Nature Adventure Boat Charters

Dolphins, Birding, Shelling and more!
Dolphins, birding, oyster reefs, and undeveloped beaches and island abound in the salt-marsh estuary!

Explore the salt-marshes of Charleston with your professional naturalist captain aboard our spacious Carolina Skiff. Our open deck and high safety rails make this boat ideal for families and small groups, and our shallow draft allows us to go where most boats can’t. We love kayaking and SUPing, but our boat charters allow you to venture further out and explore a much larger area. Additionally, it makes for a great way to do wildlife viewing, because we can cover a much larger area, and have more opportunities to find the wildlife.

Bottlenose dolphin encounters are almost a guarantee, as well as world class bird watching opportunities. Examine and discussing oyster  reefs, throwing the cast net, and pulling a crab pot are some of the many ways we get a closer connection to the estuary and all the inhabits it. We generally have an opportunity to get out on the undeveloped boat access only beach of historic Morris Island along the way. Rich with history, a national historic landmark lighthouse, and great shelling, this place is a jewel of Charleston.  Our US Coast Guard Master Captains are  professional naturalist with a passion for sharing their knowledge of local ecology and history. There are lots of boats for hire in the Charleston area, the difference really comes down to the captain you hire.  Let us show you the low-country as we see it!

Morris Island Lighthouse and Dolphin Cruise

 Dolphins + undeveloped beach island + historic lighthouse = a great day on the water in Charleston, South Carolina! Our 24ft Carolina Skiff offers a spacious and quiet ride as we cruise the salt marsh estuaries on the way to historic Morris Island. We will take our time on the way to the island to explore creeks and look for bottlenose dolphin, wading birds, and other wildlife. Throw a cast net or pull a crab pot to get a closer look at whats in the water! We will land the boat on Morris Island and have time for exploring the undeveloped beach. The history is deep on this eroding barrier island in the shadow of the Morris Island Lighthouse. Today the lighthouse lies stranded off the island, completely surrounding by the atlantic ocean. This tour can be booked for just about anytime, but low-tide often provides the best wildlife viewing opportunities, and maximum beach access. In the summer months, early morning charters are a great bet to be the first footprints in the sand and to beat the heat!

Private Boat Charter Rate: 2-2.5  tour  

Special Spring 2020 rates 

Private Tour $50 per person (4 person or $200 minimum)

Infants 2 and under  No Charge

Private Full Day Boat Charter with extended beach drop 4-6 hour trip 

$375 minimum 


With all the changes to our activities and scheduling in the current environment, we ask that you call or email to schedule your private boat outing.

We operate all of our charters as private events to best meet the needs of our guests, and provide a much more intimate experience with our natural surroundings. As such, trip departure times can be customized to best suite your schedule and to take advantage of the best tidal conditions for wildlife viewing and beach combing. We typically like to operate closer to the low-tide, but trips can be scheduled for anytime. If your not sure when to go, check with us and we can make a suggestion based on tidal conditions for your prospective date.