The South Carolina Lowcountry is a destination that lends itself to outdoor adventure. There’s no better way to experience our unique landscape than by embarking on one of these May River Excursions! This locally owned company offers a wide variety of historic, eco-friendly, and scenic excursions. No matter which tour you choose, you’re sure to see sweeping views of South Carolina’s gorgeous May River. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about this locally owned company.
The May River is the beautiful backdrop to so many unforgettable activities and attractions in Bluffton, South Carolina. After experiencing one of these May River Excursions, leave time to explore the area’s many boutiques, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. For a complete, hand-picked list of the best nearby attractions, be sure to access our complimentary Bluffton Vacation Guide now! It’s a comprehensive local resource that will help you plan the perfect Lowcountry getaway.
What You Need to Know About May River Excursions
About the Company
Since the spring of 2011, May River Excursions has been one of the best providers of high-quality outdoor adventures. Captain Chris began offering tours in a mere six-passenger boat. Today, he operates a five-boat fleet and a retail shop that he shares with family and friends. May River Excursions strives to show both locals and visitors alike a side of the Lowcountry they’ve never seen before! Each guided trip offers educational insight, incredible views, and glimpses into the May River’s one-of-a-kind ecology. On certain tours, your guide will even show you how fishing, shrimping, and crabbing were performed by previous generations!
Whether you’re seeking a history lesson of the May River, an up-close-and-personal encounter with Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, or a cruise against the backdrop of a stunning sunset, this company offers an amazing river excursion for everyone. These trips start at $35 per adult and $25 per child. Another educational and fun option for exceptional May River tours is Spartina Charters led by Amber Keuhn!
Seasoned anglers and beginners alike love May River fishing excursions! This company offers inshore fishing, offshore fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and large-group charters (six or more people). No matter which of these unique trips you choose, you’ll experience the finest, friendliest service and access to everything you need to make the most of the excursion. You might even catch a big one!
Water Taxi Services
Finally, May River Excursions offers water taxi services. The company offers two passenger vessels that service Daufuskie Island and Palmetto Bluff. The Daufuskie Island ferry costs $150 for one to three people. It transports you into one of the Bluffton area’s best-kept secrets! On a day trip to Daufuskie Island, you’ll discover rich history, hidden gems like the Silver Dew Winery, and plenty of natural beauty. The Palmetto Bluff water taxi trip costs $20 per person and only takes a few minutes! This popular route is perfect for Old Town Bluffton Inn guests looking to explore the beauty and history of Palmetto Bluff.
If you’re searching for the perfect place to stay near the majestic May River, look no further than Old Town Bluffton Inn! Our family-owned inn is only a five-minute walk away from the Calhoun Street dock, which overlooks the sprawling expanse of the May River. Whether you choose to explore our little slice of the Lowcountry from the seat of a bicycle rental (like Old Town Bike Barn and Adventures) or from the hull of a May River Excursions boat, you’ll see exactly why we love Bluffton.
The moment you step through Old Town Bluffton Inn’s stunning, French Eclectic foyer, you’ll feel the concept of ordinary slip away. Each of our guest rooms features carefully crafted, hand-picked decor items and premium amenities found nowhere else in the Lowcountry. In addition to elegant touches and personalized service, you’ll love being in the heart of The Promenade near all of the best boutiques, restaurants, and adventures.