"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.
Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise
Chose the number of tickets and preferred date
Offered Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Times vary based on sunset. Please click on "Buy Tickets" to view times scheduled.
$34 for adults, $24 for children 12 and under, 2 and under are free
*Please click on "Buy Tickets" for times and availability.
Join our naturalist on a search and discovery mission on this 2.5 hour boat excursion to encounter the fascinating bottlenose dolphin and loggerhead sea turtle. Bottlenose dolphins are a common resident of our salt marshes and inlets behind the barrier islands. As you observe the dolphins feeding, playing, or simply cruising around in their native environment you will learn all about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more. Also learn about the life history of threatened loggerhead sea turtle which we often catch sight of during the summer months. You will also have about 1 hour to get off the boat and explore Capers Island's "Bone-yard Beach".
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. Pets are welcome in certain situations. If you would like to bring your pet please call 843-886-5000 to discuss.
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.