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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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Naturalist guided tours to Capers Island Heritage Preserve. Trips depart from the Isle of Palms Marina and take you through winding salt marsh tidal creeks and the intracoastal waterway to Capers Island. Along the way you will learn about this...more
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Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the boat reserved for a business outing and lunch on the beach! Captain Bo was awesome and so was Captain Stingray! The entire group had a blast learning about our SC ecosystems and getting to hold crabs, see dolphins play, spot a bald...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Dont use!,awful Very stuck up A typical Charleston family Spoiled mom and,kids Dont waste money on this companyMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristi H
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

This sounds more like a personal attack rather than a review. My wife and kids are hardly ever on any of the tours so I'm wondering if you actually took a tour or just have a personal issue with us. We are a very down...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

From the boat ride to the narration to the free time everything exceeded our expectations. We travel out to boneyard beach on Capers Island learning about the crap traps, birds, oysters, waterways, ocean, history and the Ecco system along the way. Our guide was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dhaugen54
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for your nice review! We hope to have you back aboard soon!

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Excellent guide described the wildlife activity of the marsh lands around Isle of Palms on the boat ride. Stopped at Capers Island for a walk. Very calm and serene adventure. Guide was superb with the several elementary school age children on the boat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dmbchs65
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed 19 October 2018

The naturalist, Robert and the captain, Rob, were excellent. We learned so much about the salt water marsh waterways, the ecological impact and that part of South Carolina. Rob was excellent at finding the dolphins and pointing them out. He would cut the engine at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Robert is an amazing guide. I'm glad you had a great time with him. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Capt Robert gave us a fantastic introduction to the Low Country our first day. I was happy to hear that the eco-structure of the low country is healthy! The food was delicious!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DedeRae
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

What a great way to spend a 70th bday on a pristine barrier island enjoying lowcountry boil. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great for folks of all ages. I live here and I learn new things all the time. The captain's are very nice and know their area. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paradise542350
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

It's always great to get locals out. We take pride in not having a script and letting our guides share their knowledge depending on what we come across that day. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

It as pouring when we go on the boat and the Captain kept saying the storm would blow over. Well it never did and we stayed out the whole time. Everything was wet, not dry towels. It was pretty miserable. We should have gone back...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Grossbow
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

I'm sorry you guys had bad weather. I promise the captain wasn't doing it for the money. The weather is difficult to judge and many times it clears up and is becomes beautiful. He genuinely wanted to get everyone out and have a good experience....More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

WE LOVE BARRIER ISLAND ECO TOURS!! We are locals and do this every opportunity we can. We have been able to do 2 dolphin sunset cruises in different seasons. The dolphins came very close to the boat (sometimes right up to the boat) and a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie H
ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

So glad to have locals enjoy our trips. Thank you for your wonderful review, repeat business and spreading the word!

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been on this tour a half dozen times now with family and friends over the past ten years. It is always a tremendous pleasure and one of the highlights of the trip. My most recent visit included friends who had never been to Charleston...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ShaneZ2, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

That is the best compliment to have repeat clients and referrals! Thank you for your excellent review!

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Yes, people were swimming even in cold water and a couple of people had their dogs in the water too.
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Response from jclifton890 | Reviewed this property |
There web page states no refunds, but you can reschedule with 24 hrs notice. Your money will be refunded only if they have to cancel.
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