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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843-886-5000
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We (seniors) did the sunset dolphin cruise to Capers Island April 2 and enjoyed every minute. The captain and crew provided lots of information and answered all questions in a comprehensive way, but easily understandable by the children on board. They were polite, funny and patient, even with the two "know it all" kids. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Taylors, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Capers Island tour sounded interesting so we booked a Saturday morning tour. We were greeted at the pier by our friendly naturalist guide who did all she could to make out trip informative and enjoyable. We stopped at a crab pot to learn about the different crabs, saw dolphins frolicking and learned some history of Goat Island. The time... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I really enjoyed the Capers Island Wildlife tour. Our guide was amazing! He was very knowledgeable of the area and had a wealth of information about the wildlife. He also was able to show us a blow fish, crabs and a few dolphins in the area. The walk along the beach at Capers Island was also very nice. I would... More

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I are both enjoy nature, and went on this with a group of about 8. The tour guide was excellent, informative and funny. We saw dolphins, birds, crabs, etc. The stop on Capers Island was nice with cool shells. I walked inland on the island path, which is very different and beautiful, but was nearly devoured by... More

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southern US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I probably can't add much except to agree with the glowing reviews. The guide (a former school teacher) was able to impart a huge amount of information about the marshes, the wildlife, the accretion and erosion of a barrier island, and the Intracoastal Waterway in a very breezy, laid-back way. No question seemed to stump him. He kept the attention... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have toured Charleston Harbor previously and wanted something different this time (August 2013). My whole family (2 adults & 2 kids) loved the trip from start to finish. Our captain - a Mt. Pleasant native and former science teacher - knew the ins and outs of the area - history, lore, birds, dolphins, etc. We even saw more dolphins... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is an Eco Tour. You're going to learn something. They do offer the dolphin site seeing. We took the barrier island tour and learned enough for a whole fifth grade class! We loved it! The naturalist, Sarah, was exceptional, showing us crabs and explaining the different kinds and the way to harvest them, exhibiting the different wildlife on the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

HIGHLY recommend this!! Captain Robert is so informative and very interesting to listen to. The trip was so relaxing and the walk around Capers Island was breathtaking. All 17 of us can't wait to go back and do it again! 1st mate Bella is ADORABLE!!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went on an eco tour, leaving at 9 and coming back at 12:30pm. Courtney was our guide and she was fabulous. Our daughter assisted her in netting some shrimp, pulling up the crab boxes, and more. We saw so many dolphins, they were just hanging out at our boat. We saw sharks, and even saw a sting ray jump... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My lady hired a private boat with a Captain...brought a picnic lunch...to set the context we live on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay...Robert our Captain was amazing..so educational ...learned so much..ended with a private swim at the Capers.you have to this.

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