Folly River Estuaries
The creeks behind Folly beach are known for their abundance of Bottlenose Dolphin. Kayaking alongside these amazing small-toothed whales is an experience your sure to remember. With the endless paddling options here, our guides unparalleled knowledge of these creeks sets us apart from other outfitters. Our 2 hour tour gives you a great feel for the area, but custom tours from 2-5 hours can be arranged from the Folly Beach area. Our sunset tour from Folly offers cooler temperatures and scenic views of the sun setting over the undeveloped hammock islands. All tours are private tours just for your family or group!
Shem Creek and Crab Bank Bird Rookery
One of the classic Charleston kayak trips, this tour departs from Shem
Creek and paddles past the shrimp boats and fishing docks as we make our way to the edge of the Charleston Harbor. Perched just outside of Shem Creek is the state heritage preserve island of Crab Bank. April through September the island is a critical nesting site for thousands of birds. Brown Pelicans, Black Skimmers, Oyster Catchers, Terns, Gulls, and Egrets all make their nests on this small dredge spoil island. To protect the birds, visitors cant get out on the island during nesting season, but kayaks are the perfect way to get close enough to observe without disturbing. After we check out the rookery, the route takes us along the edge of the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant on the way back into Shem Creek. Offered as a 2 or 3 hour.
The Narrows at Sullivans Island
Wind your way through the rich salt marsh creeks behind Sullivans Island in search of Bottlenose Dolphin, wading birds, and narrow creeks only accessible only by kayak. This tour is suitable for all levels of paddlers and can be enjoyed as a 2 or 3 hour event. The tour will meet at The Backpacker outdoor shop (map), so you can get there early if you need any last minute accessories before we make the short drive to the launch site. Afterward check out one of the great restaurants on Sullivans to refuel and relax, or head out to the beach to round off your day in the salt water!