Dolphin & whale watching in Charleston

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Dolphin & Whale Watching in Charleston

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  • mikkiburgess
    Charlotte, NC1 contribution
    We took a sunset cruise on Kismet 9/24 in order to place my brother-in-law’s biodegradable urn of ashes in the ocean. Captain George and Mate Nick were exceptionally helpful. They took some great photos of the family and made the trip very pleasant for all of us. I highly recommend this charter group!
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • hotchki
    Charleston, SC3 contributions
    We took the Paddle and Hike on Kiawah River. This tour coincides with a high tide, so we took a 7am paddle which was like being in Paradise! Calm and clear and the hiking added so much to the trip. Tayt was a perfect guide and naturalist. He shared his excitement over each bird and animal sighting so the 3 teens we were with were equally as interested! It was an awesome day spotting osprey, dolphin, roseate spoonbills, and baby and adult alligators. Thanks, Tate!
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Nan G
    5 contributions
    Cpt. Luke was great! Unfortunately this trip we didn't get to see the dolphins strand feed (a few years ago we got to see this 4-5 times!) but we saw lots of dolphins and a couple that were gathering a school to eventually beach! There were wind surfers at the Lighthouse, very cool. We found an abundance of welks in all sizes! We were the last trip out before Hurricane Ian started up the East Coast so our tides were already being affected. We will return, again, on our next SC trip!
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • John B
    3 contributions
    What a brilliant excursion! Such a beautiful part of the world and it was great to have such a knowledgeable guide in Gresh! Really a unique experience to see some incredible wildlife (dolphins, sharks, birds!). I would highly recommend it if you ever get the chance and maybe you will be as lucky as we were and see the dolphins strand feeding!
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Jennifer B
    Raleigh, NC41 contributions
    We had the most amazing time on the OM Sailing Charter. The Captain even took pictures for us and made sure we had the most wonderful time. It definitely made our weekend!!
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • SonyWH247
    Greenville, SC1 contribution
    The Captain was funny and knowledgeable and created a very entertaining experience. His helper was simply amazing! he was patient with my 8yo child put her at easy with his kindness. I would strongly recommend.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Mark B
    1 contribution
    A great experience to kayak through a black water swamp with Dallas, our energetic and knowledgable guide. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Would definitely repeat this trip!
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • MyWifesBirthday
    Spartanburg, SC1 contribution
    A group of us did the sunset cruise and a solo loved every minute of it! The captain and first mate were both very knowledgeable and friendly! The views were gorgeous and we even saw dolphins. We would definitely do it again!
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • Ronald 8200
    10 contributions
    Only about 18 passengers allowed on this sailing schooner. Riding on the wind is a great experience. Took 4 boat rides during our visit this was the very best. Great crew. with no commentary.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • Luke K
    Houston, TX2 contributions
    I called Captain Shane & said I wanted to catch 2 big RedFish we could keep & eat! Not only did we do that we caught 10 more! If I were you I’d book ReelDeal, they’re the REAL DEAL!! What a day 🙌!!!
    Written September 14, 2021
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  • Michelle W
    Charlotte, NC1 contribution
    Hannah and Conner were AMAZING!! So much fun… they were great and we had so much fun! 10/10 would always recommend
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • Roger D
    Charlotte, NC30 contributions
    Fun leisure boat ride in the Charleston harbor to catch a beautiful sunset. Captain Jennifer made the trip even more fun. Great time with good friends - would definitely recommend doing the cruise.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Jami
    1 contribution
    Great Captain. Great experience. Great price. Booked a 2 hour shark fishing trip. Captain moved around to assure that our 10, 9, and 6 year old boys all caught a shark.
    Written June 7, 2022
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  • VickyDChicago
    Chicago9 contributions
    Our party of 5 had a wonderful sunset sail with Captain John and Cheryl. Couldn’t have been any better. They have so much knowledge to share. Saw a few dolphins and a fabulous sunset. The beanbag chairs on the front of the boat are a master stroke even in chilly weather. They also had lightweight down blankets to keep warm as the sun went down. Sail with them and you won’t be disappointed!!!
    Written February 20, 2022
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  • Liz J
    2 contributions
    Had a fun time on the “Mental Heeling”’sailboat with my husband. It was our first time in Charleston, and we enjoyed hearing about some of Charleston’s history and real estate from Captain Kyle and Alex. They also taught us a few things about sailing which was cool. We had a lot of great laughs and were comfortable throughout the experience.
    Written May 30, 2022
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