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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

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!


Edisto Watersports:

Edisto Watersports Kayak Tours and Fishing Trips Edisto Island, SC

Offering two-hour guided kayak tours in the creeks and marshes around Edisto, Our guides are naturalists who can help you identify what you see and give you a truly educational experience. A kayaking tour in the ACE Basin is wonderful for bird-watching, dolphin-watching, fresh air and great exercise... a true eco tour. We provide the gear, You provide enthusiasm! We also offer offshore and inshore fishing charters and alligator sightseeing cruises. Fishing trips include everything you need except food & drink including rods, tackle, and bait. Try a shelling excursion to Otter Island! Enjoy three hours on a deserted island in the heart of the ACE Basin where you're likely to see bottle nosed dolphins on the trip over and back. Or get out on a paddleboard rental and cruise on your own.


Charleston Bike Taxi:

Charleston Bike Taxi Bike Taxi in Charleston, SC

A Rickshaw, Pedicab transportation service! Charleston Bike Taxi is an environmentally friendly taxi service committed to all your transportation needs. We even have a bike or an L.E.V. for environmentally friendly brides and grooms! Have fun it's your Day!! We pedal up fun and a great service, give us a try, smiles are free!! Large groups can be accommodated. $4.50 per person per 10 min (you can get almost anywhere in downtown Charleston in 10 min) it works out to .90 cents per minute for 2 people.


Affinity Charters:

Affinity Fishing Charters Inshore, Near Shore & Fly Fishing Charters, Charleston, SC

Charleston and surrounding waters provide numerous areas to fish. You can fish the Charleston back water flats, rivers, harbors, bays, creeks, ICW, Charleston Jetties, and numerous near shore reefs. Most areas can be reached within 15 minutes or less to provide more fishing time. The boats draft less than 10 inches of water, which is great for stalking red fish in skinny water. Capt. John is sponsored by Quantum Fishing rods and reels, RipTide Baits, Ross fly-fishing Reels, and Maui Jim Sunglasses, and provides the newest and best available for your fishing pleasure. All tackle, bait, ice, fishing license, and photography are provided. Affinity Charters is Charleston’s finest inshore and fly fishing charter service. All guided trips are private and custom, so they cater to each client’s goals, wants, and skill level.


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.


Lowcountry Loop Trolley:

Lowcountry Loop Trolley Trolley Tours & Shuttle, Charleston, SC

The Best First Thing to do...! The most convenient way to get from your hotel or vacation rental to Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point, Charleston Visitors Center, the Beaches and Wild Dunes Resort to name a few...No Traffic Hassles or Parking Fees! LOW COUNTRY LOOP TROLLEY is locally owned and based in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We are a Hop-On, Hop-off Tour and Special Event Charter. Our staff is dedicated to making your time on our Trolleys fun and informative. Everybody Loves our Trolleys! It's the best way to visit Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island beaches, Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum, Historic Downtown Charleston, restaurants, shopping and more. So, hop on and off at your own pace and enjoy the best that the lowcountry has to offer!