Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

2 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


Enjoy this 2.5-hour small-group boat cruise through the treasured tidal creeks of Charleston, South Carolina. This tour includes up to an hour long stop on the beautiful Morris Island, during which you can set out on foot and explore the pristine beach, collect seashells, hunt for sharks teeth, and enjoy the beautiful views of the historic lighthouse. On your way to and from the island, your naturalist captain will share information about the local ecosystems and history. Your captain will also point out and describe any wildlife seen along the journey, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, wading birds, pelicans, sea turtles, and much more! 


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Charleston Outdoor Adventures, 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Morris Island Lighthouse, 1750 E Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 29439

Enjoy up to an hour of free time to explore the natural beach of Morris Island. With views of the historic lighthouse and some of the best shelling in town!

Duration: 1 hour


  • 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

Additional information

  • 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 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Restrooms are available before departure. No restrooms are available for the duration of the tour.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for departure to check in with Charleston Outdoor Adventures office.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.




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

April 2022

Excellent experience from ease of booking, to check in, and overall experience! The entire staff is so friendly and genuinely happy to host your adventure! Captain Dallas was great! Fun boat ride and dolphin watching! He provided fun facts on the importance of the Marsh and the role in the ecosys...

May 2022

Luke was great. A wealth of information and history, made the trip so fun. Saw dolphins and many birds. The island was so peaceful and quiet

May 2022

Saw many dolphins and learned about the South Carolina coastal ecosystem. We had a great time walking along the beach and hanging out at Morris Island.

May 2022

Everything. Boat captain very knolagable. Many dolphins Close view of lighthouse. The captain very helpful

May 2022

We both enjoyed our cruise. Luke was great! We learned a lot of things and that's always a bonus. We also collected some awesome shells on the island.

May 2022

45 min ride to the island where you are given a eco tour about local plants. Island is very much a sandy beach. You can walk close to the lighthouse which is fun. Please wear shoes that can get wet.

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