Charleston Pirate Tours

Daily Walking Tours

"You know you are on the right tour, when other tours stop to look at yours!"

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

Tour & Ticket Policy:

- We do appreciate a phone number and/or email address where we can contact you on the day of the tour in the event of a cancellation.

- This is a walking tour, so please dress accordingly. During warm weather, we suggest you bring water.

- Speaking of water... there are no public restrooms along the route, so we suggest you "powder your nose before the tour.  There are public restrooms in the parking garage across the street from the Powder Magazine.  These restrooms are surprising well-maintained by the city.

- Children are more than welcome! Tickets for children under 4 are free, but they still need a ticket, so please make sure you include free tickets for the young ones on your order.

- Tours run rain or shine. Should hazardous weather force the cancellation of a tour, you may reschedule your tour (based on availability).  If you cannot reschedule, we will refund your purchase.

- Tickets are non-refundable, but you may reschedule (based on availability) with 24 hours notice.

- The health & well-being of Captain Bob are priorities for us, so please understand that we cannot guarantee his appearance on every tour.  Bob does not tour if the temperature is below 60. Also, we do not force Bob to tour.  As with animals in other animal interaction programs (think SeaWorld and Discovery Cove), at times, Bob just does not want to participate.  Please keep this in mind, as we do not offer refunds if Captain Bob cannot participate in your scheduled tour.

- The tour route is in public areas over which we have no control.  Charleston Pirate Tours is not responsible and cannot be held liable for behavior of the public, other tour patrons, or any accidents during the tour.

Specifically for the Charleston Tavern Tour:
Charleston Pirate Tours and Time Traveler Excursions, LLC have a proud history of providing professional and safe tours. Before purchasing a ticket for this tour, please be aware of the following:
- This tour will function in a public environment; therefore, Charleston Pirate Tours and Time Traveler Excursions, LLC will not be responsible nor held liable for the behavior of tour guests, pedestrians, or unforeseeable street walking accidents throughout the duration of any Time Traveler Excursions, LLC presentation.
- Charleston Pirate Tours and
Time Traveler Excursions, LLC have no affiliation with private establishments and with the purchasing and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- The cost of tour admission does not include food and beverages that an individual may choose to purchase between stories while on the "Charleston Tavern Tour."
- The City of Charleston prohibits all alcoholic beverages on the street.

  The Original Charleston
Pirate Tour

Monday-Saturday 10am
Sunday 2pm
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This is the tour that launched our piratical adventures. Eric Lavender and Capt. Bob, the macaw, lead you through the French Quarter and along the waterfront exploring the oldest sections of the city.  A master storyteller, Eric doesn't just quote the facts and dates.  You'll feel like you're right in the middle of the action, as he shares the stories of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Charles Vane, Richard Worley, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read, along with the fascinating, true facts of pirate life.  You'll be surprised at how many of today's common sayings have piratical roots.  We can't say more, or we'd "let the cat ot of the bag!"   This 2-hour walking tour will make you want to "go on account" and join the sweet trade.  This tour includes the option to upgrade your tickets and include admission to the Old Exchange Building.

Pirate & Ghost Tour

Monday-Sunday at 7:30pm
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Dressed in period apparel, Eric and Sabrina regale you with tales Charleston pirate history highlights, along with the some of ghost stories that have made Charleston known as one of the country's most haunted cities.  We even have pirate ghosts!  Click here for a look at Charleston pirate ghost legends.

Children's Treasure Hunt Tour
Mon - Sun at 10:30am
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Pirates, Play, and Plunder! 

We developed this hour-long tour just for the youngest buccaneers.  All of the children will sign our pirate articles to join the crew. Next, we'll do sword drills, so the crew is ready for the adventure.  Each child receives a sword to keep as a souvenir.  Don't worry, Mom & Dad... the swords are foam rubber!  We'll then set out on our treasure hunt, exploring the pirate history of White Point Gardens and Charleston Harbor.  The tour ends when we find the treasure chest and divvy up the plunder.  

This tour is recommended for children under 8.  Children under 3 are Free, but if you want younger children to receive swords, treasure, and make maps, purchase the Child 3-12 ticket.

Daytime Ghost Tour
Mon - Sun at 1pm
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See the haunted sites you can't see at night!  From quaint alleys to grand avenues, we'll visit some of Charleston most famous, haunted sites. 

Charleston Pirate Tour with Sabrina
Times vary. 
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Sabrina carries on the fine tradition of female pirates with her own daily tour that features the same information as the Original Charleston Pirate Tour.  Sabrina's favorite pirate?  Hometown girl, Ann Bonny, of course!  Sabrina also leads evening Pirate & Ghost Tours.

What do our guests say about Sabrina?

"Perfect blend of history and legend [on the Pirate & Ghost Tour].

"This tour was awesome!  Sabrina was witty, knowledgeable, and super fun... we had an absolute blast!"

Charleston Tavern Tour
Thu, Fri, Sat at 6:30pm
For tickets, call 843-442-7299

Pubs, pirates, patriots, police,
priests,prostitutes... Charleston's history through the bottom of a glass!

Carouse with our crew on the tour that includes true stories accompanied by adult beverages. Stories some locals would like to forget... like a drunk clergyman baptizing a bear.
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