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Address: 1871 Bowens Island Rd., Charleston, SC 29412
Phone Number: +1 843-795-0330
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service....

Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service. Through COA, an experienced naturalist provide guests with environmental Eco-tours and rentals throughout the saltwater estuaries of Folly Beach and the Charleston area. Charleston Outdoor Adventures services provide clients the opportunity to explore the saltwater estuaries through guided kayak tours, guided paddle board tours, charter boat Eco-tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/ paddle board rentals.

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Wonderfully insightful 3 hr. eco-tour

My children (12 & 15) and I took the 3 hour marsh kayaking tour this morning with Lucy. There were three other people who were on our tour, and they didn't make us wait for those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
brody71
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Fayetteville, NY

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Fayetteville, NY
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My children (12 & 15) and I took the 3 hour marsh kayaking tour this morning with Lucy. There were three other people who were on our tour, and they didn't make us wait for those who were running late. We were fitted with lift jackets and dry bags, and then were led through a brief orientation of kayaking. For... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family has visited the Edisto area for years and gone on several boat excursions but the 2.5 hr Morris Island tour from the COA was by far the best! Capt. Tripp is extremely knowledgable and personable. It is VERY obvious he LOVES his "job". With an HR background in hospitality you just don't see that everyday! Capt. Tripp educated... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the two hour kayak tour at 9:00. Saw many Dolphins and they would hang out with the kayak. One of the best outdoor experiences I have had. Guides and crew were great. Not in the best shape so we took the shorter trip, we wish now we would have done the three hour.

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Thank Pauline L
Smithtown
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy weekend for them but they were organized and professional. They didn't make us wait for others who were late. The guide Alissa was interesting and knowledgeable. The location was great, the water was calm and the dolphins swam right by us. Two hours went by quickly.

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Thank Diane S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying on James Island so I was looking for a day time activity close by. Kelly was our guide and he was awesome! Entertaining, knowledgeable and an all around nice guy! We will be back and I will highly recommend to friends and family headed that way!

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Thank Melanie R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked two trips with COA while vacationing on Folly Beach- a sunset dolphin cruise with Tripp and an evening kayaking trip with Liz. Both trips were fantastic! Tripp was a great guide, full of fun knowledge, and he even pointed out a shark for us (I'm the biggest shark nerd ever)! We saw more dolphins than... More 

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Thank Ashley B
Atlanta, GA
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the 2.5 hour Morris Island boat tour. Our kids loved it! Tripp was very informative on local ecology. We saw sooo many dolphins & birds. The island that the lighthouse is on has many pretty shells... you just have to look closely b/c of all the oyster shells. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return to COA... More 

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Thank KRAY99
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Captain Tripp was awesome. He was informative, funny, personable and knew exactly where we'd have the best chance of seeing a lot of dolphins. The tour was the perfect length and we ended up seeing 20+ dolphins all while learning about the environment and ecosystem. All of the staff members were super nice and very helpful to our group of... More 

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Thank Crystal H
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Captain Joe and Lucy took us out for a sunset dolphin tour and our family of four had an amazing time. We were lucky enough to see at least 25 dolphins! The captains were very educational, professional and fun. This was definitely a highlight of our vacation. Thank you so much for a beautiful experience.

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Thank dmsnarey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found the staff to be well educated and kind. They went out of their way to make certain that we enjoyed ourselves. We loved seeing dolphin swimming around our kayaks. They were so close that we could hear them surface to breathe.

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