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2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

More than a welcome sight for sore eyes, the tidal marshes around Charleston are a hotbed for Lowcountry biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more as you paddle down Folly Creek en route to the tidal creeks that wrap around the Hammock Islands. This leisurely paced kayaking tour is capped at 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
  • Explore the marshes and tidal pools surrounding Charleston on a small-group kayaking tour
  • Opportunities to see wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more in their natural habitat
  • Tour suitable for kids and adults alike, with easy- to intermediate-level kayaking
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people or fewer
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2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston
Kayaking Equipment (Kayak, Paddles, Personal Floatation Device)
Dry Bag to keep phone or other personal belongings dry
Professional Guide
See wildlife including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and assorted waterfowl
1871 Bowens Island Rd , 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

Follow Bowens Island Road to the end and park in the gravel parking lot located to your right. Make your way to the water and check in with the COA office located on the dock.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and shoes that can get wet.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • The minimum age requirement for a single kayak is 13 years old.
  • Our captains and guides work very hard to ensure that a memorable experience is had by all of our guests. Gratuity, as you feel so inclined, is always appreciated.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Outdoor Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do I get my own kayak during the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:You may choose between a Single or Tandem Kayak. Please note: Participants 12 years old and under must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me for the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:We recommend bringing water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, comfortable shoes (that can get wet,) and a camera to document your adventure.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I wear during the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:Wear clothes or a bathing suit that can get wet – synthetic material is best, no cotton or jeans. Please wear water shoes, sandals or tennis shoes that can get wet.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:Yes, there is complimentary parking available onsite.
Mar 2021
Q:
Does the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston operate if it's raining?
A:Yes - We will go out rain or shine – please bring rain gear as afternoon rain is common in the Lowcountry.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I need to know how to swim to participate in the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:No, you do not. You are required by law to wear a personal floatation device when you go kayaking or paddleboarding with us. We also have personal flotation devices on all of our boats.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a weight limit for the 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:The weight limit is 350 lbs for the one-person kayak and 650 lbs for the two-person kayak.
Mar 2021
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston.

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  • "The weather was perfect and this was a great way to spend the afternoon away from the touristy areas of Charleston." See review
  • "Your safety is priority as well as being comfortable in the kayak" See review

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Sunset paddle
stuart_m
, Oct 2021
Alexis was very professional while also engaging and personable …. Great trip thanks to her ! And seeing dolphins the highlight
star-4
Okay for some exercise
Sylvia_M
, Oct 2021
Expecting more wildlife. Saw a few dolphin fins and a few pelicans. Guide was knowledgable. Scenery and wildlife wasn't what was expected.
star-5
A fun adventure
Lauren_K
, Oct 2021
We had a great time. Cade was very knowledgeable on the wildlife, history, and culture of the area. We also got to see quite a few dolphins!
star-4
Very educational, tour guide was wonderful!
Tracie_C
, Oct 2021
Learning about the eco system and other environmental facts was interesting... Ryan was an excellent tour guide and answered all our questions.
star-5
Not to be missed
Anne_C
, Oct 2021
From the time we arrived at. COA it was a positive experience. Ryan was a fabulous guide and instructor. He kept his eye o n everyone on the tour and was sensitive to all skill levels. His friendly personality coupled with his knowledge of marsh wildlife snd plants made the trip memorable. We paddled through somr rain but was still loads of fun. This was my first go at it and I felt very comfortable even when my husband and I steered out tandem kayak into some plants. Would highly recommend the tour. Price was reasonable for the great experience.
star-5
THIS WAS AWESOME
Dhalma_B
, Oct 2021
What a treat this was! As a local this sadly was my first time, felt like I was on vacation in my own city. Myself and my 13yr old daughter had an amazing time, and Craig was an awesome and very knowledgeable guide!!
star-5
Fun on a kayak
Martha_V
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience, friendly and helpful. Ryan our guide was absolutely amazing with details and interesting facts about the Estuary. Sea life, dolphins and birds. What else can you ask for and the kayaks were fun. Thanks for the wonderful time.
star-5
Friends from Florida enjoying Charleston’s backwaters.
Robin_R
, Sep 2021
Our group from Ponte Vedra had so much fun. Alex was awesome and loved her stories and knowledge of the area. The Kayaks were awesome too.
star-4
Great staff/guide. Scenery not so much.
Kathy_L
, Sep 2021
The staff and guide were great. They were very friendly. The guide was very informative but of course being in separate kayaks, it was difficult to hear. The scenery was okay. Basically, we saw the same scenery throughout the whole tour. We saw 4 birds in two hours. Nothing else as far as wild life. We did enjoy the kayaking. Boats are kept well. Life vests are well made and appear clean.
star-5
Craig is the best!
LYNANN_V
, Sep 2021
Craig was our guide and that guy is a wealth of information! We learned so much. We got a bonus and saw a dolphin!

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