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There is some pretty amazing wildlife in our oceans and near our beaches, and lucky for all of you in or heading to South Carolina - you can experience it all with Barrier Island EcoTours!

Barrier Island EcoTours have a WHOLE range of tours just waiting to take you out and explore the nature and wildlife of the barrier islands. Why not pick from one of their scheduled trips, like the Capers Wildlife Exploration, or the Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise?

Capers takes you on a 3.5 hour excursion by boat all the way to Capers Island, where you can see one of the few remaining barrier islands that are undeveloped. Dolphins are AMAZING creatures, and what better way to see them than on a 2.5 hour boat excursion where you can see all the dolphins playing and feeding. 

The Blue Crabbing Excursion is always popular with the kids, where they can head to a very cool crabbing spot and learn all about the life history of the crabs! Then get ready to eat some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted when you can enjoy your catch that evening! 

With Marine Biology Day Camps and Creek Fishing, there are certainly plenty of tours to choose from! 

If you have a big family and want your own tour, they can organize your very own private charter just for you! Maybe you want a beachside cookout ... right on the beach!

The great thing about Barrier Island Ecotours is…it’s ECO friendly! Kids will learn all about he environment, and why we need to protect it, as well as HOW they can help! More than just a family day out!

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How much does it cost?



Tours from $34



Tours from $24 under 12


Free Under

2 years


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Any top tips?


They have a new Family Fun Day tour - make sure you check it out!

I'm Hungry!


There are some trips with the dinner cook outs available, and fresh seafood with crabbing! So you might just taste some of the freshest food in your life!

Healthy Eating
It's always worth taking a bottle of water and a healthy snack to keep you going

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Where is it at?

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It's a great place for students to visit so of course they have a great field trip option! They can provide food for a cook out, and can have up to 150 students. There are also teacher resources for each age level.

Need a little extra help?


If you do have special needs, just speak to someone before you book and see what assistance they can give you

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When can we go?


Tour times vary

Some tours seasonal over summer - check beforehand

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