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Coastal Expeditions

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514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Bull's Island Ferry Service

If you really want to see the SC coast at its wildest and most beautiful, I recommend Coastal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChefWigs
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Charleston, South Carolina
Sunrise tour of Boneyard Beach

I went on the early morning photography tour of Boneyard beach. We took the ferry over in the dark... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tfran88
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Coastal Expeditions' mission is to take people to beautiful places to experience meaningful things by kayak, SUP, canoe and powerboat. Founded in 1992, Coastal Expeditions is the original outfitter in Charleston, South Carolina and is a family business with a team of exceptional, big-hearted guides. Saltwater and blackwater tours and rentals are available year round from several wildlife-laden spots, including 4 private on-water outposts at Folly, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms and the Bulls Island Ferry.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“boneyard beach” (108 reviews)
“bulls island” (227 reviews)
“shem creek” (136 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
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+1 843-884-7684

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you really want to see the SC coast at its wildest and most beautiful, I recommend Coastal Expeditions ferry service to Bulls Island. It's a wonderful boat ride, with options for how long you want to stay on Bulls. Spring and fall are great...More

Thank ChefWigs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the early morning photography tour of Boneyard beach. We took the ferry over in the dark, and everyone set up their cameras before the sun rose. As I’m a night owl, it was extremely early to be up for me, but worth...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was one of the absolute best experiences, ever. It was a little overcast in October on the morning we headed out, but it was SO worth it. We saw a ton of birds and our guide was super knowledgable ... best part was we...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ask for a Coastal Expedition gift certificate every year for Christmas—and we are fortunate enough to receive one each year from my sister! This year, we opted to use it on a kayaking half day trip from Folly. We are novice...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

My teenage nephew and I recently took a quick trip to Charleston for a pre-Christmas getaway. I have always wanted to go to Bulls Island and Coastal Expeditions did not disappoint! It was a very foggy day but that didn't stop the fun or education....More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Brittany provided superb customer service. Helpful attitude and committed to see us off by helping fit us to the right kayak as well as being flexible. Deserving of a raise. Perfect day Excellent experience. ~ Angela and John

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

It's been a few weeks since our weekend at the Dominick House on Bulls Island. This was our second year of exploring all the beauty of this barrier island with the accompanying education we receive from Captain Gates. His passion for the island and all...More

1  Thank kbsib
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

My husband and I joined two other couples and our wonderful guide for a peaceful kayaking trip. Our guide was engaging and a great instructor and made us feel comfortable in the water instantaneously. The group size was perfect and the trip was very informative....More

Thank RandB11
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

First off, there is a reason why coastal expeditions gets the reviews that they do...they are amazing! My family and I have used them 3 times for Kayaking and 1 to Bulls Island. All have been such a great time. I’m a little late with...More

Thank Joshua H
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a trip of a lifetime...It begins with meeting our guides, Greg and Olivia at the launch in Awendaw, followed by instructions on how to paddle, and getting suited up for a long kayak paddle across the ICW, and into the Cape Romain National...More

1  Thank IzaRoa
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Karen B
2 June 2017|
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Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Hey, Karen! Sunrise trips are a great option in spring, fall, and summer - you can beat the morning heat if you're willing to get up early! Wildlife will vary during different parts of the year. Our dolphins are... More
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Patricia T
11 July 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
We did a stand up paddle board tour but no experience was needed so I assume the same is true for the kayaking trips.
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Natalie B
28 March 2016|
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Response from Talleycat |
Hello! You won't find alligators in Shem Creek - gators are freshwater lovers, and Shem Creek is an estuary system! However, you will see gators in abundance (and up close) at Bulls Island on a sunny day.
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