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Charleston Outdoor Adventures

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“captain joe”(101 reviews)
“kayak tour”(113 reviews)
“morris island”(173 reviews)
About
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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525
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+1 843-795-0330
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The trip to Morris Lighthouse with Capt. Joe was AWESOME! He was awesome with great explanations of everything around us through the tidal estuaries. He had answers for all our questions. Then the dolphins swam next to and in front of our boat. they were...More

7  Thank MmWeasel
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Maybe it was my own fault for not reading the difference between a 2 hour kayak trip and a 3 hour kayak trip (apparently the 3 hour is for more advanced kayakers). My wife and I are decent kayakers - not experts, but clearly know...More

3  Thank JRook229
COA_Staff, Guest at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve and give our clients the best experience we can. This tour was quite large, and we understand your frustration. We have since better developed our scheduling so that we split up large...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Amanda P
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tripp did an amazing job of navigating us through the estuary while telling us all about the local ecosystem which was fascinating. He shared about the wildlife and kept a keen eye on the water for signs of dolphins then stopped several times so we...More

Thank Michele F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Tripp was very informative he knew so much about the area and the local wildlife. We saw several dolphins and had plenty of time on the island to walk around and we found a lot of cool seashells and probably a dozen sand dollars...More

Thank melissatipton0515
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable trip. Our Captain skillfully navigated our boat while talking about the ecology of the area. We were able to see a variety of birds and dolphins putting on a show. Then a leisurely stop at Morris Island where we able to explore the...More

Thank Peggy G
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Peggy! We are glad you enjoyed your tour and appreciate you taking the time to share a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a “must do” if you are visiting Charleston. We had Luke as our Captain and he was awesome. He was very informative about the eco system and wildlife. We saw lots of dolphins and birds. It was just a great trip. The island...More

Thank Melissa D
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Melissa! We are glad to hear that everyone in your family enjoyed the tour with Captain Luke and we appreciate you taking the time to share a review. Hope to see y'all again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a fun tour with Captain Tripp. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot on the tour. We had plenty of time on the island to sightsee, admire the lighthouse, and to collect shells. We found so many sand dollars and...More

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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are glad to hear your enjoyed your time on the water with Captain Tripp and appreciate you taking the time to share a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather wasn’t great but don’t let that deter you. The company is well run and our guide josh really cared about the environment which made a huge difference. My husband and I had never kayaked before but that wasn’t an issue. Staff was very reassuring....More

Thank Cathy B
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Cathy! So glad y'all came out yesterday. We appreciate you taking the time to share a review. Glad Josh showed you a good time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great trip on the eco cruise. Our guide, Trip, was full of knowledge that was both informative and educational. The highlight for us was finding dolphins along the way out to Morris island. We ran into five different pods of dolphins, and...More

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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Scott! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Captain Tripp and appreciate you taking the time to share a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my Mom on this cruise and all I can say is that it exceeded my expectations. The scenery was beautiful, the boat ride was relaxing and we learned so much. Captain Luke was by far one of the best tour guides I have...More

1  Thank LindseyM81
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lindsey! We really appreciate you enthusiastic and detailed feedback. We will be sure to pass along your high regards to Captain Luke. Hope to have you out with us again some day!

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Theresa K
24 July 2018|
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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.
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ashleyabraham
14 August 2017|
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Response from COA_Staff | Property representative |
Hello! We do allow dogs inside rental kayaks, so feel free to bring him along! Thanks!
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Michelle S
29 July 2017|
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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.
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