Beaufort Gullah Heritage Tour: Explore Sea Islands
25 Ratings
Immerse yourself in the vibrant Gullah-Geechee heritage of South Carolina's Sea Islands on the Beaufort Gullah Heritage Tour. Explore historic sites, learn about the unique culture, and discover the rich history of Beaufort County. Book now!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Gray Line Beaufort - The tour starts from this location.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Live commentary on board
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Journey into the past to delve into the Gullah-Geechee traditions of South Carolina’s Sea Islands! This expedition will take us through different parts of Beaufort County, uncovering its profound history and distinct culture.
During this 3-hour exploration, prepare to submerge into history and appreciate the sceneries. Uncover the secrets of Lady’s Island, St. Helena, Hunting Island, and beyond! View the location of one of the initial schools for emancipated slaves - a community gem and a National Historic Landmark. Appreciate the remnants of island churches and uncover the tales and melodies that contribute to their affluent history. Experience a historic plantation house from the comfort of our climate-controlled vehicle. Beaufort and its neighboring territories are deeply entwined in the Gullah-Geechee culture, and we’re thrilled to impart it to you on this unparalleled journey!

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembarq
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
Kelly Tours Beaufort
Bay Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(25 Ratings)
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Jun 2, 2024
A lesson in history mixed with humor - The guide was a wealth of information and history. Presented with humor. I really enjoyed the experience of the praise house. I learned something new at every stop. I would have loved to try some of the red rice she described.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 28, 2023
Great Tour!! - We learned so much on this tour. Our guide, Dean was great. I will definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about the rich Gullah/ Beaufort county history.
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Sep 14, 2023
Well worth it! - Surprised my Mom with this tour for her birthday. She was delighted, and is already planning to return for the Gullah Festival. Our guide, Dean, was clearly passionate and very well read. He was a fountain of information and even led the group in a singing of Happy Birthday for Mom, she was quite touched. Would certainly recommend.
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Sep 8, 2023
Family tour of gullah area - The tour was very informative about the rich history of the area and the gullah people, our guide was well versed & knowledgeable, we enjoyed ourselves very much and took lots of pictures
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Jul 21, 2023
Beaufort at its best - Unbelievable tour . Had a good time .lots of history of the Gullah people. Dean was great worth every dollar. . would recommend to friends
Review provided by Viator
Jul 14, 2023
Must visit - The information shared by the guide. She was very prepared and enlightening. The tour exceeded my expectations.
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Jul 13, 2023
Gullah tour - Excellent tour great information ! Dean was wonderful ! The places we saw have a lot of history ! Would recommend to everyone !
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Jul 5, 2023
Educational and fun - Our tour guide Dean was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour! He took us to places we didn’t know about and showed us very interesting sites.
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May 18, 2023
Great - It was a great tour I really enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks 😊 I will tell others about this tour company
Review provided by Viator
Mar 11, 2023
Absolutely first-rate and knowledgeable Gullah Geechee tour, by Lillie - This tour was one of the hallmarks of our week's stay in Beaufort. Lillie, a lifelong resident from the Frogmore area of the Sea Islands and a retired local school teacher, brought so much of her family's and neighbors' history, culture, lifestyle and language to life. While a three-hour tour, it passed by so quickly, in part because of the energy and heart that Lillie brings to her talks. Between St. Helena and Lady's Islands, the Penn Center, the Brick Church, and Coffin Point and its praise house, we covered centuries of history and life. Lillie's skills as a superb teacher are amply on display; she truly brings to life so much of her community's life and times, both the highs and lows. Lovely and poignant. I'd highly, highly recommend this tour, and make sure that you ask for Lillie when you book this.
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up to 14 guests
1 Adult
July 2024