Charleston 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Low Country Living in Coastal Charleston

The Isle of Palms Beachfront Mansion with New Friends

Stay Beachfront with New Friends
September 15-21, 2024
7 days / 6 nights

Trip Status: Open
Single Occupancy – Starting at $4,678

Double Occupancy – $3,290 

Dates: September 15-21, 2024

Location: Isle of Palms, SC

Airport: Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Accommodations: Private Beachfront Estate

Group Size: 10-12 Guests

 Meet your Hosts

Connie Hart & Karla

Karla & Connie

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Welcome to the Isle of Palms just outside Charming Charleston

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

The Stay – A Beach Front Experience, 15 minutes outside Charming Charleston

Day One: Arrival Day – Let’s Settle into our Ocean Front Mansion

Fly into Charleston International Airport CHS by 3:00 PM. Check into the house at 4:00 PM.

Our breathtaking Beachfront Mansion at Isle of Palms, SC is our haven for the week. Feel the ocean breeze from the large deck and hear the waves crashing against the shore. A warm welcome dinner sets the tone for a week filled with shared experiences and new discoveries.

Highlights

Beachfront House: Explore and settle into our spacious, ocean-facing abode.
Orientation: A brief meet-and-greet and an overview of house rules.
Welcome Dinner: A hearty meal to celebrate the beginning of our adventure.

Day Two: Let’s Sleep in and Take on Relaxation at it’s finest!

With the ocean waves as our backdrop, we immerse ourselves in the laid-back rhythm of the Isle of Palms today. Sleep in and wake up at your leisure. Come out to enjoy a coffee or tea out on the deck over looking the ocean. Dip your toes in the ocean on a nice beach walk. The afternoon unfolds with shared laughter and refreshing dips in the pool. We will take our time exploring the island and all it has to offer. *Please note this day can shift to a different day weather permiting.

Highlights

  • Relaxation by the Pool: A leisurely afternoon offers time to unwind and enjoy eachothers company
    Bonding Activities: Fun games and interactions fuel our bonding, making connections that last. Ample opportunities to know each other better and share personal stories.
    Group Dinner: A serene evening meal allows for shared stories and reflections on the tranquil day.
    Scenic Beauty: Enjoying the picturesque and tranquil surroundings of our island home.

 

Day Three: Immerse yourself in the beauty and wildlife of Capers Island on our eco tour Plus a Classic Low Country Beach Cookout!

Do you like the sound of fresh local shrimp, smoked sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes, and onions all boiled perfectly together in special seasonings served to you on a beautifully pristine beach?

Venture to Capers Island Heritage Preserve, a pristine barrier island only reachable by boat that is just north of Charleston, South Carolina. We will cruise through winding tidal creeks to find diverse wildlife living in this salt marsh ecosystem. Your naturalist guide will explain all about our local ecology and wildlife encountered along the way. Common sightings include bottlenose dolphins, bald eagles, and numerous shore and wading birds

Along the way we’ll employ nets and traps for an up-close look at some of the marine life that thrives below the surface. As you arrive on the island, you are free to explore it’s astounding natural landscape, “Boneyard Beach”and interior trails and ponds.

Cruise to Capers Island’s North Beach, where you have time to explore and shell hunt while we prepare dinner for you! Come back and enjoy a fresh seafood dinner as the sun sets over the salt marsh. Hamburgers and hot dogs can be prepared for non-seafood eaters.

Highlights

  • Capers Island Heritage Preserve: Experience the untouched beauty of this pristine barrier island, accessible only by boat, offering a secluded escape to nature’s marvels.
  • Culinary Delight on the Beach:Relish the fresh local shrimp, smoked sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes, and onions, all seasoned and boiled to perfection, and served on the tranquil shores of a pristine beach.
  • Ecological Exploration: Navigate through winding tidal creeks and encounter diverse wildlife in the salt marsh ecosystem, with insights provided by our knowledgeable naturalist guide.
  • Sunset Dining Experience: Absorb the breathtaking sunset over the salt marsh while savoring a delicious seafood dinner, with alternative options like hamburgers and hot dogs available.
  • Marine Life Interaction: Engage with the thriving underwater world through the use of nets and traps, offering an up-close look at the varied marine life residing beneath the surface.

