5 Activities You Need to Do On the Water This Summer

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25 May 2021
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It's hard to believe, but sometimes we all need a break from sitting on the beach all day! Charleston is full of adventures, and luckily, we're surrounded by water which means there is plenty to do and see around our coast. Many of you are visiting the island for Memorial Day, which is the perfect time to experience all of the fun-filled activities that await you on the water. If you're looking for new ways to experience the Islands, we've got 5 of our favorites to tell you more about this week!


Excursion to Capers Island

Capers Island is an uninhabited island off of the coast of Isle of Palms that is perfect for exploring, taking a relaxing stroll along the driftwood forest, or even having a beachside cookout! Barrier Island Eco Tours offers these trips and many more, which depart right from the Isle of Palms Marina. 

Did you know that you can also book tours with Barrier Island Eco Tours with our Front Desk Team? Call in, email, or ask our Front Desk associates at check-in on how to book your tour!

View all of Barrier Island Eco Tours here!

Trip to Bulls Island

The Bulls Island ferry is a more adventurist approach than Capers Island and is offered by Coastal Expeditions (also based at the Isle of Palms Marina!) This trip is great for hiking, guided tours to spot alligators, otters, and dolphins, and 66,000+ acres of land on the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge. This is definitely an option for those wanting to get out and get some exercise while experiencing the wild, so make sure your whole group is up for it!

View all of their tours here!

Kayaking & Paddleboarding

One of our favorite ways to enjoy the Lowcountry waters is to jump right in! Kayaking and Paddleboarding with companies like Coastal Expeditions and Nature Adventures is a great way to see up close and personal just how beautiful Charleston is and is also a great way to get some exercise! 

Jet Skiing, Parasailing

For more of an adrenaline rush, try some water sports with a little more thrill! Tidal Wave Water Sports is based right here on Isle of Palms, at the IOP Marina. They have several different activities to choose from that will entertain the whole family, but some of our favorites are the Jet Ski Safari and Parasailing! You can even mention Island Realty and receive 10% off of your activity. 

View all of their activities here!

Fishing Charters

Lots of our visitors and locals alike love to spend their summer days on the boat, fishing their next catch! While the Marina offers boat rentals, we like to recommend that our guests utilize a fishing charter to serve as your specialized guide. Adventure Outdoors is one of our trusted partners, that will be a perfect choice for inshore fishing during your stay!


Feeling inspired? Don't wait to book your Summer stay, properties are booking up quick!

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