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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

Waterdog Paddle Company:

Waterdog Paddle Company Stand Up Paddleboard Tours & Rentals near Charleston, SC

Water Dog Paddle Company is the source for Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) adventures for Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns islands. Offering guided private and group tours, Stand up paddle board rentals, and private lessons for first-timers to experienced paddlers. The Water Dog “Dolphin Tour” is a 2 hour, Lifeguard Certified Guided Tour, which takes you along Bohicket Creek & into the depths of the Salt Marsh, searching for dolphin, birds and other wildlife. Included in the tour are Boardworks Paddleboards, Carbon Fiber Paddle, Lifejacket, Leash & Bottled Water. Daily options, including a sunset dolphin tour and all must be booked 24hrs in advance. Tour guide, Ryan Kennedy, will teach you everything you need to know about the fastest growing sport in the USA!


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 Harbor Tours:

Charleston Harbor Tours Harbor Tours Charleston, SC

Charleston Harbor Tours is the oldest continually operating harbor sightseeing tour company in Charleston, SC, tracing our roots to 1908. Climb aboard the Carolina Belle and choose between the boat's two decks - a climate controlled Main Salon and an Observation Deck and enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During the scenic and relaxing cruise, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest including the Civil War's historic Fort Sumter, Patriot's Point, the Battery, and Saint Michael's Episcopal Church Steeple. Locals and guests agree our guided, fully narrated boat tours and harbor cruises are among the best things to do in Charleston, SC. See the Holy City the way it was meant to be seen, from the shimmering water on a Charleston Harbor cruise.


Classic Charleston Sailing:

Classic Charleston Sailing Charters Sailing Charters in Charleston, South Carolina

Discover "the Beauty of Sail" aboard a classic sailing yawl, Cythera. Feel the sensation of wind on your face as you sail the waters of the historic Charleston, SC Harbor while aboard a beautiful 42ft ocean-going yacht. Enjoy a relaxing day cruise or spectacular sunset sail or try our unique overnight adventure along the Carolina coast or simply a romantic B&B evening aboard. You will spend time sailing quietly along the harbor, experiencing the city from a totally unique perspective, or simply watch the dolphins play in the bow wave while sailing by Fort Sumter or under the Ravenal Bridge. For those who wish to actively participate in sailing the boat, just ask... and remember no matter what the occasion, don't forget your camera!


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.


Knot @ Work Fishing Charters:

Knot @ Work Fishing Charters Offshore & Near Shore Fishing Charters in Charleston, SC

Knot @ Work Fishing is a family oriented, personalized charter service, specializing custom trips for the family or individual and exceeding their expectations. Our Captain Robert Olsen is a licensed and insured USCG captain with over 20 years of local knowledge of the Charleston area. Our Fishing Charters vary depending on time of year species such as trout, flounder, sheepshead, redfish and sharks can be caught inshore. Grouper, snapper, amberjack, barracuda and king mackerel can be caught near shore. Wahoo, Dolphin (mahi mahi) Tuna and an occasional billfish can be caught offshore. We also offer Crabbing Trips and Shark Tooth Hunting which are great in the summer and fall for the whole family, especially the children. On our Eco Trips, customers will get up close to dolphins and numerous birds as they frolic through the harbor and creeks.