Specialty Tours

We offer a variety of tours in the Charleston area. Our specialty is custom private tours for your group. Private tours allow you to build your own schedule, set your own pace, and create the group dynamic your looking for. If you dont see a particular tour your looking for, chances are we offer it, so just ask! Minimum rates apply to private tours.

Folly River Sunset Tour
 Paddle the Folly River and the surrounding estuaries during the last hours of the day as the sun sets over the hammock islands on this private tour. Why paddle during the hottest parts of the day when you can enjoy an evening on the water? Our guides know these creeks like no others, and will lead you on a tour taking best advantage of the tides and scenic options. Bottlenose dolphin are a common sighting on this trip! For an even more spectacular experience, schedule this tour during the full moon and we will stay on the water for the sunset and Full moon rise! Tour typically departs from the county park boat landing at Folly Beach. 2 hour tour $50 per person ($120 minimum applies for parties of 2 on private tour).    



Charleston Harbor to Morris Island


 Take in the history and beauty of the Charleston Harbor by kayak. We will depart from one of the hidden nooks on the Charleston Harbor and follow the tide out to land on the sandy beach of Historic Morris Island. The paddle out will offer great views of the Charleston Harbor, including kayaking right by the Fort Sumter National Monument. When we get to the Island you will have plenty of time to hunt for shells, sharks teeth, and go for swim. This tour is tide and weather depentdent. This trip must be scheduled based on the tides to provide the best experience on the water. Minimum tour time is 4-5 hours from start to finish.

Capers Island State Heritage Preserve

  Follow the ebbing tide as you kayak through the salt marsh creeks on your way to one of South Carolina's protected barrier island beaches on this full day tour. Bottlenose Dolphin, Bonnethead sharks, and rays are common sites on the paddle out to the island. When you get to the island you will have plenty of time to look for shells and sand-dollars while meandering through the boneyard beach left by the erroding maritime forest. As the tide starts to rise, we will get back on the water and follow the tide in. Also can be scheduled as an overnight camping trip! 
  
Cat Island and the Wando River

 This tour explores the brackish waters and winding creeks of the upper Wando river. Keep your eyes peeled for the American Alligators that make thier home on this stretch of river! Ride the tide out as is carries us downriver until we reach Cat Island. There we will get an opportunity to get out and explore the marsh island in search of shells and even prehistoric sharks teeth. As the tide turns around, we will get back on the water and follow the tide back up river. Tour availability based on tides, minimum 4-5 hours from start to finish. Shorter tours exploring the upper reaches of the Wando without going to the Island are also available.


Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

 Immerse yourself in one of the largest protected coastal areas on the eastern seaboard, as we venture out into the pristine Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge. This area is critical habitat for more species of birds found anywhere along our coast, as well as Bottlenose Dolphin, Loggerhead Sea-turtles and more. With several tour options ranging from a couple of hours to Full day excursions, we are sure to have a tour right for you. Our guides have years of experience educating and exploring within this 64 thousand acre Wildlife Refuge. 


Pompion Chapel on the East Branch of the Cooper River


 The East Branch of the Cooper River was a key area in the rice culture of Charleston beginning in the 1700s.  This tour offers a glimpse into the past as we paddle by old plantation properties and explore abandoned rice fields. Our destination is Pompion Hill Chapel, a national historic landmark "chapel of ease" overlooking the river. We will get out at the Chapel and have an opportunity to closer examine this stunning piece of history while we rest and have lunch. Minimum tour time 4-5 hours. Scheduled based on tides.


 Morris Island Lighthouse
 Depart Folly Beach on this "Full day" adventure to historic Morris Island. We will follow the ebbing tide out through the salt marsh to our most recently protected barrier island. You will have an opportunity to get out an explore the beach in search of shells and have a snack in the shadow of the National Historic Landmark of the Morris Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse, finished in 1886, is perched on an eroding sandbar off the south end of Morris Island. Your guides interpretation will offer a glimpse into the rich history the island and the Lighthouse itself. Minimum 5-6 hour trip from start to finish (includes island time). Beach Launch option available for the more adventurous and/or more experienced paddler (be prepared to get wet on this option!).