Blue Crabbing Excursion

3.5 hours • Includes crabbing, an eco tour, and a crab boil too! • All Ages

Naturalist-guided excursions exploring the salt marshes and islands off of Charleston, SC

Adult - $60.00 + tax
Ages 13+

Child - $48.00 + tax
Ages 3-12

Infant - $0.00 + tax
2 years and under • Infants must be accompanied by at least one adult

Come crabbing with us! (This activity is only offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day)


3.5 hours


We will venture on our shaded excursion vessel equipped with a restroom and beaching ramp to Capers Island preserve and crab the old fashioned way, with a hand line and net. Along the way your naturalist guide will pull a few crab traps to learn more about the life history of the blue crab and stone crab. You will also get an eco-tour along the way learning about dolphins and other wildlife encountered along the way.

While crabbing from the beach you can also swim or explore Capers Island. The grand finale is a crab boil where fresh steamed crabs bought from our local crabber that morning are dumped on the table. Served with butter and old bay! A fantastic trip for the whole family! We catch and release the ones we catch but bring plenty of crabs along and ice cold watermelon to ensure everyone has plenty to eat! Fresh steamed crabs on a pristine barrier island beach!

This activity is only offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

What to Bring

  • You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and small cooler for the trip. Beer and wine is welcome for passengers ages 21 and over.
  • Wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes or sandals.
  • Bathing suits are optional since you are welcome to get in the water during this excursion.
  • Please feel free to bring a bag with sunscreen, towels, cameras, binoculars, bug spray, or anything else that will make your trip more enjoyable.
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