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Behind the Scenes of Shem Creek Shrimp

Mount Pleasant, United States

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Experience hosted by Bryan

90 mins
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This walking tour led by Captain Bryan is not your average "sit there and shut up" tour where the guide won't even remember your name. Rather, after brief introduction, Captain Bryan will lead you on a historic journey of how Shem Creek came to prominence with its famous shrimping fleet and much more. Unlike any other tour in the area, guest have the ability to see the industry at work. Guest will start with some underlying history of the area in Old Village. Perhaps the group will meet Mr. Rector at Geechie Seafood with his several shrimp boats, beautiful reminders of the bountiful harvest to be conducted offshore. Furthermore, sample some of the key lime pie made by the family of Mrs. Fitch who is the owner of Mt. Pleasant seafood or try your hand cast netting or tossing a crab line. This is not a tour, it is an experience to immerse yourself in a culture that is truly intrinsic to the area. Take back history, culture, language, snacks, but most of all guests will take from this experience an underlying appreciation for our local shrimpers and the history behind these hard working men and women. As Captain Bryan says, " Live the Local Life" and this experience is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Other things to note
Please note this is an active walking experience, guests should be able to walk at leisurely pace for 1.5 hour time span.
This walking tour led by Captain Bryan is not your average "sit there and shut up" tour where the guide won't even remember your name. Rather, after brief introduction, Captain Bryan will lead you on a historic journey of how Shem Creek came to prominence with its famous shrimping fleet and much more. Unlike any other tour in the area, guest have the ability to see the industry at work. Guest will start with some underlying history of the area i…

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What's included

  • Food
    Guests will have opportunity to sample a locally made dessert as part of th...
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Wed, Jan 27
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 1 other guest
$20 per person
$20 per person
Thu, Jan 28
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$20 per person
$20 per person
Fri, Jan 29
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Bryan

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 30 Reviews
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Capt. Bryan is a 7th generation Charlestonian of Huguenot Heritage who spends his time on the local waterways enjoying the outdoors. As a tour guide licensed by the City of Charleston and the only guide offering walking tours in historic Mt. Pleasant, his tours offer the unique opportunity to immerse oneself in local culture.
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Where you'll be

Guests will visit an active fish market, get right alongside oceangoing shrimp trawlers, stop outside the oldest home in mt. pleasant and walk a boardwalk over the waterway with many stops in between.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

Chris
December 2020
Bryan was a great guide. We truly felt like we had a local insight in Shem Creek, the shrimping business, and the areas’ history. It was fun for our kids too!
Vivian
December 2020
Great tour , nice location. It was a nice day so we got to enjoy Mt Pleasant and it’s fantastic views. Bought some fresh shrimp to cook at home.
Mona
December 2020
One of our best tour experiences ever - and we've done dozens! Our teens all give it glowing reviews too. Great stories packed with history, beautiful walk through neighborhoods & the Shem Creek working community. We imagined battles in the harbor, visited with a multi generational shrimping family, watched a load of oysters be unloaded, and our teens learned to throw a shrimp net. Bryan is engrained in this community with exper knowledge & great energy. We'll be back!
One of our best tour experiences ever - and we've done dozens! Our teens all give it glowing reviews too. Great stories packed with history, beautiful walk through neighborhoods…
Donna
March 2020
We totally enjoyed our time with Bryan. He is knowledgeable and an enthusiastic story teller. His love of the area and the subject-Shrimp and sustainability is contagious. We will never think about shrimp and where and how it is procured in the same way again.
We totally enjoyed our time with Bryan. He is knowledgeable and an enthusiastic story teller. His love of the area and the subject-Shrimp and sustainability is contagious. We will…
Patricia
March 2020
We were extremely happy with our tour with Bryan! He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the shrimping industry and is passionate about it all! His tour was fun, interesting and a great experience! We learned so much while having fun! He gave us some great recommendations about where to eat the best fresh shrimp. Definitely take his tour, fun, educational and a great value!!!
We were extremely happy with our tour with Bryan! He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the shrimping industry and is passionate about it all! His tour was fun…
Liz
March 2020
What a wonderful tour & tour guide! Bryan is very personable, highly knowledgable and makes the tour interactive and fun. He is thoughtful with the organization and truly makes the experience unforgettable. I would recommend anyone to take this tour!
What a wonderful tour & tour guide! Bryan is very personable, highly knowledgable and makes the tour interactive and fun. He is thoughtful with the organization and truly makes the…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

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