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Isle of Palms

IOPBreathtaking! Is the word that comes to mind as one drives up the Connector Bridge and beholds the salt marsh, the Intracoastal Waterway, the beach and ocean surrounding the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. And the sensation is not just the first time one sees it, but also every time in every season!

The Isle of Palms, is a 7 mile long, 1 mile wide Atlantic barrier island, minutes from historic downtown Charleston, and has plenty of things to do for the whole family.  IOP outfitters offers SUP and kayak rentals, nature tours, jet ski rentals and fishing trips and bicycle and golf cart rentals to help you get there.

Isle of Palms fishing outfitters offer off shore fishing trips for anglers of all ages, a great adventure to the blue waters where tuna, marlin and mahi call home.  And for those that want to stay closer to home, try inshore and near shore fishing charters near Isle of Palms.  Experienced captains with specialized fishing boats know the backwater areas and provide a spectacular fishing trip as well as info about the coastal ecosystem.  And many fishing captains also offer scenic boat cruises in the Isle of Palms area, so visitors can see this beautiful island from a mariners perspective.  And scenic boat cruises in IOP offer narration on the local ecosystem, flora and fauna, and some history of the local waterways.  Dolphin cruises in IOP are another family favorite offering up close views of these coastal favorites.  Kayak and SUP tours are also a favorite activity in IOP, as well as guided nature tours of the local waterways.

For the adventurous vacationer try a jet ski ride, parasail trip and banana boat ride to turn your vacation from mild to wild.  Jet ski rentals in IOP offer Intracoastal Waterway trips to local island getaways and a chance to crash the waves of the Atlantic.  And parasailing in IOP offer flyers a birds eye view of Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island and their beaches.  So no matter how you spend your Isle of Palms vacation, there are plenty of things to do, whether on sand or sea.

Isle of Palms Local Businesses

Old Exchange Building:

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon Historical Building and Museum in Charleston, SC

The Old Exchange is a ‘must-see’ for all Charleston visitors. During your visit, you will discover this building's integral role in our country’s quest for independence and its important service to our young nation. History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about extraordinary events of Charles Town. In 1718 an associate of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet “The Gentleman Pirate” and his crew were imprisoned at this location. Completed in 1771, the Old Exchange Building is recognized today as South Carolina's most historic building. Where the US Constitution was ratified and George Washington was entertained. While many of the historic buildings in Charleston are residences and focus on prominent families of the city, the Old Exchange began its existence as a public building and remains so today.


Old South Carriage Company:

Old South Carriage Company Carriage Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Take a tour of Charleston the best way, with The Old South Carriage Company and our Charleston SC Carriage Tours. Charleston is notably the most historic city in America and has many historic areas and attractions, which are best visited by carriage ride. Clippity clop your way back to Colonial times where a horse-drawn carriage tour will reveal 300 + years of history including antebellum mansions, churches, and cobblestone streets. An Old South Carriage Tour Guide in Confederate uniform will inform and entertain you with historical facts, lore, and humor. Enjoy your visit to Charleston SC and tour with Old South Carriage Company. Look for the Red Sash, our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great tour. We guarantee it!


Charleston Fun Fishing:

Yates Sea Charters Fishing & Boat Charters, Charleston, SC

Our Charleston, SC fishing charter service includes guided offshore deep sea saltwater fishing as well as inshore fishing and near shore fishing. Captain Dave Yates has been fishing SC for over 20 years, which means he knows where the fish are! Whether you are interested in an offshore fishing experience or a day of fishing the inshore waters around Charleston, Yates Sea Charters has a fishing vessel to accommodate. We will provide all the fishing equipment and no fishing license is required. We also provide full service private boat charters that can meet all of your recreational boating needs, including sunset cruises, dolphin watching tours and Harbor tours. Whether you are looking for a birthday or anniversary celebration, bachelor/ bachelorette party, an old fashioned booze cruise, or want to kick back and catch THE BIG ONE Captain Dave Yates can meet your needs.


Absolute Reel Screamer Charters:

Absolute Reel Screamer Charters Dolphin Watching Nature Tours and Fishing Charters in Folly Beach, SC

Join us for a Private, 2 or 4 hour cruise through calm rivers lined with oyster beds and exotic birds, encounter Bottlenose Dolphins and explore Morris Island. Enjoy the dolphins as they swim next to the boat or feeding in the shallows, it's spectacular! Explore a barrier island to look for shells where Civil War soldiers fought, died and are still buried. You'll enjoy all this beauty and history as the 6th oldest lighthouse in the nation, the Morris Island Lighthouse, serves as your backdrop. We have something for everybody on this trip. We also offer Inshore and Near Shore fishing charters and a trip specifically targeting Shark! The dolphins are always here, the beach is always covered in shells. So come on and join us! You never know what washed up the night before...


Sandlapper Water Tours:

Sandlapper Water Tours Harbor Tours and Cruises Charleston, South Carolina

Welcome to Sandlapper Tours, a locally owned and operated tour and private boat charter company offering boat charters, history, nature and sunset tours each providing a unique way to experience the beauty and legend of Charleston, SC and all aboard the Palmetto, our 45ft USCG certified catamaran. Our Nature tours and History tours are proud to have a local naturalist and historian aboard who will interpret the sites guests will see. Come aboard for a Haunted Harbor Ghost Tour and explore the sites that cannot be reached on foot and hear the tales of lost fortunes and tragic death while riding Charleston's dark waves, you will never see this seaport the same again after attending one of our Charleston haunted Ghost tours! Experience Charleston, its harbor, and Lowcountry living like never before.


Risky Business Charters:

Risky Business Charters Off Shore Fishing Trips in Charleston, SC

Charleston Deep Sea Sportfishing Charters - Risky Business Charters is one of most sought after charter boats in Charleston, SC. The Risky Business has caught more large blue marlin than any other boat in Charleston and is one of the oldest charter companies in Charleston. We offer a variety of Offshore fishing trips to choose from. Our 5-6 hour offshore (sportfishing) charter, a "half-day charter" and an 8-9 hour charter, "3/4 day charter", trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, barracuda, amberjack, cobia, dolphin, wahoo, and sailfish. Or Our 11-12 hour charter, "full Day" or "Gulf Stream Charter", includes tolling for the above mentioned PLUS yellow fin tuna, white marlin, blue marlin. We are licensed to take parties of up to six (6) people and will supply everything you'll need, such as ice, rods, reels, bait, tackle, etc. We can also design a charter just for you or maybe a moonlight dinner cruise!