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Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours

711 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-477-0287
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Pleasant day, great views and a glimpse into history

After much researching we decided to take so-called plantation tour. It was fascinating to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Agnes W
Ottawa, Canada
Fantastic, Enjoyable Trip

Learned a lot about the history of Georgetown and its islands. Beautiful scenery. Island was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellen K
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711 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-477-0287
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After much researching we decided to take so-called plantation tour. It was fascinating to see the vast areas that used to be rice plantations and the remnants of infrastructure covered in marsh vegetation. Few interesting plantation houses, wealth of history. We were lucky seeing some...More

Thank Agnes W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot about the history of Georgetown and its islands. Beautiful scenery. Island was fantastic. Tons of seashells. Very enjoyable time, will absolutely bring my family when they visit. Will be one of the first to book when they reopen for the 2018 season....More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early and walked the boardwalk which was very nice. The young lady who was to check us in arrived late. The captain and his mate were there waiting along with the 47 other 47 passengers. During this wait we learned that Capn Rod...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rating of "average" comes from primarily 2 things: 1) Speaker system was terrible. Could not understand 75% of what was being said...frustrating for both audience and guide. 2) "Plantation Tour" is a misnomer. It was an enjoyable river tour, history tour, culture tour, etc....but it...More

Thank downtheroad735
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took the tour on a beautiful chilly October afternoon and learned a lot about the history of the area and the various people, places, and events of South Carolina. We learned of things that helped to shape the commerce, battles, and...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When Cap’n Doug began the tour by announcing that he would not bow to political correctness and some of the locals proceeded to get to hoopin’ and hollerin’ we were prepared for the worst. The worst turned out to be that Cap’n Doug was having...More

Thank StigJim
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My friends and I took the tour this past week and had a blast. Cap'n Rod's passion for the life and history of this area is amazing. He was so entertaining and wonderful to listen too. When we found a pod of dolphins on the...More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Took about 4 1/2 hours to make the round trip to visit Shell Island & see the Georgetown lighthouse. The island was a very scenic area which allowed you to walk from the waterway side to the ocean. Plenty of shells of various types to...More

Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 15 October 2017

From the greeting on the dock to the goodbyes when we returned from our 4 and 1/2 hour trip of learning history,seeing the smoke stacks from a civil was boat, shelling, seeing bald eagles,dolphins , and learning about the ecosystems, merging of local rivers. this...More

Thank Suemmcq
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Spend a few hours with Capt. Rod and his crew in the bay and on the beach. On the way to a fabulous shelling adventure The Captain and crew will share stories and history about South Carolina lowcountry. Humorous and entertaining while educational. We had...More

Thank russmmontgomery
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It is rain or shine. The boat is covered and has side windows that roll down.
Marie I
25 April 2017|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do Sundays. if you go on Capt Rod low country tours you can get the schedule. It is a great trip greatly recommend.
Nancy S
24 February 2017|
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Response from Phillip T | Reviewed this property |
He can stay on the boat with Captain Rod or if he wanted he could sit on the beach depending on how hot it is on your visit. But Captain Rod will let him stay on the boat and relax while everyone is gathering shells. Have... More