The majority of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is only able to be seen by boat, canoe, or kayak.
Cape Romain has a public boat landing available, but for those without their own aquatic transportation, the Bulls Island Ferry operates exclusively within the refuge. It launches from Garris Landing for a 30-minute cruise to Bulls Island. Once there, hikers, nature-lovers, and bird-watchers can explore 16 miles of footpaths.
Endangered animals like the wood stork and the loggerhead sea turtle inhabit the pristine barrier island, along with a multitude of egrets, herons, pelicans, and other shorebirds. Bulls Island is also home to Boneyard Beach, where fallen oaks and eroded roots have been bleached white by the salt and sun.
Click here for ferry schedule and fees.