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Address: 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525
Phone Number:
+1 843-795-0330
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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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Dolphin tour

Our tour guide, Joe, was very knowledgeable not only about dolphins but about the history and biology of the area. He made the trip fun and was very engaging. It also helped that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nichole O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide, Joe, was very knowledgeable not only about dolphins but about the history and biology of the area. He made the trip fun and was very engaging. It also helped that we saw about 12 dolphins on the trip. I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to experience this tour on their visit to Charleston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really great morning Kayak fishing with Captain Tripp. We caught some very nice redfish and the whole experience was excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The crew at COA were awesome. So knowledgable and clearly care about the estuaries and the incredible life in them. We went on a 2.5 hour boat ride and saw many dolphins - we even saw them strand feeding. Then they took us out a completely uninhabited island with a super cool lighthouse. The kids were in heaven running around... More 

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Thank sarawinter2017
COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

The Morris Island Lighthouse eco-tour is very popular and we are glad you were able to enjoy your time out on the island. Witnessing the awesome spectacle of dolphins strand feeding is a truly unique experience to our area. Great that you all were able to see it up close. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I took a kayak tour. Brandon was a great tour guide, sharing a lot of knowledge of the estuary and its importance as an ecosystem. He knows the water, what is in it, and the wildlife around it. I'd highly recommend him as a guide.

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

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Brandon during your kayak tour and the recommendation. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My fiance and I went on the saltwater kayak tour in one of the estuaries off Folly Island. the guide, Kelly, was incredibly informed. We learned a ton and had a blast. It was the best part of the whole trip. During the tour, we saw 4 dolphins, tons of birds and learned a lot about the surrounding area. The... More 

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

We are glad to hear that your guided kayak trip was a highlight of your visit to the Charleston area. The rudder steering system on our kayaks really does come in handy. Thanks for choosing us for your adventure. More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My family of four went on the Twilight Kayak guided tour in late November and it was excellent. We started out with a brief intro to kayaking and getting on life jackets then got into the kayaks. I had recently kayaked on a small lake but we were in sea kayaks for this outing. I never knew they had different... More 

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

Thanks so much for joining us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour! Looking forward to seeing you on the water again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Best inshore fishing in Charleston have used Joe and trip and Charles and Outdoors many times would never use anybody else they are totally the best inshore captains in Charleston

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

Mr. Meyer! Thanks for continuing to fish with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Thank Tim H
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 28 November 2016

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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Thank Jen P
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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