What better way to explore the beautiful Isle Of Palms than by paddling through it yourself. You can explore the Lowcountry while relaxing in a kayak on top of the water. The area is known for being the most diverse Coastal Ecosystems on the Eastern seaboard. From bringing your own to renting a kayak, or even taking a kayak tour, you are bound to have a great time. It is vital to take caution when out on the water as there will be other boats, as well as tides and currents to look out for. For your planning ease, we have created the best places to do all things kayaking related.
Customized Group Tours:
For those who are interested in group ecotour there are many different options. No matter if you want to rent a boat charter, take an overnight trip, or even customize an itinerary, these are all doable. There are many ways to dive into the beautiful Lowcountry water weather on kayak or boat, your whole group will love the group tour. Tours can take you to some highly trafficked areas to see what all the buzz is about, as well as some more secluded places to see and observe wildlife.
Explore the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline on the eastern seaboard. Charleston, South Carolina has many kayak rentals ranging all the way from Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, and many more. From single to double kayaks, these companies are one-stop shops for all of your kayaking needs. Try out Coastal Expeditions, Charleston Outdoor Adventures, Nature Adventures, Charleston Kayak Company, or Sea Kayak Carolina.
Kayak rentals can range from hourly to half-day, full-day, or week-long rentals. Rentals are typically equipped with the kayak of your choice, single, double, or even a tandem kayak, life jacket and a paddle. Some of the kayaks will be sit-in while others will be sit-on. Sit-on’s are easier for those who have never kayaked before. Tandem kayaks are great if you are riding with children who are not going to paddle. This makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy a day out on the water.
Kayaking and Boat Tours
Many companies will also offer paddle boarding options, as well as kayaking on the oceanfront or the salt marsh. You can even request or purchase a guided tour for newer kayakers just getting started. Kayaking tours are a great option for those who may be just visiting and uncertain of the surrounding area. Guided tours allow you to rely less on finding your way around and gives you the opportunity to experience the natural beauty and wildlife. It is not uncommon that you may see a few pelicans, sea turtles, egrets, or many other exciting animals and mammals.
Where To Kayak
Depending on whether or not you would prefer kayaking in the blackwater or between the barrier islands, may determine where you rent your kayaks. If you wanted to dedicate a day or two, you could kayak through and around all of the islands like Mt. pleasant, Shem Creek, Bulls Island, Capers Island, Morgan Creek, or even just the beach. You can put in your kayak at any beach access or any boat access. Be cautious of your surroundings as you may be in a highly populated area.
No matter where you choose to kayak or what type of kayak you decide on, you are sure to have a great time. From cruising through the waves at the beach, or flowing through the waterway, it will be a blast. Make sure to pack your sunscreen and a snack, because you will work up an appetite. We hope to see you soon on the water and remember, be casutions, stay safe and have fun!