Day Four: Calling all Patriots to Patriots Point

As patriotic women we will embark on a journey to Patriots Point, a naval and maritime museum located on Charleston Harbor. We will explore a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS Yorktown, a renowned World War II aircraft carrier. Its a day to feel prideful and appreciative as we see ships and aircraft that showcase the fearlessness of the military and gain insights into the sacrifices made by our armed forces. We take the day to reflect and respect the bravery and dedication in our nation’s military history, enriching each woman’s understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Highlights

  • USS Yorktown Exploration: Discover the history of the renowned World War II aircraft carrier
  • Naval History and Heritage: Immerse in the extensive collections and exhibits, revealing the sacrifices, valor, and triumphs of our armed forces.
  • Patriotic Bonding: Share in reflective moments and engrossing stories with fellow patriotic women, fostering a deeper connection through shared respect and mutual appreciation for our nation’s heroes.
  • Charleston Harbor Views: Take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Charleston Harbor, offering a serene backdrop to a day rich in historical exploration and learning.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Engage with a variety of hands-on displays, allowing for an interactive and enriched learning experience, bringing the tales of courage and commitment to life.
     

Day Five: A Day in Charleston

After breakfast at the house we’ll be Fueled and ready to explore the Charming city of Charleston. We will start off with a picturesque carriage ride, where every cobblestone and corner had a story to share, revealed by our well-versed guide.

Post-ride, we will wonder the harbor side, exploring quirky shops and taking in the charm of Charleston. Discovering treasures and sampling local bites, we will immerse ourselves in Charleston’s unique culture. As we wrap up our day we will load up and head back to the house.

Highlights

  • Historic Carriage Ride:A charming exploration of Charleston’s historic districts, unveiling the city’s enchanting architecture and storied past.
  • King Street Exploration: Dive into a shopping spree at one of the most vibrant shopping destinations in Charleston, discovering treasures and tasting local eats.
  • Culinary Experiences: Indulge in the diverse culinary delights Charleston has to offer.
  • Scenic Battery Promenade: Conclude the day with the tranquil views and the historical charm of the Battery Promenade, capturing the essence of Charleston’s timeless beauty.
Charleston Savannah

Day Six: Reflection and Final Exploration

Today we will spend time on the island. Walking the beach and sitting by the pool. We will go into the small town of Isle of the Palms to pick up any souvenirs to mark our time together. We will end the day with a Sunset Dolphin Tour. 

Join our naturalist on a search and discovery mission on this sunset 2.5-hour dolphin cruise to encounter the fascinating bottlenose dolphin and loggerhead sea turtle off of Capers Island, just north of Charleston. Bottlenose dolphins are common residents of our salt marshes and inlets behind the barrier islands and we take you on an excursion to view our resident pods. Sunset is the perfect time to be on the water and viewing the spectacular marine life of our region while enjoying the cooler temperatures of evening.

As you observe the dolphins feeding, playing, or simply cruising around in their native environment, you learn all about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more. You also learn about the history of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle, which we often catch sight of during the summer months. 

Highlights

  • WOW our time together has flown. Lets finish anything we still want to do!
  • Sunset Dolphin Tour to say Farewell to our beautiful time together

Day Seven: Departure Day!

Fly out of CHS Airport. Group Drop off will be at 10:00 AM. Please book flight accordingly. If you’d like to be at the airport earlier, transportation will be at your own expense.

Pricing

Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

Single Occupancy $5,878.00 – Available

Single Occupancy $5,878.00  –  Sold Out

Single Occupancy $5,878.00  –  Sold Out

Single Occupancy $4,678.00  –  Sold Out

Double Occupancy Queen $3,980.00  –  Sold Out
Double Occupancy Twin $3,590.00  –  Sold Out

Double Occupancy Queen $3,980.00 – Available
Double Occupancy Twin $3,590.00  –  Sold Out

Double Occupancy Queen $3,980.00  –  Sold Out

Double Occupancy Twin $3,290.00 – One Bed Available

2 moderate

There will be walking tours on cobblestone streets, stairs and getting in and out of boats.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Arrival Date: September 15, 2024
Pick Up Times: Before 3:00 PM

Departure Airport: Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Departure Date:  September 21, 2024
Drop off Times: Drop off time: 10:00 AM

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
  • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip.
  • This trip will have have a maximum of 14 women
  • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
  • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.