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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
+1 843-886-5000
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Best excursion in the Low Country by far!

This was our second time out, first was with my son's therapy group and this time we got to bring... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leslie C
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Caper Island Eco Tour

Great!!! Guide Mike & Skipper Kathryn were very professional, informative and fun. The marsh tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carl D
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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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“boneyard beach” (36 reviews)
“crab” (41 reviews)
“capers island” (175 reviews)
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50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
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+1 843-886-5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our second time out, first was with my son's therapy group and this time we got to bring my husband and I cannot speak highly enough of our trip! Our tour guide Robert was so knowledgeable, fun and made learning so much fun...More

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great!!! Guide Mike & Skipper Kathryn were very professional, informative and fun. The marsh tour was enjoyable, we saw several groups of dolphins. The stopover at Caper Island & the Boneyard was cool. Pack a lunch & beverage for your time on the beach

Thank Carl D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a shark fishing trip and Capers island trip over the weekend and both were more than we expected. Excellent guides, well maintained vessels and great value. Quick communication while booking. We will be using this company again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day with Courtney and Mike. I highly recommend this tour. It was very fun, informative and beautiful on the Cappers Island. Looking forward to trying another tour that they do!

Thank blkr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to impress a 16, 14 and 12 year old but this was the best time we’ve spent together all summer. Captain Robert is so knowledgeable about Marsh life, its ecosystem, birds, fish and all things SC. We went out at 6pm which was...More

Thank 5fromPittsburgh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our eco tour, especially the time spent on Caper Island. We saw pink birds and dolphins. The sunset was gorgeous. The crew were very friendly and answered all of our questions. We didn’t have children with us but there were children on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I highly recommend Barrier Island Eco Tours to anyone interested in an educational, hands-on, and memorable experience. My younger sister and I went shark fishing with Captain Robert one day. We were the only two on the boat and he was very...More

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids and grown ups. The staff is really knowledgeable. They make it fun for the kids and go out of their way to make sure everyone enjoys it. You'll see lots of wildlife. But the highlight for us was "the boneyard". It's a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic trip with 2 awesome guides. The boat trip to the island was very informative and we saw dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and all types of birds. The boat pulled us right to the beach and after a short walk down a...More

Thank smosauce
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip with this company. Both times have been amazing. The staff are wonderful and very knowledgeable. They go out of their way to make sure everyone has fun and the kids learn. Both the crabbing trip and the low country boil...More

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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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May 21, 2017|
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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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