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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 163 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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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Thanks to Captain Gresh for a perfect 2 hour trip! Learned a lot of history, saw dolphins and loggerhead turtles and the island he took us to for shell hunting was awesome. This was the highlight of out Charleston trip!

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Concord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

The captain made the trip. He was so personable and filled with knowledge of the area. His family has lived in the area since the 1700's. It was fun seeing the dolphins swim right next to our boat. He showed us the oyster beds and the history of oysters, then brought us to an island where we got to walk... More

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Brenham, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My daughter, granddaughter, and myself just returned from a short girl's trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We especially enjoyed our dolphin watch trip with Capt. Gresh. We saw several dolphins, 2 sharks, and many beautiful birds. The oyster beds were amazing. Morris Island was fantastic. We found 6 sand dollars and many beautiful shells. The old lighthouse made a beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Captain Gresh M honestly let me know that tides appeared to be too high to schedule our 2 boat tour instead of taking us out on a bumpy ride for a quick buck. I appreciate that, and hope to experience this tour the next time I’m in Charleston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Capt. Gresh is informative, friendly and the real deal. We are already planning our trip for next year. You definetly get so much more than what you pay for. History, excitement and relaxation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were looking for something non-touristy in Charleston and our fantastic concierge recommenced this. It was one of our highlights of a 2 week southern trip that included Savannah. Captain Griesh (sorry if I misspelled his name) is a wonderful guide and captain who took us through the low country marsh/tidal waters and stopped to see dolphins (next to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Gresh was a great guide. Polite, professional and personable. The most pleasant 2 hours of information and guide we have experienced in our four years of vacationing here. Our kids loved it too and we will be doing this trip multiple times on our vacations here in the future.

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Kentucky, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked this trip on a whim and are glad we did. The boat ride was relaxing and informative. Morris Island was incredible. (We will definitely do the four hour trip in the future.) Capt. Gresh was very friendly and professional. After only a few minutes, we felt like he was one of our friends. (On the way back in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely cannot say in a few short sentences how great this is !!! If you want to really experience the beauty and fun of Charleston from dolphin watching, looking for shells on the beach, seeing a magnificent lighthouse and private history lesson go on this charter. It's very romantic. But is also extremely fun for the family. So anyone... More

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Amherstburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Took an anniversary trip to Charleston and decided on this Charter...we were very excited for the excursion, and it exceeded our expectations. Captain Gresh was so knowledgeable in all aspects (wildlife, cultures, food, history). Totally made it feel like you were out on a boat with a friend. We would definitely do this again, our only regret is that we... More

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