St. Phillips Island Excursion with Coastal Expeditions - Spring/Summer 2021

At Hunting Island State Park

Join Coastal Expeditions staff for an exclusive five-hour excursion to our newest state park property, St. Phillips Island. Your excursion will begin at the Pier Nature Center at Hunting Island State Park. After check-in, a short tram ride to Russ Point boat landing will bring you to the Coastal Expeditions boat for a 45 minute cruise and ecotour through beautiful saltmarsh estuaries to St. Phillips Island, one of only 6 National Natural Landmarks in South Carolina. You will be on the island for approximately 3 1/2 hours to explore the beach, hike nature trails, or view wildlife at your own pace. The boat-ride back to Hunting Island will provide a completely different look at the estuaries as the tide will have changed since the morning ride. All in all, 5 hours of nature exploration and enjoyment! Coastal Expeditions offers St. Phillips Island trips beginning at 9am and 11am daily Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from March through November. For more information or to make reservations, click here.


  • January 8, 2022 - February 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Every Week on Saturday
  • Registration Deadline

    Click here for more information or to make reservations.

    Event Hours

    9am-2pm and 11am-4pm tour times Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday

    Meeting Place

    Hunting Island State Park Nature Center Parking Lot by 9am

    What to Bring

    Lunch/snacks, water, sunscreen, insect repellent. Closed-toe comfortable walking shoes are recommended if you plan to hike the trails, wear light colored clothing, and any medications you might need including EpiPen, allergy, or asthma medication. Be prepared for conditions of an ever-changing barrier island, dusty conditions and insects. Porta-potties are available on the island.


    $55/adult; $35/child (12 and under)