Blue Crabbing Excursion

Biet crabbing

Why We Love This

  • Learn to catch large blue crabs the old fashioned way
  • Freshest seafood you can catch

Barrier Island Eco Tours

Learn to catch crabs the old fashioned way, with a hand line and chicken neck. Afterwards, clean, cook and consume these tasty crustaceans. Enjoy a fantastic trip for the family. This might be the freshest seafood you will ever eat.

What You'll Do

We will venture by boat to an excellent crabbing spot, teach you about the intriguing life history of the blue crab, and then catch, cook, clean and consume these tasty crustaceans. Our crab boil takes place on the beach of Capers Island.

Age & Fitness

All ages are welcome!

Meeting Location

50 41st Ave. Isle of Palms, SC 29451

When To Arrive

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.


On-site parking is available. Parking can be difficult at the Isle of Palms Marina in the spring and summer months so please allow enough time to find parking.

Cancellations & Refunds

Tickets are nonrefundable unless the tour is cancelled by us but you may reschedule your tour with at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled departure time. Allow enough travel time to arrive at the boat at least 15 minutes early for check-in and boarding.


Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Post Booking Info

Weather Policy - Please show up unless you hear from us. Isolated, pop-up thunderstorms are common in the summer months and may delay the trip by a few minutes or may miss us completely. We will contact you if the trip is cancelled, otherwise please plan on checking in at the scheduled time. Please arrive at the Isle of Palms Marina at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Meet at the green "Barrier Island Eco Tours" sign on the right side of the "Marina Market" general store where you will check in with your Captain. He or she will also give you a free parking pass and direct you where to park and board the boat. 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 that you don’t mind getting wet. 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.


September 2, 2018 - 

Our guide was very informative with many interesting comments on this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed eating the crabs as well and walking the pristine island. Definitely a come back tour!

"So much fun"

October 30, 2017 - 

Great for the whole family. one of the best things we did on vacation

"Amazing experience! "

August 12, 2017 - 

The staff was so friendly and let us on a super fun blue crabbing experience! Would highly recommend and will definitely do this again!

"Great time"

August 4, 2017 - 

Great time great food and fun helpful crew

"Awesome Experience "

August 2, 2017 - 

The excursion is a great experience for the entire family. My 4 year old son loved every minute, especially the cleanly and eating of the crab. The boat crew were knowledgeble and kid friendly. Loved it and will be back next summer!!!!

"very good"

June 15, 2017 - 

Cool tour. guides added a lot of flavor and information. family friendly.

"Blue crabbing "

June 14, 2017 - 

We had a great time! The guides were informative and fun! We would definitely do this again.

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