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2-Hour Nature Boat Tour with Certified Naturalist

  • Nature walk and boating adventure
  • Guided by a certified naturalist
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
2-Hour Nature Boat Tour with Certified Naturalist
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1:00pm Nature TourMost Popular
Nature Tour departs at 1:00pm from Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street
10:00am Nature Tour
Nature Tour departs at 10:00am from Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street
11:00am Nature Tour
Nature Tour departs at 11:00am from Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street
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Although Charleston may be more famous for its bars than its beaches, visitors would be remiss to overlook the Holy City's natural charms. Join a certified naturalist for a 2-hour nature boat tour through the waterways off Charleston Harbor, including a stop to explore the historical Morris Island. Throughout the tour, take in views of the Charleston skyline and spot wildlife like dolphins and seabirds with the help of your guide.
What to Expect
Depart from Charleston Maritime Center to begin your nature boating adventure. Arrive at the dock and take a 2-hour guided eco-tour with a certified naturalist.  

On this tour of Charleston Harbor and its amazing waterways and incredible uninhabited islands, the guide will show you numerous species of shorebirds such as Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Eastern Brown Pelicans, and Least Terns in their natural habitat. You will also see dolphins that are often at play as they demonstrate their presence in the creeks and the harbor.

The small group will also see Morris Island, an 840-acre island that lies in the outer reaches of the harbor, which was strategically built because of its location in the American Civil War. Morris Island was heavily fortified to defend Charleston harbor and now is home to a beautiful ecosystem with amazing picturesque views.  

The group will also explore Barrier Island as the naturalists will continue to explore the beach with you and explain the habitats of the abundant wildlife as seen in Charleston Harbors’ estuaries. After the tour, you will be taken back to the dock to continue your great day in Charleston.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boating through Nature

Our family greatly enjoyed our nature tour today. Charleston number has a new meaning after this visit. Thank you.

Thank tonycdonofrio
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I booked the nature tour and enjoyed every minute of it. The guide was very knowledgeable and the Captain was wonderful.

Thank Venus W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Experience! Take the kids!

Our afternoon cruise with Captain Murray and Alee was amazing! We saw a dolphin before even getting away from the dock. The demo with the blue crabs from their trap was very cool. Alee did a wonderful job talking about all the living creatures in...More

Thank GooseFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
You Will Not Be Disappointed

My husband, myself, and our 2 children (10 and 12) took this nature cruise and enjoyed every minute of it. The guide (Peter) was very knowledgeable and was wonderful at sharing his knowledge with the group. My children were intrigued and engaged every minute of...More

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous 2 hours, wish it had been longer

We booked to do the nature tour in the hope of seeing Dolphins, the Dolphins did not cooperate but the knowledge and easy presentation by Peter the naturalist was great. Just one comment, you need to sort out the amplification system on board it kept...More

1  Thank CAMPIEIan
Boykin123, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out with us and you enjoyed the tour! Peter is really good! Yes, the morning you came out we were having amplifier issues. One of the wire inputs came out. Since then it has been fixed. We hope to see you again...More

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