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Kayaking in Charleston SC | Kayak Rentals

While in Charleston, kayaking around Folly River is an experience that should not be missed! As you kayak through the estuary marshes, you’ll be impressed by the natural diversity of flora and fauna. You might spot a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, pelicans, and even turtles. We provide you with everything you will need for a great time kayaking in the Charleston waters, including personal instruction.

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"Will our guide was a pleasurable mix of laid back and informative. Would definitely recommend their kayak tours to anyone."

– Janet P | TripAdvisor
Great time!

"We had a great time doing the sunset cruise with Captain Charlie. It was super chill & great convo. Not too touristy."

– alliefox1213 | TripAdvisor
Bachelorette Party Sunset Tour

"Captin Richard was the perfect guide for the sunset dolphin tour. The special locations and landmarks he shared with our group went beyond our expectations. Not to mention his photography skills capturing the perfect memories. Thank you a thousand times! Do NOT miss out on this experience"

– Ginnay19 | TripAdvisor
Kayak trip

"The kayak trip was great. We saw dolphins. I had never been kayaking before but it was easy. Our guide was very informative and showed me how to kayak. Beautiful scenery"

– tavery001 | TripAdvisor
So much fun!

"We had a great time kayaking on Folly Beach! The guy that was running the office while we were there, Will, he was great! Very knowledgeable, made sure we had everything we needed! He showed us where to go and what to look for and how to stay safe during high tide. The equipment was all in great condition. We had a great time and the price was the best for what we needed and wanted to go kayaking!"

– AMBarnhart7 | TripAdvisor
Thanks Captain Charlie!!!

"Captain Charlie took us on an awesome, fun filled sunset tour. We had great weather and a perfect sunset. We saw dolphins along the way and learned about the area along the shore. Thanks for a fun and safe night for our whole family!!"

– 777dougj | TripAdvisor

Kayaking in Charleston SC | Kayak Rentals

While in Charleston, kayaking around Folly River is an experience that should not be missed! As you kayak through the estuary marshes, you'll be impressed by the natural diversity of flora and fauna. You might spot a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, pelicans, and even turtles. We provide you with everything you will need for a great time kayaking in the Charleston waters, including personal instruction.

Fun Filled Kayak Tours

Not only is this adventure an excellent opportunity to connect with nature, but it's also a fun and refreshing exercise. With a kayak rental, you can take your time and paddle at your own pace, stopping to admire the wildlife or simply soaking in the peaceful ambiance. Or you can choose an eco tour with a knowledgeable and friendly local kayak tour guide. Your guide will share fascinating facts and share stories of pirates and local lore as you paddle along. We offer everything from early bird tours to kayaking at sunset and even a kayak tour during the full moon! Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, Flipper Finders offers an unforgettable adventure for all in Charleston. So why wait? Get out on the water and start exploring today!

Charleston Sunset Cruise

Relax and breathe in the salty sea air while cruising along the waterways of the Folly River in Charleston SC with an experienced Flipper Finders captain. Look no further for your Charleston sunset cruise to ensure an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a native or a tourist of Charleston, the beauty of the Lowcountry's marshes and creeks is unparalleled. This sunset cruise is the perfect opportunity to unwind and soak in the stunning scenery while learning about the rich history and ecology of the area. From spotting dolphins and ospreys to deepening your understanding of the unique ecosystems that make Charleston so special, you'll finish your sunset tour feeling both relaxed and informed. So invite your friends and family and prepare to create some unforgettable memories on a sunset cruise in Charleston SC.

Charleston Bachelorette Party Boat

If you're planning a bachelorette party in Charleston SC, then you absolutely can't miss out on a private party cruise on one of our boats. Let us be your designated (boat) drivers! Meet and get acquainted with your Captain first, then get seated on the party boat before setting out on the waterways of Charleston. With plenty of seating, a wide floor, awesome bluetooth stereo speakers, and a mega cooler for all your drinks, you are just a booking away from a unique experience for your bachelorette party in Charleston SC. During your personalized party you have the options to land on an island, jump in the water to swim, and explore the brackish creeks of the Folly river. Gather your group, put on some music, and raise your glass to the beauty of Charleston - this boat party cruise will be an unforgettable highlight of your bachelor or bachelorette party.

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Charleston Booze Cruise

Charleston, South Carolina is known for its stunning sunsets and relaxed coastal vibe, and what better way to soak it all in than on a booze cruise? First, you’ll be greeted and introduced to your Captain before coming aboard the party boat. Then imagine cruising along the beautiful waterways of Charleston, sipping on your favorite drinks, and dancing the night away with your friends. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion like a bachelor or bachelorette party or simply want to unwind with friends, a party boat in Charleston is the perfect way to enjoy nature, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Our experienced crew will ensure your safety while providing a fun and unforgettable experience. So gather your friends, grab your favorite drinks and let's set off for a Charleston party boat experience you'll never forget!

Morris Island Boat Tour

Join us on an exciting adventure to Morris Island where you'll experience the perfect blend of nature and fun in Charleston. Our Morris Island boat tour will take you to the shores of this beautiful island where you'll witness the magnificence of the iconic Morris Island Lighthouse. Along the way your captain will share stories of local pirate lore and history of Charleston SC. The island is also known for its vast variety of shark teeth. So plan to explore the beach and discover these ancient treasures for yourself on the best Charleston fossil adventure. During the tour, make sure to be on the lookout for strand feeding, a local and unique dolphin feeding technique performed during mid late summer. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out with family and friends, this Charleston SC boat tour with Flipper Finders will leave you in awe of the beauty of the Lowcountry.

