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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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Address: 50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
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+1 843-886-5000
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30

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Wow! Great time!

Family of 5 (kids 9,6 & 3) loved every minute of our expedition! John was our captain and super knowledgeable! Would recommend a trip with him definitely! Crab pots were fun... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Family of 5 (kids 9,6 & 3) loved every minute of our expedition! John was our captain and super knowledgeable! Would recommend a trip with him definitely! Crab pots were fun, Dolphins, local birds, lots of great stuff! John had a wide array of bones and artifacts on the boat. He opened up oysters and my 9 year old tried... More 

Thank Nymoon78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Something we have wanted to do for a long time and it was even better than we ever dreamed. Our tour guide, Michael, was unbelievably knowledgeable but so entertaining at the same time. We have never had so much fun learning about the animals, the history, and the highlights of a particular area. The scenery is beautiful and the commentary... More 

Thank John B
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I originally bought tickets to this tour for a Friday afternoon. Since we were the only two signed up, Captain Robert asked if we were willing to go for an extra hour the next day for the same price. As soon as we walked up, he knew our names and made us feel welcomed! Tour was extremely... More 

Thank cassidymatt01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This was such a great day for our family. Robert was our captain and mike was our naturalist, both of these guys were great! We took our four boys ages 5-12 and they said it was one of their favorite days they've had in Charleston in the last year and a half. Mike taught us all about the wildlife of... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went on a chilly and windy day, and Robert worked to find us spots out of the wind as much as possible. Kids and adults had a great time, and we learned a lot about the area species and history.

Thank Marc C
Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Absolutely best part of trip to Isle of Palms. The people running it are the best and work to make sure you enjoy, The Low-Country Boil dinner outstanding - we have repeated it over the fire pit at home. Fantastic experience!

Thank jashump35
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to our guide, Mike! My wife and I agree that this was the best activity we had in our month-long stay in Isle of Palms. We saw a lot of dolphins on our way to/from Capers Island. As photography buffs, we particularly liked "Boneyard Beach" and the hundreds of opportunities for great photographs.

Thank DainyRays
San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had a super time on this tour. Kelsey is most knowledgeable and friendly. She is also really good with kids. We were with three little kids and they loved the trip--and learned a lot to boot. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water. We would do it again.

Thank Otto W
Maineville, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our team of 13 rented a private excursion to Capers Island and the Low-Country Boil dinner. Jassen was our captain and was a fantastic host. He told us about the eco-system, pointed out landmarks and found DOLPHINS! While we explored the island, Jassen prepared our meal which was served on the beach. For non-seafood lovers, hamburgers are available. My entire... More 

Thank Eileen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved this tour! Perfect for our 8 year old animal lover and fun for entire family. So much better than other companies as guide was a zoologist!

Thank Andrea M

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