Charleston Pirate Tours

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The Charleston walking tour led by a pirate and parrot!


We thank our guests, whose reviews have kept us in the top 10% of TripAdvisor listings worldwide, earning us another Certificate of Excellence!

"Don't let the pirate theme fool you. This tour is as much for adults as for children.“

"The Pirate Tour was the highlight of our entire trip. You know you are on the right tour, when other tours stop to look at yours!"

"We have taken several tours, and this one took us to several sights we had not seen."

“I thought would be a bit hokey. I must say I was WRONG. We had several tours of Charleston and I must say ERIC IS THE BEST TOUR GUIDE IN TOWN!!!!!"
Of course, pirate love pubs, and we know all of the best taverns!  Join us for a completely different kind of tour that features the Holy City's 300+ year love affair with liquor. 




In authentic costume & accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot, Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne.  Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more!  Along the way, learn about the city’s most historical buildings and events.

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- Why did Blackbeard blockade the Charleston harbor?
- Was Blackbeard really born in the Charleston area?
- What did the notorious Anne Bonny do to her father's plantation before running away from Charleston to be a pirate?
- Why did the Gentleman Pirate, Stede Bonnet, don a dress?
- Why did Anne Bonny & Mary Read dress as men?
- What was Calico Jack's connection to Charleston?
- Which pirates danced the hempen jig in White Point Gardens?

These are just a few of the questions that Eric answers as he tells tales of historic Charleston, leading you to the hangouts, "haunts," and final resting places of pirates, who made Charleston one of their ports-o-call during “Golden Age of Piracy” (1690-1730).

Customized private and group tours covering any & aspects of Charleston history are available for groups of all sizes... from 2 to 240 guests.

Charleston Pirate Tours also offers
lectures and costumed storytelling entertainment for corporate events, dinners, luncheons, parties, and community events. Check our our education programs for schools, camps, and libraries.


Charleston Pirate Tours offers guests the opportunity to visit two National Historic Landmarks, the Powder Magazine Museum (1713) and the Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon. Learn more about these fascinating buildings on our Museum Partners page.

All pirate tours include the
Powder Magazine Museum, a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest buildings in Charleston.

We also have a partnership with the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon that saves you up to $3 per person on admission to the Exchange.
Check out our Combo Tour/Exchange ticket discount package.

Charleston Pirate Tours is a member of the Charleston Travel Council (Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau), Charleston Tour Association, & Charleston Hoteliers Exchange Club.

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