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Charleston Ghost Tours: Relive Spooky Tales of Pirates, Wars, and More

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Do you believe there may be ghosts in Charleston, SC? Does the thought of actually encountering a ghost send a shiver down your spine? Well, if you are curious, you need to sign up for one of our Charleston Ghost Tours. It is a great way to get acquainted with our local ghost lore and maybe you will even have a ghostly experience of your own. Even if you do not encounter an actual ghost, you will have a lot of fun while learning some history and seeing some fascinating sights from the haunted Charleston harbor.

You’re not alone in your interest in haunted tours in Charleston. Most of us are curious and drawn by the mystery while looking for the thrilling chill of the unknown. Many are intrigued by the Hollywood movies and reality shows including: Ghost Whisperer, Long Island Medium, and Ghost Hunters. Even today, books that explore Charleston’s paranormal history continue to make the best seller lists.

And when it comes to spine-chilling experiences and haunted sights, Charleston is the best location because it’s one of the most haunted cities in America.

Spooky Stories in Every Corner

Charleston is The Holy City, but the haunted past and terrifying stories of the old buildings make the city anything but sacred. A spooky experience is in every corner in the city, and we promise to take you to the most frightening parts of this ancient haunt.

Pirates lived here, and never left. Visitors from other cities who took to some hotels, and never left. A headmistress still guards the grounds where she once lived. There’s a tale for every liking when you take our ghost tours in Charleston.

We will take you where your hair will stand on end, and if you’re really looking for a supernatural thrill, our pirate boat tour in Charleston is a trip you won’t soon forget.

Charleston’s forts, houses, and ships are the centerpiece of many of the South’s most famous ghost stories. Come aboard and explore the sites that cannot be reached on foot. Feel the cool breeze of Charleston Harbor, and hear the tales of lost fortunes, pirate ships and tragic death while riding Charleston’s dark waves. Experience the fascinating horror that the Holy City’s pirates, wars, and storms have ravaged past and present.

Join us for one of our Charleston Ghost Tours, and experience a history and horror tour that has never done before. Hear about the city’s most haunted sites and the deep-rooted superstitions of Charleston’s Gullah culture. We promise…you will never see the Charleston Harbor the same way again!

Our haunted ghost tours in Charleston will give you a different side of this storied city.

Book a pirate or ghost tour with Sandlapper Water Tours, and get a chance to see The Holy City in an intriguing and spooky light. Contact us today.

Charleston Ghost Tour Pricing:

    • $30 adults
    • $20 kids under 12
  • 3 and under not permitted.

Picture of Charleston Ghost Tours in the Charleston Harbor

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Gotta add this to your vacation – marybeth87
Last day of vacation and wanted one more good memory to take away from Charleston. Food had been awesome, beach house was awesome, so search internet for things to do in Charleston and found Sandlapper’s Charleston Ghost Tour. Didn’t want a dissappointment so called the realty office and they knew capatain collins and said we couldn’t go wrong with any of his tours. Was she ever right! We learned about charleston ghosts and pirates from many legends and tales. The storytelling was 1st class. So glad we booked the trip and took the time to do this.

Fun and insightful – bethooh
Enjoyed the storyteller’s ability to spin a good yarn on Halloween. Very accommodating to guests–allowed one person to bring her little dog on the trip; kept us warm on a windy night; and politely relocated a person talking on his cell phone.

Loads of fun – valehn919
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening cruise, even though the weather had turned nippy. Ed was a wonderful storyteller and expert Charleston ghost historian. He is genuinely entertaining and everyone on board was relaxed and congenial. I would definitely do this one again and recommend highly for any tourist to this lovely and fascinating city.

Great Evening Tour of the Harbor – luvtstp
Enjoyed the Charleston ghost tour of the charleston harbor at night. It was a beautiful evening with a full moon. Nice close up of Battery St. and the Ravenel Bridge. The ghost tour was good I guess, if you enjoy that stuff, I am not much of a fan. My husband really enjoyed it and talked about it a lot afterwards.

Fun Tour with a Fun Guide – dsaumanis
It’s basically a nice harbor cruise at night with some great ghost stories told by Ed Macy, who is hysterical, and really knows his stuff. Also.. he doesn’t “blow smoke”. Take the tour and you’ll know what I mean. Oh and this tour is not like an ABC Family ghost movie. It’s geared more for adults, so just be aware of that.

Great sunset views and great history – Sarahdee216
I thought the tour was really interesting and informative. There were great views of the bridge and rainbow row.

Very relaxing and entertaining! – popeye50
Info on the Hunley was great! This Charleston attraction had to be the most relaxing and enjoyable adult thing we did! I do think that children should be excluded (we had 1 on our cruise) the guide was great and did not take into consideration the thoughts of a child. I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it is an adult outing involving adult ghost stories. I am glad that he kept to the script! Actually the way he even opened the bar at times was very entertaining and again a child should not be there but he performed as I had expected and hoped! This will be a must do every time we go! And we will highly recommend this (psst… better than a carriage ride)

Good Stories, Local History – dodgefemme
The guide was an excellent story teller and has a great sense of humor. I would recommend this ghost tour to anyone that would like to see Charleston from the water at night and enjoy a few good stories.

Family Fun on a Boat – Kervee
Captain Jerry was a skilled driver and gave us a very smooth ride. Our Tour Guide Lee was extremely knowledgeable in the history of the area and also had a great sense of humor, as did the captain. The stories of ghosts and pirates of Charleston was interesting and entertaining. Our family also did the Carolina Belle day harbor tour, the Palmetto Carriage tour and the tour of Boone Hall Plantation and the Ghost Harbor tour was unanimously our favorite activity of the whole Charleston vacation. We all agreed we would do it again in a heartbeat. Great fun, loved it! Just so happened no one else had booked the tour except our family and it also coincided with the full moon, so it was great ambiance and we had the tour all to ourselves. I can’t recommend this enough…Sandlapper tours is awesome!

Updated 5/30/2019

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