If you are vacationing in the Charleston Area and want a truly unforgettable experience, go to Bull Island. It is an undeveloped barrier island and is part of a National Wildlife Refuge. It is the best place for birding, hiking, shelling, and dolphin watching. There are several endangered and threatened species on the island. You can also hike trails through maritime forest and to the "Boneyard Beach."
It was a well-known hideout for pirates back in the day and there are ruins of an old fort built in the early 1700s. To get there you take a ferry from Garris Landing. It is about a 30-minute ferry ride through salt marsh creeks, where you can see dolphins and lots of birds. We've used Coastal expeditions for ferry and guide in the past and they were great!