Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  44 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 4 7 0 = 7 100% 4.3
Last 6 months 4 7 0 = 7 100% 4.3
Last 12 months 20 47 3 = 44 94% 4.5
All 95 211 6 = 205 96% 4.5
Rating and reviews for:

Guided Nature Tour & Cruise of Charleston Harbor

activity photo

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
Very fun, educational and fun tour.
Sat, Jul 11, 15   9:00 AM moniqkball Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What a great start of our day. The boat was clean and provided shade and was very comfortable to sit in. The ride was very informative and the information was passed in a fun and interactive way. Two hours was just the right time and we were entertaint by the stories and wildlife. We came across some dolphins and all kind of birds such as huge pelicans and enjoyed our time on Morris Island. All in all we had a beautiful day!
Rating: 3
Nice trip would have been nicer if it was complete
Fri, Jul 3, 15   1:00 PM Stcote Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat, captain, and naturalist were all nice. The narration was interesting and it was fun to see the dolphins and pelicans in the harbor. The biggest issue was that the 25 minute visit to Morris island never happened because there were too many boats already on the small beach. One attempted 'docking' didn't work out. Since the island visit was the main reason we chose that tour over others, it was very disappointing.
Rating: 1
Sadly lacking
Fri, Jul 3, 15   1:00 PM Wendolynstho Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were supposed to go to Morris Island for shelling, however when we got there there was no place to "park"-very frustrating-we were told that there was a storm coming in after that-I feel to appease us-which it did, but it did not hit until we reached the dock-after a boring tour of the harbor. No one was available to discuss the situation after the trip-it was raining so I understand, however overall I feel we paid a lot of money for a simple tour of the harbor. We later did get a tour that included Morris Island and it was awesome-however if the original tour would have done what it should have-I would not have had to pay again. No more of my money for this tour company.
Sandlapper Tours, Inc. responded:
Yes. We were disappointed that we were unable to land on Morris Island that day. We are able to beach the boat 99% of the time. As you know the Captain made a attempt to beach the boat. He did not feel comfortable to attempt to try again because of the other boats being to close and hitting another boat. Morris Island is a public beach. We have no control of other boats or people being there on a holiday weekend. In addition, a violent storm was coming and I told him to start heading back before it gets really bad with heavy winds and lightening. We at Sandlapper Tours make safety a #1 priority. Again, Sorry we couldn't make it to the island that day. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charleston.

Captain Bryan Collins
Rating: 5
Enjoyable tour of harbor environment.
Sat, Jun 20, 15   9:00 AM rainesjk Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Enjoyable view of harbor environment with a time spent on the beach at Morris Island.
Rating: 5
A pleasant learning experience
Fri, Jun 19, 15   2:00 PM Srchag Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Out-of-town family wanted to see dolphins. We got that and so much more. Our guide, Riley, was very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed the tour/cruise very much!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 13, 15   9:00 AM beccawecca08 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I enjoyed exploring Morris Island. The tour guide was great at explaining different aspects of nature.
Rating: 5
The Guide and Captain were excellent!
Sat, Jun 13, 15   9:00 AM Bert336 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Can't have any complaints about the Guide and the Captain. We all enjoyed our first tour in Charleston,SC and will definitely try it again
Rating: 5
Nature tour great for families
Thu, Jun 11, 15   10:00 AM TamaraHaag Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband and I took our three and five year old kids on the nature tour, and it was a great experience. We only saw one dolphin, not very close up, but the experience was so rich that my kids weren't disappointed. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and share lots of interesting facts. In addition, he was very enthusiastic with any questions or finds (shells, etc.) any of the children on board had. The pace was perfect. I highly recommend this tour, especially for those with children.
Rating: 5
Our guide and boat captain were cordial guides.
Thu, Jun 4, 15   1:00 PM ralphckuhner Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The island tour was most interesting and the guide being a biology major was most interesting and definitely

had the childrens attention on the hike. It was especially nice that she talked about all the different shells as

well as the history of the island.
Rating: 5
We had a great tour and the kids loved it!
Wed, May 27, 15   1:00 PM susancwik Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Excellent trip. Kids loved it.