Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, tours must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee your desired tour day and time. You can buy your tickets either online or by phone with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

What exactly is the greater Charleston area?

The greater Charleston area includes Wadmalaw Island, Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, John’s Island, James' Island, West Ashley, North Charleston, Hanahan, Downtown Charleston, Daniel Island, Mt Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms.

Will there be other people on my tour?

No, this is a private tour so it will only be your group in our executive vehicle. There will be other people at all locations we will visit on your tour.

Is the tour suitable for children? What type of ticket should I purchase for a very young child?

Yes, children are permitted on this tour.

Where does the tour take place?

This is a private tour so we will depart from the location of your choice. We recommend that on the way to Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery that we make a stop at the remarkable, Angel Oak Tree. This tour is customized to fit your requests.

How much walking is involved and what is the pace?

This is up to you! It is your private tour so you decide! The vineyard has over 48 acres to browse, along with a tasting room and gift shop. The distillery has a tasting room as well.

Do we go inside any buildings?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to go in the vineyard tasting room as well as the Firefly Distillery.

Does the tour start and end at the same place?

Yes, we will pick you up and drop you off at the location of your request.

Are food and beverages included on the tour? Can I bring my own?

Tastings are included at each of the four stops. The standard tour will visit two breweries and two distilleries. We will also provide you with bottled water, an assortment of juices, and coolers full of ice for your use. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and (adult) beverages. Note that all alcoholic beverages must be kept on the bus while visiting the other breweries and distilleries.

Is there anywhere to buy food or drinks along the way? Can I bring my own?

We'll have complimentary bottled water and light snacks available for you. You are also welcome to bring your own or purchase these at any stops. This is your private tour, we will make recommendations and stop for you to try some southern cuisine upon request.

Can we shop during the tour?

Yes, shopping can be done at all of our stops.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?

Yes! There is so much to see during the tour and it would be absolutely worth it to bring a camera.

Will locals enjoy the tour as well or is it mostly for tourists?

Absolutely, yes! This is a great way to start a Charleston family tradition, an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, or a great way you and some local friends can explore our town like tourists!

Is gratuity included in the cost of the tour?

Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not required, gratuities are accepted and always appreciated by the tour guides.

What about inclement weather?

Tours will run rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted.

Are there bathrooms along the way?

Restrooms are available near the meeting location. There will be public restrooms at each stop along the way. This is your private tour, we will stop at your request.

Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?

We do not have a wheelchair lift on any of our vehicles so, the guest will need to be able to step inside on their own.

Are dogs/pets allowed on the tour?

All pets, with the exception of trained service dogs, are prohibited on the tour.

Do you offer Gift Certificates?

Of course! Our tours make great gifts for locals, out-of-towners, friends, and family alike. Click on the "Contact CraftedCHS" link to the left of this page to inquire further