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Bulls Island Ferry

291 reviews
Awendaw, SC, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the beach drop last weekend and it was so much fun! The trip out to Island was nice & relaxing, takes about 50 minutes. We saw a few pods of dolphins and the captain was very informative about the area & Island. Once...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, amazing, can't wait to go back! But...I would do these things next time. Rent a bike and take it on the ferry! The walk from the shells to the pickup site is miles LONG, with wet towels on hard sand and a bag of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pacomolly2
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

We took the half day trip out to Bulls Island. It's a short boat ride with a naturalist on board who will tell you all about the area and answer any questions you have. There is a beautiful beach where you can visit the "boneyard"...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank IsadoraSilver
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Awesome trip!! A lot of walking, if you are not comfortable walking long distances this is not the trip for you. Boat ride is amazing, saw dolphins, fish, birds and a bald eagle! Found a sand dollar and a sea urchin shell on the beach....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Spent the day with my adult daughter exploring Bulls Island. We opted for the full day and it paid off. We walked 10+ miles through forests, past large ponds, then onto the beach. Our Captain and his Mate were welcoming and informative. As we set...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

We took the ferry to Bull island. Our guide pointed out birds and dolphins along the way. He explained about the tides and grasses and marshlands. We walked around the island for a while and he imparted information about the foliage and history of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MaryAnne O
Reviewed March 19, 2019

If you haven't experienced the ferry ride over to enjoy Bulls Island wildlife refuge, then put it on your list of things to do in 2019. I would highly encourage the visit during cooler months for all of the obvious reasons... Pack your lunch and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeccaHodges
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

We knew from the moment we found this company that we wanted to do this. You may be thinking what we thought at first, “$40 per person may seem a little steep.” However, listen, it is totally worth it! After a bit of a drive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dgriff7681
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Itching for nice places to hike, my wife and I decided to hibe this place a try. The boating staff are efficient, friendly, and funny. The island itself is huge for day hiking and even though we did not think the tree grave yard would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank G3380NTjosephd
Reviewed December 23, 2018

We are a family with grown children and finding vacation activities is sometimes a challenge -- then, there's Bulls Island and our ferry to get there via Coastal Expeditions, the only ferry allowed by the National Parks Service to transport visitors to this island. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nomad14094953827
April 6, 2019|
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Yes. At the dock, visitors walk in about 100 yards on the well-marked road and restrooms are in an open field .... they look like nicely constructed outhouses.
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799nadinet
December 30, 2018|
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I really don’t know. I know you can’t bring pets onto the island but I don’t know how they handle service animals. I would call coastal expeditions.
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Stephen D
December 7, 2018|
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I suppose that depends on what you want to see. We went in April. The weather, usually fair, was quite cold, but the alligators had just given birth, so there were babies visible in the water. The boat was full, but the... More
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