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These trips don’t go every day. Please see FAQ at bottom of page for clarification.
The Morris Island tour is 3+ Hours total, with 90 minutes on Morris Island. So…what is the Morris Island boat tour all about? First things first-It’s a walking tour on Morris Island. Don’t sign up for this if you aren’t comfortable walking approximately 2/3 of a mile! Come catch some of the sights in Charleston Harbor. We’ll pass Fort Sumter, watch for dolphins on the way out (which usually happens) and of course we’re gonna stop and tell you about all of it. Once we land, your guide will then spend the next 90 minutes helping you search for beach treasure, as well and share some ecology, tidal mechanics, the benefits of marsh areas and exploring the intertidal zone. You don”t have to walk with your guide, but your chances of finding treasure will go way up if you let us help.
Morris Island is unspoiled, undeveloped and undeniably the ecological jewel of Charleston Harbor. It’s also rich in history, scenery and vibe. Go early enough and we might be the only ones there. Walking down towards “the old Charleston jetty”, reveals a set of rocks that acts like a big filter, and “helps” the treasure wash up on the beach.
Shark’s teeth, shells, even live members of the animal kingdom can be found, including sea birds, horseshoe crabs and other creatures of the sea. Your guide will be along to point out and inform you about any and everything you see.
FAQ: Scheduling these trips can be complicated. We’d love to start every day at 9, but it’s not that simple. There are 2 low and 2 high tides every day. To confuse that even more, they scoot forwards about 1 hour every day. So if its high today at 10, its high tomorrow at 11. That’s why you have to book online for reservations – so that I know you’re going at the best time, and you don’t go home disappointed. Be here 20 minutes prior to your trip. If you are 10 or more minutes late, we we’ll have to reschedule you for another time You can assume that if I say be there at 9, this really means 8:45. Bring anything you want, coolers, snacks, beer.
Morris Island is spectacular, but not without its hazards . Stay out of the dunes, both for minimizing erosion and the effect on the wildlife, but more importantly for your feet! The interior of Morris Island is full of brambles, sticker bushes, cactus and the occasional varmint. Also, there are no lifeguards anywhere out on the island, so swimming should be done elsewhere. Currents are strong around Morris Island, so care is urged in water any deeper than your knees.
The Morris Island boat tours is approximately 3+ hours long. Don’t forget to bring your hat and your sunscreen; Carolina summers tend to be HOT, and if you’re not used to it, the sun can do a number on you. Also, bring your camera and a souvenir bag for the shells and sharks teeth you find.