Crab Bank & Dolphin Sunrise Cruise | NEW Book Now

Watch the locals come to life as the sun rises over Sullivan’s Island.  Take a peaceful sunrise cruise through the salt marsh surrounding the shrimping village of Shem Creek and into the glistening Charleston Harbor.  In the first brightening of the morning, you will be enchanted by the wildlife and history the harbor has to offer.  We’ll cruise out to Crab Bank, a shorebird and seabird sanctuary that is nestled in the heart of the harbor and hosts hundreds of nests each summer.  We will glide through the waterways and beyond in search of our resident bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and more!

Clapper rails and marsh wrens will begin their distinctive calls from within the Spartina grass.  Laughing gulls will chatter overhead and dolphins will feed within the protected waters.  The sky will take on hues of pink and orange, reflecting on the glossy surface of the water.  As the sun edges up from its nightly slumber, you’ll get a moment to reflect and give thanks for the opportunity to be in this beautiful ecosystem in the Carolina salt marsh.

Things to Know

PRICE
$40 for adults
$20 for children 12 and under

TRIP DURATION
1.5 hours

ACTIVITY LEVEL
This is a relaxed outing that is suitable for all ages and abilities.

WHAT TO WEAR
Hat, comfortable clothes (watch the weather and dress accordingly)

WHAT TO BRING
Windbreaker, drinking water, thermos of coffee (optional), binoculars (optional)

WEATHER
Weather 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 48 hours prior to the trip or you will not be eligible for a refund for the tour.

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Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

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Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Isle of Palms tours.

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