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Absolute Reel Screamer Charters

1027 Oceanview Rd, Charleston, SC 29412 (James Island)
1-843-270-4464
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Ranked #9 of 170 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: This private 2 hour boat adventure is what Charleston is really all about! I'm a native captain, so we'll glide through the uncrowded backwaters of... more » Owner description: This private 2 hour boat adventure is what Charleston is really all about! I'm a native captain, so we'll glide through the uncrowded backwaters of the most pristine estuaries in the country. We'll learn to harvest oysters, catch shrimp and identify local shore birds. Next, we'll find the Bottlenose Dolphins. Having them swim next to the boat is exciting, but if we find them feeding in the shallows it's spectacular! Our next destination is Morris Island where I'll teach you about its rich Civil War history as well as my own family ties to it. We'll then walk its shores looking for shells and artifacts as the sixth oldest lighthouse in the nation serves as our backdrop! So as you can see we have something for everybody on this trip. The dolphins are always here, the beach is loaded with shells, and if you listen hard enough you just may hear the roar of cannons from the past. So come on and join me! You never know what washed up the night before... « less
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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A friend and I were suggested this tour by the concierge in our downtown Charleston hotel and we were so happy we took him up on the idea. Captain Gresh is extremely knowledgeable and made the 2 hour tour interesting and fun. He knows so much about the history and had the best perspective on the land and water we... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Charleston. I enjoy outdoor activities that involve wildlife, etc. Gresh was very friendly and very informative. He showed us how to pick oysters and fish for shrimp. He pointed out the different fish and birds. His ability to spot the dolphins was unreal. He followed the dolphins to feeding areas and we... More

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Mt airy
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the best tour by far. Gresh is great. It was just me and my wife. We were on a trip for our 20th anniversary. He was personable by calling us by our names. He answered all our questions. Shrimp, dolphins, oysters, shells and even bones is some of what you will see. When we were looking or shells... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I researched all the different charters in the Folly Beach area and decided to book with Absolute Reel Screamer Charters.This charter was the highlight of our trip. Captain Gresh is very knowledgeable about the surroundings. We saw many dolphins going to and from the island. We found fossils, sand dollars and large conch shells on the island.We also caught shrimp!... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must do experience while in the Folly Area. Morris Island is gorgeous, tons of history and shells!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

On the drive down with my family to Charleston I was put in charge of finding activities so of course I started on TripAdvisor. We wanted to do something on the water and saw a bunch of your average sailboat cruises. But when I came across Reel Screamer we knew we found it! Gresh is local to the area and... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Finding things to do with our autistic son can be difficult. Capt. Gresh was very understanding and considerate to our son's needs. This is a must do adventure for families visiting the Charleston area with little time or seek to see a less crowded environmental view of the area. We witnessed many dolphins while out and I was able to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A great way to see the natural beauty of this awesome area. Very comfortable boat, extremely knowlegeable Captain. We live in the area and would highly recommend this tour. Morris Island is loaded with history as is the whole area and we even found some artifacts-a lead bullet and some old glass from a whiskey bottle.

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Riceville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is the second time we have went out with Capt. Gresh and both times it was the highlight of our vacation. This time we took my mother, who is in her late 60's, my teenage son and my 2 year old grandson. They all had a terrific time. The Capt. was very understanding of our grandchild being so young... More

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Princess Anne, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Capt. gresh Megget took me, my wife and grandson out to Morris Island. He gladly shared his knowledge and experiences with us about the natural resources of the local islands. We loved watching the dolphins, hammerhead sharks and walking on Morris Island. Without a doubt, it was truly the highlight of our 17 day vacation throughout the South! Many thanks... More

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