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Barrier Islands Eco Tours

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50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
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Informative fun experience

Met all of our expectations Learned a lot and had so much fun The walk on the island, the wild life... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
joanne m
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Awesome!

Awesome experience! Bo & Mike were great, entertaining, and very informative. Mike knew everything... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Sarahawendel
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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 amazing ecosystem and the plants and animals that call it home. Bottlenose dolphin, loggerhead sea turtles, and numerous birds are common sightings. Your guide will pull crab traps and throw cast nets to bring marine life onboard to put in our touch tank for closer examination. The majority of our scheduled trips are aboard our covered 40 passenger pontoon boat equipped with a restroom and beaching ramp. We also offer inshore fishing and private ecotours on our 6 passenger and 16 passenger boats. Trips include: Capers Island Wildlife Exploration, Dolphin Discovery Sunset, Blue Crabbing Excursion, Creek Fishing, Family Fun Day, and Beachside Cookouts.
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50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2669
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Met all of our expectations Learned a lot and had so much fun The walk on the island, the wild life and the enthusiasm of our guide Robert was a gift to us Thanks so much

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience! Bo & Mike were great, entertaining, and very informative. Mike knew everything about the area and we saw lots of birds & dolphins. The time on the island was perfect for a walk, shell hunting & pictures. Bring jackets, blankets or towels &...More

Thank Sarahawendel
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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out with us and your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your time with Mike and Bo.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Fabulous, sun set cruises, captain, was great, had lot's of information to share and being on an Island with no sounds except the Ocean !!! Great Day would be perfect for anyone !

Thank Daryl M
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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Captain John was super knowledgeable and was a great storyteller. He knew a lot about the history and ecosystem and threw a quick wit into his stories. He involved the group regularly and gave a thorough answer to every question. We had plenty of time...More

Thank Mike H
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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review! Glad you had a great time with John. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My wife, kids and parents really enjoyed the Capers Island Wildlife Exploration Tour. Captain John and Robert were our guides that morning. The boat ride to the barrier island was relaxing, entertaining and informative! Robert drove and John entertained us. Each time someone spotted dolphins,...More

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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

It's great to hear that locals enjoy our trip as well! Hope to have you aboard again!

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Educational and relaxing boat and hiking tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide (John). We saw plenty of birds; Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Ibises, Egrets, Kingfishers and variety shorebirds. Would do this tour again 😀

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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

The Fall is such a beautiful time especially for birding. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Easy to book. Great staff. Got to see lots of dolphins. Boat was fine, with toilet. One was allowed to bring drinks and food. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank u b
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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for your kind remarks!

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We had a GREAT trip today with Robbie to Capers Island! He couldn't have been more knowledgable, helpful, great at explaining and answering questions, and obviously so committed to the preservation of the low country eco system. We would take a tour with him again...More

Thank Ginny M
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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Great to hear your feedback! Robbie has a wealth of knowledge he loves to share.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Our Eco Tour to Capers Island was incredible. The son of the owner and Captain John were our crew, and the son was so incredibly smart - he answered questions and spent much time talking to us, teaching us about the marshes and ocean creatures....More

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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

So glad you had such a wonderful experience. Mike was your guide and he is halarious as well as full of knowledge.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The tour to Capers Island was, hands down, one of the best tours I have ever been on. Our guide, Robbie, was engaging and knowledgable. He explained the ecosystem with easy to understand concepts that adults and children could grasp and appreciate. This was definitely...More

Thank Patricia L
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Shane Z, Owner at Barrier Islands Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you feel we are non touristy. Our guides are local and have a natural passion for our ecosystem and truly want to share it with our clientele. We hope to see you again!

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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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We actually had a little light rain off and on... still went. It was really great! Call the company our guy was awesome. I'm sure they will welcome any questions. My kids had such a blast. Hope your's do as well!
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you book this trip online in advance. go to their website, you can Google Barrier Island Eco Tours and it will bring it up (can't put the website here, I tried). We took the 9:00 AM tour and wildlife was active. The... More
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