Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many people does the boat hold?
  • Up to 12 people.  There can be no exceptions to this.  No matter how small they are, children count as a person.

  • Where do your tours depart?
  • We leave from the Sunset Cay Marina, 66 W. 9th St. Ext., Folly Beach.  You can find directions at the bottom of this page.

  • Is there a restroom on the boat?
  • No, but there is one at the marina!  On the water we use the ‘loo with a view!’

  • What if it rains?
  • We operate rain or shine.  Fortunately the “Folly Bubble” usually holds strong and light rains only last a few minutes.

  • What's your cancellation policy? Do you cancel for bad weather?
  • Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  As conditions change rapidly here we watch the weather and may not cancel until a few hours pre-trip. We cancel for high winds and lightning, and will still operate in light rain.

    No-shows will be charged the full price.

    Any trips cancelled prior to 24 hours out will be given a full refund. Cancellations within 24 hrs of departure are non-refundable.  **Private and specialty trips are non refundable within 5 days of departure**.


  • How early should we arrive?
  • Please plan to be at the dock 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Keep in mind that traffic can be very unpredictable and congested coming onto the island on summer weekends and plan accordingly (give yourself at least 30 extra minutes).  If you get to the beach early check out the local coffee shop and beach shops!

  • Are children free?
  • Infants are free, children under 12 have a reduced rate. We provide lifejackets for children 12 and under or you may bring your own if you prefer.

  • Do you have group rates?
  • We do, please call for group rates and custom trip pricing. Our boat holds 12 people.  If your group is larger, let us know and we will secure a second boat to take out your whole party!

  • Are alcoholic beverages allowed on the boat?
  • Yes, tours are BYOB and you are welcome to bring a cooler. Please no glass on the boat.  Note that there is no trash can on the boat!

  • Is tipping customary?
  • Tipping is not required, but as in any service industry is appreciated for a job well done. How much is up to you, but it’s a similar rule of thumb as any other tipping situation.

  • Directions to the Marina:
  • From Center St. (heading onto Folly Beach, towards the ocean) turn right at the stoplight onto W. Ashley Ave. Go down 9 blocks and turn right on 9th block. Follow the road to the left, there will be a sign that says “marina.” Park in the lot to the right and proceed across the footbridge over the marsh towards the water.  You will see a gravel/dirt road to the right, and continue down it towards the dark green marina building. We meet you up by the picnic tables!

Tideline Tours
(843) 813-5009

Sunset Cay Marina 66 W. 9th St. Ext Folly Beach, South Carolina 29439

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