Island Hopper Boat Charters

Island Hopper Boat Charters

Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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
Folly Beach, United States
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2022

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judyots2022
Hudson, OH1 contribution
Nov 2022
Our group of four had a wonderful time with Randy. He was solicitous of us older woman, full of information, and lots of fun. A High recommend!
Written 10 November 2022
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Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your girls trip. You were all so much fun Captain Randy
Written 10 November 2022
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KGM
Charleston, SC8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful Birthday boat ride! We saw pods of dolphin; one even had a Baby! The ride was fantastic and was so beautiful. Definitely looking forward to doing again.
Written 16 September 2022
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Thank you for taking your valuable time to review our charter service. Hope to see you again for a future birthday cruise Captain Randy
Written 19 September 2022
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ParrishFL420
Parrish, FL1 contribution
Aug 2022
Within fifteen minutes of leaving the dock, the boat was surrounded by a pod dolphins, including some newborn calves. Needless to say, our dolphin excursion was amazing thanks to the Dolphin King, aka Captain Randy.
Written 6 September 2022
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I am so happy you enjoyed your ,dolphin tour ! We are extremely grateful you took the time to review our charter service. Hope to see you soon ! Captain Randy
Written 11 September 2022
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hrvernon86
Easley, SC1 contribution
Aug 2022
We had the very best time on our tour with Captain Randy and will definitely be calling him again next year. Everyone in our party (6 adults) agreed that this tour was the highlight our week in Folly.
Written 28 August 2022
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Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your Folly memories ! Fun group ,good times and I cant wait to do it again ! Captain Randy
Written 30 August 2022
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Jeff V
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Book this one! Captain Randy provided and excellent experience out to the island. Great tour and we had a blast! The family didn’t want to leave.
Written 25 August 2022
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Thank you for taking your valuable time to review our charter service. I hope for the opportunity to serve you again. Captain Randy
Written 30 August 2022
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Jodi M
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Captain Randy was knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating to our group. The light house visit and history he shared were amazing! He showed us lots of dolphin activity and gave us the best tips for Morris Island shelling. Truly the best money spent all week!!
Written 25 August 2022
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Thank you so much for the kind words !! I am so happy you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again. Captain Randy
Written 30 August 2022
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smithgreg2022
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
I booked this charter for my granddaughter's 9th birthday. Needless to say, she was beside herself with excitement at seeing the dolphins. Captain Randy was very knowledgeable of the area, where to find the dolphins and the history of the lighthouse. The personal touches that he put into this voyage made it all the better. She is already asking me to make this a "tradition". We will absolutely be doing this again.
Written 16 August 2022
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I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your granddaughter ! You are an amazing grandfather and would love to make a tradition with you guys. Thanks for taking the time to review our charter service. Captain Randy
Written 23 August 2022
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Lauren G
Cleveland, Ohio, United States29 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We took our two toddlers on this perfect boat trip. It was a great mix of nature, scenery, history and awesome random facts. Our kids loved getting off the boat near the lighthouse. We will be booking this again for next year!
Written 16 June 2022
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Thank you for the kind review ! So happy to hear your family enjoyed their charter. Well see you next year ! Capt Randy
Written 18 June 2022
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Denise W
Denver14 contributions
Jun 2022
Captain Randy made this tour perfect because he catered it to our individual desires. He had such a positive and happy way about him; you can tell he enjoys what he does. Morris island was amazing and the timing was perfect because when we were exploring, we were the only ones there! We saw dolphins and collected a perfect sand dollar.
Written 16 June 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am delighted you enjoyed your charter and hope to see you again in the future Captain Randy
Written 18 June 2022
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spedh2os
Charleston, SC1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Captain Randy provided a fun boat ride experience for our grandchildren to see dolphins and the lighthouse at close range. He shared vast historical and educational knowledge. Definitely a memorable experience for all!
Written 14 April 2022
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Thank you for the kind review. I dont get to serve locals often ,true pleasure having you all onboard. Captain Randy
Written 20 April 2022
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