Take to the water for an adventure aboard Callinectes, a 40-foot covered pontoon boat operated by Barrier Island Eco Tours. The ship departs from the Isle of Palms Marina and travels to Capers Island, one of the area’s few remaining undeveloped barrier islands. You’ll cruise through tidal creeks past bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, pelicans, bald eagles, herons, and egrets. Guides net crabs and other critters for a close-up with rarely seen marine creatures. Collect shells on the island’s pristine Boneyard Beach with its silvery bleached trees and driftwood shaped into sculptural forms by the erosive effects of saltwater and wind. When you are ready to explore Charleston by land or sea, go to target=“_blank”>AFAR Journeys for 12 itineraries covering the best of the city and surrounding area.
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