While Charleston is consistently ranked one of the prettiest cities to visit, there’s more to do in the greater Charleston area than check out the scenery. Whether you want to fish, go boating, enjoy water sports, bird watch in the park with other ecotourists, go geocaching, or just build a sand castle with the kids, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
M6 Yacht Charters: Ask for Captain Meyers to arrange your daytime or sunset boat cruise. Your choice of four beautiful boats from 28’ to 65’. Cruise the channels and enjoy a refreshing dip in the intracoastal waters to cool off or dress up and hitch a ride through the harbor to one of our water front restaurants or have a dinner or cocktail party catered right on the boat.
Barrier Island Eco Tours: Located at IOP Marina and offers eco tours, crabbing tours, dolphin cruises as well as fishing charters for redfish, flounder, shark, trout and any other species of fish. All licenses, tackle and supplies are provided. Three-, six- and 12-passenger boats are available.
| 50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 | http://nature-tours.com
Coastal Expeditions: Offers kayak tours and rentals, paddleboard rentals, boat charters and a regularly scheduled passenger ferry to Bulls Island.
| 50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms | http://coastalexpeditions.com/
Adventure Outdoors: Adventure Outdoors offers inshore fishing charters with Captain Fritz von Kolnitz. Call about half day and full day, private harbor cruises, boat rides by the hour.
| 50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 | http://www.advoutdoors.com/
Isle of Palms: Isle of Palms Recreation Department offers a variety of activities. For a complete listing please visit: www.iop.net/Departments/Recreation.aspx
Tidal Wave Water Sports: A one-stop shop for fun on the water. parasailing, banana boat rides, wave runners, water skiing and wakeboarding trips available. Reservations are recommended.
| 69 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 | http://www.tidalwavewatersports.com/
Odyssey Board Shop: A Mt. Pleasant surf and skate shop offering rentals, tours and lessons to fit every need. Enjoy one-hour paddleboarding eco tour and get up close views of SC’s wildlife.
| 217 Lucas St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 | odysseyboardshop.com/
Sharkin Charleston: The Lowcountry’s full-time, shark fishing charter boat. Dolphin watching, shark tooth hunting and photography trips also available. Located at Shem Creek.
Visitors will find Splash Island Waterpark
tucked deep within the tropical vegetation of Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. This seasonal family water attraction provides hours of fun and recreation for toddlers to pre-teen children.
| 444 Needlerush Pkwy, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 | https://ccprc.com/1660/Splash-Island
Splash Zone: When the temperature starts rising, visitors of all ages will enjoy Splash Zone Waterpark, a favorite summer playground located within James Island County Park. This seasonal attraction provides hours of fun and recreation for the entire family.
| 871 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC 29412 | https://ccprc.com/1659/Splash-Zone