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Crabbing in Charleston SC

Want to go crabbing in Charleston, Sc? Learn to catch crabs the old fashioned way with Barrier Island Eco Tours!

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Crabbing in Charleston SC

  1. 1. 50 41st Avenue Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.5000 Facebook Google Plus
  2. 2. Testimonials "A special thanks to Shane Ziegler of Barrier Island Eco Tours, Isle of Palms, for sharing his invaluable insights and vast knowledge about the Lowcountry, its wildlife and ecosystem. And the tours are fabulous!" -Mary Alice Monroe, Author of The Beach House
  3. 3. Testimonials "Barrier Island Ecotours is hands down worth a trip to Charleston to experience. The sights of the salt marsh and all it has to offer is worth every penny. Where else can you experience up close and personally all the marine and terrestrial wildlife the estuaries and capers island has to offer? From dolphins, crabs, deer, alligators, abundant fish, you will have a blast being entertained by the outdoors. Every trip is a surprise because you don't know what you will encounter. If you want peace and relaxation at the same time of excitement these are the trips for you and your family and friends of any ages. Ask the naturalists and they will tell you the hot spots of where to go and what trips are best suited for your group." -Lee Sparwasser
  4. 4. Testimonials "As Charleston locals, my family has the incredible opportunity to go on a nature tour with Barrier Island Ecotours at least once a summer and often times, more! With their many options like crabbing trips, dolphin excursions, sunset cruises, etc., we always have a great time and it's never the same trip twice. The captains handle the boats with precision, and the naturalists have an incredible amount of knowledge and keep everyone entertained and laughing. And then there's the fishing charters! Our daughter LOVES fishing with Mr. Shane, and every time we've been out, she's caught enough fish to make her ask almost every day when we can go again. I highly recommend Barrier Island Ecotours for visitors and locals alike..." - Michael Schumpert
  5. 5. 4 Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Beginners Deep-sea fishing has actually been a source of excitement for various seasoned individuals, but if you are preparing to go for deep sea fishing for the first-time, make certain you choose an experienced person to accompany you or utilize a charter. An experience person understands all the best fishing spots in the sea. And with a charter company, your fishing license is taken care of. A knowledgeable individual can actually instruct you a lot, so here are some couple of deep sea fishing pointers to assist makes your fishing experience easier and fun.
  6. 6. 4 Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Beginners • Make sure you have a license Make sure if you are planning to go for deep-sea fishing alone or with your family you get a correct license that will permit you to fish in various areas that are open for individuals to fish. Contact your local wildlife commission for more information about the license.
  7. 7. 4 Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Beginners • Know the weather-forecast & tide schedules Among the most significant danger impacting fishing in the deep-sea, is unpleasant weather, so prior to heading out ensure you know more about the weather forecast and tide schedules. You do not wish to have a bumpy ride in-thesea.
  8. 8. 4 Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Beginners • Find out the best ways to tie a knot In fact this ability will make a big difference between catching a fish and the ones that getaway. Ask an experienced individual to teach you exactly how to tie knots.
  9. 9. 4 Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Beginners • Find out more about the various sorts of fishes When going deep sea fishing, understanding more about various fish types can really assist you in choosing lures and baits. Discover even more about what a certain fish likes and how it behaves. If you are going on a fishing trip and there is any reef close by, make sure you start your fishing there. Because, this is where bigger fishes often hang out to consume various little fishes which live in the reef.
  10. 10. Crabbing in Charleston SC
  11. 11. Crabbing in Charleston SC Learn to catch crabs the old fashioned way, with a hand line and chicken neck. We will venture by boat to an excellent crabbing spot, teach you about the intriguing life history of the blue crab, and then catch, cook, clean and consume these tasty crustaceans. Our crab boil takes place on the beach of Capers Island. A fantastic trip for the family. This may very well be the freshest seafood you will ever eat!
  12. 12. Shane Ziegler Shane is originally from Atlanta and spent his summers vacationing with his family on the Isle of Palms. Pulling seine nets in the tidal creeks, crabbing, and fishing with his family in the salt marshes while they were on vacation sparked his deep interest for marine biology. Shane and his family moved to the Isle of Palms the summer before his freshman year at Wando High School. During his high school years on Isle of Palms, Shane spent the majority of his free time exploring the salt marsh, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and roasting oysters with his friends on small hammock islands. Julie Cliff, his Marine Biology teacher at Wando, further inspired his passion in the marine world.
  13. 13. Shane Ziegler During his summer internship in 1995 while attending Clemson University, he worked in four different South Carolina State Parks including Hunting Island State Park. At Hunting Island he realized the naturalist position was exactly what he wanted to pursue as a career. After graduating Clemson with a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Management, Shane began his career as a naturalist at Hunting Island as an assistant to Mike Walker, head naturalist at the park. Shane enjoyed working at Hunting Island for a year and a half performing sea turtle research and barrier island and salt marsh ecology programs for visitors and school groups. At the end of 1997 he left Hunting Island to pursue his own business, Barrier Island Eco Tours, with Jose Hernandez.
  14. 14. Shane Ziegler Shane now operates Barrier Island Eco Tours with his wife Morgan. They are able to run a small business and still find free time of their own for fishing, island exploring, or just relaxing on the house boat together with their dog Emma.
  15. 15. Morgan Ziegler Morgan grew up in Columbia, SC and visited the Carolina coast every year with her parents and grandparents. As a child and young adult, she was fascinated with the sea and the animals that lived in it. She loved swimming in the ocean and hunting for sharks teeth and shells with her Grandmother on the beach. Her passion for the marine world, and spending time in nature grew with her.
  16. 16. Morgan Ziegler Morgan later attended Clemson University with a major in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Morgan chose Travel and Tourism as her emphasis area in PRTM, and became very interested in the growing trend of eco tourism around the world. She decided for her summer internship to pursue eco tourism in the Charleston area, and luckily acquired an internship with Barrier Island Eco Tours the summer before graduating from Clemson. She fell in love with the business and Charleston’s coast that summer, and decided to move to the area after graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science. She continued to work with Barrier Island Eco Tours in the summers, and began a career in event and wedding planning in downtown Charleston.
  17. 17. Morgan Ziegler While working with the company, Morgan and her dog Emma, also fell in love with Barrier Island Eco Tour’s owner Shane Ziegler. Morgan and Shane are now married, live in Mt. Pleasant, and are running the business together. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors, fishing, biking, boating and being with friends and family.
  18. 18. Princess Emma Emma was a lost puppy found on Hwy. 76 in Anderson, S.C. when she was just 3 months old. By luck and fate she found a home with Morgan who was attending Clemson University at the time. Emma and Morgan did a lot of hiking to waterfalls, mountain biking and camping in the upstate. Emma was very excited to move to Charleston with Morgan after leaving Clemson, and now lives in Mt. Pleasant with her Mom and Dad. She enjoys fishing with Shane (especially sharks); running on the beach, chasing squirrels, lots of treats and belly rubs. Princess Emma is the best Dolphin Pointer around and she would love to see you on a boat trip soon!
  19. 19. 50 41st Avenue Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.5000