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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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Mother/Daughter get a way

My daughter and I wanted to get out on the water so we randomly called around and was lucky enough... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lori M
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Highly Recommend!

We booked a quick get away to Folly Beach and decided to book a eco/shelling tour with Island... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jenniferbort72
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Frankfort, Illinois
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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...more
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3 Mariners Cay Dr, Mariners Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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"strand fishing"
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Reviewed 3 days 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 yesterday

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 days 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 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We took a private charter (I think all of Randy's are private, but I'm not sure) to Morris Island with Randy on Saturday, March 31. He and the tour were AMAZING, and I do not use that word lightly. First of all, Randy is hilarious....More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for the great review ! It was a pleasure to have you and your family onboard the Island Hopper . This awesome family took a weather day made of lemons and made lemonade. What troopers ! Hope to see ya again...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My family (kids 7 & 9) loved our trip to Morris Island with Captain Randy! We all learned and laughed a lot on the boat ride. Captain Randy shared some of his amazing finds from the island over the years with us - my son...More

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Thank Michele L
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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Your time taken to write the review is truly appreciated . So glad you all enjoyed your charter,and I hope to serve you again in the future Captain Randy

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Captain Randy was wonderful! We saw dolphins on our way out to the island. The kids had a blast shelling on the island! It was a great excursion!

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words. So glad the kids had a great time on their spring break. They deserve It! Captain Randy

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a wonderful trip with Captain Randy, he took his time explaining different things about the area. He also showed us the best places to find shells and shark teeth. He also stopped to show us the dolphins that were swimming by. We had...More

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for reviewing our charter services. Really happy a good time was had by all. Please come see us again if you find yourself back on Folly Beach again. Capt Randy

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on our ride to Morris Island. Captain Randy is the perfect blend of informative, entertaining, and laid-back. If you’re planning a visit to Folly Beach, do yourself a favor and book one of his tours!

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RandyS711, Owner at Island Hopper Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the positive review, means the world to me. Really happy you all enjoyed your charter and hope to see you again Capt Randy

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bettyskid
5 April 2018|
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Response from Randy S | Property representative |
Hi Betty, We can accommodate using 2 boats. We have done many of these and works out well. Boats depart and stay together the entire time. Cost is $200 per boat Captain Randy Smith Island Hopper Charters Folly Beach SC 843... More
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Response from Kathy L | Reviewed this property |
When we went in May of 2016, we took our 6 year-old and 3 year-old granddaughters. They had excellent adult supervision because there were 6 adults with them. Their safety was never in doubt (they also were very... More
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