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What makes Charleston special?

You don't have to go far to hear why Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most special destinations in the country. As one of the top-rated destination for travelers looking to experience the best of the city's history, beaches, local culture, famous restaurants, festivals, and concerts. Among the city's most notable attractions is Rainbow Row, a collection of vibrantly painted historic homes that line the streets of downtown Charleston. The Battery is another must-see spot, offering breathtaking views of Charleston Harbor and a glimpse into the city's history dating back to the 1600s. Additionally, Charleston is known for its stunning architecture, which can be seen in its many churches, homes, and other historic buildings. Finally, the city offers a variety of historical tours either private, group or self guided. Don't miss the open air market in downtown Charleston to see the local historic sweetgrass baskets being made.  Click here to learn more

Top rated restaurants

Downtown Charleston and the surrounding areas is a "foodies" dream! There is a variety of dining options to satisfy any palet or appetite. From 5-star award winning restaurants to a rooftop experience, to family-friendly eateries, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner for two or a take-out meal for the family, you will find it within a few miles of the marina. There are also several seafood restaurants that offer fresh catches within minutes. Explore the local cuisine and find something to tantalize your taste buds. Click here for a list of popular restaurants, night life, food guide, and more. Or ask us for our local favorites.

Must do activities

Options are endless for activities. You can venture out for a few hours or all day to explore the local area. Discover the history and culture of Charleston, take in the sights, venturing out on jet ski's or parasailing or take a horse and carriage ride. From self guided tours to a multitude of guided tours, private or with a group, there is something for everyone. Click here for a great activity guide. Or ask us for our local expertise. We have been in Charleston for over 20 years, have watched our children grow up here, and have entertained guests of all walks of life. We love to host.  

Barrier Islands

If you want to explore the nearby islands there is Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island and Folly Beach. All three islands have their own distinct personality and vibe. Isle of Palms is known for its wide sandy beaches, a fun strip of shops, restaurants and shops. Sullivan's Island is a laid back beach town with great restaurants and once the home of the famous Edgar Allen Poe. Folly Beach is a South Carolina surfing destination and features a variety of outdoor activities. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day at the beach, a fun adventure, or a historical journey, these islands have something for everyone. Come explore their unique offerings and experience the beauty of the Lowcountry. As locals who have spent more than a few hours on the water, we know secret waterways as well as know that each island has its own personality. We love to help plan your day on the water. Check out each island 

What about the kids? 

The Lowcountry appreciates the importance of family time and the need to get out and explore your local community!  There is a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, from county parks with beaches, and playgrounds to water parks and jet ski rentals. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even go parasailing or attend festivals and concerts. Local farmers markets are always a hit. There is no shortage of kid friendly restaurants. No matter what you choose you will have the perfect family outing! Top 10 things to do with kids 

Resorts & Hotels

Our collection of exquisite hotels offers an unparalleled experience, where timeless elegance meets modern comfort. Immerse yourself in the allure of the past at our historic hotels. Nestled in the heart of downtown, these architectural marvels transport you to a bygone era. Step into the lobby adorned with period details, where attentive staff greets you with genuine warmth. Indulge in luxurious rooms and suites that seamlessly blend historic charm with contemporary amenities, ensuring a restful stay.

For those seeking a more contemporary ambiance, our boutique hotels captivate with their unique style and design. Each room is a sanctuary of sophistication, adorned with modern furnishings and artistic touches. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Charleston's vibrant neighborhoods, with trendy restaurants, eclectic shops, and lively entertainment just steps away.

Experience true indulgence at our luxury hotels, where no detail is spared in creating a haven of opulence. From lavish suites with panoramic views to rejuvenating spa facilities, every aspect of your stay exudes luxury. Impeccable service, exquisite dining options, and lavish amenities create an atmosphere of unparalleled grandeur.

And then there are the beaches and the golf resorts. So many options. We are happy to provide recommendations.


Planning a day on the water can be a fun and exciting experience, but it's important to keep in mind that the weather can change daily. Be sure to prepare for all seasons, from warm and sunny days to cold and rainy ones. No matter the weather, you will still have a great time on "Southern Wonder". With the right gear and company, you can make the most of any situation and create an unforgettable experience.

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