Thursday, July 5, 2018

2018 Thirsty Whale Tours with Edisto’s Captain Moose

The Van Dort Family and Capt. Jim Moose
aboard the Thirsty Whale
Going for a boat ride out of the marina at Edisto Beach is a little easier this summer, with the addition of two charter boats. The Thirsty Fish boat takes out fishing charters and the larger Thirsty Whale boat makes a variety of boating excursions looking for wildlife and making memories. Weekend sunset tours are always ready for booking, or plan ahead for alligator sighting trips or maybe take a longer Edisto river cruise to beat the summer heat.

The odds of sighting a whale in St. Helena Sound may be slim but customers riding along with Captain Moose can expect entertaining dialogue no matter what. A recent sunset boat ride out of the marina took us up Bailey Creek and eventually back down Big Bay Creek, with Capt. Jim Moose showing his wealth of local knowledge by sharing a different observation around every bend in the creek. The Thirsty Whale is a 28-foot Carolina Skiff equipped with a Yamaha 150-horsepower four-stroke engine, with comfortable seating for a dozen passengers. Twin Bimini tops provide shaded seating and safety rails run around the entire boat.
Two dolphins in the creek at sunset on June 22

“I’ve had a boat charter license for 20 years, and I take a business approach to charters,” said Capt. Moose. “I like to start on time so that everyone begins on the same page, and after that I try and do the best job I can, like any other day at work. We expect visitors during the summer months, and I have had guests on board from California, New York and the Midwest. But we are also seeing our return customers growing year round, which is the lifeblood of a charter Captain.” The Thirsty Whale tours also feature Captain Cookie Boykin on certain trips, a retired game warden with a lifetime of experiences on the water.

To read the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian

To view past blog entries from 2017 at Edisto click on Holiday Business After Hours - EIOLT Oyster Roast - Billfish Tourney - Bingo - Tomato OpenI Love Edisto Auction - Jim Bost Memorial - Shark Tourney

To view past blog entries from 2016 at Edisto click on Serpentarium - Jim Bost Memorial - Dolphin Slam - Cobia Tourney - Spring Shorebird Synergy - Bovine Bones on Beach - Edisto River book  

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