tour

Add something special to your trip to Charleston with a leisurely scenic tour by e-bike. Cruise past the city's highlights and hidden gems. Ride with a guide through the old village to Pitt St. Bridge, Shem Creek Park to spot dolphins, and Sullivan's Island. Head back along South Carolina's beachy shores. The route will take you first into the old village and then to Pitt St. Bridge with stunning views of Fort Sumter. Ride through neighborhoods lined with oak trees and Spanish moss. Pass by stunning Southern estate homes, marshlands, boardwalks, and more. Next, ride through Shem Creek Park. With an active shrimp boat fleet and the chance to see dolphins, a visit to Shem Creek is sure to be unforgettable. Then, head to Sullivan’s Island and check out the pristine beach. Ride along the shoreline on your way back to the meeting point.

Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

4. Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

Experience the only publicly available historic walking tour in Mt. Pleasant - an area that dates back just as long as the peninsular of Charleston but that most people never have the opportunity to learn about. Start the tour by meeting your local guide with the City of Charleston. After a brief introduction, take a short walk to the oldest house in Mt. Pleasant to talk about the area's first settlers and a famous revolutionary war battle.  From there, head over to Shem Creek proper to take an insider look at the shrimping industry, a staple of the area for many generations with several seafood markets with a variety of species. Watch as the tour guide shows how to throw a cast net or bring up a crab trap for an up-close view of some blue crab. At the end of the tour, leave with a well-defined sense of the wonderful culture this creek has hosted since the first colonists and well before that.

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What people are saying about Mount Pleasant

The tour was both interesting and fun. We covered a broad range of sites and attractions, with content that appealed to everyone in our group. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, clearly well informed, and had alot of insightful information and interesting tidbits to share about Charleston, both past and present. We asked a ton of questions, and he took the time to answer them all in an entertaining and thoughtful way. Our guide was also very accommodating of our group, adjusting pace as required, lingering longer in spots for photo ops, etc. Would not hesitate to recommend this "off the beaten path" tour of Charleston!

Our guide was outstanding! She had so many stories to go with each side. She was funny, down to earth and animated! She told us what to take time to go and see. Where to park etc

Great tour with a very informative guide. Lots of historical information and details about the way houses were constructed. Very comfortable bus.

Our guide was great she knew her history and was very informative.

Was a fun tour! Boat was great prepare to get a little wet.