Student Group Tours
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Bringing History to Life for Students of All Ages
This is not your average field trip!
Dressed in authentic, period apparel, our certified guides entertain as well as educate.
From college to preschool, we've got the perfect tour for your school group. We customize Charleston tours to cover your group's interests and curriculum requirements: general history, Colonial, Revolution, Civil War, pirate, or ghost and Gullah legends. We even offer a Charleston Arts tour.
With multiple, highly experienced guides on staff, we can accommodate large school group tours. Our guides can dress in period apparel or business casual.
We can even help you plan a complete itinerary for your Charleston trip with our destination management services. Let us take care of scheduling and booking other activities, transportation, accommodations, and restaurants.
We also offer step-on guide and escort services to make sure groups have the best possible time in the Charleston area.
Need event entertainment or a speaker? We do that, too. Check out our Education Programs and Event Entertainment pages.
Recommended by Group Tour Industry Professionals!
Numerous student travel publications have featured Charleston Pirate Tours.
Group Tour Magazine, Group Travel Leader Magazine, Student Travel Planning, Guide, Kids Love the Carolinas, Family Fun Magazine, and Parents.com have included us in articles about the best activities in Charleston for students!
InSite on Student Travel says, "Student travelers will love sailing out to the horizon with Charleston Pirate Tours, led by guide Eric Lavender and his parrot, Captain Bob. Student tour groups hear the tales of how piracy affected the port of Charleston in the early 1700s."
We've also been featured on NBC's Today Show, USA Today, Travel Channel, PBS, NPR, United Airlines' Hemisphere Magazine, MSN Travel, and Bing Travel.
Student Group Tour Reviews
"Our group ABSOLUTELY LOVED the pirate tour! It is difficult to find something that 48 young boys and girls, as well as 27 adults can all enjoy, but you and your guides certainly provided an amazing introduction to pirate lore and American history. Our students and parents were enthralled, and learned so much information. As one parent said to me, “Whatever you paid for this tour, it was well worth it!” When I asked the children to share their favorite part of our trip, almost all of them mentioned the pirate tour as one of the very special memories. Thanks for doing such a fantastic job!!!!" Robin and the Promises Chorus, Greater Atlanta Christian School
"We were extremely fortunate to have worked with Eric, Sabrina, and Mike. What a class act! Professional, knowledgeable, historically captivating, and genuinely accommodating are just a few ways to describe this group. Not only did we learn really great things, but we had fun the whole time! I highly recommend looking these fine folks up when you're headed to Charleston. You won't be disappointed! Thanks again to you all for a great time." Kenneth Campbell, Band Director, Millersburg High School, 2-day group tour
"Our group had a wonderful time on the walking pirate tour. Everything you talked about was a review for our students as we had learned about SC pirates earlier this school year. Your pirate tour was an awesome culminating activity to our learning of pirates this school year. We plan to come back next year for another tour with our new classes. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thanks for being so great and thorough." Rena L. Wade, 3rd Grade Teacher,
Brooklyn Springs Elementary
"Our student group had a wonderful time last week. Thank-you for a great ghostly tour!" Daniel's Educational Tours
"Thank you for a most wonderful adventure. I am amazed at the wealth of information imparted to our group. We so appreciate the southern hospitality extended to our group. We will highly recommend use of your business to our colleagues and hope to utilize your services again in the future." Maureen Schwind, Director, Western Piedmont Community College Educational Talent Search
"We returned home this evening. The kids were still talking about their 'pirates.' We will continue to use the pirates as part of our itinerary! We will back same time next year!" Tina Childress, Laurens Middle School
"We had a wonderful time at Pirate Tours again this year! Thanks so much for educating and entertaining us about the adventures of exciting and scary times in our fair state! Looking forward to 2018 with Pirate Tours!" Konnie Jordan, 8th grade LAW language arts, E.L. Wright Middle School
"Sabrina and Eric are gifted storytellers; they smoothly held the interest of forty-six high school seniors. Yesterday, 10/31/17, was Carvers Bay High's third tour with Charleston Pirate Tours. It definitely won't be our last. They are as comfortable and entertaining with large groups as they are with smaller groups. They provide great exposure to local culture and lore that many kids miss out on in today's electronically oriented world. The Halloween-inspired ghost stories were fantastic." Lisa Cribb, Carvers Bay High
"We ALL had a great time! Thanks so much for everything you did to make this event run as smoothly as possible." Denise Parker, Barnwell Elementary
“Best tour guides I have ever had thanks for an awesome weekend.” Kaitlyn Neubold