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“Ghost tour on the Yorktown”

Yorktown Ghost Tours
Ranked #3 of 28 Tours in Mount Pleasant
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Owner description: Listed as a must do by the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine, this exclusive guided tour explores the unexplained mysteries of the USS Yorktown in historic Charleston, SC. Hear stories of sacrifice and devastation as this tour ventures into areas normally restricted to the public. Learn of the strange activity that has been documented and reported including the startling results of the investigation by Syfy Channel's "Ghost Hunters".
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“Ghost tour on the Yorktown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is my 4th time on board the Yorktown, but it's the first time by night. This ship is a big airplane carrier ship anchored permanently in Mount Pleasant. The tour started at 8 pm next to the ticket office. We were given some general history about the ship, when it was commissioned, its deployment and missions, when it was decommissioned. Some of the information included the number of casualties during WWII or other events. Since ghosts are supposed to be the spirits of dead persons, our tour guide called Don took us around the various parts of the ship where those accidents and sightings happened, telling us more information and showing us pictures of the sightings possibly related to those sailors who perished. He also gave us a electromagnetic meter to find some ghost presence.
Overall, the tour is well organized and lets you visit the deck, the hangar, the bottom where the generator is, the sleep quarters, the medical facilities, the kitchen, etc. It is also a great opportunity to take pictures without crowds. It ended just before 10 pm. Nice additional thing, we did not have to pay for the parking.

Visited May 2014
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Whitehall, Michigan
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“Great way to experience the "The Fighting Lady"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

I'll qualify this review by stating that I am not obsessed or even overly intrigued by the paranormal, but I am also not a non-believer. So my wife, teenage son, and I were in Charleston for a long weekend visiting my other son who just recently joined the Navy. Being that we love all the military related tours that we have been on we also really enjoyed touring to USS Yorktown during the day. My wife wanted to do a ghost tour one night but the rest of us weren't overly enthused. By chance while researching ghost tours in Charleston I came across the Yorktown Ghost Tours. Even though we had just toured the ship the day before, everyone immediately agreed this was the tour for us. Our tour guide Patrick is active duty US Coast Guard for his day job. He took some liberty in poking fun at and with our new sailor. Never disrespectful, just clean fun. We were one of the very few lucky tour groups per year that get to do the tour with a "dark ship". Almost every light on the ship was turned out for our tour. Certainly adds to a ghost tour when you are down below decks with only a few flashlights for illumination. As their website stated we did get to see parts of the ship that we didn't during our day tour which was great. The best part by far was having Patrick our tour guide. We learned so much more about this magnificent ship and some of the brave men who fought for us on her. We should never forget how much the men and women of yesterday and today have and continue to sacrifice for the rest of us. This your was supposed to be about an hour and a half. It was easily two full hours. We never felt rushed, nor did the stories seem tired or rehearsed. Patrick was very knowledgeable about the ship and her history and seemed very happy to share with us. So thank you Patrick for making this an excellent tour for our family including our E3. We wish you all the best!

Visited May 2014
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Fallston, Maryland
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“A cool way to experience history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

While most people opt to visit the USS Yorktown maritime museum in Charleston during the day, my husband & I took a novel approach to vising at night during their new Ghost Tour. I have done all manner of ghost tours around the world and this one was unique for several reasons. First, it was aboard a decommissioned aircraft carrier who served WWII and Vietnam. Second, the ghost portion is mostly geared to describing the seemingly paranormal activity experienced by shipboard staff in a way to honor our country’s fallen heroes who lost their lives while serving aboard the Yorktown. We thought this was a creative way to visit the ship and learn the stories of these heroes.

Visited February 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“yorktown ghost tours”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

There was a prom and the boy scouts where spending the night on the ship. Lots of yelling kids, loud music, although the tour guide was very informative. The group was rather large, and in very enclosed places it made for some tight situations to where you couldn't hear over the all the noise. My advice is find out before hand what's happening that night on the ship.

Visited March 2014
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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“Veneration and Visitant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

The WWII aircraft carrier Yorktown Ghost Tours' frame of reference: mesh ultimate respect for fallen heroes' souls with firsthand accounts of shadows, apparitions, sensations and transmissions. Respectful, educational and enlightening.

Visited March 2014
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