Within close reach of Charleston lies one of the East Coast’s greatest areas for wildlife exploration. Bulls Island, SC, a part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, offers visitors miles of stunning terrain and an incredible opportunity for adventure. Continue reading all the information that you’ll need to plan your visit! For additional ideas on where to eat and what to do while you’re in the Holy City, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. With our expertly crafted guide, planning the perfect getaway is always a breeze!
Your Guide to Bulls Island, SC
What Is There to Do on Bulls Island
For nature lovers, Bulls Island, SC, is a paradise. Discover the natural beauty of the Carolina Sea Islands by exploring all that this island has to offer on your next visit. A few popular wildlife activities that you’ll find here include bird watching, beach combing, Hiking, and more! Embrace the scenery and observe some of the regions most popular species of dolphins, eagles, alligators, and otters! 66,000 pristine acres of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge are at your disposal!
Touring the Island
The best way to experience the island is with a guided tour. Coastal Expeditions leads a variety of tours. No matter what kind of adventure you’re after, you’ll find it here. They offer kayak, canoe, boat, paddleboard, and hiking tours. Let the experts lead the way as they take you through the miles of trails and point out all of the island’s most exciting features and wildlife. The tours are also separated into categories where you can search from kid-friendly tours or bird-watching tours, for example.
Getting to the Island
To access the stunning beauty of Bulls Island, you’ll have to take the ferry from Garris Landing in Awendaw. The boat ride takes about thirty minutes and offers some incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding waterways. The cost is $40 for adults, $20 for kids aged three to 12, and free for kids that are two years old or younger. Make sure to check the ferry schedule before your trip. Arrive at least thirty minutes before the scheduled departure time!
A Beautiful Place to Stay in Downtown Charleston
Complete the Charleston experience by staying with us at Hotel Bella Grace on your next getaway. Our boutique hotel offers the perfect blend of southern charm and modern elegance. Delivering artfully decorated guest rooms, incredible service, and an unbelievable location, Hotel Bella Grace is second to none when it comes to luxury accommodations in the heart of The Holy City.
Take a look at our Queen Room, for instance. Enjoy two queen-size beds, a fully functioning kitchen, and an atmosphere of blissful relaxation on your stay. Wake up and join us for a complimentary breakfast or end your day with a cocktail in the historic Delaney House each day that you’re here. The ideal Charleston experience is just one click away!