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Island Hopper Boat Charters

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About Island Hopper Boat Charters
Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat charters including lighthouse/ shelling trips, dolphin watches and sunset cruises. Capt. Randy Smith is native to the area and places great emphasis on safety and fun. Our primary goal is when you step off our charter, you and your family will have created a lifelong memory ! Capt. Randy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Randy is a peach! He's very knowledgeable and accommodating. The shelling trip was so much fun! We even saw dolphins along the way!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EvaWillowick
RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. Enjoyed having you all and hope to see you again in the future Captain Randy

Reviewed December 26, 2018

My husband, two sons and I took two separate tours with Captain Randy in June 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed both. ​ The first was a trip to the island in search of sand dollars to celebrate my son's birthday. Unbelievably, we walked off the boat,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Captain Randy by far exceeded our expectations. He is very knowledgeable about the area and knows the secrets of finding sand dollars and other shells that are hard to find. He showed us dolphins and explained what kind they were and the cool way they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write such a nice review ! So glad you both enjoyed yourselves and hope you will come back to us if ever back at Folly. Captain Randy

Reviewed October 9, 2018

My family of 5 did a trip with Captain Randy this past Saturday and everyone thought it was outstanding. It was the shelling cruise and we found plenty of those but also saw too many dolphins to count. Don’t book a trip with 30 other...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing the benefit of a private charter. My goal is to customize each charter for maximum customer satisfaction. I hope you will come back to see us on your next trip to Folly Captain Randy

Reviewed October 8, 2018

My friends were skeptical - I said "trust me" ... they did, and Captain Randy did not disappoint!! We all loved every minute of our time with Captain Randy, who is both knowledgeable of the history of the area, and an absolute gem!! Oh, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words,means the world to me that you all enjoyed yourselves ! I hope to see you again in the future Captain Randy

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Captain Randy is the best our seven year old Grandson loved his humor. We loved the information about the civil war and lighthouse. Most beautiful view and company with Captain Randy. This is personal quiet time with your family. This tour is definitely amazing,

Date of experience: October 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Many thanks for the great review. As a proud grandfather of two, I love having fun with children. They are our most precious gift Captain Randy

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Folly for over 20 years wish we had found out about this before now. Will be doing the trip again. Captain Randy stopped to show us all kinds of things to and from the island, told us where we could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write such a nice review. I have been blessed to cross paths with some wonderful friends with an abundance of knowledge on the Morris iIsand lighthouse. Nothing makes me happier than to share that knowledge with my...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Highly recommend this boat charter. Randy knows what he is doing and makes it fun for all! My sons had a wonderful time, as usual. This is our second time using Island Hopper Boat Charters. Highly recommend!

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Date of experience: August 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for returning to us and the great review! So glad your children enjoyed their charter. Hope to see y'all next year Captain Randy

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We cannot say enough about Captain Randy! He makes everyone feel so relaxed and ingreat about explaining everything around us as we go for the boat ride. The trip to the island was amazing. We found a few shells but we’re lucky enough to see...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We hope to be able to serve you again in the future Captain Randy

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We have been on the Morris Island excursion with Randy and he is awesome. He took us around the marsh and showed us many things...including a family of dolphins. The island is very peaceful and everyone we have found sand dollars everytime. I would highly...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for coming back and the great review. ! Without people like you, people like me would not exist and I am grateful. Captain Randy

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Michah B
August 27, 2018|
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I think the tour was about two hours. I gave him a tip on top of the price for the excellent service and amazing experience.
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Tina M
June 18, 2018|
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Hi Tina , 3-5 persons is $180, 6 persons is $225 . Please let me know if you need more information Randy
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