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Sail the barrier island salt marshes

Folly Beach, United States

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Experience hosted by Johnny

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Dolphin Day Sail
During the two-hour sail, we'll see dolphin, pelicans, herons, osprey and egrets as well as other wildlife common to the low country. We can beach the cat at one the nearby isolated islands and do some swimming too if you like. If you'd like the experience of sailing first hand, your captain will give you the helm and with some instruction, you will be sailing a very quick catamaran! Your captain is an experienced maritime guide who can tell you all about the maritime history and culture of Charleston and the low country so feel free to ask questions! Bring a camera and feel free to BYOB! We have a cooler on board.
Other things to note
Check the online calendar at sailfolly.com for open dates and times.
Dolphin Day Sail
During the two-hour sail, we'll see dolphin, pelicans, herons, osprey and egrets as well as other wildlife common to the low country. We can beach the cat at one the nearby isolated islands and do some swimming too if you like. If you'd like the experience of sailing first hand, your captain will give you the helm and with some instruction, you will be sailing a very quick catamaran! Your captain is an experienced maritime…

Johnny's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    We will have coolers with ice
From $110
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$110 per person
$110 per person
Fri, Dec 11
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$110 per person
$110 per person
Sat, Dec 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$110 per person
$110 per person

Meet your host, Johnny

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Captain Johnny holds a 100 ton Master Mariner Certificate and has operated both power and sail boats. He was a maritime guide in Charleston Harbor for years and knows Low Country history but can also talk about Low Country ecology.
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Where you'll be

Sailing the salt marshes behind a Low Country barrier island is a unique experience. The scenery is one-of-a-kind gorgeous, and wildlife abounds. this is the way to see South Carolina's beautiful coast.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Emanuela
November 2020
This experience was thoughtfully crafted with large comfy bean bags, each accommodating two couples socially distanced, spiced apple cider and blankets were delicious and cozy on the nippier part of the ride as the run was setting. Johnny did a fantastic job making us feel at home on the water. We did see a 1/2 dozen dolphins too, and they are my favorite animal since childhood, so it really touched my heart to see them. Thanks for an amazing experience Johnny!
This experience was thoughtfully crafted with large comfy bean bags, each accommodating two couples socially distanced, spiced apple cider and blankets were delicious and cozy on t…
Samantha
November 2020
We had a great sail with Captain Johnny! We were a group of 4 and felt comfortable with social distancing on the boat. Johnny was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a beautiful setting on the Folly River and overall a very relaxing sunset sail. Would definitely recommend as a fun activity for a nice day!
We had a great sail with Captain Johnny! We were a group of 4 and felt comfortable with social distancing on the boat. Johnny was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a beautifu…
Reeves
November 2020
Can’t recommend this experience enough! My boyfriend and I sailed with one other couple and Captain Johnny. We didn’t know the other couple, but there was plenty of room for social distancing onboard the sailboat and I felt comfortable the whole time. We had an amazing time relaxing, taking in the views, and getting to know everyone. It was an evening very well spent!
Can’t recommend this experience enough! My boyfriend and I sailed with one other couple and Captain Johnny. We didn’t know the other couple, but there was plenty of room for social…
Laura
October 2020
Highlight of our weekend trip. We got lucky with spectacular weather and saw ~15+ dolphins while sailing around the marsh. Johnny is a fantastic host and can’t wait to go back!
Cassondra
February 2020
A great way to spend an afternoon! John is a wonderful host and takes you to see the beautiful salt marshes! It’s a relaxing trip and beautiful sights.
Kerry
February 2020
This sail was the best! I would recommend this to anyone. John was so kind, easy to talk to, and knowledgeable. Wildlife is definitely seen on this tour and he provided a bean bag for extra comfort. Would do this ride again & again!

Choose from available dates

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Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guests should bring sunscreen, drinks and snacks