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Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise - with unbiased reviews

Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise

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The uninhabited Morris Island makes a nice contrast to the nearby city of Charleston, but Morris Island isn’t easy to get to, as it’s only accessible by boat. This cruise sets sail from Bowens Island and takes you to Morris Island to spend free time exploring it at your own pace before heading back. Be on the lookout for marine life, such as bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles, from the boat.
  • This cruise travels to Morris Island, which is only accessible by boat 
  • Explore Morris Island at your own pace
  • Catch sight of dolphins and other marine life, as well as a lighthouse 
  • Fit the cruise into your schedule, with multiple departures offered
What to Expect
Make your way to Bowens Island for your Morris Island eco-cruise. On the water, you cruise through inlets, salt marshes, and estuaries near Folly Beach on your way to the island. Keep a lookout for marine life such as dolphins and sea turtles, as well as birds along the route. After you arrive on Morris Island, spend free time exploring independently at your own pace. See the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, go searching for shells, or just relax and take in views of the surrounding area. Your Morris Island cruise ends on the Charleston Harbor and returns to the original meeting location for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional, Knowledgeable Guide
  • Boat Captain
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bassaidai88 wrote a review 1 Dec
430 contributions179 helpful votes
This tour shows a different side to Charleston which is the estuary. The guide stops along the way to explain different aspects of the flora and fauna. We saw oyster beds and dolphins along the way. The lighthouse is several hundred yards in the ocean so you cannot walk to it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Sarah C wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
My husband and I did this tour just last week and it was awesome! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and I felt like I left the tour with a bunch of great information. The views were beautiful and it was really nice to have some time to ourselves to explore the beach near the
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from COA_Staff, Manager at Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Sarah! We appreciate you taking the time to share a review.
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MJHokie wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I enjoyed our tour with Capt Tripp. It was just the two of us, glad they still took the boat out just for us! Great tour! Spotted dolphins before we left the dock. Saw lots of them! It was cold but sunny. Loved the ride out to Morris Island and learning all about
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Doug B wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very informative and beautiful tour..highly recommend! We found nice shells on the island. The view of the old lighthouse was lovely. Our captain did a great job of explaining the ecosystem of the estuaries. Thank you for a great day!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Dominic C wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the plants, animals and environmental factors that play into the delicate ecosystem that impacts the area waterways. We were given plenty of time to explore Morris Island and we captured many beautiful
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Date of experience: November 2019
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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