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Take a boat tour into Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and to Bulls Island!

Located just north of Charleston, South Carolina, this 66,000-acre area of protected water and emergent islands is home to a myriad of wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, American alligator and nearly 300 bird species.  Part of US Fish & Wildlife Service, this refuge is managed for the protection of endangered species and their habitats.

Cape Romain is part of the eastern seaboard’s longest stretch of contiguous undeveloped shoreline, making it a haven for beach nesters like loggerhead sea turtles, American oystercatchers, terns and pelicans.  It is the most significant nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles north of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and in 2019 there are over 2400 nests.

Arrange for a naturalist captain to take you into Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge for a special adventure with your family, friends or organization.  We’ll tailor a trip for you to make your day unforgettable!  Just give us a call and we’ll work with you to create the perfect itinerary.

A few popular options?
• Exploring with your family to see dolphins and wildlife
• Seeking out life-list birds with a skilled guide
•Witnessing the sunrise on Boneyard Beach
• Hiking the maritime forest of Bulls Island with a guide to find alligators, bobcats and birds
• Enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise through the estuary


Coastal Expeditions has proudly served as the concessionaire for group services within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge since 1994.  With a fleet of 5 Coast Guard-certified vessels and skilled naturalists, we have the experience to create an excursion for your group that will be the highlight of your time in Charleston!

Things to Know

PRICE
$400 (up to 10 people)
$40 each additional person

*If you add a beach drop, it adds 1 hr of time and $100.

ACTIVITY LEVEL
It entirely depends on what you want.  This could be a relaxing onboard excursion or one that takes you on an 8-mile hike (or anything in-between). We’ll help you plan the best itinerary for your group.

WHAT TO WEAR
Shoes that will stay on your feet, a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton).  During cooler weather, dress in layers.  If you’ll be on Bulls Island, we recommend long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent, bagged lunch and snacks (depending on charter duration)

WHAT IS THE MIN/MAX FOR A CHARTER?
We can take you out as a solo traveler or accommodate groups up to 100 people.

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel 7 days prior or you will be charged for the tour.

You Could Say This Tour Is...

Adventurous, Birding, Dolphins & Wildlife, Young Kid Friendly

Please call 843.884.7684 to book this tour.

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