Learn more about Low Country Drifters by reading our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Your comfort and safety are our #1 priority. Because we’re located in the south on the coast, a rain shower is possible, especially in the summer!  That being said, showers pop up and can go away quickly so they hardly ever ruin a charter.  However, if bad weather is imminent, we can reschedule or cancel altogether.

Please know space is limited, and what to bring is always dependent on what type of tour you’ll be going on and during what time of year.

A cooler with complimentary cold water is available on every trip. We also have two additional coolers for you to stow any personal items, beverages, and snacks. Be sure to bring your wallet, a towel, and some sunscreen!

Captain Bryan will review other items you may want to bring once you book your tour. In the meantime, check out our list of ideas here

Dry storage is limited, so please pack only the necessities.

Yes. Alcoholic beverages are welcome for those ages 21 and over but please avoid bringing glass for safety reasons. Cans and/or boxed wine can be compacted in the trash can and take up less room on board. 

Our tours are available for six people, not including the captain or possible mate. If you’d like to bring more than six, please contact us and we will discuss options. 

100%, yes! We, too, are a family with children. We love having them onboard and sharing our love of the water, wildlife, and history with them!

It depends on what you want to do! Our most popular boat tour is our half-day tour (4 hours).

Long summer days allow for a longer time on the water, however! Our full-day tours run 6-8 hours.

If you’re on a half-day tour and want to spend some more time, the day is yours! Just talk to Captain Bryan; while on the boat, he accepts both cash and Venmo to extend the tour.

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Gratuity is not included in the charter price. If you’ve enjoyed your experience, tips for our hardworking crew are greatly appreciated! Gratuity aboard a charter boat works similarly to other service-providing industry gratuities and ranges from between 15-25%.

Yes! We are dog friendly and welcome your four-legged friend(s) on board! However, depending on where you’d like to go, your pup may or may not be allowed. Please bring your own doggie life jacket (though not required).

Due to migratory birds and nesting shorebirds and sea turtles, dogs are NOT allowed at the following destinations:

  • Wassaw Island/Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ossabaw Island
  • Portions of Little Tybee

Other areas may require dogs to be on a leash, so bringing one is mandatory if your pup joins your tour.

As with all migratory bird species, shorebirds and seabirds in Georgia are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Some species have additional protections under the Endangered Species Act.

Life Jackets are available for everyone on board in case of an emergency.

Children under age 13 must wear an appropriately sized PFD when the vessel is underway. Low Country Drifters has various children’s life jackets available, but if you have your own, you’re welcome to bring them along. If not, you will be prompted to enter your child(ren)’s weight while checking out. 

We don’t specifically offer ‘Dolphin Tours’ but spotting and watching dolphins is part of every trip – along with seeing all sorts of other wildlife!

Just like Dolphin Tours, we do not have a specific Birding Tour. However, we can plan a tour to make stops in the locations where shorebirds, migratory birds, waders, eagles, osprey, and more thrive.

Bring your binoculars!

No, there is not a bathroom on board, but we can make stops to accommodate!

Yes! Captain Bryan Neal is a Coast Guard certified Merchant Marine Boat Captain and retired Army Veteran. He has over 20 years of experience in and around the waters of Savannah, Georgia, and is also CPR/First Aid certified.

It’s not likely you’ll get motion sickness while on a tour with us. The Intracoastal Waterway is far different than the ocean. However, if you are concerned about it, Captain Bryan has some over-the-counter recommendations you may try.

Absolutely! There is still plenty to explore during the winter in the Intracoastal Waterway. 

We are located in Historic Thunderbolt, Georgia, just minutes outside of Savannah. The address and parking directions will be provided once your charter is booked.

If you still have a question, please contact us! We’d love to hear from you.

Went on a tour last week. Fabulous.

Bryan is very knowledgeable. Stopped in Savannah for lunch. Saw lots of islands and inlets. Learned a lot about the history of the area. What a tour!

Rose N.  – West Chester, PA
February 2023

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What a great day out on the water and visiting Shark Tooth Island.

Highly recommend Captain Bryan and Low Country Drifters for a great experience.

Lisa B. – Gastonia, NC
March 2023

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Spent the day on the water with Captain Bryan and had an amazing time!

He knew all the best spots in the area and made sure everyone in our group had a great experience.

Highly recommend!

Robert P. – Clarksville, TN
June 2022

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Low Country Drifters is the best on the ICW!

Captain Bryan is an excellent captain and your guide. My boys loved “Shark tooth island”. We found multiple fossils and shark teeth, and my boys carried them around for weeks. Captain Bryan knew the best fishing and crabbing spots.

He was flexible with our wants and kept us entertained the entire time. We can’t wait to go out for another excursion!

Alex C. – Statesboro, GA
July 2022

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My husband and two young boys had the absolute best time on the water today with Low Country Drifters!

