From guided walks tokayaking to carriagerides, many tours entertainand educatevisitors. Purchase ticketsfor most tours atBeaufort's downtownticket center, open 9 a.m. to 9p.m. every day at 930 Bay St. Orcall 843-476-7789 or at Spiritof Old Beaufort Tours & Gifts,1001 Bay St., and at the BeaufortChamber of Commerce'svisitors' center at 713 CravenSt. in the Beaufort Arsenal Museum.
BOAT TOURSCapt. Dick's BeaufortRiver ToursWatch dolphins and learnabout the ecology of the saltmarsh. Departs from DowntownMarina daily. Call forschedules. 843-524-4422,843-812-2804,beaufortrivertours.com
River SafariCapt. Bill leads this 90minute nature tour for 2 to 6passengers. Departs daily fromPort Royal Landing Marina.843-575-1748,river-safari.com.
ACE Basin Tours Inc.Explore the natural beauty,history and wildlife of the ACEBasin. Group tours available.Reservations required. Departsat 10 a.m. Wednesdays andSaturdays from Coosaw Island.843-521-3099,acebasintours.com
Gullah-n-Geechie MahnToursTwo-hour tours of historicalspots on St. Helena Island.Departs 9:45 a.m. and 1:45p.m. Monday-Saturday, byreservation. 843-838-7516,gullahngeechietours.net
Sandlapper TourGullah trolley tours of Beaufortand St. Helena Island toinclude plantations, rice paddies,slave cemeteries, PraiseHouse, Penn Center, Chapelof Ease and the Old Point indowntown Beaufort.City tour departs everyhour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.from the Visitor Center at theDowntown Marina every day.
St. Helena Island tour is 2.5hrs. Call for schedule. 843-986-6960,www. sandlappertour.com
Step-on Bus Tours bySpirit of Old BeaufortEnjoy a bus tour of Beaufort'sdowntown and historicdistrict. Tour covers history,the exterior of homes and Hollywood.1.5 hours. $16 adults,$8 children.
The island, plantation andGullah tour is about 2.5 hoursand covers St. Helena Island,Hunting Island and more. Seeplantations, Penn Center museumand areas where Gullah/Geechie heritage still echoes.$30 adults, $18 children. Eachtour departs from 1001 BaySt. 843-525-0459, (corner ofCharles and Bay streets).thespiritofoldbeaufort.com.
Southurn Rose Buggy ToursHorse-drawn narrated carriagetours of downtown Beaufortand the historic districtlasting 55 minutes. Departsfrom Henry C. Chambers WaterfrontPark area between 10a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. 1002Bay Street (the Blue Building),Beaufort, 843-524-2900,www.southurnrose.com
Sea Island Carriage Co.Narrated tour of the OldPoint neighborhood and HistoricDistrict of Beaufort.Departs from DowntownMarina parking lot every 40minutes 9:40 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily. 843-525-1821. www.seaislandcarriage.com
Spirit of Old BeaufortGuided walking tours 1.5hours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.Monday through Saturdayand the "Whispers from theGrave Lantern Tour" Mondaythrough Saturday at 7 p.m. orby appointment. Meet at 1001Bay St. Guides are in perioddress. Tours are $16 adults/$8children.Reservations required bycalling 843-525-0459,thespiritofoldbeaufort.com.
Aqua Sports/Sea WolfChartersYear-round professional 35-foot power-cat fishing/cruising.Departs from Port RoyalLanding Marina. Cost dependson trip. 843-525-1174,seawolfcharter.com
Bay Street OutfittersA full array of guided fishingtrips and charters, includingguided inshore fly and spinfishing, offshore fishing tripsand fly fishing schools. Fly fishingand conventional tackle.843-524-5250, 815 Bay St.baystreetoutfitters.com
Burgess and Son GuideServicesMinimum five-hour charter,can go up to 10 hours. 838-9441, 47 Howerton Drive, St.Helena Island
Fly Fish the LowcountryGuided fly-fishing and lighttackle excursions. Departs fromSams Point Landing on Lady'sIsland. 843-525-0243,capttyler.com
Seas So ShallowInshore guide service for fulland half-day charters. 843-252-3882,seassoshallow.com
Cast Away FishingChartersInshore guide service for upto four anglers. 843-321-1768.beaufortcastawaycharter.com.
KAYAK TOURSBeaufort Kayak ToursInterpretive natural andcultural history tours by kayakexploring downtown Beaufort,Hunting Island or the ACEBasin led by master naturalists.Appropriate for most ages. Noexperience necessary. Openevery day. Tour times dictatedby tide. 843-525-0810,beaufortkayaktours.com.
The Kayak FarmGuided trips blend instruction,ecology and fun. Noexperience necessary. Tripsare planned around the tides.Eight people per tour, must be16 years or older. Guiding anddelivering rentals in the area ofHarbour, Fripp and HuntingIsland area is the company'sspecialty. 843-838-2008,www.thekayakfarm.com