Coastal Expeditions South

    LocationBeaufort

    Since 1992, Coastal Expeditions has been on a mission to put people safely and securely in the path of beauty to experience meaningful things. As guides and storytellers, they delight in sharing all that they know about the Lowcountry – its lands and waters, its plants and animals and people, and its history and culture – with everyone they meet.

    NEW! Ferry from Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort, SC to a pristine barrier island with wildlife, history and natural beauty.  Explore tabby ruins, ancient sand dunes and beautiful trails on St. Phillips Island.  Ferry ecotours to the island and dolphin tours are available several days each week!

    Current Ferry Schedule
    Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays
    9 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.
    11 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.

    Adults $45/Kids 12 & under $25

    THINGS TO KNOW

    CORONAVIRUS SAFETY
    Currently, we are running the ferry at a limited capacity to ensure good social distancing while on board. Please bring a face mask for boarding and while you are on the boat.

    ARRIVE EARLY
    The St. Phillips Ferry departs as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals.  Arrive 30 minutes early and meet at the Hunting Island State Park Nature Center for registration.

    WHAT TO WEAR
    St. Phillips Island is a remote barrier island, so dress for hiking.  Dress in layers and wear a hat for sun protection.  Once you get to the beach, you can ditch your shoes and dip your toes in the Atlantic, but you’ll want closed-toe walking shoes while you are hiking the roads and trails of the island.

    WHAT TO BRING
    Small backpack with plenty of drinking water, lunch, sunblock, insect repellent.  Don’t bring anything that is difficult to carry or that takes up excess space. Please bring a form of payment with you on the day of your tour.

    ACTIVITY LEVEL
    Once you reach the island, you’ll board a tram and ride 3.5 miles to the beach.  From there, you can explore the shoreline or head into the interior island trails.  You’ll need to be able to walk 1/4 mile from the tram to the seashore. The captain and mate can help you plan a route that fits your expectations and time on the island.

    PARK ADMISSION
    Admission to Hunting Island State Park is not included in your tour price. Please check their website for current rates.

    NEED TO CANCEL?
    There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.  If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call (843) 884-7684.

    St. Phillips Island and Hunting Island are part of the South Carolina State Park Service. Read more here

     

    Photos Copyright South Carolina State Parks