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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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Great experience with a great company!

My wife and I recently traveled to Charleston for an anniversary getaway, and were very excited to kayak the marshes in and around Folly Island. COA did NOT disappoint. They were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently traveled to Charleston for an anniversary getaway, and were very excited to kayak the marshes in and around Folly Island. COA did NOT disappoint. They were first class from start to finish, and we got more than we bargained for. I'm actually a former kayak eco tour guide myself, so I was naturally a bit... More 

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Thank Trey G
Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a charter dolphin watch. It was great! We saw at least 20 dolphins. Our guide was great and very informative. Some of the pods had calves. He took us out by the lighthouse but not too the lighthouse. I would definitely do this again!

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Thank roses8
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide, Luke, was very friendly and knowledgable. We had so much fun on this boat ride. We saw a lot of dolphins. My 3 year-old even got to "drive" the boat! :) We loved it.

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Thank brooklyncmartin
Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful trip. Knowledgable staff, lots of wildlife, comfortable and friendly. Very affordable. Multiple Dolphin pods with frequent activity. Beautiful surroundings making this an excellent photography trip. Turned around at an abandoned lighthouse near the end of Folly Beach with waves from the Atlantic crashing against the island. Would definitely go again!

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Thank TommyRV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a dolphin tour in the middle of the week. There were only five passengers including us and we received a nice, friendly tour where we got to see at least 14 different dolphins. We have been on other dolphin tours that were much bigger, so the intimate environment was wonderful. We all just wanted to see dolphins... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I just visited Charleston for the first time. We wanted to do something active and learn about the area. I researched several kayaking organizations before choosing Carolina Outdoor Adventures. We were in a group of 8 or 9 people with 2 guides. Prior to getting on the water, we were given a thorough tutorial on paddling, center... More 

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Thank AmyLa1227
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had been on three trips with Charleston Outdoor Adventure, two sunset paddles and one full moon paddle. All have been so much fun, with interesting and knowledgeable guides. We ALWAYS see dolphins, the first time witnessing impact feeding, which was so cool! I had not paddled before, so they gave enough instruction to make me feel comfortable on the... More 

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

Thanks for continuing to join us. We especially appreciate our local business! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Orangeburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A terrific afternoon on the water watching dolphins. The Captain gave us a wonderful commentary about dolphins and the area environment and had no trouble finding them. We all enjoyed the afternoon. Location is right at Bowens Island Restaurant so it was a no brainer as to where we eat after the adventure. A great day.

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

Thanks for joining us on the water! Glad to hear you were able to enjoy all that Bowens Island has to offer. Come see us again next time you're in Charleston. More 

Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrific experience on a 3-hour kayaking trip with Charleston Outdoor Adventures. We had personal attention from a group of experienced guides, saw two pods of dolphins and extensive wildlife including a bald eagle. The guides adjusted the trip nicely to our interests and fitness levels and did a great job sharing the history of the area and... More 

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Thank aharris999
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Wow! What great luck you had to see a bald eagle, and dolphins too! Thank you so much for coming out on the water and letting us share our knowledge with you and your family! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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159 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful adventure. Staff was well prepared and helped kayak novices. Beautiful tour on Folly Creek. Paddled right by Dolphins. Full moon was blood red. Excellent tour.

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Thank LynnBurnett81151
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Lynn, thanks so much for joining us. Full moon tours are a special treat and I happy to hear you enjoyed it so much. The moon that night was so cool and a rare sight. Come see us again soon! More 

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