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Island Hopper Boat Charters

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3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-906-4656
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So much fun!

We had so much fun with Captain Randy today! He is hilarious and knowledgable. 100% recommend. We... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Trang D
Perfect Morning!!

My kids and I had a perfect morning boat ride to Morris Island. Captain Randy knows the best way to... read more

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Reviewed 13 October 2017
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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
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3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had so much fun with Captain Randy today! He is hilarious and knowledgable. 100% recommend. We saw multiple dolphins and the boat ride was smooth.

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Can you please tell my wife I am funny and smart ! I tell her all the time ,and she just shakes her head. Seriously, thanks for cruising on our boat and the kind words. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

My kids and I had a perfect morning boat ride to Morris Island. Captain Randy knows the best way to get to the island, helped us with spotting dolphins, and pointed out the best places to look for shells. He was incredibly knowledgable about all...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing our charter services. It is nice to know you spent a few extra dollars on a private charter,and still view it as a value. We hope to have an opportunity to serve you again in the future. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We go on an Island Hopper boat charter to see dolphins and wildlife in the marshes and to Morris Island every time we go to Folly, probably at least for the last 10 years. Capn Randy is very knowledgeable about the ecology and the weather/tides,...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

It has been an absolute pleasure to have you all onboard for so many years. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with future guests. Can't wait to see you all again in the future. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I hired Captain Randy to take 9 of us (all women in our early 60's) to the Morris Island Lighthouse. Excellent choice. We had two boats and on the way out and back we learned a lot about the area and the history of the...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

It was truly a pleasure to have all of you ladies on our boats and so glad you enjoyed your charter! Hope you find your way back to Folly and join us again. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Captain Randy is extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was able to answer all questions we had. The best part was that we saw dolphins multiple times and had the sandbar to ourselves. This was a great experience with the family.

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

So glad you learned about our area with me, as you could tell, I'm grateful to have been raised in Charleston. I hope you get a chance to come back out with us! Captain Randy

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had a great time going out to lighthouse, collected shells, saw lots of dolphins and was entertained by Capt Randy with historical info straight from a local.

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We hope you will join us again in the future. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great way to see the waterways around Folly Island. Always send people to this excursion. Great local captain that knows the best places to take his guests. a don't miss while visiting Folly or a great local attraction for anyone that visits. Great local tour.

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We always send our peeps to the best places to eat and visit. Hometown advantage in your court when you cruise on the Island Hopper Captain Randy

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

If you are like me and enjoy the flexibility and personal attention of private tours, it doesn't get better than Island Hopper. It was just my husband and me with Captain Randy. Dolphins! Pelicans! Lighthouse! Civil War history! Marshes, tides, and hurricanes! Local architecture! A...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Well, thank you very much for using my charter service! Having your own private boat can make all the difference ,in the boat charter industry. Hope to see you again Captain Randy

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My family and I have been going to Capt. Randy for years now and it never gets old! We always go out to the Morris Island Lighthouse to look for shells, take pictures of the lighthouse, and to go for a refresh dip toward the...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks Kyle for taking the time to review our charter service. You and the whole Kelly clan are like family to me. It has been a pleasure to watch all the children grow ,year by year. Man ,I love my job! Captain Randy

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 9 looking to get the kids out on the boat for an afternoon. On the evening before we called Captain Randy and he organized us two boats on short notice for a very fair price and picked us up right...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

I truly am happy we were able to organize this charter on such short notice! My partner and I really enjoyed entertaining the kids. Hope to see you again. Captain Randy

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When we went in May of 2016, we took our 6 year-old and 3 year-old granddaughters. They had excellent adult supervision because there were 6 adults with them. Their safety was never in doubt (they also were very... More
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Captain Randy is the best! Recommend the entire family!
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