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Island Hopper Boat Charters

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Address: 3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number: +1 843-906-4656
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Description: Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company...
Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat charters including shelling trips, dolphin watches and sunset cruises. Capt. Randy Smith is native to the area and places great emphasis on safety and fun.
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Can't wait to book another ride next year!

We have been coming to Folly for 12+ years and never taken a boat tour. Now we are kicking ourselves for waiting so long. Capt Randy was so knowledgeable and funny not to mention... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Folly for 12+ years and never taken a boat tour. Now we are kicking ourselves for waiting so long. Capt Randy was so knowledgeable and funny not to mention there were dolphins everywhere! We even managed to see them stranding for fish!! We have always wanted to get closer to the lighthouse and were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We went out this morning with Capt. Randy. We had 4 adults and a 6 yr old boy. Capt. Randy was excellent. He was very friendly and informative. During our trip to the lighthouse we saw many different dolphins and other wildlife. Once we landed on the beach near the lighthouse we got out and walked the beach looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Discover this treasure of an activity via trip advisor. A server recommended a water activity of kayaking or paddle boarding. I like both but glad I stumbled upon this activity. It was a great trip for my husband and I on our honeymoon. He isn't a big beach or more like in the sun person but, I love the beach... More 

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

I am so happy you and your new husband enjoyed your charter. It is always a pleasure and a joy to have newlyweds onboard. I wish you both the best of luck in the future. I look fwd to serving you again in the future, should you find yourself back in Charleston Capt. Randy More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had the pleasure of spending time with Captain Randy on June 2nd and June 12th. The first trip was with my family and the second trip was with a bachelor party. Both times we toured through the waterways, saw some dolphins, got a local history lesson and visited Morris Island and saw the lighthouse! Overall, I would recommend Island... More 

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review !!. It was a pleasure to have you , your family and your friends onboard. I hope you guys enjoyed your bachelor party weekend, and I look fwd to seeing you and your family again in the future. Capt Randy More 

Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went with my husband and 2 daughters ages 8 and 12. We all loved it! We got to see dolphins swimming and enjoyed hearing all the history of the area from Captain Randy. We got to spend an hour exploring Morris Island and found tons of perfect seashells. (Be sure to bring a bag to collect shells.) We even saw... More 

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

I really appreciate the great review ! I am so happy your family enjoyed our tour. Having been doing this for twenty years, it still makes my day to make people happy. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Capt. Randy More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My Sister and I took a short walk from our hotel to meet Captain Randy at the boat dock for our approximately 2 hour cruise to Morris Island. We met right on time with our cooler of snacks and drinks, hats, and sunscreen. Captain Randy described the waterways, oyster beds, water fowl, houses, and we even saw Atlantic bottle nosed... More 

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

thank you so much for the positive review. I am delighted you and your sister enjoyed your time on the water. I am so happy the weather cleared out and you were available. Again, thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again in the future Capt. Randy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The kids said this trip to Morris Island was the highlight of their trip! Found some great shells got some great pics. A very delightful and peaceful afternoon. We recommend this to everyone of all ages. We learned a lot of history in such a short time . Can't wait to visit again !

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review !! I am so glad your children enjoyed the trip. I really look forward to serving you and your family again in the future. Capt. Randy More 

Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great trip! Saw dolphins swimming. Lots of great shells on the island. Even found starfish!!! Randy is awesome- very knowledgeable about the history of the area. This is a must do at Folly Beach. LOVED IT!

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our charter service. It means a great deal to me that you and your family enjoyed their trip. I hope to see you all again on your next trip to Folly ! Capt. Randy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A friend who lives in Folly chartered this boat tour for us. Just expected it to be us driving a boat around. Turns out we get Captain Randy who was awesome! Tons of knowledge on the area, was all about the small details for taking care of his guests and just kept the one liner quips comin'! I'm a Tour... More 

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review !! It is groups like you folks that make me feel I have the best job on the planet. Thank you for your generosity, but for future customers reading this , please know that tips are appreciated , but never expected. I really hope the "Wisconsin crew " makes it way back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I took a two hour boat tour to Morrris island with Captain Randy. We highly recommend! He was a gracious host and taught us a lot about the area, civil war history, dolphins, oysters and birds we had never seen! Thank you Randy!!

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Randy S, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review !! I am so glad you both enjoyed yourself . Your husband is an amazing man and it was a pleasure to have you guys on board. Hope to see you again on your next visit . Randy More 

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Address: Address: 3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number: +1 843-906-4656
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach

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