"A special thanks to Shane Ziegler of Barrier Island Eco
Tours, Isle of Palms, for sharing his invaluable insights and
vast knowledge about the Lowcountry, its wildlife and ecosystem.
And the tours are fabulous!"
-Mary Alice Monroe, Author of The Beach House
We offer naturalist guided boat excursions to Capers Island State
Heritage Preserve, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands. Our
fleet consists of: the Callinectes, a 40 passenger covered pontoon;
the Sayana, a 22 passenger covered pontoon; the Marsh Mama,
a 26 foot, 16 passenger Carolina Skiff; and the Cut Mullet, a
23 foot, 6 passenger bay style boat. All of our boats are available
for private, customized charters as well.
Take a look at the boats we have available.
Blue Crabbing Excursion
Scheduled trip is only available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This trip is also available as a private charter year-round. Please call us at 843-886-5000 for more information on scheduling a private Crabbing excursion.
$40 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under, 2 and under are free
*Please click on "Buy Tickets" for availability.
Learn to catch crabs the old fashioned way, with a hand line and chicken neck.
We will venture by boat to an excellent crabbing spot, teach you about the intriguing life history of the blue crab, and then catch, cook, clean and consume these tasty crustaceans. Our crab boil takes place on the beach of Capers Island. A fantastic trip for the family. This may very well be the freshest seafood you will ever eat!
IF THIS TRIP IS FULL PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US AT 843-886-5000 FOR ALTERNATIVE TRIP OPTIONS. THIS TRIP IS AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE CHARTER AS WELL.
WEATHER POLICY-PLEASE SHOW UP UNLESS YOU HEAR FROM US. ISOLATED, POP-UP THUNDERSTORMS ARE COMMON IN THE SUMMER MONTHS AND MAY DELAY THE TRIP BY A FEW MINUTES OR MAY MISS US COMPLETELY. WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF THE TRIP IS CANCELLED, OTHERWISE PLEASE PLAN ON CHECKING IN AT THE SCHEDULED TIME.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 2 and under are free.
Cancellation Policy: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE unless the tour is cancelled by Barrier Island Eco Tours but you may reschedule your tour with at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled departure time. Allow enough travel time to arrive at the boat at least 15 minutes early for check-in and boarding. Parking is "tight" at the Isle of Palms Marina in the spring and summer months so please allow enough time to find parking. PLEASE BE ON TIME.
SPECIAL NOTE: WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS, THE SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO ORDER MORE TICKETS THAN ARE AVAILABLE FOR THAT TRIP. FOR EXAMPLE, IF IT WON'T ALLOW YOU TO ORDER MORE THAN 1 TICKET, THAT MEANS ONLY 1 TICKET IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRIP.