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Captain Jack's Kiawah Sailing and Dolphin Watching

1880 Andell Bluff Boulevard, Johns Island, SC 29455
843-343-1772
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Johns Island
Type: Tours
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Although I'm ​technically ​considered "a local", I was looking for something ​very ​special to do with some friends and family visiting from out of state​. ​This trip​ couldn't have been more perfect. It was obvious that we had hired a​ passionate life-long pro​ and not just some cheesy​, boring​ tour guide like we've all experienced:) ​"Captain Jack​" was laid-back, entertaining​... More

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Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

On the spur of the moment we celebrated a combined 68 of marriage. It was perfect weather and Captain Jack was entertaining, accomodating and shared anecdotes and background about the area. We sailed several times into groups of dolphins and watched them feed, frolick......and even mating. An afternoon delight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My family and I have been annually sailing with Captain Jack for over 10 years now. Every year I wonder if he can top his performance from previous experiences, and of course he always does! Just in the few hours of yearly sailing, I have gotten to know Jack as a friend and not just the captain of his boat.... More

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Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although Captain Jack was nice, he came across as lazy. We booked and paid for (in advance) a 3-hour tour, and he was 15 minutes late arriving. Then we had to wait while he prepared the boat. We left the dock 30 minutes later than we were supposed to, but he returned us to the dock after only 2.5 hours.... More

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DolphinScout, Owner at Captain Jack's Kiawah Sailing and Dolphin Watching, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback. I pride myself in not having a bad review ever, in my 22 years of charter sailing experience. I do however, always welcome the opportunity the improve my business and maintain my stellar satisfaction ratings. Perhaps I should have explained during our trip that depending on the direction of the wind, it can be necessary to... More

Burlington, NC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Jack was a great host and captain and would highly recommend him to anyone. He took time to explain and chat and would also give us as much space as we wanted. Boat was very comfortable and shaded and well maintained.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Captain Jack was friendly and informative. He has years of experience sailing and it was more than evident how comfortable he in on the water. He provided us with just the right amount of attention and privacy. I wouldn't recommend his trip if you are looking to do a fishing trip specifically. We were able to catch and release a... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was our second time sailing with Captain Jack. We had a great trip about 7-8 years ago when visiting Kiawah Island, and when we returned to Kiawah recently we decided to see if he was available. We were delighted to hear that he was still working out of Bohicket Marina and scheduled a sail for the afternoon. My husband,... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We went on a 3 hour tour with Captain Jack on the Palmetto Tide and it was awesome. The Captain was very informative and we saw tons of Dolphins. It was a very relaxing sail. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Captain Jack took us on a wonderful trip on a perfect day. He was very amusing and knowledgeable of the area. The captain knew the exact spot to find dolphins that were eager to strut their stuff. It was an experience like no other on a very peaceful, quiet, desolate bay.

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Wintersville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My family recently sailed with Captain Jack and we had an awesome day. We booked a 5 hour picnic tour to shell island. Captain Jack showed us all the sights along the way and was very knowledgeable about the area. The dolphins put on a great show for us too. Captain Jack was very accommodating and a pleasure to spend... More

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