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Small-Group Tour: 2-Hour Marsh Kayaking Eco-Tour in Charleston

Highlights
  • Bowens Island tidal marshes tour introduces you to Lowcountry wildlife
  • Kayaking tour is good for all levels and uses foot-driven steering
  • Ideal way to get out of Charleston for a few hours
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Small-Group Tour: 2-Hour Marsh Kayaking Eco-Tour in Charleston
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Enjoy abundant wildlife on a 2-hour naturalist guided kayak tour through pristine salt marsh creeks. Two types of single kayaks available- please not measurements at checkout.
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1:30pm Single Kayak Tour
Enjoy abundant wildlife on a 2-hour naturalist guided kayak tour through pristine salt marsh creeks. Two types of single kayaks available- please not measurements at checkout.
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6:30pm Sunset Kayak Tour
Enjoy abundant wildlife on a 2-hour naturalist guided kayak tour through pristine salt marsh creeks. Two types of single kayaks available- please not measurements at checkout.
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Overview
This kayaking tour from Charleston is an ideal way to get out of the city and explore Lowcountry marshes. See the area’s famous sweetgrass and pluff mudd as you leisurely maneuver through a saltwater estuary, home to wildlife such as dolphins, pelicans, and loggerhead turtles. Your guide helps you spot the animals and leads you on a safe, fun, and easy route through tidal creeks.
What to Expect
After you arrive at your private launching area on Bowens Island, your guide reviews tips for a safe and fun kayaking trip through Charleston’s tidal marshes and gets you comfortable with the equipment. The foot-driven steering system on these kayaks is easy to use.

Then, head out on the water. Paddle through quiet creeks and Lowcountry marshes, looking out for wildlife such as dolphins, aquatic birds, and other animals that call this saltwater estuary home. Your guide helps you find the wildlife and answers any questions you have about the area. Because this is a small-group tour, your guide can give every member of the group attention with ease. Must be 13 to operate a single kayak.

Your tour concludes back at the dock.
Reviews (59)
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Reviewed 8 October 2018
Incredible, informative, & educational !

We traveled to Charleston for the first time for a wedding weekend & were looking for something active & fun to do. One of our friends found COA on the internet, suggested it & away we went. From the very beginning, our guide instructed the...More

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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thanks so much. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review. Hope to have you out with us in the future!

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Awesome nature!

My wife and I did the three-hour kayak with Josh. The trip was phenomenal! Josh was extremely knowledgable and tailored the experience to our interests and comfort. We got amazing up close views of all sorts of estuary birds and animals, including multiple encounters with...More

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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thanks for the review and recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed your time with Josh and hope to have you back in the future.

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Very nice!

My friend and I did a two-hour paddle with Josh and it was amazing! Booking online was easy and checking in was a breeze. We started with a little safety/tips and tricks session and off we went. Within 10 minutes, we saw 4 different species...More

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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you Haley! Glad you enjoyed your tour with Josh. We appreciate you taking the time to share a review. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Watched 3 dolphins feeding nearby - so cool!!

Such a nice afternoon! This was low stress and our guide Nick, an environmental science major, was extremely knowledgeable. We saw oyster beds, dolphins, pelicans, terns; he explained how the sea grasses cleans the waters; we paddled up into the marshes, and lots more! I...More

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Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks Laurie! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with Nic and appreciate you taking the time to share a detailed review. Hope to have you out with us again!

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Peaceful retreat on the water

Wonderful Kayak Tour at Sunset with Nick leading the way. He was experienced, informative and very personable. A very pleasurable, can't miss experience. Lowland majesty at it's best.

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COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you Paula! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Nic and appreciate you taking the time to share a review. Hope to see you again!

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Jeanne V
15 August 2018|
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Response from ibrake4java | Reviewed this property |
I’m a big guy myself and they have individual kayaks for larger folks, but I’m not sure about the tandem. I think the concern about the knee will be around getting in and out, since it will be like trying to sit on the... More
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14 July 2018|
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Response from David and Jenni... R | Reviewed this property |
No experience is fine ---- very calm and slow!!!
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jn712
20 June 2018|
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Yes, two person Kayaks are available.
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