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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 #5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A must do when visiting Folly Beach. Experienced captain zips you through the marshes to an old lighthouse . Dolphins are everywhere.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family was so happy to find Captain Randy! Not only was it a relaxing trip on the water, we were also able to experience seeing many things Folly Beach had to offer. We were able to pick shells on Morris Island and see the beautiful lighthouse. Be sure to bring a bag for your beautiful shells and a camera... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I have gone out with Capt. Randy 5 times now. It just isn't a trip to Charleston without it. Our trip is different every time since the coast line changes all the time. The first time we went out with him, many years ago, we were able to go to the little island that the lighthouse was... More

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

It is always a pleasure to have Patrick and Karen onboard ! In almost 20 years of running boat charters,, I had something happen , that had never happened before. I mistakenly double booked their charter time, and instead of being upset, they were kind enough to offer the young couple and their puppy to join us. We all made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Captain Randy was awesome! Would definitely recommend using his service. Very knowledgeable, experienced and a joy too travel with! Very reasonable for a private 2 hour tour, will be back again!

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

Thank you Faith for the nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I look fwd to serving you again in the future Capt. Randy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thanks Captain Randy for a wonderful afternoon!! Captain Randy took very good care of us,especially caring for our six year old. She was so excited to see the dolphins and we enjoyed the tranquility of Morris Island. There is a peace there that can't be compared to anywhere we've been. Captain Randy treated us like family sharing all the knowledge... More

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

It was truly a pleasure to have the Worrix family on the boat. Tim , Marseille , and baby Macy are the cutest family. People like them, who truly appreciate our area, make my job the best job to have in the world. Thank you for the kind review and hope to see you again. Capt. Randy More

Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We tried a couple other charters first as we were working on short notice and didn't plan well in advance. Captain Randy had just had a cancellation due to weather but was happy to check the radar for us and confirmed that we had a break in weather that ought to suffice. Within a half hour of calling, we were... More

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

Thanks Heather Thanks for the kind words. . I am glad the weather cooperated for our trip. You have a wonderful family, and it was my pleasure to have you guys on board. Hope to see you all in the future, Capt. Randy More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On a whim, we called and set up a sunset cruise for the same day. We didn't know what to expect, and were so pleasantly surprised! Captain Randy was entertaining, knowledgeable, friendly, and hilarious. He made our boat ride amazing! Our boys were hoping to see at least one dolphin, and we ended up seeing about 25! We stopped on... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was great to have you all on the boat. The dolphins and beautiful sunset did make the evening just short of magical. Hope to serve you again. Capt. Randy More

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

It is always a pleasure to have Cory and his lovely wife Beth on my boat. Its one of those charters that when done, you feel like you should pay them because they are so much fun to be with. Thanks for the kind words and I look forward to serving you in the future More

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

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

Thank you for the well written review Stephanie ! You , Richard and the whole Wolfe clan were an absolute pleasure to have on my boat. Awesome family photo!!. Hope to see you back onboard the Island hopper again . Capt. Randy More

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

Thank you Pat for the great review ! It is people like you that make my job the best job in the world. Hope to see you again in the future. Captain Randy More

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