"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.
Marine Biology Day Camp
Offered Memorial Day through Labor Day every Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm
Ages 5-12 only, $50 per child
*Please click on "Buy Tickets" to check availability.
Hey kids! Here is a chance to have fun while learning about marine biology.
We will take you to Capers Island where you will see, touch, and learn about the interesting creatures that live along our shores.
You will have a chance to throw a cast net, crab, explore the salt marsh, spend time observing bottlenose dolphins and catch animals to put in our touch-tank. We will also grill hot dogs and enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, cookies and watermelon for lunch on the beach. Bottled waters are included.
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.
The Marine Biology Day camp is for children ages 5-12 only. This trip is not open for adults.
Lunch is provided, however if your child has a food allergy please contact us at 843-886-5000 to discuss options.
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. 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.