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Coastal Expeditions

514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Cape Romian lighthouse tour

When I went to Charleston to visit my husband, who is working there at moment. I was looking for... read more

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Bulls Island 1/2 Day

A very enjoyable afternoon. Excellent education discussion on the ecosystem during the comfortable... read more

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Founded in 1992, we're Charleston's Original Outfitter and our guides work hard every day to provide an experience that is worth your while. Our guides and captains are passionate, educated naturalists who will share the natural and human history of the Lowcountry with you in a way that you'll love. If you want to go kayaking, paddle boarding or on a boat charter, check out our locations on SHEM CREEK (Mount Pleasant), FOLLY CREEK and ISLE OF PALMS! Blackwater kayaking expeditions into FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST, the ACE BASIN and beyond are offered throughout the month or by reservation. And for an adventure in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, you don't want to miss the BULLS ISLAND FERRY. Our trips are tailored to each group, making all of our offerings available to all ages, fitness levels and skill levels. See you on the water!
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514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684

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Reviewed yesterday

When I went to Charleston to visit my husband, who is working there at moment. I was looking for something for both us to do. I had been waiting to visit these 2 lighthouses and was looking to see how I could. I noticed Coastal...More

Thank Sburris65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very enjoyable afternoon. Excellent education discussion on the ecosystem during the comfortable 30 minutes boat ride to the island. Captain Will and Mate Nick were both friendly and knowledgeable. You can buy water for $1 on the boat and you need to have a...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For our anniversary, my husband and I chose Coastal Expedition again for a sunset kayak. As you can see from my picture it was absolutely beautiful, romantic, and unforgettable! As you can also see we saw quite a few dolphins. Our guides were very informative...More

Thank shan91402
Reviewed 4 days ago

A couple of my friends and my mother decided to take a day trip to Charleston for a mini adventure. I heard about Coastal Expeditions through a group at my college and decided to give it a try as a kayaking enthusiast. I am pleased...More

Thank chloetiller
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great trip to the lighthouse on Cape Romain. We began with a presentation about the history of Cape Romain, and we learned a lot about lighthouses. Our presenter, Tommy, was a native of McClellanville, and was very knowledgable about the area. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I enjoyed the trip very much! We went to Bulls Island and took the ferry they offered. We didn't realize it was a tour we just thought we were getting a ride! We live in Charleston so we already know about the...More

Thank lilcarter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun and so informative! My husband decided we want to go home and buy a kayak. Easy to maneuver and incredibly beautiful. Our guide Geoff knew absolutely everything about the area, history and wildlife. We even booked another tour before we leave.

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the tour a few days before we got here due to trip advisor reviews. We found out later it was two blocks from our house rental! Jeff was our tour guide and he was great! He did a great job educating us on...More

Thank sk03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome day yesterday kayaking Shem Creek with my mom. We rented a tandem kayak. It was her first time kayaking, so a young gentleman that worked at Coastal Expeditions gave her e a brief lesson and shared with us some great spots to...More

Thank emiliahennig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talley, our guide, was amazing! Not only did she instruct us about the fundamentals of our first time ever kayaking journey, she was a wealth of information about Charleston Harbor's history and ecological make-up. It was as if we had our personal biologist with us!...More

Thank Sdanj
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Karen B
2 June 2017|
Response from CoastalEx | Property representative |
Hey, Karen! Sunrise trips are a great option in spring, fall, and summer - you can beat the morning heat if you're willing to get up early! Wildlife will vary during different parts of the year. Our dolphins are... More
Patricia T
10 July 2016|
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Response from Ranny S | Reviewed this property |
We did not go kayaking, and I've never been, so I'm not sure. Sorry!
Natalie B
27 March 2016|
Response from Talleycat |
Hello! You won't find alligators in Shem Creek - gators are freshwater lovers, and Shem Creek is an estuary system! However, you will see gators in abundance (and up close) at Bulls Island on a sunny day.