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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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Address: 50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
Phone Number: 843-886-5000
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Wonderful experience on the Dolphin Sunset cruise

First time to Charleston and Isle of Palms. Our captain and his co-captain doggie provided us with a fun, educational and exciting tour. We were lucky to find a pod of dolphins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sherry K
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King, North Carolina
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King, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to Charleston and Isle of Palms. Our captain and his co-captain doggie provided us with a fun, educational and exciting tour. We were lucky to find a pod of dolphins playing and feeding as the tide was coming in, we spotted dolphins at several locations during our boat ride. And Capers Island is very unique, loved it!!! Our... More 

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Montville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family & I had a wonderful evening shark fishing with Capt Robert. Born & bread nearby, he was very knowledgeable about the area & very patient with our (mostly) novice fishing family. We caught several fish, a baby shark & a 3 ft shark!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took the sunset dolphin tour last night and we were blown away! Kelsey was our guide and she was very informative - said she's getting her Master's degree right now and is studying the blue crab population of the barrier islands. She taught us so much about the plant and animal life in the Isle of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've done a trip each year for the past 5 with Barrier Island Eco Tours. Each outing is unique and fantastic. This year our family of 12 enjoyed an evening boat ride to Caper's Island. We saw dolphins, blue + stone crabs, and birds and wildlife galore- all introduced by Captain Stingray (or Stinkray if you're under 12) in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a tour about 12 years ago and it was fun, informative, and time very well spent. The captain then, whose name I don't recall, really knew his stuff. He was humorous as well and made the tour very fun. Last evening, my girlfriend and I went on the dolphin discovery tour with John and Mike and it... More 

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Allentown/Lehigh Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The crabbing trip to Capers Island has been become a treasured family vacation tradition when we come to Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms. We were very fortunate to get tour guide extraordinaire Robert Hopkins who combines elements of Crocodile Dundee, Bill Nye and Jerry Seinfeld to make both the boat trip on the intracostal and the crabbing in the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of taking a very fun and informative trip on the Inter Coastal Waterway on our way to tour a barrier island and the "Boneyard Beach". The crew, Kelsey the naturalist and tour guide, Courtney the Captain and Hobbes (Kelsey's dog) the 1st mate were great. They went out of their way to show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun and informative way to spend a few hours on the outskirts of Charleston. Catching and eating the crabs was especially enjoyable for this native midwesterner, and the captain, Kelsey, made the boat ride extremely pleasant while effortlessly assisting youngsters with the could-be daunting task of eating freshly-caught shellfish. She truly went above and beyond. Hobbes, her darling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this boat trip. Jensen is an engaging guide for adults and kids alike. Boat is pleasant. Was nice to be able to pack a cooler and have a cocktail while cruising along. Loved walking on the barrier island and checking out the sea critters. Worth the price. Would definitely consider it again for a future trip.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've done several tours with Barrier Island, and the Lowcountry Boil Cookout might just be our favorite. Relaxing, late afternoon trip to beautiful Capers Island. We went to the north side of the island, where we've never been, so that was great. The captain, Jestin (please forgive me if I misheard the name) and naturalist, Mike, were both knowledgeable, and... More 

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