Explore Bulls Island with Coastal Expeditions tour

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Take Coastal Expeditions’ Island Cat to the secluded North end of Bulls Island for a day of shelling, photography, birding and bliss.

A tour will be offered on Sundays September 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; September 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and October 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This seldom-offered trip brings guests directly to one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the world for shelling, swimming, birding, and a chance to reconnect with nature.

Capt. Chris Crolley, steward of Coastal Expeditions, says it best:  “The beach on Bulls Island is not a place...It is an experience...a vast stretch of primordial sand littered with shells, sea creatures and extraordinary bird life."

The trip begins with a 50-minute naturalist-led boat tour through the saltmarsh estuary.  Guests will be able to explore the beach at their own pace and will be able to visit a shore bird rookery. The North Beach is full of whelks, sand dollars and many other types of shells as well as Native American pottery. Boneyard Beach, one of nature’s most magnificent works of art in the Lowcountry, is a short walk away.

Cape Romain, home of Bulls Island, is one of only two Class One Wilderness Areas on the eastern seaboard and is home to a large population of nesting loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, bottlenose dolphins and a staggering 277 species of birds, including rare red knots, several species of terns, ospreys, and a plethora of other shore birds. Seven miles of Bulls Island’s beach are part of the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline on the east coast and allow for unparalleled shelling, beach combing and exploring.

The price is $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

For more information, call (843) 884-7684 or visit www.coastalexpeditions.com.