The Coastal History Charter is a relaxing boat tour for those who want to learn more about the ecological and cultural history of our unique area’s barrier islands. On this 1.5 hour excursion, you will travel through salt marsh creeks behind Folly Beach, making stops to hear about the local history. Your captain will share information about the formation of barrier islands, indigenous people, colonization and slavery, pirates, Civil War battles, and more. Covering waters from the Folly River to Morris Island, this tour will offer views of some of Charleston’s most culturally rich and historically significant areas.Book Now
$42/adult 13 and older
$32/child 3-12 years old
$10/infant under 3
Carolina Skiff Bay Boat
1871 Bowens Island Road, Charleston, SC
Our location offers parking & restrooms. There are no restrooms aboard any of our vessels. Bathrooms can be used before and after tours.
Each guest must complete an electronic liability prior to arrival. There is no need to bring/print a copy. If you cannot complete it online please plan to arrive extra early.
We implement a 2-person minimum for this tour. If fewer than 2 people book, COA reserves the right to cancel the tour.
You can bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks. No glass bottles allowed on board. A phone or camera to document the adventure.
Dogs/pets are not allowed on guided group tours. Please notify us if you will be bringing a service dog or would like to book a private tour.
Service gratuity for your captain or guide is optional but accepted.
To obtain group rates and military discounts, please call us at 843-795-0330.
This is truly the best company you could use if you’re looking for a fun, outdoor and educational activity for all ages. The staff is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. They are willing to work with you to schedule something that best suits your party, and their naturalists are so knowledgeable about the area and are friendly/willing to discuss whatever questions you may have! The area is so gorgeous with so much natural and human history and so much wildlife to explore and learn about. Anytime I need an outdoor adventure or a tour to take visitors on, COA is my #1 choice! I can’t recommend them enough!Anna B., February 2022 (Trip Advisor)