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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
  • Boat trip to Morris Island from Bowens Island
  • Cruise through an estuary, marshes, and other Lowcountry landscapes
  • Opportunities to see bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and more
  • Free time to explore Morris Island upon arrival, known for its historical lighthouse
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day
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2.5-Hour Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise in Charleston
1-Hour Stop on Morris Island
See wildlife including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, wading birds, pelicans, sea turtles, and more
Learn information about the local ecosystems and history from your Naturalist Captain
Live Narration On Board

Departure Point

1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

Drive to the end of Bowens Island Road and find our office on the dock. The parking lot is located on the right as you drive in.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera, and a bag for shell collecting if desired.
  • Dress for the weather with clothes and shoes that are suitable for beach walking.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note there is a stop at Morris Island where travelers can visit for about 45min to walk around. This may be an issue for wheelchair accessibility, however travelers have the option to remain onboard during this time if they choose.
  • Restrooms are available before departure. No restrooms are available for the duration of the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Outdoor Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What type of boat is used for the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:We use a comfortable Carolina Skiff bay boat for this tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse handicap accessible?
A:Yes, the boat is accessible. As the island is made up of sandy beaches, guests in wheelchairs may wish to stay on board the boat during the Morris Island stop.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse appropriate for young children?
A:Yes! Children love combing the beach to collect shells and there is a good chance to see native wildlife during the trip.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:Bring water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, a camera, and a bag for shells you find on the beach. You can also bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting sandy/wet.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food/drink with me on the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:Yes, as long as you do not litter. We ask that you do not bring anything in single-use glass bottles.
Mar 2021
Q:
Does the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse operate if it's raining?
A:Yes. We go out rain or shine however we will postpone or cancel a trip if the conditions are unsafe – such as lightning or very high wind.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:Yes, there is complimentary parking available onsite.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can we go inside the lighthouse during the Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:No. The historic lighthouse is surrounded by water and is not accessible to the public.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend the tour to anybody, just don't wear flip flops or open toe sandals, there are jagged seashells at the beachfront of the island." See review
  • "Go early, it gets very warm in the Carolina sun." See review
  • "Just FYI if you go in winter it is windy and cold while the boat is going so bundle up and take blankets." See review

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Funny and Beautiful
Danielle_L
, Jan 2022
Loved it! This tour was so fun! The tour guide, Luke, was hilarious and I learned a lot. I would defiantly recommend this tour, especially if the weather is nice. It was 48 and super windy but still very enjoyable!
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You will love it
kathleen_G
, Jan 2022
We loved Luke. He was very informative and we throughly enjoyed our tour. We saw dolphins, lighthouse, sand dollars
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It was a fun boat ride to...
Austin_T
, Jan 2022
It was a fun boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean. Saw a bunch of dolphins which was awesome. Dallas is an excellent tour guide.
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Don’t even hesitate - GO!
Kelly_W
, Jan 2022
So worth the time and effort! Captain Luke was amazing. So knowledgeable and funny - he answered all of our questions with ease and skill. I couldn’t recommend this trip more. It was enlightening and relaxing and fun. We learned and lot and gained new appreciation for the Charleston waterways and islands. Incredible time. Fantastic for everyone.
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Awesome
Ben_B
, Dec 2021
Walking 🚶‍♂️ on Morris Island. It was peacefull and beautiful. Very Interesting information. I recommend this trip or sure.
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Best part of our Charleston trip.
Deena_S
, Dec 2021
Our guide was not only knowledgeable but also engaging and personable. Loved the hour walking on Morris Beach. Great integration of boat ride, ecosystem education, and activity.
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Morris Island Adventure
Connie_H
, Dec 2021
All of it… we learned from Trip and it was so so interesting. Beautiful trip on a beautiful day. The dolphins are beautiful in their own habitat.
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Lighthouse tour
Michael_K
, Nov 2021
Dallas our guide did a fantastic job of making our trip great. He was very informative as well as entertaining. We look forward to coming back next year and try out other tours you offer
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Worth It!!
Donna_R
, Nov 2021
Luke was a great guide. Learned so much about the eco system. He weaved in humor as well and made it a great trip
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Great guide, well...
JAMES_M
, Nov 2021
Great guide, well designed tour that provides, in an entertaining way, a solid understanding of the Low Country ecosystem.

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