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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
  • Boat trip to Morris Island from Bowens Island
  • Cruise through an estuary, marshes, and other Lowcountry landscapes
  • Opportunities to see bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and more
  • Free time to explore Morris Island upon arrival, known for its historical lighthouse
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day
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2.5-Hour Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise in Charleston
1-Hour Stop on Morris Island
See wildlife including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, wading birds, pelicans, sea turtles, and more
Learn information about the local ecosystems and history from your Naturalist Captain
Live Narration On Board

Departure Point

1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera, and a bag for shell collecting if desired.
  • Dress for the weather with clothes and shoes that are suitable for beach walking.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note there is a stop at Morris Island where travelers can visit for about 45min to walk around. This may be an issue for wheelchair accessibility, however travelers have the option to remain onboard during this time if they choose.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Outdoor Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse.
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What type of boat is used for the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
We use a comfortable Carolina Skiff bay boat for this tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse handicap accessible?
A:
Yes, the boat is accessible. As the island is made up of sandy beaches, guests in wheelchairs may wish to stay on board the boat during the Morris Island stop.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse appropriate for young children?
A:
Yes! Children love combing the beach to collect shells and there is a good chance to see native wildlife during the trip.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
Bring water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, a camera, and a bag for shells you find on the beach. You can also bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting sandy/wet.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food/drink with me on the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
Yes, as long as you do not litter. We ask that you do not bring anything in single-use glass bottles.
Mar 2021
Q:
Does the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse operate if it's raining?
A:
Yes. We go out rain or shine however we will postpone or cancel a trip if the conditions are unsafe – such as lightning or very high wind.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
Yes, there is complimentary parking available onsite.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can we go inside the lighthouse during the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
No. The historic lighthouse is surrounded by water and is not accessible to the public.
Mar 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend the tour to anybody, just don't wear flip flops or open toe sandals, there are jagged seashells at the beachfront of the island." See review
  • "Go early, it gets very warm in the Carolina sun." See review
  • "Just FYI if you go in winter it is windy and cold while the boat is going so bundle up and take blankets." See review

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Memorable trip
LSpald
, Jul 2021
This was so fun! Tripp was very knowledgeable and provided a great tour. We saw a shark, lots of dolphins, birds, etc and learned more about the ecosystem and estuaries. Morris Island was beautiful and awesome and loved seeing the light house! Thank you! We plan to come back and bring our kids!
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Sun, sand and dolphins
Gregory_S
, Jul 2021
Josh was an awesome guide really got us on some bottlenose dolphins... 5/5 for sure!! If your looking for an awesome eco tour this is the one to book!
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Fun trip!
Tammy_P
, Jul 2021
The shelling was awesome. Captain Joe was very knowledgeable & informative. Really great guy! It was beautiful & relaxing trip.
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A memory to last a life time
Chantel_G
, Jul 2021
The looks on my children’s faces when they seen so many dolphins was priceless. Our guid Trip was phenomenal. Full of amazing information, took his time, involving the kids, and answering any and all questions.
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I will definitely do it again
Janet_D
, Jul 2021
Captain Joey was very knowledgeable and I learn things about the different species in the marshes Saw a lot of dolphins
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Educational and fun!
Ruth_M
, Jul 2021
Paired up Dolphins as we cruised along. Very educational and timely. Knowledgeable captain with deep roots in the area.
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Great boat trip
Donna_A
, Jul 2021
Had a great time learning all about the marsh. Lots of dolphins, pelicans and shells on Morris Island
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Fun excursion
Michele_C
, Jul 2021
Dallas made our March tour fun, entertaining and educational. Dallas was very knowledgeable about the bird life and the ecosystem of the marsh. Fun excursion.
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Fun time!
Pat_B
, Jul 2021
Captain Tripp was an excellent tour guide and was very knowledgeable of the marsh and how all organisms work together to keep the marsh healthy. 3 friends and I took this trip and we all enjoyed the information, hunting for shells and seeing the lighthouse. Thank you for a memorable tour
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Best boat ride
Jennie_L
, Jul 2021
Fun and friendly day.The guide was great he taught the group alot about the water ways .The stop to see light house was very relaxing.
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