Unique Ways to Get Around Charleston

While Charleston is the largest city in South Carolina, chances are that your group will be spending a fair amount of time Downtown. Luckily, the Peninsula is easy to navigate by foot-or boat! Check out some of Charleston’s most unique ways to see the City!

Charleston Bike Taxi Cabs

Bike taxis are a Charleston staple around the Peninsula! Look out for a person on a bicycle pulling a cart behind them hanging around King Street or the Market area. The “pedi-cabs” hold 2-3 passengers and can take you almost anywhere Downtown. The drivers are always great company and down for a chat. We suggest taking them on your way to dinner or the bars! They take cash and Venmo to make the experience as easy as possible.

Charleston Bike Taxi cab ( 843-532-8663), Charleston Rickshaw (843-723-5685), and Charleston Pedicab ( 843-577-7088).

Charleston Water Taxi cabs

One of the best ways to get around Charleston while being able to see or stop at some of the local must-do’s is by taking a Water Taxi. The Charleston Water Taxi can get you to the Historic Market Street, the South Carolina Aquarium, and all the way to Mt. Pleasant to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. You can also stay on board for an inexpensive and quick loop around the Harbor! The Water Taxi has seasonal hours but generally runs a continuous loop between 9 am and 6 pm.
Charleston Water Taxi (843-330-2989)

Horse-drawn carriage

One of the more informational and historical ways to see the historic area of Charleston is by taking a horse-drawn carriage tour. Tours take 3 different routes, and you can see attractions like The Charleston City Market, pre-Civil War houses along the Battery, Rainbow Row, churches, courtyards and gardens, and the Cooper River Waterfront! Tours run every few minutes or you can schedule a tour ahead of time!
Palmetto Carriage (843-277-3444)

Holy Spokes

If your crew is looking for a bit more freedom to explore Downtown Charleston, we suggest renting the city bikes. They are conveniently located around the Peninsula, and you can pay online using a credit card, dropping them back off at any location. This way, your crew can cruise around while shopping or grabbing a bite to eat, without walking several miles in the heat! Make sure to lock the bike each time you stop!

Saltwater Cycle Party Boat Cruises

If you’re like us, a booze cruise is essential for getting the feel of any City on the water, and Charleston is no different. Our cruises are the perfect way to see a different view of Charleston while partying! Our route boasts incredible views of yachts at the Mega Dock and then we head for calmer waters up the Intercoastal. The calm waterways are full of dolphins, and you will see some incredible waterfront properties! Our tours are a view of the city that mostly only locals know! Book a public or private charter depending on what your crew is looking for. Give us a call to talk about the fleet and tour options at 843-901-9836.

Happy exploring!