Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  28 rating points
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Last 6 months 13 28 0 = 28 100% 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
Excellent Activity for family
Tue, Aug 14, 12   2:00 PM Grizzly00 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The Nature/Dolphin tour is a great way to spend the afternoon. We left the dock and went saw a working crab trap then headed to Morris Island. There were pods of Dolphins no more than 30 feet away from the island feeding and we got some great pics. We strolled up and down the beach collecting shells and shark teeth. We headed back and again were able to snap some pictures of dolphins and Ft. Sumter as we cruised by. The captain was great and the other gentleman was extremely nice and informative.
Rating: 4
Good trip on a hot day.
Fri, Aug 3, 12   2:00 PM OwenMcNulty Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
The nature trip to Sullivan Island started at 2 pm on a very warm day. But once we got out of the harbor the weather cooled down considerable - breeze mostly. On the way over, we stopped at a crab pot and looked at the caught crabs. Our guide did a good job of describing the blue crabs that were caught. Next we landed at Sullivan Island. We walked near the shore for approx. 30 mins. looking for shells, etc. One can see Ft. Sumter and the outline of Charleston from here. Good place to get pictures.
Rating: 4
An opportunity to see a little more of Charleston
Tue, Jul 24, 12   2:00 PM normanpinola Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the first tour we took (also took history tour) with Sandlapper. Saw most of the harbor and spent about 45 minutes on Morris Island. It was very hot that day leaving us with the desire to coax the boat back to the beach to pick us up. We did enjoy the tour though. Since we are really into early American History, we did enjoy the history tour much more. Still I would recommend this tour for those of you that are not history buffs. It is a great opportunity to see Charleston from the water and the islands as well.
Rating: 5
Memories to last a Lifetime
Tue, Jul 24, 12   2:00 PM slgarrett Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had an awesome time on the Ecotour we recently took. The crewmen were very knowledgeable concerning the animals we encountered and the history of Charleston. The kids loved visting Morris Island and looking for shells! We hope to try the Ghost Tour next time!
Rating: 4
Nice way to spend an afternoon
Tue, Jul 17, 12   2:00 PM mindy1168 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the harbor cruise and the crab pot demonstration but our favorite part was the stop at Morris Island. We were given some time to walk along the beach and collect shells and shark's teeth. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Even though we didn't have small children in our group, they interacted well with the kids on board. Since it's billed as a nature cruise we expected a more eco-geared tour but overall we had a good time and even saw some dolphins.
Rating: 3
Hoped for more
Wed, Jul 11, 12   2:00 PM alonderee Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We very much enjoyed the dolphins and the boat ride itself. We went out when you could see lightning in the background (I assume that is safe?). We thought trolling the ocean floor meant a net would be dragged behind the boat and pulled up for all sorts of sea creatures. Instead, we went to a crab pot and put a few crabs in an little fish tank on board. We landed on Morris Island which our family has dubbed "Gnat Island" because we were bitten non stop by little tiny gnats. The children were a good sport about it, but it caused tension. Bring bug spray if you go! Not sure if it is always like that, but this was our experience.
Rating: 5
A great activity for young and old
Fri, Jul 6, 12   2:00 PM canjones Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I've been on other Sandlapper tours twice before and enjoyed both the ride and narrator. I've always found the tour guides to be very pleasant and helpful in every way. This time I took a party of six on the nature tour, including my grandsons, ages 4 & 6. This was the first time on a boat for 3 of them and they loved it. We saw not only landmarks of Charleston from the water, but enjoyed watching the pelicans and dolphins. Our guide stopped to pick up a trap and showed us 2 blue crabs and lots of tiny shrimp. Then we went out to Morris Island and walked along the beach looking for shells, shark teeth, and other remnants of animal life. (We had to leave our shoes on because the sand was so hot.) If I had any suggestion, it would be to share more sealife with the kids during the ride back. My two almost fell asleep because they had already seen and done everything on the way out. We really enjoyed it though and I would highly recommend it!
Rating: 5
family trip
Wed, Jun 27, 12   2:00 PM Laneybug2004 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved it!
Rating: 5
Family fun!!!
Tue, Jun 19, 12   2:00 PM Romonalisa Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour was so much fun! Our guide, Meagan, was a wealth of information about the sea life in and around Folly Beach. We saw a multitude of dolphins, pulled a crab pot, saw all kinds of birds, and the shelling on Morris Island was perfect!
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.