Along the South Carolina coast near the Isle of Palms, a salt-marsh estuary shelters some 277 species of birds. Brown pelicans, terns, gulls, and even bald eagles and endangered wood storks flutter from limbs of the coast’s maritime forests. One of the best ways to spy on these rich thickets of wildlife and determine if they talk about you behind your back is aboard one of Lowcountry Boat Rentals' vessels. The fleet’s 16- to 24-foot boats accommodate up to 10 and may be rented for hourly, half-day, or full-day excursions to grant enough time to soak up the sun’s rays and watch the breeze muss the surface of the water. Alternatively, renters can steer their boats from the coastal marsh and toward the sandy white beaches that sprawl for 6 miles along the Isle of Palms, an Atlantic-barrier island. No matter the route, excursions douse all onboard with the ocean’s salty spray and long views.
An international sailing and charter company and US Sailing-accredited school Ocean Sailing Academy's instructors guide both novices and highly proficient sailors through lessons, regattas, and other sailing events. The fleet ranges from the beginner-friendly 26' Colgate keelboat to a classic 62-foot schooner with beautiful pine decks, wooden masts, and a treasure chest hidden somewhere on board.
50,000 sq./ft. health and racquet club featuring 2 group fitness studios, Jr. Olympic pool, indoor track, cycling studio, 5 racquetball courts, kids fitness program, basketball, Nautilus, cardio equipment, personal training, swim lessons, massage therapy, nutrition training, Tae Kwon Do, group fitness including Zumba
Nestled in the salt marshes of northern Wilmington Island, Bull River Marina is an ideal launch pad for exploring the region’s natural splendor. Experienced captains offer tours that find them steering their prow through the bottlenose-dolphin-inhabited waters off the shores of Savannah. Additionally, Bull River's captains lead crabbing and fishing charters that search the waters for everything from kingfish to sharks. The seasoned fishermen provide passengers with all the bait, tackle, and licenses they need to wrest trout and flounder from the refrigerators of submarine captains.