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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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Always see Dolphins

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
galtierilauraw
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Charleston, South Carolina

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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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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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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Kearney, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded the boat thinking we were going to see dolphins. What I didn't realize is the education my family would get about the SC coastal ecological system! Capt. Trip was amazing in his knowledge and skilled in his use of the boat and estuary as a living, breathing classroom. We did see a lot of dolphins including a mother... More 

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

Thanks so much for joining us. So glad you and your family enjoyed Captain Tripp's tour. We look forward to seeing you on the water again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Trip was very knowledgeable. Glad we took water with us. You get time to spend on the island alone and it got hot. Loved the dolphin watching and views of lighthouse.

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

Tracey, thanks so much for coming out to Morris Island with us. Hydration is vital especially in this South Carolina heat, excellent tip for other guests! Join us again soon! More 

Westminster, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us took the 2 hour morning kayak tour. We started seeing dolphins right after our launch. Our terrific guide, Jake, let us follow the dolphins and we had close views of them feeding while maintaining a safe and respectful distance. Jake shared lots of interesting information about the dolphins and other animals in the area. Did you know... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed a few hours kayaking. Staff was really great, Zac was wonderful getting our gear together as well as telling us where we can go and what to see. The price I get was really reasonable, I would suggest bringing some snacks and drinks, they provide a wet bag to store your items, we had a small cooler bag... More 

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Thank 70sgirl
COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! So awesome you saw dolphins! Our full moon tours are always a special treat we look forward to seeing you next month! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids (10 & 7) and I went on the sunset boat tour with Luke as our captain. Luke was informative and fun, we saw so many dolphins and got some great photos, we learned a lot about dolphins and the local environment, and we had a blast. We highly recommend this company. Have fun! Bring sunscreen, motion sickness meds... More 

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

Johanna, thank you so much for bring your kiddos on the boat with us! Dolphins always make for happy kids! Join us again soon! More 

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