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Address: 66 W. 9th Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Explore the Salt Marsh surrounding Folly Island aboard a choice of two...

Explore the Salt Marsh surrounding Folly Island aboard a choice of two coast guard-inspected vessels. Experience coastal scientist-led adventures to several points of natural beauty and historical significance. Listen through our underwater hydrophone system as dolphins communicate. Families and groups experience a flexible, lightly structured venture through the beautiful lowcountry saltmarsh. Shelling on a secluded beach is always an option.

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Tour by boat of the intercostal waterway and dolphin finding adventure

We took a December tour of Charleston's intercoastal waterway with Captin Phil and had a wonderful time! Phil is an excellent tour guide and captin. In addition to finding a ton... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Grace H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a December tour of Charleston's intercoastal waterway with Captin Phil and had a wonderful time! Phil is an excellent tour guide and captin. In addition to finding a ton of dolphins for us to see, Phil was an incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining naturalist - we got to see and learn about biodiversity in the Charleston area waterways though... More 

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Thank Grace H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time on this tour.Our captain was so informative and friendly. We were the only ones on Morris Island and found about 50 Whelk shells! Also found whole sand dollars, angel wings, scallop shells and lots more. My girls had so much fun.

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Thank Melanielaine
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a real change of pace when visiting Charleston. Getting out on the marsh is quite relaxing and visually stunning. For fans of ecosystems and wildlife, this is great. Dolphins, birds, oyster beds, fish, light house, beaches, what could be better? Our captain was good and knowledgeable, she did a great job.

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Thank kahmd
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My family and I experienced a Marsh Tour with Captain Phil. This was one of the best experiences we've ever had. I will definitely be doing this again with my wife and I! FIVE STARS FOR TIDELINE TOURS!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

What a great experience! Not only did we get good stories from Captain Phil (shipwrecks we saw, Hurricane Hugo of 1989), but the views and experience were beyond what I imagine. We saw multiple pods of dolphins the entire time. The kids loved that!! When we got to Morris Island, we were able to get off the boat for pictures... More 

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We booked Tideline Tours to take out our extended family of 12 the day after Thanksgiving. The captain met us promptly at the dock, and was courteous, efficient and helpful. We all got settled in and left a little before our scheduled tour time. We had family members from the age of 12 to 76, and all of us had... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Captain Weatherly is the most loveliest guide we have ever had on a trip, she was so friendly, experienced and incredibly knowledgable about the surrounding area and the wildlife. The boat leaves from Sunset Cay Marina, Folly Beach which can only be found with the help of a navigational aide. Once you've parked, walk across the footbridge and gravel path... More 

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Thank Ipkiss1066
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Captain Phil guided our boat through the Salt Marshes around Folly Island during our 2 hour boat tour to Morris Island. What an awesome adventure for the "Fab Four" ladies travel group! We had a wonderful time learning about the ecosystems of the salt marshes and their importance to the environment's stability. Captain Phil was knowledgeable and entertaining. He even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We breezed through the salt marshes around Folly Island and were able to see dolphins, as well as pelicans and other shore birds, catching dinner. We saw oyster beds and were able to collect sea shells on Morris Island. A great way to spend a couple of hours. Captain Weatherly was very informative and a great guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We spent a wonderful morning with Captain Phil learning all about the salt marsh and the importance of them to the local environment. We also learnt all about the local history of Charleston from the salve trade to pirates to the civil war. We saw dolphin playing in the bay, had a walk on Morris Island, to gather shells, saw... More 

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