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Address: 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525
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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Afternoon Dolphin Cruise

My husband were the only 2 on this afternoon cruise, Tripp, our boat driver and guide, was friendly, informative, and knowledgeable regarding the South Carolina Low Country... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Annette D
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Independence

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Independence
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband were the only 2 on this afternoon cruise, Tripp, our boat driver and guide, was friendly, informative, and knowledgeable regarding the South Carolina Low Country Estuary. We saw numerous species of animals, including the dolphin, my favorite! Also a great way to see the Charleston waterways firsthand. We cruised out to Folly Beach Lighthouse, finding out as we... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted to get into the river and estuary, but we've had no kayaking experience and no ocean experience. Were pretty sporty but flipping was a daunting prospect. No worries, our guides gave us a simple and clear basic lesson before we began and it was all true! If we did what they said everyone stays in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the director of an outdoor company, I was very impressed with COA. We brought our office to try to go paddleboarding in the middle of a hurricane. The goal was to get our office staff out of their comfort zone... and it definitely worked. While we figured out what we wanted to do, COA staff patiently waited on us,... More 

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

Great time on the water and learning about nature. Dolphins were out and playful. Perfect day!!! Enjoy

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Thank Randisolon
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second experience using COA for a family adventure and we were not disappointed. High quality equipment, with amazingly informed and laid back guides. Online reservations are a breeze! Saw dolphins, storks, penguins and the list goes on and on. If you want a great day on the water, I highly recommend COA!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dolphin tour was the best thing we did on our trip! If you are even considering slightly to go - then just go. Worth every $.

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Thank sonydk
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must experience in Charleston. The guides are great! The place is wonderful and the Dolphins we saw were exciting!

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Thank UrielNabel
COA_Staff, Front Office Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Uriel, thank you joining us. So happy to hear the dolphins showed off for you! Come out again soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a calm, beautiful, and insightful sunset tour. I took my mom and her siblings ; all in their 70's and 80's on this tour which had comfortable seating and easy accessibility to the 18 passenger boat. Our captain was Tripp who had so much knowledge and an obvious respect for the incredible water ecosystem around us. He... More 

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Thank Richelle S
COA_Staff, Front Office Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Richelle, thank you so much for joining us! So happy to know you and your family enjoyed your tour of the estuary. Looking forward to seeing you on the water again soon! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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632 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to get out on the water and went with this company. Great choice! Nice guides and a good group of kayakers! Inspired: the full moon! Atmosphere: dolphins and the moon in a kayak! Service: awesome staff with confirmation email as well Parking: free in back Discovered: seeing sign on road to Folly Beach Return: we would love to!

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Thank 275GTS
COA_Staff, Front Office Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us on the water! More 

Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took a 2-hour marsh kayaking tour. We got there early, so we got on the water earlier than scheduled with a small group (4 + guide). This was great because we could really ask a lot of questions. Neither of us has much kayaking experience, but the short paddling/balance/rudder lesson was all that we needed for... More 

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Thank BobWillsFan
COA_Staff, Front Office Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us on the water! We strive to make everyone as comfortable and safe as possible! Glad you had such good luck seeing the wildlife. Join us again soon! More 

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