Cape Romain Lighthouses Tour Book Now

We recommend that you book early for this trip!  It is only offered 4 times a year and tends to sell out quickly.

Departure Point: Robert E. Ashley Boat Landing, 405 Pinckney Street, McClellanville, SC 29458


Four times each year, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge offers a tour to Lighthouse Island where you can view two historic lights built in 1827 and 1857, respectively.

Winding 6 miles offshore though the estuary to the island is part of the adventure, and skilled naturalists will provide interpretation of the flora and fauna that surrounds the boat en route to the destination.  Expect to see bottlenose dolphins, American oystercatchers, bald eagles, ospreys, pelicans and myriad other species on this adventure.

Once we arrive at Lighthouse Island, you’ll have option of exploring island to see the lighthouses up close!

The lights are a significant maritime landmark and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1827 lighthouse is the oldest of its kind still standing in the United States.

This is an incredible outdoor adventure that combines a fun-filled boat eco-tour with history of the lighthouses. Book your ticket today and embark on this special expedition!

Things to Know

ACTIVITY LEVEL
This excursion is suitable for most abilities and ages.  Getting off on the island is optional (you  can stay on the boat for this portion of the trip).  There isn’t a dock, so you will have to walk through the marsh to get to the island.  Please wear waterproof boots or shoes that will stay on your feet (not flip flops!)

TOUR DURATION
3 hours

WHAT TO WEAR
Hat, comfortable clothes (watch the weather and dress accordingly), for cooler temperatures dress in layers.  Wear waterproof boots or shoes with a heal strap (like Tevas or Chacos). Your feet will get wet if you get off the boat!

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent

WEATHER
Weather (thunderstorms or high winds) may impact this excursion. Cancellations usually occur due to lightning, thunder or high winds and we will make sure to reschedule your group if needed. Our general cancellation policies apply unless our experts determine it is potentially unsafe or unwise to venture out. In the event that we decide to cancel due to weather, we will make every effort to call you at least two hours before your departure and help you reschedule or credit/refund the full cost of your trip.

GRATUITY
Gratuity is not included in your tour price. Our guides go above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic time out on the water! Average gratuity ranges from 15%–25% of your tour cost based on your experience. It is not required, but always greatly appreciated!

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel 72 hours prior or you will not be eligible for a refund for the tour.

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