Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  45 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 15 39 3 = 36 93% 4.6
Last 6 months 15 39 3 = 36 93% 4.6
Last 12 months 18 48 3 = 45 94% 4.7
All 87 194 6 = 188 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: 4
Fun day but not much nature
Wed, Jun 25, 14   2:00 PM rtaylor155 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The cruise was a fun trip. I wish there had been a little more nature to see. I was hoping to see more animals and have a greater explanation of the birds and plants. I would have liked to spend more time on the water and less time looking for shells on the island.
Rating: 3
Interesting but too expensive
Tue, Jun 24, 14   2:00 PM jbfelts Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The captain could not find the float for the crab pot. The lecture on whelk eggs, devil's purse, etc. was audible only b/c we sat in front of the speaker. The unescorted walk on Morris yielded little more than a free walk on Folly Beach would. To make up for the no-show crab pot, the captain lingered off the Yorktown and gave us the ship's history, which was a good substitute. Both the captain and the biologist were a pleasure to talk with.
Rating: 4
Fun Tour
Thu, May 29, 14   2:00 PM AnnSchindler Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Other
My husband and our 9 year old granddaughter loved the tour around Charleston Harbor and out to Morris Island where with a little help from the tour guide (marine biologist), our granddaughter found a shark's tooth. We found many lovely shells, saw dolphin fins but unfortunately no crabs in the crab pot which was baited with chicken and pulled up by the ship's captain. Going and coming to Morris Island, we had a running commentary about sea life, some info on the USS Yorktown and tidbits about Ft Sumter. All in all a pleasant way to spend a couple of hour in the fresh air on the water.
Rating: 5
Great tour for adults and kids!
Thu, May 29, 14   2:00 PM tagraham09 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great staff, very knowledgeable, great boat ride, interesting facts along the way. The time on the island was pretty amazing! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. We were on board with a smaller group, maybe 25 or so, but the age range was vast and I believe everyone enjoyed it!
Rating: 5
Trip was great.
Sat, May 24, 14   9:00 AM tjoyce4 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We had ten people on our trip. Age ranging from 2 to 45.. we all had a good time.. Will recommend this as a must do in Charleston SC.
Rating: 5
PERFECT Adventure!
Tue, May 20, 14   2:00 PM Chamberlin72 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This tour was wonderful. We really enjoyed the boat ride out to the island. The Captain and our guide were excellent. I highly recommend this trip to anyone. Our 4 year old daughter absolutely loved it too!! Morris Island was covered with shells. It was so much fun!!
Rating: 4
Great cruise and guides. Good information.
Wed, Apr 16, 14   2:00 PM lyndaadair Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The cruise was nice and comfortable, not overcrowded. Points of interest described on the way out, effort to find wildlife. Saw a few dolphins, pelicans, and pulled a crab trap up with blue crab in it. A little disappointed in lack of collectable shells on the island as this is why we went on the cruise, everywhere else you aren't allowed to keep the shells. Otherwise nice trip.
Rating: 5
Best boat tour I've experienced.
Tue, Apr 1, 14   2:00 PM Rbrown71 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This excursion was great. Fantastic views, informative, and the barrier island walk was really fun. The crew was very friendly and Ally our naturalist was funny and knowledgable. We would do this again!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable all around
Tue, Apr 1, 14   2:00 PM Bjsand2 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This trip was thoroughly enjoyed. The naturalist on board was enthusiastic and informative. Strolling on the island beach and shelling was excellent as she pointed out objects. Wonderful weather certainly helped a lot. If anything was missing it was more history, but this is an Eco-tour, not a history tour. Go if you can.
Rating: 5
Great Value and Great Experience
Sat, Mar 22, 14   2:00 PM eddies21 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This trip was well worth teh money. I was not expecting a lot but was pleasantly surprised my the trip. I thought it was a great value with a staff that knew the area and was enthusiastic about sharing their information. WAY TO GO!!