Recent Searches
Clear

Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Charleston, United States
Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

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
Saved to wishlist!
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
1871 Bowens Island Rd , 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

Drive to the end of Bowens Island Road and find our office on the dock. The parking lot is located on the right as you drive in.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Restrooms are available before departure. No restrooms are available for the duration of the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Outdoor Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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
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.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

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

Reviews by Viator travelers.  We perform checks on reviews

Reviews

5.0
star-5
1,133 Reviews
2 stars
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 1,133 reviews
star-5
We absolutely loved the...
Rebecca_C
, Aug 2022
We absolutely loved the boat ride. The storm cut our trip short but still a great experience!! Highly recommend
star-5
Fun and beautiful!
Leigh_Z
, Aug 2022
Capt. Luke was fun and informative. Love all the local information. He went out of his way to make sure we saw dolphin. Enjoyed the trip.
star-5
August 2022
Kara_W
, Aug 2022
Much to see! Dolphins, birds and marsh. Loved Captain Josh. He was very knowledgeable about the local waterways and wildlife. Stopped on a sandbar for about an hour to shell hunt. Good little excursion and the dock was easy to find.
star-5
Beautiful views, there...
Breyanna_M
, Aug 2022
Beautiful views, there were so many dolphins out ! Josh was our captain; he was AWESOME very friendly and easy going ! I can’t wait to come back.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Dvorak_W
, Aug 2022
This was the highlight of our week. Captain Craig was an excellent captain. He took his time sharing his expertise on the animals living in the marsh. We saw many dolphins and also enjoyed walking on the shores of Morris Island. If you are vacationing in Charleston, this is a must!!!
star-5
Captain Luke for President
Diane_G
, Aug 2022
Captain Luke is the bomb. Trip was great, educational info was great. Dolphins were amazing. Perfect amount of time on the island.
star-5
Josh did a great job...
Elizabeth_B
, Aug 2022
Josh did a great job leading our tour. We saw many dolphins and other wildlife as we cruised to the Island. The stop on the island was just the right length of time for exploring and searching for seashells. The tour was a fun way to explore the area and gave us new sights to see during our short stay in the Charleston area.
star-5
Dolphins and sea shells.
Jessica_B
, Aug 2022
Boat ride and seeing the dolphins was amazing. Kids enjoyed the ride. Brought back home a bag of sea shells super fun.
star-5
Wonderful tour choice
Maria_S
, Aug 2022
It was a wonderful experience, we got to see lots of Dolphins. Exploring at Morris Island was serene and very nice. We got to get some nice photos by the lighthouse. Captain Josh was awesome!!!
star-5
A South Carolina must!
Bobbie_F
, Aug 2022
What a great experience. Luke was so knowledgeable and you could really tell he enjoys what he’s doing. We had a great time! Perfect for all ages.
star-5
Great family activity!
Kimberly_O
, Aug 2022
This was a great activity to do with kids! We brought a 4 yr old and a 11 month old. I would recommend a baby carrier and sunscreen if you bring an infant since you basically get to walk around on the beach for an hour. There is no facilities once you get on the boat so make sure your kids use the bathroom before! We had a great captain (Luke) who provided tons on education and history along the way! We definitely would do this again and recommend it to anyone!
star-5
Captain Luke was smart,...
ashente_r
, Aug 2022
Captain Luke was smart, funny, and full of great information about the local dolphins and the marsh. My 3 year old and 16 year old had a great time. So did I!
star-5
Best Boat Tour
Stephanie_O
, Aug 2022
Captain Dallas was so much fun. We saw about 20 dolphins. He was very knowledgeable. The lighthouse was beautiful.
star-5
Captain Luke made the trip!
RON_F
, Aug 2022
Captain Luke was the best ever! We learned so much and his positive happy attitude was perfect for a day on the water! Would recommend this for sure! Ask for Luke
star-5
Lots of dolphins
Elizabeth_H
, Jul 2022
So many dolphins! Great time at Morris Island. Josh was super knowledgeable and fun. Beautiful area. Thank you!
star-4
Relaxing and fun
Natalie_B
, Jul 2022
It was awesome being on the water and hearing the history ! We enjoyed looking for shells. The water was so refreshing
star-5
A wonderful experience
Jamie_S
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time. It was the highlight of our entire trip. We saw dolphins, crabs, a sting ray, and a shark. It was amazing! Josh, our guide, was fantastic. He explained the local eco-system and was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Definitely check this one out!
Susanne_S
, Jul 2022
Dallas was a great boat guide. He was super energetic and fun to listen to. Was the highlight of our trip. Definitely a must do. Saw so many dolphins it was a beautiful morning.
star-5
Outstanding Morris Island lighthouse boat tour
Joanne_I
, Jul 2022
Morris Island Lighthouse, dolphin sightings and Captain Luke, he did an amazing job as our tour guide. Well done. I absolutely recommend this boat tour to all who visit Folly Beach NC and Bowens Island. COA is the best.
star-5
Awesome place!
Stacey_N
, Jul 2022
Great tour guy! We learned a ton and had a blast! He really knew the history and so much more! He was a great guy! I highly recommend this place!

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
Likely to Sell Out
Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

star-51133

2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$56.00

star-4.51723

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$37.12

star-5508

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$49.00

star-5227

2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$499.00
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations