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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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A Great Family Experience of Coastal SC

The highlight of our annual trip to the SC coast. Capt. Randy not only entertains with a charming personality but he professionally narrates the stories of the ecology and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Asheville
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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The highlight of our annual trip to the SC coast. Capt. Randy not only entertains with a charming personality but he professionally narrates the stories of the ecology and history of this part of the SC lowcountry. If you want to really explore the barrier islands of the lowcountry, this is a "must do."

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to serve you and your family and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

He was so full of personality and knowledge we had the best time! He took us to places only a local would know about. We were so impressed and happy with Richie Vaughans suggestion for Captain Randy! He was the best guide you could ask for.

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

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have all of you onboard and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Macungie, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A trip to Folly island is not complete until you've spent some time with Captain Randy seeing the beautiful sights and hearing about the waterways and history of the Islands. His eloquent and humorous narrative style is a great complement to his boating skills and knack for finding the dolphins in Folly River and around Morris Island. Randy is a... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write such a great review !! You guys were awesome and I would love the opportunity to serve you all again on your next trip to Folly. More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Another fantastic tour by Captain Randy and friends for our group of 18. Most amazing dolphin sightings we have ever experienced! Our kids look forward to our boat trip every year and this one did not disappoint. Thank you for helping us continue this tradition year after year. See you next summer!!

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

Thanks you Charlotte for taking time to review our charter services. We are delighted to be a part of your yearly ritual . I try to hire the best captains for larger groups and they never let me down. Hope to see all of you next year. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have used Captain Randy for boat charters at Folly for a number of years. He always does a great job. Yesterday we had a large group with 8 young children and we saw a lot of dolphin and had a great time at Morris Island. Captain Randy is the best and always delivers. We highly recommend him.

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

Thank you for all of your kind words, Matthew. It is always a pleasure to serve you and your family and means a great deal that all have a great time. . We hope to be part of your future family tradition of Folly Beach More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Thanks Capt. Randy for a great outing. We headed out with my husband and I, and our 2 kids (20 & 10). Randy showed us the beautiful sights along the way to the lighthouse and once we arrived showed us where to find the best shells and treasures along the beach. He is a great guy and made the trip... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of our charter service. Our goal is to have each and every guest, leave our boat with a genuine smile and a lifelong memory. More 

Bedford, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I would highly recommend Capt. Randy's charter tours to Morris Island. We had a large age variation with us(2 adults, 3 small children and 1 teenager), but between the dolphins and wildlife, the local history he pointed out and the shell hunting, all of us had a great time. Capt. Randy was very accommodating and friendly and the small private... More 

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

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our company. Since 1997, we really take pride in giving families a safe and fun day on the water. Hearing that it was the highlight of your children's vacation , is the best benefit of my career. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My family and I chartered Captain Randy for a two hour tour to Morris Island to see the lighthouse and to look for interesting sea-finds on the beach, and to hopefully spot some dolphins. We were not disappointed. Randy was informative, humorous and took time to explain interesting information about the area. His attention to safely navigating the tricky waterways... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. We strive to make every trip a long time memory. I am very proud of our area and love to show it off. I hope you will join us again if you find yourselves in our area again. Capt. Randy More 

Mount Olive, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I took our 13 year old granddaughter on a boat excursion with Capt. Randy during our Charleston vacation. We went to Morris Island and had a wonderful time walking the beach and finding some excellent shells. During the trip we saw dolphins and other local wildlife. Capt. Randy got us up close to the lighthouse and provided... More 

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

David, it was a pleasure to have you and your family onboard. It made my day when I saw the personal note you sent to my email. If they had Grandparenting sites, You and your lovely wife ,would get 5 stars. Thanks for the kind review and I hope to see you all again in the future capt. randy More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A friend recommended we take a boat tour in the harbor during my husband and my first extended trip to Charleston. While searching the internet for info, I discovered the Morris Island trip options, which sounded much more appealing to us. Fortunately, most trips were either sold out or at a bad time on the day we wanted to go.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. When anyone says this charter was the highlight of their trip to Charleston , I am truly flattered, as Charleston is an awesome place ! I am very happy you enjoyed the comfort and attention you receive on a private charter. There is a world of difference. Thanks again for the kind words and... More 

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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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