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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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Address: 50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Phone Number: 843-886-5000
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Excellent excursion

Took this as part of a class trip for elementary school kids and both the parents and kids really enjoyed every moment. We had a chartered trip, so a bit different than the trips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Took this as part of a class trip for elementary school kids and both the parents and kids really enjoyed every moment. We had a chartered trip, so a bit different than the trips that typically go out, but the agenda was the same. We held crabs, saw dolphins on our cruise, even an alligator on Capers Island. Our tour... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very relaxing, entertaining, and informational sunset cruise. Saw dolphins, held crabs, walked on Boneyard Beach, and took in a fantastic sunset with the Ravenel Bridge in view. Definitely would do it again!

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Madison, WI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I live in Wisconsin, but both of us have lived near barrier islands. We were missing the marshes and puff mud. So when we went to Charleston for his 50th high school reunion in mid-October we decided to take an eco tour. We waited until the day before to make reservations because we had only one time... More 

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Jamesville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Jennifer our naturalist was informative and friendly on our recent excursion on Oct. 15th. She provided us with information on the native species that inhabit the salt marshes as we made our way towards Capers Island and Boneyard Beach. We saw dolphins, a shark or two, brown and white pelicans, herons, and many other birds. Only disappointment was in not... More 

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TN/NC
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10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Our children had a blast!! Our guide and captain, Mr Hopkins, was such a gentleman and undoubtedly one of the most knowledgeable islanders and sea salts in Charleston county with regards to the local biological systems. All ages will leave this tour well informed and appreciative of the efforts of the state to control development and preserve their beautiful barrier... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Captain Robert and Sarah (our Naturalist) and Bella, the dog, welcomed us with open arms onto the Caretta for a Sunset trip to Capers Island. They shared information about the history, wildlife, plants and geography of the region. This team was so hospitable, I felt I had been welcomed by a good friend! They both greeted each guest with graciousness.... More 

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Allentown, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Probably the best eco-tour I've ever been on. Went with the extended family (8 people) through the back bays and estuaries until we reached Capers Island. Along the way we stopped and saw many of the wonderful wild-life and environments that make up this important eco-system. We also were unbelievably lucky to watch and parallel a water spout off in... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very informative, beautiful, educational... barefoot robert was awesome, we saw turtles, dolphins, gorgeous marshes, loads of shells and so much more. We got to explore the undeveloped island of Capers and swim, this is a must when visiting Charleston or the beach towns nearby! Grab lunch or dinner afterwards at the marina!

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We enjoyed ourselves so much last year we did it again this year. Funny some people gave this trip a lower rating because of the weather but loved the tour??? Then there is the ONE that doesn't like dogs and that should tell you what kind of person they are anyhow! This is a GREAT trip, Captain Robert and his... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

On a recent Friday night during the golden hour, Captain Jesson and Naturalist Sarah shared the magic of what is known as Boneyard Beach on Capers Island. Being on the island was an experience like we've never had before, and we have been talking and thinking of it since. Aside from Capers, my four-year-old is still talking about the skulls... More 

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