one of the most popular outings in Charleston, Barrier Island Eco Tours offers naturalist-guided tours to Capers Island Heritage Preserve. Our trips depart from the Isle of Palms Marina and take you through winding salt marsh, tidal creeks, and the Intracoastal Waterway to Capers Island.
Along the way, you learn about this amazing ecosystem and the plants and animals that call it home. Bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and numerous birds are common sightings. Your guide pulls crab traps and throws cast nets to bring marine life onboard to put in our touch tank for closer examination.
The majority of our scheduled trips are aboard our covered 49-passenger pontoon boat equipped with a restroom and beaching ramp. We also offer inshore fishing and private eco tours on our 6-passenger and 16-passenger boats. Welcome aboard!