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5 Outdoor Activities in Charleston SC

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5 Outdoor Activities in Charleston, SC

Charleston is the adventure hub of South Carolina. With our beautiful beaches and water activities, Charleston has something for everyone! Let’s take a look at some of the best outdoor activities Charleston SC has to offer.

Outdoor Activities in Charleston SC you must do:

  1. Charleston Harbor Tour with Speed Boat Adventures
  2. Ziplining with Charleston Zipline Adventures
  3. Adventure Fishing with Charleston Charter Fishing
  4. Fossil Hunting at Folly Beach
  5. Charleston SUP Safaris

1) Charleston Harbor Tour with Speed Boat Adventures

Charleston Harbor Tour

Looking for an activity that will allow you to get behind the wheel of something really really fast? Then try out this adrenaline-pumping adventure tour where you are able to drive your own F13 speed boat! 

You will be taken on a 13-mile Charleston Harbor tour on your own speed boat. You can go as fast or slow as you want, enjoy the scenery AND the thrill of the ride! This is the perfect activity for any adventure junkie! And, don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe too. 

During the Charleston Harbor Tour, you’ll get to see views of the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and the downtown Charleston skyline. If you’re lucky, some dolphins might even join in on the fun!

2) Ziplining with Charleston Zipline Adventures

a man in a swing in a park

As far as Charleston Outdoor Adventures go, the Charleston Zipline tour is one for the bucket list!  This adventure ride is located just  15 miles from Historic Downtown Charleston, making it easily accessible. Spanning 10 acres of forest in Awendaw, South Carolina, the courses offer amazing views at exhilarating speeds that will make it all worthwhile!

3) Adventure Fishing with Charleston Charter Fishing

a woman standing next to a body of water

Are you looking for an activity where you can also catch your own dinner? Then look no further than a Charleston fishing charter. Join professional fishermen who are able to show you the ropes (and knots)! Any fishing experience level is welcome, so there is no excuse!

You can choose to explore inshore Charleston, such as around Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. Or, head out for a deep-sea fishing Charleston adventure.

Family trips in calmer waters and private charters are also possible.

4) Fossil Hunting at Folly Beach

a group of people on a beach

There is nothing quite like finding your first fossil! And, doing so with an expert guide that can ID your find and tell you which epoch it comes from, that’s priceless. This might be one of the more laid-back Folly Beach activities, but the thrill is equally as exciting. 

Folly Beach is the perfect fossil-hunting playground. You’ll find a large assortment of fossilized shark teeth, and possibly even Megalodon fragments! This is the perfect family activity, as it’s always a winner with small children. So grab your sunglasses and sunscreen, and head down to the beach.

5) Charleston SUP Safaris

a little girl standing next to a body of water

End the day off with a Sunset Dolphin SUP Safari. Head out on the open waters as the sun sets on another perfect day, while the dolphins swim around you. The SUP tour lasts around 2 hours, so you’ll have more than enough time to learn the ropes, find the perfect sunset spot and even enjoy some relaxing yoga, if you’d like!