Crab Bank Community Boat Cruise Tour | FREE Book Now

WHEN BOOKING:  You will hold your spot on your credit card at $20/person.  This is a FREE tour so you will not be charged unless you are a no-show.  This is just to get you to have some skin-in-the-game so you don’t tie up a spot that could go to someone else!  Just call us if you need to cancel.


In 2018, the people of Charleston rallied for Crab Bank. Many of you made donations, wrote letters or raised your paddles high at the Save Crab Bank Paddle. It was truly a community effort to protect something that we knew was important. And the next chapter of this critical seabird rookery is about to begin.

The Coastal Expeditions Foundation and Audubon South Carolina  invite you to witness the restoration of Crab Bank Seabird Rookery as our guest. 

All Fall, we’re offering complimentary boat cruise tours to this vital nesting island so you can share in the story of Crab Bank.

In the coming year, this critical nesting island will be restored to over 20 acres of high-ground for brown pelicans, black skimmers, American oystercatchers, multiple species of terns and herons, and more. This State Heritage Preserve will yield tens of thousands of young birds into wild populations as a result of our collective efforts.

This adventure departs from our Shem Creek flagship location in route to the protected edge of Charleston harbor. Coastal Expeditions guides will provide interpretation specific to the Crab Bank effort as a critical part of only five protected bird-nesting islands on the South Carolina coast.

These 2-hour, family-friendly tours are made possible by a grant through National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

Gather your family and friends and come out with us on one our tours- everyone is welcome! Book your spots now.

Want to see it by sea kayak?  Check out the Crab Bank kayak tour dates here.

Things to Know

CORONAVIRUS SAFETY
Currently, we are running boat tours at a limited capacity to ensure good social distancing while on board. Please bring a face mask for boarding and while you are on the boat.

ACTIVITY LEVEL
This tour is suitable for most abilities and ages.

TOUR DURATION
2 hours

WHAT TO WEAR
Dress for the weather!

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, binoculars

NEED TO CANCEL?
Please call as soon as you realized that you need to cancel.  No-shows will be charged $20/person and the money will be donated to the Coastal Expeditions Foundation to be used for educational programs.

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Crab Bank Community Boat Cruise Tour | FREE

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