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Address: 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525
Phone Number:
+1 843-795-0330
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Incredible experience seeing dolphins in the wild

The crew at COA were awesome. So knowledgable and clearly care about the estuaries and the incredible life in them. We went on a 2.5 hour boat ride and saw many dolphins - we even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
sarawinter2017
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew at COA were awesome. So knowledgable and clearly care about the estuaries and the incredible life in them. We went on a 2.5 hour boat ride and saw many dolphins - we even saw them strand feeding. Then they took us out a completely uninhabited island with a super cool lighthouse. The kids were in heaven running around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I took a kayak tour. Brandon was a great tour guide, sharing a lot of knowledge of the estuary and its importance as an ecosystem. He knows the water, what is in it, and the wildlife around it. I'd highly recommend him as a guide.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I went on the saltwater kayak tour in one of the estuaries off Folly Island. the guide, Kelly, was incredibly informed. We learned a ton and had a blast. It was the best part of the whole trip. During the tour, we saw 4 dolphins, tons of birds and learned a lot about the surrounding area. The... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

My family of four went on the Twilight Kayak guided tour in late November and it was excellent. We started out with a brief intro to kayaking and getting on life jackets then got into the kayaks. I had recently kayaked on a small lake but we were in sea kayaks for this outing. I never knew they had different... More 

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Thank Snapurbia
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour! Looking forward to seeing you on the water again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Best inshore fishing in Charleston have used Joe and trip and Charles and Outdoors many times would never use anybody else they are totally the best inshore captains in Charleston

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Mr. Meyer! Thanks for continuing to fish with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Something for the whole family: My wife loved the seashell picking (outstanding!), I enjoyed learning the ecology/nature, 5 yo loved seeing finding animals (dolphins, birds, ghost crabs, horseshoe crabs) 3 yo loved the boat ride and walking/playing on the beach. This was the highlight of our Charleston visit!

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Thank Tim H
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Tim, thank you so much for joining us! So happy to hear your family enjoyed themselves! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Brandon was a fantastic tour guide for our magnificent two hour tour in late November. We had beautiful weather... We learned a great deal and had a few laughs! As the trip ended at 5p, we were able to then have dinner at the famous Bowden Island Restaurant. A great afternoon!

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

A kayak tour and then dinner, a great combination. Glad you enjoyed your time with Brandon and the beautiful weather during your trip. More 

Barre, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Wonderful tour of estuary near Folly Beach. Learned more things from Captain Luke than I have ever heard before. Saw plenty of dolphins up close. The captain took a picture of us with dolphin and lighthouse in background! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words concerning your tour and our staff. Seeing dolphins in the estuary is always a special experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The team were organised, really hospitable and a wealth of knowledge. The trip was fun, relaxing and educational. I would fully recommend it to anyone

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Thank Jules H
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Jules, Thank you for taking the time to write this. We truly appreciate it. Happy to know you enjoyed your tour! Join us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We four young sixty year olds were wowed by the knowledge and teaching ability of Cade, our tour guide. For two hours on this incredible estuary, we were treated to dolphins, wood storks, cormorants, oyster beds and oyster eaters as well as education about the symbiosis of the flora and fauna of the estuary. There is so much about how... More 

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Thank Jay L
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Jay, thank you so much for your kind words. Cade is so passionate and knowledgeable, very happy you were able to absorb some of his knowledge! Join us again soon! More 

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