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“Captain Randy and Island Hopper Charters are the Best”

Island Hopper Boat Charters
Ranked #2 of 21 Tours in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat charters including lighthouse/ shelling trips, dolphin watches and sunset cruises. Capt. Randy Smith is native to the area and places great emphasis on safety and fun. Our primary goal is when you step off our charter, you and your family will have created a lifelong memory ! Capt. Randy
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Captain Randy and Island Hopper Charters are the Best”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

For the last last several years, Captain Randy Smith has taken my family on multiple boat charters around Folly Beach for our annual family beach week. He has become part of our family vacation and is like a part of the family Randy is a terrific guide and as a native of Folly Beach, he knows all there is to know about this beautiful part of South Carolina. He is great with kids of all ages and his boat trip is the highlight of all of the kids week at Folly. For the last several trips, we have dolphins "strand feeding" and it has allowed for some unbelievable photographs. For the best boat charter in the Lowcountry, you have to see Randy Smith and Island Hopper Charters. We can't wait until we get back down to Folly.

Visited August 2012
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
“Island Hopper Boat tour”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

highly recommend Capt. Randy and his tour! My kids (ages 11,8, and 3) all had a blast and are still talking about all that they saw and learned from our trip. Capt Randy is a local with tons of insight into the area. It's obvious how much he loves his job. I really appreciated how safety conscious he was and how he made sure our group had a great time. Thanks Capt. Randy!

Visited July 2012
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Charlottesville, VA
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14 reviews
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“Fun for everyone in our group!”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have really enjoyed trips to Morris Island on past visits to Folly Beach, and Captain Randy is one of the best - he's a native and his love of the area is obvious, his years here make for a really informative trip. He was fantastic with our grade-school kids, too - we'd definitely take another tour with Island Hopper.

Visited July 2012
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Maryville, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful trip to the beautiful James Island!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

My family had a great time here in Folly Beach. The most wonderful experience, however, was the trip to James Island on a private boat through Island Hopper Boat Charters. We've not only watched a few dolphins on both rides (to and fro), but also collected a lot of beautiful shells on the quiet beach of James Island. As a pure Charlestonian, Capt. Randy was very knowledgeable about the local environment (nature and people) and glad to answer any question you may raise. His assistant (sorry, couldn't recall his name) was also nice and kind, and the family photo he helped to take was excellent.

Highly recommended to family, esp. with young kids. Won't be disappointed!

Visited July 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Such a wonderful trip!”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had the wonderful time on this tour! We learned so much about the history of Charleston and Capt. Randy kept us entertained the whole time. Highly reccomend it!

Visited June 2012
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