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Charleston's Tidal Creeks 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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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
1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Outdoor Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston's Tidal Creeks 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Tidal Creeks Eco Boat Cruise with Stop at Morris Island Lighthouse.
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
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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

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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
  • "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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Great trip
Dawn_K
, Apr 2021
Josh was an awesome captain. He was knowledgeable and very animated , as well as personable. We had a beautiful day and a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this boat trip
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Captain Joey the best
James_N
, Apr 2021
Great information from Captain Joey, he was the best. I liked the time on the island to look around.
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Eco tour
Phil_G
, Apr 2021
Captain Joey was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Don't know why I need to use 100 characters minimum.
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Beautiful and Informative!
Jennifer_A
, Apr 2021
Josh was a great driver and we felt safe with the limited number of participants, outdoor activity, and mask wearing. The kids loved seeing the dolphins swim along the boat and collecting conch shells on Morris Island. The entire trip was beautiful and peaceful and informative, but wear a jacket. It's chilly out there!
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Relaxing evening cruise after hard day
Brandon_J
, Apr 2021
Josh did a great job explaining the salt marsh and wildlife. Daughters were raptured. We had a flat tire before we left and missed our boat by 10 minutes. They did as much as they could and accommodated us on a later cruise but they could have just charged us and sent us packing. This is a great company with people who genuinely enjoy what they do.
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Awesome
Elizabeth_W
, Apr 2021
Mussed this tour due to horrendous traffic but COA rescheduled us for a slightly different tour later in the day. Josh was nice enough to take us close to the lighthouse and talk about it. Plus we saw dolphins!
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Great Outing
Lynn_W
, Apr 2021
Capitan Dallas was both knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw many, many dolphins, eagles, osprey and other wildlife. Highly recommend!
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Fun For All Ages
Kristi_R
, Apr 2021
It was a great experience. As an adult I can not swim and they were willing to give me a life vest for safety. The crew was knowledgeable and very friendly. A word of advice, being a blanket. Being on the water moving was chilly, but worth it.
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Awesome and so much fun
Yvonne_S
, Mar 2021
Captain Joey was great always stopped so we could get the best dolphins pictures and was a lot of fun
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Fantastic family family! Great for all ages!
Joe_L
, Mar 2021
What an amazing afternoon! If you are ever in Charleston you have to check this out! We saw dozens of dolphins swimming right next to our boat 🐬 spent an hour on the beach where we found several whole sand dollars (threw back the live ones), whole conk shells, and Capt Tripp gave us some sharks teeth to bring home. All the kids had such a great time and Captain Tripp was amazing ☺️ Beautiful day.
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