As the vibrant hues of Spring unfold across Charleston, South Carolina, so does the diversity of its wildlife. The temperatures become warmer, trees and flowers regrow, and the weather is ideal for a trip on the water. Join us on a virtual journey to explore the waterways and natural species that are called the Lowcountry home, which can be spotted during the spring.
Charleston is a hot spot for bird enthusiasts, especially during the Spring migration season. From the Great Blue Herons to graceful Egrets and colorful Warblers, the skies and marshes come alive with avian wildlife. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a curious observer taking it all in, there’s no shortage of inspiring encounters. For more information on birds in Charleston, visit the Charleston County Parks website.
Springtime also means warmer waters, which marks the return of dolphins. These intelligent creatures can often be spotted frolicking in the wake of our boat as we cruise along the Atlantic Ocean. Keep your cameras ready for the perfect shot of these unique marine mammals leaping gracefully through the waves.
The salt marshes surrounding Charleston are full of life during the Spring months. Fiddler Crabs can be seen scuttling along the muddy banks while hermit crabs explore the shallows for food.
Experience the botanical rejuvenation of Spring at Charleston’s renowned gardens. From the enchanting blooms of azaleas and camellias to the delicate fragrance of magnolias, these landscapes showcase the Lowcountry’s natural diversity in full bloom. Stroll through the walkways with vibrant blossoms and immerse yourself in the wonders of the local gardens. Find more information about gardens to visit and local flower species here.
As the day draws to a close, witness the breathtaking beauty of the sunset. Settle into the tranquility of an evening cruise as the sky ignites with pink, orange, and yellow hues, casting a magical glow over the marshes and waterways. Toast to the splendor of nature and the timeless charm of Charleston as you savor the views of twilight on the water.
For a full list of species common in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
At Sandlapper Water Tours, we’re dedicated to providing unforgettable experiences that celebrate the natural wonders of Charleston, South Carolina. Join us this Spring as we journey through the captivating landscapes and species that make this region extraordinary. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a deeper connection with nature, our expertly crafted tours offer something for everyone. Book your adventure today and discover the beauty of Charleston in bloom.