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Shell Hunting Expedition

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Charleston, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Departure Point

Ripley Cove, (E Dock, Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

Dock that is located on the cul-de-sac just before you enter the California Dreaming restaurant parking lot. Dock entrance will be marked with a red California Dreaming sign. We will be a few boats (6-7) down on your right. Vessel has a big grey top.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Harborview Charters

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do we meet for the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:We are located at Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr. Charleston SC, 29407 (E Dock). After parking, take the last entrance "gangway" on to dock that is located on the cul-de-sac. We will be a few boats down on your right.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is parking available for the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:Yes - There is plenty of free parking around the marina area.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom available on the boat during the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:Yes, we have a portable marine-style restroom aboard our vessel the “Island Siren”. Our smaller vessels do not, however, there are facilities around the marina area.
Apr 2021
Q:
What time does the Shell Hunting Expedition depart?
A:We depart 1-3 hours before Low Tide to maximize finding shoreline treasures. This means times will vary (about an hour) from day to day. Please call us at the number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour to confirm the departure time.
Apr 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:Suggested items that you may want to bring are a camera, water/drinks, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, snacks/lunch, towel, and/or something long-sleeved to protect from the sun.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do you provide life jackets during the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:Yes. We have life jackets for infants up to XXXL. On our smaller boat 6 yrs. old and under are required to wear life jackets.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long will we spend hunting shells during the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:We will stroll the shores for approx. 2 hours while hunting for a variety of shark teeth, artifacts, shells, and sea treasures on beautiful untouched, unspoiled, and undeveloped Morris Island.
Apr 2021
Q:
What kind of treasures will I encounter on the Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:You never know what you might find, from shark teeth, sand dollars, sea glass, whelks, pottery, to starfish, and more!
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Shell Hunting Expedition handicap accessible?
A:Unfortunately, no. We visit the undeveloped sandy shores of Morris Island, which is not wheelchair accessible.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather on the date of my Shell Hunting Expedition?
A:Cancellation due to weather is at Captain's discretion only! We will contact you on the day of your tour if there are any weather concerns/cancellations. Please show up unless you hear from us.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shell Hunting Expedition ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Shell Hunting Expedition .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shell Hunting Expedition ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shell Hunting Expedition ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers.

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star-5
Excellent
Donna_S
, Jul 2021
What a fun adventure. First a boat ride with a native tour guide sharing all the information about Charleston’s history. Then a private island with incredible views and sea shells galore. We even found an entire sand dollar. Woo hoo
star-5
Great trip. Highly recommend
Carol_L
, Jul 2021
Our captain was very knowledgeable and entertained us on the way to the island. That naturalist on board was informative and willing to help us in any way. Over all it was a great trip. I would highly recommend this tour. We will do it again and again.
star-5
Great trip
Michael_P
, Jul 2021
Our kids loved the experience. The guides were helpful and informative. We collected lots of shark teeth.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Harborview Tours Morris Island Shell Hunting Expedition
Matt
, Jul 2021
Had a great time. Would do it again. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. A definite must do when visiting Charleston.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip!
Arwen_D
, Jul 2021
It was a great experience. There were some great shark teeth! The Captain was fun and very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Would do this again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Cancelled
Gerald_J
, Jun 2021
Trip was cancelled due to weather. Weather was not that bad the day we were supposed to go. That is about it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
The 6 hours of heavy rain fall and thunderstorms that fell over the entire duration of our would be trip, was not bad? Apparently someone didn't look out the window all day, Gerald... We rate you a one star "terrible" as well for writing false reviews.
star-5
Very relaxing and exciting!
Dotty_G
, Jun 2021
Very fun trip!!! Great, informative captain. The naturalist on board helped us find a lot of shark teeth and other great treasures!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect adventure for a family!
Paula
, Apr 2021
My husband and I took our 8 year old son on this adventure and we had a wonderful time! It’s was a fun boat ride and freeing adventure. We found cool shells and sharks teeth. Our naturalist Paula helped us determine what kind of shark teeth we found on our ride back.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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