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Island Hopper Boat Charters

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3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Wonderful outing on the Folly River

We loved our boat charter to explore the area around the Morris Lighthouse. Randy was a terrific... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
heydahlin
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Great Time!!

The entire family enjoyed the whole trip. From the local information, lighthouse information... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Island Hopper Boat Charters is a family owned and operated charter company serving Charleston and Folly Beach since 1997. We offer private boat charters including lighthouse/ shelling trips, dolphin watches and sunset cruises. Capt. Randy Smith is native to the area and places great emphasis on safety and fun. Our primary goal is when you step off our charter, you and your family will have created a lifelong memory ! Capt. Randy
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3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our boat charter to explore the area around the Morris Lighthouse. Randy was a terrific captain and guide. He was knowledgeable about the area and entertaining to both adults and children. I highly recommend booking one of Randy’s shelling or dolphin tours,

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. I am so happy your family enjoyed their charter. Hope to see you again in the future. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire family enjoyed the whole trip. From the local information, lighthouse information, shelling, and dolphin watching. Thanks for a great trip!!

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really appreciate the great review.! Please come see us again if you find yourself back on Folly. Captain Randy

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Randy went above and beyond to make this the best experience imaginable!! It was definitely the highlight of our vacation!! We can’t wait to go again next year:).

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you the great review ! I love to hear it was the highlight of your trip ,as Charleston has a lot of cool stuff to do. Can't wait to see y'all next year Captain Randy

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent several days on Folly Beach to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Our B&B hooked us up with Captain Randy. Wow! I am a reserved person and take awhile to come out of my shell--especially when I don't know what to...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, what a thoughtful review ! It was a pleasure to have you both onboard and a part of your special day!. So glad your enjoying the hat ! Captain Randy

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from spending a week at Folly Beach. We wanted to do something completely different than the “usual” beach stuff...so we booked the shelling/lighthouse trip with Captain Randy, and it was the highlight of the week! Captain Randy was great with the...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you taking the time out of life's busy schedule ,to write such a nice review. You are a lucky man with an awesome family and it was truly a pleasure to have you on board. Hope you come back to see us! Captain Randy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to get out on the water so we randomly called around and was lucky enough that Captain Randy had some free time to fit us in. We hopped on his boat and let him guide us on an amazingly fun...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our charter service. You both were a delight to have on board and it was great to be a part ofr your special vacation together. Hope to see you again in the future Captain Randy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a quick get away to Folly Beach and decided to book a eco/shelling tour with Island Hopper Boat Charters. I am so glad we did! Captain Randy was an awesome tour guide! We had beautiful Morris Island to ourselves and it was so...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your your kind review. I am so happy y'all enjoyed your trip . We hope to serve you again in the future. Thanks for coming out with us Captain Randy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing time with Captain Randy. By far the best thing we did in Charleston! My boyfriend and I got engaged while we were on the island looking for shells. Thanks for such a great time Captain Randy! We...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review !! What an honor to be a part of such a big day for you both. Best of luck in the future! Captain Randy

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is most fun you will have in a boat -- Captain Randy was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and was so much fun!!! We had a blast. Saw the beauty of the nature in the area and the awesome dolphins! Highly recommended!!!!

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our services. We are happy you chose Island Hopper Charters and love that you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again in the future Captain Randy Smith

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Captain Randy was fun, knowledgeable, and made sure we had fun! I would book him again for sure! We saw tons of dolphins and the trip close to the lighthouse was beautiful.

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for taking time to review our services. I am so glad you all enjoyed your charter. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Capt Randy

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Tina M
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Hi Tina , 3-5 persons is $180, 6 persons is $225 . Please let me know if you need more information Randy
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Sleeping late today ,will call you early afternoon Captain Randy Smith
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