Hiking Expeditions

Hike Within a National Wildlife Refuge
With sixteen miles of trails that cross the island along freshwater impoundments and into the maritime forest, Bulls Island is the perfect destination for a day of hiking.  The exploration of the island will lead you by ancient oyster middons, alligators basking in the sun, and coveys of ducks along the edges of freshwater creeks.

As you emerge from the interior and maritime forest onto the beach, you'll have seven miles of pristine coastline to explore, perfect for shelling and beach combing.

Boneyard Beach, at the north end of the island, is the perfect destination for a mid-day break for lunch.  Rest against one of these bleached and skeletonized trees as you watch the waves crash against the shore.

From there, you can set off for Jacks Creek or wind back through the interior of the island.

When hiking Bulls Island, we recommend spending the entire day on the island.  To fully take in and enjoy Boneyard Beach, the observatory points and ruins like the Old Fort, you need more time than the half-day trip will allow.

We can arrange private ferry service to the island for your hiking group any time of year.  Private service allows your group to have the entire island to yourself to hike the 5000-acre wilderness.  Call (843) 881-4582 for more information about how we can host your group.

 

 

 

 







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Price:

Starting at $40/person
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Departure Point:
Garris Landing in Awendaw, SC
Directions

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Activity Level: There are 16 miles of marked trails on Bulls Island and over 7 miles of pristine shoreline.  Participants are advised to plan an itenerary or work with a Coastal Expeditions guide for more information

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Activities Include:
  • Hiking
  • Beach Combing
  • Shelling
  • Birding
  • Photography
  • Dolphin Spotting

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Coastal Expeditions operates under contract into Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, under the leadership and guidance of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to provide public access to the refuge.