Our tour of the Lowcountry's beautiful Sea Islands explores the natural and culinary history of rural James, Johns and Wadmalaw islands, once home to vast plantations of long-staple sea island cotton. This tour requires less walking than our other tours and is a good choice for those looking for a more leisurely experience with a strong food and beverage component.

Create your Sea Islands tour by selecting your preferences from among the following sites:

* McLeod Plantation
* Angel Oak
* Lunch at the Tomato Shed
* Charleston Tea Plantation
* Historic Village of Rockville
* Deep Water Vineyard

We begin our exploration of the Sea Islands with a visit to McLeod Plantation to gain an understanding of the essential role slavery played in creating the great sea island cotton industry of the early to mid-19th century. At McLeod, the story of enslaved Carolinians doesn't end with the Civil War and Emancipation; that's just the beginning of a new story.
One of the oldest, largest living things east of the Mississippi, the Angel Oak has borne witness to centuries of Charleston's history, a sacred site to Native Americans. See for yourself how beautiful this natural resource is!

The historic village of Rockville was once a summer retreat for wealthy planters looking to escape the heat and diseases of a Lowcountry summer. 
The Charleston Sea Islands is home to the only tea plantation in America, a botanical experiment that began with Andre Michaux's introduction of the exotic plant to Charleston in 1799.
We wrap up our day exploring the Lowcountry Sea Island with a celebratory visit to Firefly Distillery and Deep Water Vineyards with tastings of locally produced vodkas and wine.


$300 for up to four guests. $50 per additional guest.

These costs include pick-up and return, transporta-tion, beverages and snacks. 

Optional costs may include:

* McLeod Plantation Tour - $15 per person

* Charleston Tea Plantation Tram Tour - $10 per 
* Firefly Distillery Spirits Tasting - $6 per person

* Delicious local field-to-
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