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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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Lynn100247 wrote a review Aug 6
Isle of Palms, South Carolina14 contributions
This is my 3rd trip with Eco tours. As an Isle of Palms resident I am very familiar with most of the sea life in the area but am always learning something new on the tours.I went with my 11 year old grandson who was thrilled with the hands on approach that was encourage as we headed to the Boneyard Beach. Plenty of time was provided for exploration, swimming, island exploration, and crabbing if you brought your own supplies (this was not advertised as a crabbing tour). We were warned that there were voluminous mosquitoes and ants in the forest which deterred us from truly exploring the island which was sort of a bummer.. Even with Deep Woods spray. Early August may not have been the best time for that type of exploration so I would go in the winter next time.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Janice Skenes wrote a review Aug 6
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina1 contribution
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We loved everything about our morning family “ field trip” , Especially seeing lots of dolphins, a shark feeding along the marsh and pulling the crab 🦀 pots/traps to see what got caught in them.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Rachele W wrote a review Aug 6
Akron, Ohio2 contributions
We went on the blue crabbing tour and had an amazing time. Our naturalist Nicki was excellent and answered all our our very inquisitive 5 year old's questions about shells and marine life. Traveling along the waterway and visiting Capers Island was such a cool experience. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Polly K wrote a review Aug 5
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Guides Mike and Mary were excellent!! Great personality, highly skilled and knowledgeable. Comfortable boat. Excellent experience for us and our 11 year old granddaughter. Highly recommend for all ages.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Sallie S wrote a review Aug 4
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Great spend! Would find a better afternoon. Nikki was very outgoing and was enthusiastic. Made great contact with everyone on the boat and was great with the children. All warmed up to her. The captain( Justin) was very knowledgeable and his instructions on cleaning the crab was spot on. Included crab boil was great but blue crabs require a lot of work for so little results. Will book another different outing in the future!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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