We learned about the history of the Georgia & South Carolina low country, hunted for fossils, explored Daufuskie Island, and saw all the wildlife… crabs, dolphins, and a pair of bald eagles!

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure in Savannah, please consider supporting this veteran-owned small business.

Captain Bryan is the very best!

Lindsay T.  – Woodstock, GA
November 2022

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Captain Bryan with Low Country Drifters was Great! He was very knowledgeable of the inter-coastal waters. You want to find shark’s teeth and fossils? He knows the spot. You want to see dolphins? He knows the spot. Want to catch a mess of fish? He knows the spot. His personality is easygoing and highly entertaining. Will be booking with Low Country Drifters again soon.

Justin H. – Savannah, GA
July 2022

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We had the best time on our charter with Captain Bryan! We explored a private little island and found sharks teeth, fossils, and crabs. Bryan has a wealth of knowledge and kept us all engaged. We had an absolute amazing time and will be booking future charters with Low Country Drifters!

This will be a memory we will treasure for years to come!
Thank you, Captain Bryan, for making this such a special day for us!

Taryn N. – Orlando, FL
November 2022

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Captain Bryan is, by far, the most experienced in the business.

His expertise, contagious attitude, love of the area, and personable attitude are BY FAR above and beyond expectations.

I will DEFINITELY book with him again.

Jacqueline A. – Richmond Hill, GA
June 2022

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My wife and I spent the day on the water with Low Country Drifters on Monday.

It was both exciting and relaxing at the time. Stopped at Tubby’s for lunch. Highly recommend.

Frank N.  – West Chester, PA
February 2023

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Captain Bryan gave us a wonderful family adventure! Loved the shark tooth/fossil hunting experience with our grandson, and exploring the Intracoastal waterways. Enjoyed it all!

Nan T. – Savannah, GA
November 2022

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If you are visiting Savannah, this is a must! Great way to experience Savannah’s waterfront and surrounding marshlands.

Captain Bryan was very knowledgeable and very personable. We enjoyed every part of the trip. Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Captain Bryan.

You will be happy you booked with Captain Bryan.

Barbara F. – Summit, NJ
February 2023

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Great experience! We saw dolphins, a sea otter and even found a shark tooth, had a great lunch on Daufuskie Island…

Bryan was prepared as a captain and kept us informed every step of the trip, clean spacious boat, and overall A+ experience.

I will definitely be coming back!!!

Sean M. – Brooklet, GA
February 2023

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Captain Bryan was great! He is a very safe operator. We had an amazing time while we were out on his boat. I highly recommend.

Christopher L. – Statesboro, GA
July 2022

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Captain Bryan was great! He is a fun guy and a very safe operator. We saw several groups of porpoises and had an amazing time touring the salt marsh. I highly recommend!

Lance M.  – Statesboro, GA
July 2022

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Amazing experience for the entire family. Captain Bryan is the epitome of a true professional.

He made us all feel so comfortable; it was like being out on the water with a trusted family member. He is so knowledgeable and has so many interesting facts about the area. We had some really good finds on our shark tooth tour, but we enjoyed the rest of the experience just as much.

Already looking at the calendar so we can book another trip. Thank you, sir for the trip, and also your devoted service to our country.

Spahos Family – Statesboro, GA
April 2023

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Captain Bryan of Low Country Drifters is an exceptionally knowledgeable boat captain, fossil hunter, and tour guide.

He took my wife and daughter out today to look for shark teeth, dinosaur bones, pottery shards, and other relics of ages past, and we were fully satisfied.

He gave us an ecological and historical tour of the Savannah ICW, brought us to Daufuskie Island in South Carolina for an excellent lunchtime meal, and made sure our photo opportunities were numerous and perfect.

10/10 would recommend to anyone wanting to tour the Savannah area!

Chris B. – Statesboro, GA
January 2023

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Took a boat ride out with Low Country Drifters – Captain Bryan was outstanding!

Enjoyed cruising around Savannah and ended up at Shark Tooth Island 40 shark teeth, some cool dolphin bones and a pepsi cola bottle from the 1940s!

Kayli T. – Guyton, GA
March 2023

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Our charter with Captain Bryan was the best part of our whole trip by far!

We had such a fun time finding shark teeth and dinosaur bones and had an amazing lunch on Daufuskie Island!

Cannot recommend Low Country Drifters enough!:)

Courtney W. – Cedar Rapids, IA
April 2023

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Incredible charter experience! My wife and I took our 2-year-old daughter and her grandparents on a half-day trip and had an absolute blast.

Captain Bryan, the owner, arranged a fantastic trip touring the area and was extremely knowledgeable about the local history and ecology. We saw tons of wildlife, including dolphins and eagles, and visited The Wyld restaurant for lunch before heading back in.

We learned that Captain Bryan is a US Army veteran and it showed in his attention to safety and professionalism. 

Amazing experience, totally recommend, especially for families!

Gregory L. – Ambler, PA
March 2023

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