Fun Facts about Blue Crabs

 Blue Crabs are called a ‘Jimmie’, ‘Sook’, ‘Sally’, and ‘Sponge Crab. Blue crab males are called ‘Jimmies’ and females are called “Sook, Sally, or Sponge Crab’ depending on their stage of sexual maturity. How can you tell a male and a female apart? Males have blue claws with a ‘T’ shape on their belly, also called apron, while females have orange colored tips on their claws. A sexually mature female blue crab is called a ‘Sook’ because she has already mated and given birth, and she carries a ‘U’ or bell shape on her apron. A ‘Sally’ is not sexually mature and carries an inverted ‘V’ shape on her apron. A ‘Sponge Crab’ is a female carrying eggs. She carries them in a sponge like growth beneath her on her apron.                                                                                                

 Female blue crabs mate only once, and even though the female crab mates only once, she may have ‘babies’ several times afterwards. She may lay anywhere from 600,000 to 8 million eggs, and carry them two to nine months!                                                                                                 

Did you know that blue crabs shed old shells to get new ones? The process is called ‘molting’ and it takes two to three hours to shed the old shell. The female blue crab sheds her exoskeleton from twenty to twenty five times before becoming sexually mature. After she molts, she mates once and never molts or mates again. Males molt their entire life witch is not long, only about three years.

 

Beautiful Weekend

We had awesome weather for December this past weekend. On Saturday we took out a bachelorette party from Texas. We did a little history and found a few dolphin but this was mostly a booze cruise. We play requested music, stopped off at one of the areas water front bars, and enjoyed slow cruising on our party boat. Thanks for joining us ladies!                                            

On Sunday we enjoyed a Private Shelling Expedition with a family from Denmark. The weather was a bit foggy but the temperature pleasant. These guys found all kind of shells, sand dollars, vertebra, and even a horse tooth. What a great day for a water tour out to Morris Island for scavenging some great shoreline treasures. Hope to see y'all again soon!  

Fall in the Lowcountry

There are some beautiful days still left this fall to get out on the water! Weather on the Charleston Harbor has been very pleasant. Join us for a boat tour, harbor tour, sunset cruise or create your own itinerary with a custom charter. You may bring your own cocktails and food or we can take care of it for you! Our water tours are the best way to show off Charleston to your friends and family during this holiday season. Call and book today!

Wine on the Water

Had a great time on a private boat tour with one of the Charleston area Wine Clubs. These ladies did it up with sushi, hors d'oeuvres, and plenty of wine. We started with a relaxing harbor cruise with some dolphin watching and ended with music, wine tasting, dancing, and partying as the sunset turned to night. This was an amazing evening with beautiful weather and stunning city and sunset views. Thank you ladies for joining us on a private charter and choosing us for your event!

Join us for an exclusive private water tour, custom charter, or booze cruise.   We will accommodate and can customize any of our private charters to fit your cooperate group, bachelorette, special occasion, or any event needs. Choose us and we will help you plan the perfect water tour that you and your group will cherish forever. Book Today!

 

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Fall Private Boat Tours

We made it through Hurricane Matthew and the weather is back to normal for our Sunset Cruises and Private Boat Tours & Charters. The Sunsets are absolutely amazing. The water is calm and tranquil, and the air is amazingly cool and pleasant. Join us this fall and explore the Charleston waters from a Harbor View!