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Dolphin Count Sunset Cruise

Quick Details

Calendar Availability: Wednesday, April 21st

Adult (13+)
Child (12 and under)

Become a Citizen Scientist on our Dolphin Count Sunset Cruise in Charleston, SC!

Come support Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network and participate in a dolphin counting exploration! Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network and Barrier Island EcoTours are partnering up for the annual Dolphin Count. Join our naturalist along with marine mammal biologists for this chance to become a citizen scientist helping to collect valuable data on local dolphins. This is unique from our other dolphin tours in Charleston, SC!

Departing from the Isle of Palms Marina, we will explore the salt marshes between Isle of Palms and Capers Island on a search and discovery mission for the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Learn all kinds of interesting facts about our true “locals” and the amazing ecosystem they live in. This trip includes a 30 min. stop on Capers Island Heritage Preserve where you will have a chance to wander down to the Bone-yard Beach. Enjoy views of the sun setting over the salt marsh on the boat cruise back to the marina. Special price of $30 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and less. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks in a small cooler or use ours. Please arrive by 5:15 p.m. Boat leaves at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 8:00  p.m. Join Charleston sunset dolphin cruise as 100% of proceeds go to the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network.

What to Bring

  • You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and small cooler for the trip. Beer and wine is welcome for passengers ages 21 and over.
  • Wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes or sandals.
  • Bathing suits are optional since you are welcome to get in the water during this excursion.
  • Please feel free to bring a bag with sunscreen, towels, cameras, binoculars, bug spray, or anything else that will make your trip more enjoyable.