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Address: 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525
Phone Number: +1 843-795-0330
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service....

Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an Eco-guiding and rental service. Through COA, an experienced naturalist provide guests with environmental Eco-tours and rentals throughout the saltwater estuaries of Folly Beach and the Charleston area. Charleston Outdoor Adventures services provide clients the opportunity to explore the saltwater estuaries through guided kayak tours, guided paddle board tours, charter boat Eco-tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/ paddle board rentals.

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Great Family adventure for all ages

Something for the whole family: My wife loved the seashell picking (outstanding!), I enjoyed learning the ecology/nature, 5 yo loved seeing finding animals (dolphins, birds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tim H

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for the whole family: My wife loved the seashell picking (outstanding!), I enjoyed learning the ecology/nature, 5 yo loved seeing finding animals (dolphins, birds, ghost crabs, horseshoe crabs) 3 yo loved the boat ride and walking/playing on the beach. This was the highlight of our Charleston visit!

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Tim, thank you so much for joining us! So happy to hear your family enjoyed themselves! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brandon was a fantastic tour guide for our magnificent two hour tour in late November. We had beautiful weather... We learned a great deal and had a few laughs! As the trip ended at 5p, we were able to then have dinner at the famous Bowden Island Restaurant. A great afternoon!

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

A kayak tour and then dinner, a great combination. Glad you enjoyed your time with Brandon and the beautiful weather during your trip. More 

Barre, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful tour of estuary near Folly Beach. Learned more things from Captain Luke than I have ever heard before. Saw plenty of dolphins up close. The captain took a picture of us with dolphin and lighthouse in background! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words concerning your tour and our staff. Seeing dolphins in the estuary is always a special experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team were organised, really hospitable and a wealth of knowledge. The trip was fun, relaxing and educational. I would fully recommend it to anyone

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Jules, Thank you for taking the time to write this. We truly appreciate it. Happy to know you enjoyed your tour! Join us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We four young sixty year olds were wowed by the knowledge and teaching ability of Cade, our tour guide. For two hours on this incredible estuary, we were treated to dolphins, wood storks, cormorants, oyster beds and oyster eaters as well as education about the symbiosis of the flora and fauna of the estuary. There is so much about how... More 

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Jay, thank you so much for your kind words. Cade is so passionate and knowledgeable, very happy you were able to absorb some of his knowledge! Join us again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife, one daughter and our service dog out with Captain Luke on a bright day with strong winds to see Dolphine and pick up shells on Morris Island. What a day! We saw a bunch of Dolphine in the first 20 minutes while they fed, running their quarry up and down the shore line. It was amazing. Then... More 

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Dana, thank you so much for joining us. Morris Island is truly a spectacular place, happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your tour. Join us again for a kayak or paddle board tour! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters and I took the dolphin tour with Captain Joe and it far surpassed our expectations. Our captain was amazing - extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw many dolphins and learned much about the ecological system. This is a must-do. We can't wait to go back and do the kayak tour!

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Beverly, thank you so much for your kind words. Capt. Joe is so passionate about the environment, its contagious! Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed his tour so much. Looking forward to seeing you on the water again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the three hour kayaking trip on a chilly, somewhat rainy day and still had a fantastic experience. Our guide grew up in the Charleston area and was clearly very passionate about the estuary. He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. We also saw a large variety of marine birds and a couple dolphins!

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COA_Staff, Office Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Sarah, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! So happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather. Join us again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a 1.5 hour dolphin viewing trip with Captain Luke on Sunday November 4th. While the beautiful weather was just luck - Captain Luke gave us a terrific experience. He was extremely knowledgable about the environment and ecosystem, engaged everyone in the conversation, and best of all - he know exactly where to go to at that time... More 

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experiences with Captain Luke. Those dolphins can be curious. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour. More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are aged in our late 50s and had not Kayaked for about 10years, so I was a bit nervous of this trip. We had individual kayaks and had a 3 hour trip.. This trip was great, being out of season it was only my husband and I. Brandon, our guide, kept to our pace and kept a watchful eye... More 

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Thank NeDeHoLy
COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation. Enjoying the wildlife and serenity of the marshes out on a kayak tour is hard to beat. Our guides work hard to meet the needs of all our guests and I'm glad Brandon was able to pace the tour to your comfort zone. More 

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