Outdoor Adventures in Charleston
Explore the beautiful outdoors of Charleston during your stay at the Battery Carriage House Inn. Rent a bike and cruise around the city, take a boating excursion, go kayaking, visit a nearby beach, or just walk around the entire city. The weather is beautiful here and there is plenty to see in the great outdoors.
Beaches, Monuments, & More:
Fort Sumter National Monument (1.6 miles to ferry) – Fort Sumter is a powerful memorial of the Civil War and may be visited by private boat or ferry.
Sullivan’s Island (10 miles) – This island is a beach lover’s paradise, offering a laid-back atmosphere with restaurants, galleries, and clear blue ocean beaches.
Folly Beach (11 miles) – Fondly referred to by locals as the “Edge of America," this beach offers a huge pier for fishing and plenty of space for lounging on the sand.
Boating Tours & Charters:
Barrier Island EcoTours – Enjoy private or group excursions, fishing charters, kayak tours, and more at the Isle of Palms.
Captain Rick Hiott's Inshore Fishing Charters – Certified guides, equipment rental, and daytrips are available through this charter company.
Charleston Harbor Tours – Relax and cruise the harbor on board Charleston's favorite harbor cruise ship, the Carolina Belle.
Epic Kayaks – This company offers kayak and paddling equipment sales along with kayak tours, classes, and rentals.
Nature Adventures Outfitters – This recreational company offering kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and hiking tours of Francis Marion National Forest, swamps with ancient cypresses, historic rice plantations, salt marshes, and coastal barrier islands rich with wildlife.
PaddleFish – Tour Charleston’s natural history with guides, kayaks, and equipment. Wildlife encounters, sunset tours, and fishing tours are available.
The Schooner Pride – Enjoy the water on an 84-foot authentic Tall Ship that sails Charleston's historic harbor.