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Charleston Outdoor Adventures

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“eco tour”(98 reviews)
“dolphin tour”(95 reviews)
Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) is an eco tour guiding and rental service. COA provides clients the opportunity to explore the saltwater estuaries through guided kayak tours, guided paddle board tours, charter boat tours, inshore fishing...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525
+1 843-795-0330
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was a chilly day but worth being cold. We used the smaller boat because there were only the four of us. Luke was extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. This was my second tour and I am sure to return with other visitors. Fun and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 (Gramma + 2 Adults + 3 Kids ages 12, 8, and 5) all enjoyed this outing very much. We were lucky enough to spot several groups of dolphins and Capt. Luke stopped so we could enjoy watching them, take photos, etc....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally stopped in for a kayak tour but since we hadn't made a reservation a guide wasn't available. So we opted for the dolphin tour instead and glad we did. Captain Luke was very nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend and yes we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NYTraveler1728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our captain was very well informed, had a good sense of humor, and was very attentive to our inquisitive 5 yr old who wanted to know far more detail than expected. The Morris Island experience was one not to be missed. We found whole sand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Merrily O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon tour with Captain Luke. Tour groups are small. Captain shared interesting information on the way out, but doesn’t overwhelm you. Beautiful island. Good value. Great outing after a day of walking around downtown Charleston.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ValueTraveller2010
Reviewed 12 December 2018

No better way to spend an evening. Conditions were perfect, the guide was excellent and it is something we recommend to all new visitors to the area. Make sure to bring water and snacks and clothes you don't mind getting wet.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Awesome! We are so glad you enjoyed spending the evening with us and are glad to hear that you would recommend the experience! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 December 2018

My girlfriend and I went out on a 4-hour inshore fishing trip with Captain Eric and had a great time. We caught a good amount of redfish, spotted trout and black drum throughout the day and we took a quick break to see the lighthouse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share a review. We will pass along your kind words to Captain Eric!

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Took this boat tour with my family the day before Thanksgiving. They had arrived that morning from CT. What a way to start their vacation!!! Spectacular scenery and plenty of dolphins. A great family trip. Smiles all around

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katemalcs
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience in the past with COA kayaking to see and learn about dolphins. This visit we enjoyed small boat experience to Morris Island to see lighthouse, collect shells, and visit pelicans and dolphins along the way. Appreciated our guide and the close-to-nature...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

We reside in Charleston and like to take advantage of all of the things in our area. We have done two activities with Charleston Outdoor Adventures in the last two months and have LOVED both of them. I apologize as I have forgotten the names...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda P
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thanks Amanda! We love showing locals a good time in their own city and are glad to hear you have enjoyed yourself. Hopefully you have been given one of our loyalty cards! If not, please make sure to snag one next time you are in....More

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Theresa K
24 July 2018|
Response from COA_Staff | Property representative |
Hi! We offer 3 and 4 hour inshore fishing charters! Give us a call at 843-795-0330 to discuss details and pricing.
14 August 2017|
Response from COA_Staff | Property representative |
Hello! We do allow dogs inside rental kayaks, so feel free to bring him along! Thanks!
Michelle S
29 July 2017|
Response from COA_Staff | Property representative |
We have bathrooms at Bowens Island, where the tours leave from and return to. There are neither bathrooms on the boat nor on Morris Island.