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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

Capt. Jack's Sailing & Dolphin Watching:

Capt. Jack's Sailing & Dolphin Watching Sailing & Dolphin watching near Kiawah Island, SC

Charter your own private, affordable sailing yacht while you vacation near Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island or Charleston, South Carolina. Offering a variety of trips including our very popular Private Island Picnic Shelling Adventure, day sailing charters, family fishing trips, sunset sails and dolphin watching trips. A majestic Low Country sunset sail is the perfect way to relax after a day at the beach, a round of golf at Kiawah Island or a hard day of shopping in Charleston, South Carolina. If you enjoy nature, the Palmetto Tide specializes in personalized dolphin eco tours. There is so much to see here, this is probably the best place on the East Coast to see dolphin. Dolphins play along side while your skipper shares the local sailing lore and natural history of this area. Make your reservation early for your private group of up to six people to set sail aboard the Palmetto Tide.


Segway of Charleston:

Segway of Charleston Segway Tours & Rentals, Charleston, SC

A tour is the perfect way to experience a Segway for the first time and is a great way to see the beauty of the Lowcountry as you glide quietly, producing no exhaust, it's just you and the beauty. Segway of Charleston offers both one and two hour tours through beautiful "Old Village" of Mount Pleasant. The tours are a diversified experience that includes both beautiful scenic views of the Charleston Harbor as well as a look at some of the historic mansions and the interesting history of the area dating back to the 1600's. Take in the beautiful Live Oak trees, along with plenty of water views along the way and join us for an exciting and eco-friendly Segway glide around the Old Village and experience for yourself why George Washington wrote in his journal he that this was one of the most beautiful areas in all of America.


Shoal Bandit Charters:

Shoal Bandit Fishing Charters Charter Fishing Charleston, SC

Located in Charleston, Shoal Bandit Charters offer numerous fishing opportunities. From the seasoned veteran to the still wet behind the ears rookie, Capt. John Koonce can show you a memorable charter fishing experience. Half day charters run for four hours and can be booked for the morning or afternoon. Half or full day trips can include inshore fishing charters or nearby offshore wrecks aboard a 22 foot Sea Chaser going after species such as cobia, flounder, gray trout, redfish, sheepshead, spadefish, tarpon and if you dare, take on sharks! Shoal Bandit Charters includes everything you need for a great trip. All you need to bring is food, drinks, sun screen, and a camera! Complete your vacation or weekend outing by booking a charter aboard the Shoal Bandit today!


Charleston Kayak Company:

Charleston Kayak Company Kayaking in Folly Beach, SC

Charleston Kayak Company is a small kayak outfitter and boat tour operator specializing in creating unique and memorable on water experiences for their guests. Let our professional Guides and USCG certified master captains show you the real low-country. Offerings include regularly scheduled guided nature kayak tours and rentals, private guided tours, group events, and boat charters. Daily kayaking tour options depart from Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant/Sullivan's Island, and from historic Middleton Place. Boat charters are available daily on a spacious 24ft Carolina Skiff for dolphin watching cruises, sunrise / sunset cruises, and Morris Island Lighthouse trips.


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.


Charleston's Original Ghost Hunt:

Charleston's Original Ghost Hunt Tours Ghost Tours in Charleston, SC

Offering two tours daily, The Ghost Hunt Walking Tour and The History of Charleston Walking Tour. The History of Charleston tour will take you around the infamous historic district and end in a private garden with refreshments. Walking with a local, whose family has lived in Charleston for over 300 years, will give you a real sense of Charleston's present and past. The Ghost Hunt is a walk through the Historic district of Charleston, hunting the ghosts that are famous for Haunting this city. This unique tour takes you through historic Charleston's most infamous haunted locations. Join us for an adventure into the unknown! All tours are done by Candle light!