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Folly Beach Boat Tours & Sunset Cruises

Due to Covid 19 we are having to take special precautions to protect our guests and our staff. We have several different options for boat tours. You can book on a per person basis to go on our big 20 passenger tour boat. We will be limiting bookings of separate groups to up to 12 passengers and making sure each group sits in a different part of the boat. We have plenty of space to maintain social distancing. Please note that this tour needs 6 passengers to run or you will be asked to schedule a different time or possibly go on the smaller boat as a private group. If you have a group larger than 6, all the way up to 20 and wish to make this tour private please send us an email or give us a call. If your group is 6 or smaller and you would like to book a private tour please scroll to the bottom and click on private tour for up to 6 people. If you have any questions or need clarification please call us or message us via the Web site.

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Boat Tour Options

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Make a Memory with a Charleston Boat Tour!

Looking for a unique and exciting way to explore Charleston's beautiful coastline and experience the city's rich maritime history? Look no further than a Charleston boat tour with Flipper Finders! These tours offer an unparalleled perspective on the city and its surrounding waters, allowing you to see historic landmarks like Fort Sumter, the Cooper River bridge, and the Battery from a whole new angle. And with so many tour options available – from sunset cruises to dolphin watching – there's something for everyone to enjoy. So why not hop aboard a boat and set sail on an adventure you won't soon forget?

Charleston SC Boat Tours

Come aboard and let us take you on a journey that you’ll never forget! This exciting and unique experience will take you on an adventure through the local flora and fauna, as well as the fascinating history of Charleston. Choose from morning dolphin spotting tours, midday Morris Island drop off, or a sunset cruise with your friends and family. All tours offer adventure and relaxation at your fingertips on the Folly river with experienced Flipper Finders captains and crew. If you are a party of two to three, please try to book on tours that already have people going out. Private tours on our smaller boat, Little Lizzy, are also available for reservation. 

Which Boat will you Choose for Your Next Charleston Dolphin Tour or Cruise?


Rosie is our flagship boat here at Flipper Finders! With a spacious and comfortable design, this 18 passenger saltwater pontoon boat has plenty of seating for you, your friends, and your family to relax and take in the stunning scenery. The wide floor provides ample space for everyone to move around easily and the Bluetooth stereo keeps the good vibes flowing. And don’t forget the onboard cooler so you can bring your own beverages to enjoy on your tour. Experience the ultimate Charleston adventure with Rosie, the perfect vessel for unforgettable memories with Flipper Finders. 

Little Lizzie

There’s no better way to experience Charleston’s beautiful waterways than on Little Lizzie, our 6 passenger boat. With Flipper Finders’ experienced captains, you can sit back and relax while they take care of navigating the waterways and pointing out the stunning sights and pods of dolphins. Any tour on Little Lizzie is perfect for groups of friends or family who want to enjoy an intimate, personalized experience. Soak up the sun, snap a few photos, and make unforgettable memories as you explore Charleston’s acclaimed waterways in style aboard the Little Lizzie with Flipper Finders. 

Dolphin Queen

We have a private yacht tour in Charleston, SC! A private yacht tour in Charleston, SC offers an unforgettable and luxurious way to explore the beautiful and historic city. On this tour, you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while your knowledgeable and experienced captain guides you through the harbor, providing interesting commentary and answering any questions you may have.

As you cruise along the water, you’ll have the opportunity to see iconic landmarks such as the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the Battery, and Fort Sumter from a unique perspective. You’ll also have the chance to spot local wildlife such as dolphins, sea turtles, and pelicans.

The yacht itself is a spacious and elegant vessel, equipped with comfortable seating areas, a sun deck, and all the amenities you need to feel at home on the water. You can bring your own food and drinks, or even arrange for catering and have a delicious meal served on board!

Join Us On Our Next Charleston Boat Tour Adventure!

Come on board as we explore the creeks and marshes behind Folly Beach and search for the wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that live here year-round. We offer both daytime trips and special sunset and full moon boat cruise experiences, where you can take in the sunset or moon rise from a truly unique perspective on the water.

Your experienced captain tells you about this beautiful ecosystem, the local history, and our famous dolphins while always operating the vessel to be safe and respectful of the resident wildlife.

During the tour, be on the lookout for strand feeding, a dolphin hunting technique unique to this part of the world. Explore these backwaters and navigate to historic Morris Island, where you can hunt for fossils and sand dollars. Join us on our signature dolphin tour for an unforgettable experience!

If you are a party of two to three, please try to book on tours that already have people going out.

Charleston Full Moon Boat Tour

Experience the Full Moon Magic: A Morris Island Adventure

Witness the ethereal beauty of a full moon rising over Morris Island with our specially curated evening boat tour. Picture this: As the sun sets, casting vibrant hues across the sky, the moon slowly ascends over the ocean, creating a truly spectacular sight. This enchanting scene, paired with a cool evening breeze and the delightful chance of spotting dolphins along the way, sets the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

Guided by our knowledgeable captain, you will soak in fascinating facts about Morris Island’s rich history and its diverse wildlife. The serene boat ride allows you to fully absorb the extraordinary beauty that this region has to offer. Notably, our tours are thoughtfully scheduled around the full moon phase, typically taking place the day before and the day of the Full Moon, ensuring you experience this natural spectacle in all its glory.

To make this journey even more delightful, our Full Moon tour is BYOB, with an open invitation to bring your snacks or dinner. Savor your favorite meal while basking in the moon’s luminescent glow, adding a personal touch to this magical experience. But remember, spots fill up quickly due to the tour’s popularity, so early booking is recommended!

This unique Full Moon tour offers a chance to connect with nature’s rhythms, learn about local history, and potentially spot playful dolphins, all under the mesmerizing light of the full moon. It’s an intimate, extraordinary way to spend an evening in Charleston, SC, whether you’re on a romantic date, a family outing, or a solo adventure.

So, ready to embark on this moonlit journey on Morris Island? Sign up for our Full Moon tour today and prepare to be captivated by the splendid beauty of nature’s celestial display. Your lunar adventure awaits!


Charleston Sunset Cruise

A sunset cruise is the perfect way to end the day in Charleston SC. Join us on the Folly River at Flipper Finders to experience and explore Charleston's stunning waterways and local wildlife while enjoying breathtaking views of the sunset. Our knowledgeable and friendly captains will guide you through the historical sights and natural beauty of the Lowcountry, all while providing an exciting and informative experience. Our comfortable and spacious boats are perfect for family outings, romantic dates, or group gatherings. So why wait? Choose Flipper Finders for an unforgettable evening on the water.