$99 for a Two-Hour Hand-Crabbing Experience for Up to Six People from May River Excursions in Bluffton ($200 Value)

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On 24-foot Carolina Skiff, captains ferry private parties of up to six to Bluffton's back creeks in search of blue crab to catch by hand.

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Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Subject to availability and weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Crabs have a thick outer shell to protect their savory innards and sensitive feelings, frequently hurt by fellow sea dwellers with more flattering names. Scoop up dinner with this Groupon.

$99 for a Two-Hour Crabbing Trip for Up to Six ($200 Value)

During crabbing excursions, a 24-foot Carolina Skiff ferries private parties of up to six to Bluffton's back creeks, where they use chicken necks as bait to lure in blue crabs. After snatching the crustaceans from the water by hand, the group can keep whatever they can hold for the trip back to shore. Though all crabbing equipment is provided, passengers should bring sunscreen, hats, towels, food and drinks, and a camera with which to immortalize their triumphant crab walks.

May River Excursions

The Shoemaker clan has been sailing around the East Coast since the 1600s, making the family as native to South Carolina as the state's alligators and seaside bluffs resembling John C. Calhoun. After inheriting an in-depth aquatic knowledge from his father, who spent 25 years as a commercial fisherman, Captain Chris Shoemaker—a Coast Guard–licensed captain—conveys that love of the water to even more generations by leading fishing, shrimping, and crabbing excursions on his 24-foot Carolina Skiff boat. Collectively known as May River Excursions, Captain Chris and his crew make twice-daily trips to Daufuskie Island, a rustic, historical idyll with a single schoolhouse, dirt roads, and wild bald eagles, armadillos, and alligators that still comprise the island's local constabulary. The guides also lead regular 90-minute tours along the May River in search of ospreys, egrets, and dolphins, always including a history lesson about the country surrounding the towns of Bluffton and Hilton Head.

Customer Reviews

We got a lot of crabs and had a wonderful time. I live here and have never seen May River. He was about to give the history and a nice tour and get catch a lot of crabs. Great event and now my other family from out of town want to do this event also. Oh and the crabs tasted really good.
Sherie S. · October 3, 2012
great experience!
Marc L. · August 26, 2012
This was a simple boat and tour, but the kids really liked it!
Barb D. · August 19, 2012

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