"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.
Capers Wildlife Exploration
Chose the number of tickets and preferred date
Offered Monday-Saturday from 9am-12:30pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Offered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-12:30pm year-round.
$38 for adults, $28 for children 12 and under, 2 and under are free
*Please click on "Buy Tickets" for availability
Enjoy a 3.5 hour boat excursion as we venture to Capers Island, one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands. We will cruise through winding tidal creeks to find diverse wildlife living in this salt marsh environment. Common sightings include bottlenose dolphin, osprey, pelicans, bald eagles, herons, egrets, and more. Along the way we'll employ various nets and habitat traps for an up-close look at some of the rarely seen marine creatures that thrive below the surface. As you arrive on Capers, you will have about an hour and a half to explore its pristine "Bone-yard Beach" and interior freshwater ponds. Capers provides excellent opportunities for shelling and bird watching.
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. When you make reservations, please enter the best phone number to reach you on the DAY OF THE TRIP if we need to get in touch with you about the weather. 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.