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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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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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Our trip to Morris Island with Captain Randy was the highlight of our vacation and that's saying a lot because the whole trip to Charleston was pretty awesome. We were staying in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
tkvanam
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip to Morris Island with Captain Randy was the highlight of our vacation and that's saying a lot because the whole trip to Charleston was pretty awesome. We were staying in Turtle Bay Condos on the Folly River and Captain Randy picked us up at the dock there - no driving involved. He even let us bring our dog... More 

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

Thank you for the great review ! We aim to please at Island Hopper Charters. We will pick you up at your dock and take your pooch for a boat ride if it brings a smile to your face at the end of our trip. Thanks again for taking the time to review our services. Capt Randy More 

Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Captain Randy is entertaining and knowledgable of the local. Amazing dolphin watching and Capt. Randy knows the area well. So glad we did this adventure, made a trip.

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

Thanks for the kind word and taking the time out to write them. It was my pleasure to have you onboard. Please come back to see us if you make your way back to Folly. Thanks again !! Capt. Randy More 

Weddington, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Yesterday Captain Randy took us for a fantastic boat ride, filled with info on Folly Island, interesting stories and sites. He tailored our adventure to our family and made it a trip to cherish for a life time.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review ! I am so happy that you all enjoyed yourselves. I hope you are having a great time on Isle of Palms and have a great Holiday Season. Go Panthers !! Capt Randy More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Captain Bruce met us at the marina with a great smile on his face with a welcoming demeanor. We all piled into his boat and off we went looking for Dolphin going to Morris Island to take a stroll and see the Morris Light House. What an afternoon. We enjoyed the weather though it was a little brisk in the... More 

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

Thank you Dana for taking the time to write such a nice review. You have an awesome family and it was a pleasure to serve you. So happy we were able to find a couple dolphin in the 9 th inning ! Capt. Randy More 

Bailey, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went out to Morris Island with Capt. Randy. He is life long resident of the area and very knowledgable about the marsh, and the things that live in it. We enjoyed the boat ride out to the island and shell hunting on the island. We didn't find Indian pottery or shark teeth but we did find... More 

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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 you both onboard and to be a part of your anniversary weekend. I hope to see you both again aboard the Island Hopper ! Capt Randy More 

Victoria, Texas
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We caught a great day on the water with Capt. Randy. To say that he has a wealth of knowledge would be an understatement! We love going out with people who like to have fun and he is all of that. Gail & Mike thank you from Texas.

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

Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write such a great review. I had as much fun as you guys ! People like yourselves are the reason I feel I have the best job in the world . I hope to see you again in the future Capt Randy More 

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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Captain Randy was amazing. He taught us about the local birds and fish. Told us the history of Morris Island and the lighthouse. We loved every second of it and plan to go again.

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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 nice review. it was a pleasure to have you and your family on board and look forward to serving you again in the future. Capt. Randy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Amazing day on the water. Randy is top notch. Visiting for a sisters weekend and we are so happy we made this a part of our trip. Highly recommend!

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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 and your sisters on board and an honor to be apart of such a special time . Hope to see you all again on your next visit Capt. Randy. More 

Hovland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Captain Randy is a fabulous tour guide...full of knowledge and stories about this area. He explains about the areas we are traveling through in a delightful way. We also saw Dolphins this trip which were a treat to see. My family and I all enjoyed our trip and would do it again!

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

Thank you for all the kind words and I am delighted that your family enjoyed our outing so much ! Please look us up again if you should find yourselves back on Folly. Capt Randy More 

North Carolina
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126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My sister has gone out on this charter a few times before and treated us over Labor Day weekend---and she was so right!! Capt. Randy was a blast and took great care of us!!! Everything was perfect!! Highly recommend!!

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

Thank you very much for taking time to write such a good review. It was a pleasure to have you all onboard and hope to see you again in the near future ! Capt. Randy More 

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