Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  21 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 4 8 0 = 8 100% 4.5
Last 6 months 4 8 0 = 8 100% 4.5
Last 12 months 11 22 1 = 21 91% 4.4
All 61 129 3 = 126 95% 4.5
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Guided Nature Tour & Cruise of Charleston Harbor

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Join a local naturalist for a coastal wildlife cruise to Morris Island & discover dolphins, crabs, shore birds, & more!

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Excursion
Thu, May 31, 12   2:00 PM bwmorris2242 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Everyone was friendly and professional. The captain offered to stop and circle around when we spotted dolphins, so we could take pictures. Megan, the biologist who accompanied us was knowledgeable and personable.The walk on Morris Island yielded some interesting shell finds, which we could take with us as souvenirs. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Rating: 3
I wouldnt do it again.
Thu, May 17, 12   2:00 PM bentleyjones Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I was excited about this tour as I had been on other wonderful tours in this same area before. I was called and notified that we would be the only 2 on the boat as there were no others who signed up. We thought this was great. Like our own private charter. The capt was friendly and down to earth, as well as the guide. They were very nice dont get me wrong. But we didnt get a lot of history or facts about the island. Once we got to the island we were allowed to look for shells and explore at our own pace. However there was really minimal things there to see. We didnt have an awful time by any means. We just felt since there wasnt a large group all the info and history were just left out. We did get to see lots of dolphins which was great. This trip was just average and I was a lil bit disappointed.
Rating: 4
Fun but not what I signed up for
Fri, May 4, 12   2:00 PM hillbe Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time. The naturalist was knowledgeable. The crew was friendly. We lucked out with beautiful weather. My only concern is that we signed up for a ride on the Palmetto catamaran (covered, on-board bathroom). Because there were only 5 people scheduled for the cruise that day, Sandlappers switched us to the skiff (not covered so we got sunburned and no on-board bathroom;luckily we used one on shore before we left!). We got soaked from the waves/wake. We weren't prepared for that. But we did enjoy the trip.
Rating: 5
Fun for adults and kids
Tue, Apr 10, 12   2:00 PM ewd175 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our hard to please thirteen-year-olds had a good time, as did the adults.
Rating: 5
great time!
Sat, Apr 7, 12   2:00 PM neforce87 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The nature tour of the harbor was absolutely fantastic! My family and I had a blast seeing dolphins, fort sumpter, and walking around on the beach collecting sea shells! I would definitely do it again!
Rating: 5
Great first trip
Wed, Apr 4, 12   2:00 PM pbartel Female 50-59 Unspecified Family With Children
Myself (grandmother) took my 2 grandsons 3 & 6 years to Charleston for our Spring break from school. The boys are all into dolphins, so that is why I decided to take them on this tour. That was the highlight of the trip to Charleson. There were several groups of dolphins at different times on the boat and getting off at Morris Island was an adventure.
Rating: 4
Thu, Mar 22, 12   2:00 PM ecs123 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Rating: 5
Excellent afternoon tour.
Sat, Oct 1, 11   2:00 PM Corydog Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This was an excellent afternoon tour with a friendly and knowledgable crew and tour guide. We were able to see dolphins, learned about differnt crabs from the crab pot, and were shown a myriad of sea life from a collection on board. The walk on the beach at Morris Island to look for shells and sharks teeth was very enjoyable. My husband and I would highly recommend this tour for families with children, and anyone with an interest in nature.
Rating: 5
Fun trip to Morris Island
Tue, Aug 23, 11   2:00 PM brandyjunge Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
This was a small group, as only my husband, daughter and I and one other couple were in attendance, so I am sure it is different that if you go during the peak of the season with tons of people. Since there were only 5 of us, we took their small boat, rather than the large one, so I don't know what that would be like. We headed straight our for Morris Island, stopping to watch dolphins along the way. My daughter loved it! During the short ride, the tour guide showed us some crabs and explained some of their anatomy. Upon arrival at Morris Island, we had the place to ourselves. We were given an hour to walk the beach, pick up shells, and learn about some of the plants, animals, shells, and other items we found there or saw. They did say they usually didn't get to stay on the island that long. We found a variety of shells, including a conch, some large clam, scallop, and oyster shells, as well as shark teeth. I don't believe this is the "normal" tour, as they said they usually have many more people, but it was fun, our tour guide and captain were friendly, and we plan on going again sometime!
Rating: 3
It was ok..
Thu, Aug 11, 11   2:00 PM soccerzack Male Under 20 Local Couple on a Date
This cruise was a decent date out, it probably would have been better but it was extremely hot. It was kind of short too, you just pretty much go strait to an island stay for 30 minutes and come back. the people are really nice though and try to make it as interesting as possible, so if your just looking for a date thats a little different then this is an ok choice