BE ROBINSON CRUSOE FOR A DAY
Offered only once a month when the tides are right, this trip brings guests directly to one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the world for shelling, swimming, birding, and a chance to reconnect with nature. The Bulls Island Beach Drop is one of Charleston's best outdoor adventures.
The trip begins with a 50-minute naturalist-led boat tour through the saltmarsh estuary. Guests will be able to explore the beach at their own pace and will be able to visit a shore bird rookery. The North Beach is full of whelks, sand dollars, horse conchs, lettered olives, tulip shells, moonsnails and myriad other shells. Boneyard Beach, one of nature’s most magnificent works of art in the Lowcountry, is a mile and a half walk down the beach.
Cape Romain, home of Bulls Island, is home to a large population of nesting loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, bottlenose dolphins and a staggering 293 species of birds, including rare red knots, several species of terns, ospreys, and a plethora of other shore birds. Seven miles of Bulls Island’s beach are part of the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline on the east coast and allow for unparalleled shelling, beach combing and exploring.
This is an excellent tour for families and friends of all ages.
$20/12 & under
Participants will depart directly from the boat onto the beach on a ramp; Once on the island, participants can decide how much of the 7-mile beach that they wish to explore.
WHAT TO WEAR
Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (Tevas-style shoes are best), a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton). During cooler weather, dress in layers.
WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent, bagged lunch and snacks
Beach combing, Shelling, Dolphin-Watching, Birding, Photography
Since bicycles are not allowed on the beach, you may not bring bicycles aboard the ferry for this expedition.
SHELL COLLECTING One small bag of unoccupied shells may be collected per person. The bag may be no larger than a plastic grocery bag. Do not remove any driftwood, living shells, plants or artifacts from the beach. This privilege may be suspended if participants are not respectful of collection guidelines, so please be considerate!