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Our most recommended Charleston Dolphin & Whale Watching

Folly Island: Guided Dolphin Boat Tour in Folly Beach

1. Folly Island: Guided Dolphin Boat Tour in Folly Beach

Step onboard and explore the amazing coast behind Folly beach. Be amazed while you watch the local wildlife, especially the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that populate the area year-round. You can choose between the boat tour in the morning or the sunset boat cruise. Your experienced captain will share their knowledge about the beautiful ecosystem and local history of Folly Beach. Hear about the famous dolphins as you safely cruise on your boat while respecting the wildlife. Also be on the lookout for strand feeding, a dolphin hunting technique that is unique to this part of the world. Strand feeding is usually seen from July to September. Explore the backwaters and navigate to the historic Morris Island, where you can hunt for fossils, seashells, and sand dollars. Join this signature dolphin tour for an experience you’re not likely to forget.

Charleston: Harbor Bar Pedal Boat Party Cruise

2. Charleston: Harbor Bar Pedal Boat Party Cruise

Hop on board and experience Charleston’s favorite party cruise. Enjoy the spacious boat and mingle with your group or private party on a 39-foot pontoon boat in style. Check out local landmarks from the water such as the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, and the USS Yorktown. Meet your guide and crew at the meeting point and step aboard the comfortable vessel. Feel the ocean breeze swirling around and experience the area's natural beauty on a river tour with the iconic Charleston coastline as the backdrop. Try to spy the abundant local wildlife including majestic pelicans and frolicking dolphins. Take in unparalleled views while taking a turn on one of the optional 12 pedal stations. Equipped with a bar lined with coolers, feel free to bring your own drinks and appetizers.

Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard Dolphin Safari

3. Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard Dolphin Safari

Learn the basics of stand up paddleboard surfing on this 2-hour introductory lesson as you explore the peaceful Folly River. Glide alongside beautiful flora and fauna while keeping an eye out for bottlenose dolphins. Following the tides and wind direction, your expert instructor will help you go with the flow for a great beginning paddle. Your instructor will point out all the amazing sights in this truly unique landscape. You can commemorate your experience with a group photo at the end of the tour. Choose your perfect experience with the morning, afternoon, and sunset tour options. Paddleboard, paddle, and a personal floatation device will be provided. Just bring your water shoes or flip flops, swim trunks, and a positive attitude and enjoy two amazing hours on the water.

Charleston: Private Sightseeing & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

4. Charleston: Private Sightseeing & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

The only way to see Charleston is the local way from the water! Your tour will begin at the beautiful Remley Light Marina from there we will head over to the waterfront park to view Charleston's Historic Mansions. What I really like to do is customize the adventure for each guest. Here's a few examples: Dolphin tour (they move around) (: Fossil hunting for the adventurous- Shark teeth antique bottles and maybe even a Megalodon! Charleston is a mecca for all kinds of lost treasures. Lunch on a private sandbar Gorgeous Sunsets Shem Creek is a must with the fleet of Shrimp boats and gorgeous scenery Sand Dollar hunting If you have the time I'll take you to Capers Island to see Boneyard beach simply amazing! As your Captain, I will make sure your tour is filled with the beauty that is Charleston by the water.

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What people are saying about Charleston

Husband and Wife SUP first adventure to celebrate our tourist in our town town anniversary weekend. We both were a little nervous but after JD went iver all the fun facts and rules we were on our way in them Folly River. JD was very knowledgeable and informative about your domohins here in Charleston and told us some interesting facts. We enjoyed out new adventures and will make sure we send ithera your way. Until next time~ paddle up. Jerri and Bo McNeill

Paddle boarding with dolphins was one of the most fun experiences I've had on the East Coast. Not only did we get to see a great deal of wildlife (including dolphins), but it was great exercise, too! Our guide, Eric, was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable, encouraging, and a great instructor for first-time paddle boarders. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for something new to do in Folly Beach!

Awesome trip! Our guide Chloe was exceptional!! Beautiful views. Saw many Dolphins. Saw many of the unique hunting habits and training the young Bottle nose Dolphins. Boat wasn't crowded. Got off boat at Morris Island Lighthouse. Highly recommend this boat tour. You will not be disappointed. Again special thanks to Chloe our tour guide. As well as the booking staff.

Sebastian and Rebecca were AMAZING tour guides. they were very patient with everyone in the group and gave a great experience.

We had a great time! JD was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and funny! Highly recommend.