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Island Hopper Boat Charters

3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-906-4656
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have taken visiting friends and family out with CPT Randy for over 2 years now. We always have an amazing time! Randy is genuine, knowledgeable, and an all around fun guy to be on the water with.Untill I get my own boat (someday, maybe) Randy will be our go-to guy for a great day on the water in Folly... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Capt. Randy gives A+ service with well-weathered, low- country charm. Extremely knowledgable, fun and super accommodating-Island Hopper tours will take you on a breathtaking, open-aired boat ride through the inlets and waterways around Folly beach and Charleston. Be prepared to see a lot of native wildlife and gorgeous scenery as you take an unforgettable maritime trip. Loved it and will... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just finished a great boat ride with Capt. Randy. Saw dolphins, walked the beach and picked up some really neat shells. This was our second time and just as much fun as last time!!! Would recommend to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful time. We saw several female dolphins with their babies. Amazing time. I would recommend to families and friends.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Dolphins, crabs, shore birds, and a lovely walk on the sand bar. All in addition to a lovely boat tour. I was travelling with friends and four children (ranging from three to fifteen) and we all had a wonderful time. Highly recommend!

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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 hope to see you all again next summer. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our party of 4 loved this night. We had the boat to ourselves, a cooler full of adult beverages, and a great guide on the Folly River.There was something for everyone, our 2 adult daughters loved the dolphins, the summer night and the chilled beverages! We all enjoyed Morris Island, collecting a few perfect conch shells on the way, and... More

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

Thanks Terry for the kind words. It really was a beautiful night for a sunset cruise ! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We took the family out to Morris Island and had a wonderful trip. We stopped for dolphins many times for the kids to get a closer look, and enjoyed discussing Charleston.

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

Thank you for the kind review . Hope to see you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I am a Charleston local and had the pleasure to go on Capt Randy's boat last week. I have never spent much time on the Folly River and known just how narrow and shallow it can be at some points. As I was asking Randy if you just stayed in the middle of the River all the way to Morris... More

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Lakeside, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Captain Randy runs a very good charter service. He was responsive to my request for information via email, showed up on time with a clean (spotless) boat and a great attitude. Four adults and 2 kids (5 and 2.5) had a great time watching the dolphins, learning about the tides and walking on the beach at Morris Island. A bit... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My friends and I chartered a sunset boat tour with Captain Randy while vacationing on Folly Island and it was hands down the best part of our trip! He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and shared some great stories with us as we cruised around the gorgeous islands and waterways. He even surprised us by taking us into a cove... More

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