"Are those real pistols?" No, just really good fakes.
"Is that a real sword?" Yes.
"Is that a real bird?" Yes.
"Does it talk?" Yes, sometimes too much.
Are you a real pirate? Of course!
In 2009, Eric and Sabrina threw away their corporate suits and launched their own company, Charleston Pirate Tours. With backgrounds in tourism, theater, and marketing, along with pet parrots, a walking tour company with living history components made perfect sense.
Avid researchers and native South Carolinians, their expertise extends well beyond piracy to include all aspects of Charleston and the surrounding lowcountry. When they're not entertaining tour guests, you can find them in the state archives or at the Historic Charleston Foundation researching primary resources for the interesting tidbits and details that set their tours apart from others.
Eric and Sabrina do most of their tours in authentic, period, apparel. However, they do clean up pretty well and are happy to serve as your guides wearing business casual for private or group tours.
Charleston Pirate Tours is a member of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Charleston Travel Council, the Charleston Tour Association, & the Charleston Hoteliers Exchange Club, so, along with the fact that they're natives, they have relationships with attractions, restaurants, caterers, and hotels throughout the area and have the inside track on putting together specialized private and group tours with the best the Charleston has to offer.
Giving back to the community is very important to us. We donate a portion of all sales to the Powder Magazine Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Charleston, and support non-profit groups across the country with donations and special appearances.
How We Became Pirates
Eric & Sabrina with their daughter, Ariel
Charleston Pirate Tours