Dolphin Tours Charleston SC

Take a break from the hustle & bustle of the city to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Charleston’s marshes, home to over 300 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins year round. Join us on one of our Charleston dolphin tours and see these friendly and intelligent creatures in their natural habitat. As you traverse through the calm waters of the brackish estuary creeks and marshes, you'll be able to witness firsthand the stunning natural scenery and diverse wildlife that call this area home. Your experienced captain or guide will provide you with interesting facts about the local ecosystem and point out the different types of birds, fish, and other wildlife that you'll encounter along the way while always operating the vessel in a way that is safe and respectful to the resident wildlife. During the tour, make sure to be on the lookout for strand feeding, a unique local dolphin feeding technique performed during mid late summer. Don't miss out on an opportunity for a fun and educational dolphin adventure in Charleston SC. Join Flipper Finders on our signature dolphin tour for a one-of-a-kind experience today!

What You'll See

Kayaking on the Folly River with Flipper Finders is a thrilling experience that brings you up close to some of the most fascinating marine life in Charleston, South Carolina. Common sightings as you paddle through the lowcountry, include bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, manatees and a variety of fish and bird species. The Folly River is a stunning waterway surrounded by lush lowcountry foliage and picturesque scenery, making it the perfect backdrop for your paddling adventure. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a newcomer to the sport, renting a kayak with Flipper Finders on the Folly River is an experience you won't forget!

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Why Kayak in Charleston?

When it comes to exploring Charleston's waterways, there are a variety of options to choose from, so the decision between kayaking or hopping on a boat with Flipper Finders can be a tricky one. On one hand, kayaking offers a more intimate and hands-on experience where you can get up close and personal with the natural beauty around you. On the other hand, a boat tour provides a wider range of sights and sounds as you explore farther down the river than you could in a kayak, increasing the amount of new sights that you see on your trip. No matter what you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable adventure as you soak up the sun, breathe in the salty air, and take in the stunning views of Charleston's coastline and marshes.

Charleston SC Kayak Rentals

Are you planning on exploring the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina, and want to book a kayak rental to discover the natural beauty of the area? Look no further than Flipper Finders for an unforgettable experience on the Folly River. From first-time paddlers to experienced kayakers, our rental options are suitable for everyone. 


Our knowledgeable staff will make sure you have everything you need, including fitted life jackets and paddles, and provide you with valuable tips and instruction to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. We walk you through every step of the way until you are seated in your kayak on the water. Soak up the stunning marsh and river views as you glide down the river with the warm sun on your face. Book your Flipper Finders kayak rental now and discover the breathtaking nature of Charleston, SC!

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Charleston Dolphin Tours

Charleston SC is renowned for its beautiful wildlife and Flipper Finders takes you right up close to one of the most beloved creatures in its surrounding seas: bottle-nose dolphins. With an expert team that knows the exact time and locations to spot these creatures, Flipper Finders ensures an unforgettable experience for all its guests. Not only does Flipper Finders offer both boat and kayak tours, but they do so responsibly, with eco-friendly and sustainable practices in place. So if you want to create long-lasting memories with your loved ones and witness these incredible creatures, Flipper Finders is undoubtedly the best dolphin tour to choose from in Charleston SC.

Best Times and Locations to see the Dolphins!

Charleston is home to over 100 permanent resident Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins. When it comes to location, your best bet is to head out on a boat tour, as the dolphins tend to congregate in deeper waters. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, the best time to do so is during the warmer months, between May and September. Sightings are most common in the early morning and late afternoon, so plan your excursion accordingly. Flipper Finders offers guided tours, giving you the chance to witness these magnificent mammals up close and personal with a naturalist eco tour guide or captain. With a little patience and a bit of luck, dolphin spotting in Charleston can be a truly unforgettable experience.

Morning in the Marsh to our Dolphin Sighting Spots!

Join Flipper Finders on a morning boat tour to spot dolphins! Our professional crew and captains will take you on a journey through the calm Charleston waters, where you will have the opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. With knowledgeable guides providing interesting facts about the dolphins and the surrounding ecosystem, this excursion is both educational and entertaining.

See the Sunset on our Sunset Dolphin Tours

Embarking on the Sunset Dolphin Tour with Flipper Finders is an experience not to be missed. As the sun begins to set on the Folly River and surrounding marshes, you will be in awe at the magnificent beauty of the scenery around you. Spotting the delightful dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat, along with other marine life, is a treat for anyone. The knowledgeable captain will provide interesting and informative commentary on the history and sightings of the dolphins, making it an educational experience for all. This is an excursion that is not to be missed, and one that will be remembered by all who experience it.

Dolphin Strand Feeding in Charleston

Here in Charleston during the summer months of July – September, you can witness the unique phenomenon of the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin called strand feeding. This is when a group of dolphins work together to catch fish by pushing them up onto the shore of a beach or mudflat. It is an incredible display of intelligence and teamwork among these majestic creatures. While dolphin’s strand feeding can be seen in other parts of the world, it is particularly special in Charleston due to its proximity to the shoreline and the frequency of the sightings. For anyone interested in marine life or just looking to witness something truly amazing, visiting Charleston for the dolphin strand feeding is a must-see experience.

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