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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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Isle of Palms, SC, USA
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About Barrier Islands Eco Tours
Naturalist guided tours to Capers Island Heritage Preserve. Trips depart from the Isle of Palms Marina and take you through winding salt marsh tidal creeks and the intracoastal waterway to Capers Island. Along the way you will learn about this amazing ecosystem and the plants and animals that call it home. Bottlenose dolphin, loggerhead sea turtles, and numerous birds are common sightings. Your guide will pull crab traps and throw cast nets to bring marine life onboard to put in our touch tank for closer examination. The majority of our scheduled trips are aboard our covered 40 passenger pontoon boat equipped with a restroom and beaching ramp. We also offer inshore fishing and private ecotours on our 6 passenger and 16 passenger boats. Trips include: Capers Island Wildlife Exploration, Dolphin Discovery Sunset, Blue Crabbing Excursion, Creek Fishing, Family Fun Day, and Beachside Cookouts.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family went on the sunset dolphin and sea turtle cruise. We saw many dolphins, no turtles. 😔 The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Best part was Boneyard Beach, we were able to walk around and explore....very cool to see. Highly recommend this!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went on the Eco Tour with my father, my brother in law and our kids aged 5, 7 and 8. We all had a great time. Captain Bo was knowledgable and took great care of us. We plan on doing this at least once...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the shark fishing for an evening trip. Robert took us out on the Marsh Mama. He was an excellent guide. Top notch service. We highly recommend this trip. We will definitely book a trip with Robert again if we come back to the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captains Robert and Courtney were excellent tour captains! We saw lots of dolphins and many different species of nature as Robert pointed them out to us and educated us about all of them. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DRKHC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Capt Justin, Naturalist Courtney (and Moses), gave us a fun and very educational tour of the barrier island waterways. I found some reviews of this company confusing but this is the eco-tour to a protected island. Everything is left alive. The company also does separate...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guides John and Jesse were great, Explaining to midwesterners about the eco system of the area. John took time to walk along the beach and talked more in depth about some of the areas wildlife. Jesse stayed with the boat and cooked us a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank calex1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on their daytime and sundown trips before and each time it is a delight..... the information about the ecosystem, dolphins, and time to wander the boneyard on Capers Island are all outstanding. We live here and this is one of our favorite...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HungryinCharleston43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boat Captains and Naturalists Courtney and John took our family along with others out to Capers Island for a great adventure in crabbing. Before we left the dock, John pulled up a glass full of marine life, giving kids and adults alike an education about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TKFFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend had recommended this tour after experiencing it with her visiting grandchildren and I wholeheartedly agree! There are many tours available. My family (including our 3 and 6 year old grandsons) took the Capers Island Wildlife Exploration 3 1/2 hour tour last week and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt totally enlightened about the ecosystem of the estuary! Saw dolphins/ and had many species of crabs in our trap... also stopped on the “Bone” Island where we enjoyed the beach!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Yes, people were swimming even in cold water and a couple of people had their dogs in the water too.
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Response from jclifton890 | Reviewed this property |
There web page states no refunds, but you can reschedule with 24 hrs notice. Your money will be refunded only if they have to cancel.
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