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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

Affordabike Bike Shop & Rentals:

Affordabike Bike Rentals Bicycle Rentals Charleston, SC

Affordabike understands that people need an affordable activity for the whole family. With operating costs substantially lower than the other local bicycle shops, we offer bike rentals at considerably lower rates than other Charleston bike rental companies. Our daily bike rentals start at an unbelievable $20 per bicycle and our weekly rentals at $45 per bicycle. We are proud to offer six different bicycles to accommodate all types of riders and with 10,000 sqft of space; we are never out of rental bikes. Located in downtown Charleston, we are convenient to hotels in the historic district and an excellent alternative to touring the town. Affordabike is also well known for its friendly and professional staff and we have a reputation for giving customers the personal attention they deserve. Reserve your Charleston bike rental today!


Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect:

Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect! Walking History Tours, Charleston, SC

Experience Charleston's incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your renowned guide, Joyce Aungst, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Points of interest will include but are not limited to; magnificent mansions, colonial churches and graveyards, hidden & flourishing gardens, old wharves famed for pirates & Indians, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, wrought iron gates, architectural details, cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, confederate parks with cannons and artillery, incredible views to photograph and the stories that accompany them. Routes will vary depending on the day and cover 12 to 15 blocks at the High Battery, South of Broad and the French Quarter. Capture unique photos with a professional photographer's eye! Your satisfaction is our guarantee!


Magnolia Plantation & Gardens:

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Plantations Tours in Charleston, SC

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of the United States unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public garden in America. Magnolia opened its gates to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. The plantation also offers a historic house tour, nature tram, nature boat and an award-winning program focusing on plantation slavery. Unlike a formal garden, Magnolia Plantation is the last intact, large-scale picturesque garden in the United States. Come see beautiful Magnolia-on-the-Ashley to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history.


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!


Charleston Charter Fishing:

Charleston Charter Fishing Fly Fishing Charters in Charleston, SC

Inshore fly fishing and light tackle charters year round in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Fish the many bodies of water surrounding the low country including Kiawah Island, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. On our Charleston fishing charters, Redfish are always available creating an excellent year round fishery as well as Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Flounder. Fishing tactics change with the seasons providing anglers with new and exciting challenges on your fly fishing or light tackle charter. All equipment, bait, fishing licenses, soft drinks and snacks are provided. Capt. Bennett, USCG licensed and fully insured, is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable charter to anglers of all skill levels and ages.

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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.