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

  • 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
Small-Group Tour: 2-Hour Marsh Kayaking Eco-Tour in Charleston
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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 (65)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide, Josh, wasn't just a skilled and capable guide through the marsh; he was a font of fascinating information about the ecosystem. It was a beautiful location, sure, but without Josh, it would've been some water, some grass, and some birds. The whole tour,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnTTCasey
Reviewed 1 week ago
Far exceeded my expectations

I cannot possibly say enough good stuff about these people! I took a group of high school students on the 2-hour sunset marsh kayaking tour. The company gave us a great deal since we were a school group, and they sent a reminder email before...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Adrianne W
Joe L, Owner at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a raving review! Thank you again for bringing the students out. We're so happy you all had a great time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
2 hour marsh kayak tour

Our family had so much fun on our sunset kayak trip with Cade! We have 8 year-old, 10 year old and 13 year old boys. They all were engaged through the entire trip thanks to our guide. Our guide was so informative about all the...More

Thank Freedom741475
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best activity to do in Charleston!

My fiancé and I recently went on the kayak tour and the lighthouse boat tour offered through Charleston Outdoor Adventures. This was the most fun we had during our entire trip. We both highly recommend doing either activity! Our tour guides on both encounters were...More

Thank HaleyC833
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful, relaxing, and educational

We did a two-hour marsh tour with Cade who was an excellent guide. He obviously loves kayaking and is very knowledgable about the birds and fish in the area. His passion for the great outdoors is inspiring! The weather was perfect, we saw a dolphin,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
14 July 2018|
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Response from David and Jenni... R | Reviewed this property |
No experience is fine ---- very calm and slow!!!
20 June 2018|
Response from Ediver | Reviewed this property |
Yes, two person Kayaks are available.