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May River Excursions

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Address: 81 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7013
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+1 843-304-2878
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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May River Excursions operates out of Old Town Bluffton, SC on Calhoun...

May River Excursions operates out of Old Town Bluffton, SC on Calhoun Street. We offer a variety of boating excursions ranging from dolphin watching and shark fishing to heart-pounding watersports rides and instruction. Although excursions vary by interest you can expect to see all of the beautiful wildlife and learn about the local waterways on each trip.

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Crabbing with Chris

We had a wonderful time learning the sport of crabbing with Chris. We all got a chance to pull in the crab trap and try to dump them out! (It was a little harder than it looks to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth N
Western Springs
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Western Springs
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time learning the sport of crabbing with Chris. We all got a chance to pull in the crab trap and try to dump them out! (It was a little harder than it looks to get those crabs out of the cage)! We had so much fun we want to do it again next year. We caught... More 

Thank Elizabeth N
Franklin, Indiana, United States
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1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Trip with kids. Lots of room on the boat. Captain Chris was very informative. We caught 23 crabs today. Great Trip.

Thank Misha H
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are planning a trip to Daufuskie Island and don’t want to be hostage to the schedule of the local ferry, try a water taxi. More specifically, try May River Excursions. Their picturesque hub is in the town of Bluffton, just a short walk from the marina. Their service is great. Our captain was experienced and colorful. His two... More 

Thank threetamadas
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304 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Pretty sure we saw the dolphin in the picture above! Captain Steven and his two golden retrievers took us over to Daufuskie in the morning and then came back in the afternoon to pick us up. On the way back he slowed down and a dolphin came right up to the boat and stuck its face up to look at... More 

Thank indianacato
1 review
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent!! Would do again! We had a great time hand crabbing yesterday! Captain Chris was friendly and very knowledgeable. He answered all or questions with lots of patience. The boat was spacious with plenty of room for 6 people. The river and surrounding scenery was beautiful. Molly in the front office was a pleasure to work with. We caught 10... More 

Thank ldeniston66
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great Trip ,a must if you are visiting the area,your children will love it ,adults also.Guide was very informative.Enjoyed every minute.

Thank Mosescat
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We went out with Captain Chris on a very cold day last week while we were visiting the Hilton Head area. We were uncertain as to whether or not we would find any crabs in the traps due to the cold weather. We ended up catching about 10 large crabs, and we had plenty for 3 adults when we cooked... More 

Thank cooldoggie
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Was visiting Hilton Head and ventured into Bluffton. Found May River Excursions, a real treasure. Captain Chris provided a relaxing and informative tour of the May River. Our tour was all about Bluffton and the beautiful May River. We saw oysters, blue crabs, and dolphins. Chris also brought along his two Golden Retriever pups Marsh and River. The dogs were... More 

1 Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and our two children had a great time and the weather was perfect. Our guide Chris, is really a super nice guy who worked hard to put us on fish. And we caught a lot of fish! Our daughter caught the big fish of the trip, a large redfish and our son caught the most fish,... More 

Thank Sbfranci
Northfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Very nice ride learning about oysters. Our boat captain was extremely knowledgeable. Great 1.5 hour tour.

Thank Mark L

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