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Address: 1871 Bowens Island Rd., Charleston, SC 29412
Phone Number: +1 843-795-0330
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service....

Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service. Through COA, an experienced naturalist provide guests with environmental Eco-tours and rentals throughout the saltwater estuaries of Folly Beach and the Charleston area. Charleston Outdoor Adventures services provide clients the opportunity to explore the saltwater estuaries through guided kayak tours, guided paddle board tours, charter boat Eco-tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/ paddle board rentals.

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Very enjoyable. We tried several days to book a kayaking trip and they all cancelled because of the weather but COA didn't and it was perfect weather. Our guide was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Kelly R

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Very enjoyable. We tried several days to book a kayaking trip and they all cancelled because of the weather but COA didn't and it was perfect weather. Our guide was very knowledgable about the ecosystem and it was very interesting! perfect experience and he even gave us great recommendations were to eat while visiting! Would defiantly go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I am a dolphin lover. I spend one month in between jobs working with dolphin in Panama City Beach. However, here is Charleston, it is different. Dolphin exhibit behavior called stand feeding. It's only happen at certain area of the world with certain type of mud. We took the tour and got to see a few od the stranding behavior.... More 

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Tryon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My husband and I took a chartered boat ride through the intercoastal area to Morris Island, which is uninhabited. We were the only ones booked on this trip, so we had Captain Joe's undivided attention. He was a great tour guide, pointing out a lot of things in the estuary that we would not have noticed on our own. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic trip for family of 4, with 2 kids aged 5 and 8. 1.5 hours about right for the youngest. Captain Joe was knowledgeable and fun - easy going and obviously cares for the environment around Charleston. Saw around 10 dolphins including mums and pups. Also saw some amazing birds too to add to the adventure. Would happily recommend!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Our guide Trip gave us a great education in what we were seeing and experiencing as we kayaked around the estuary. Although it wasn't the perfect day to be on the water, quite windy actually, we thoroughly enjoyed our time. We highly recommend Charleston Outdoor Adventures. Very professional and passionate naturalists.

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COA_Staff, General Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures LLC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for paddling with us even in the wind! Life on the marsh is beautiful, especially from the seat of a kayak. I'm glad you were able to spend some quality time with Tripp, and hope you were able to bring some of his stories home with you! He has so many! Thank you again and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

On a beautiful November day, we had an excellent eco tour and visit to Morris Island. The tour was full at 10 people, a nice size. Guide Derek explained about the importance of the estuaries to the ecology of the area. He pointed out many species of birds, and we saw about 2 dozen dolphins. The tour culminated in 45... More 

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures LLC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for traveling with us on the Samson 1 to Morris Island! It is such a fun experience to be able to share Derek's love of the marsh and ecosystems. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you back on Bowens Island in the future! -Anna and the COA... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Took a 1.5 hour dolphin eco-tour with Captain Joe. What a great trip! We saw more than a dozen dolphins and several seabirds. Joe engaged us with fun patter and lots of educational info about dolphins and the ecological environment of the saltwater estuaries. Fascinating!

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COA_Staff, General Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Captain Joe is one of the best, and I am so glad you were able to go on a dolphin tour with him! Thank you again for riding with us on Folly's small waterways and we hope to see you out here again! -Anna and the COA Crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Captain Joe explained what we were seeing and what was going on around us. He was very very good. He could talk to youngsters as well as adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My husband and I were the only sign ups for our time slot, so we had a personal tour from Jake, our guide. After our safety and brief paddle lesson (we've kayaked before) we were on the water learning all about the fragile marsh area. Jake was passionate about the area and an enthusiastic guide with a lot of knowledge... More 

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COA_Staff, General Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures LLC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for paddling with COA! Jake loves being out on the marsh and we are glad you were able to enjoy that experience while on the water. Thank you again and we hope next time more wild life comes out to join you! -Anna and the COA Crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We felt so welcome from the moment we arrived! It was a beautiful day and Derek really knows his stuff! We will definitely be back with more of our crew for another advenure!

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