GUIDED LOWCOUNTRY PADDLING TOURS
Charleston Kayak Tours — Your Paddling Adventure Begins Here!
Day Trips to Great Destinations
Join Sea Kayak Carolina on one of our scheduled paddles — longer than our daily trips, we'll be on the water for 5-6 hours as we set-off to visit the Morris Island Lighthouse, off-shore islands, and other great Charleston area paddling spots.
Longer Trips – More Adventure
Great Charleston kayaking destinations include Kiawah Island, Morris Island, Deveaux Bank and many more. These longer shop paddles fill-up fast, so be sure to call ahead for your reservation! — $60
Give us a call at 843-225-7969 to register or schedule your paddle.
Our schedule page hosts a complete calendar of scheduled trips, MeetUp paddles, shop classes and other paddling events.
Visit our Paddling Destinations page for more information on a few of our favorite tours.
Wondering What to Bring on a SKC Trip?
Many Destination Trips
We lead a wide variety of sea kayak trips and tours around Charleston, SC – Keep an eye on our scheduled trips, or if you would like to schedule a custom trip for yourself, your friends or your organization, contact us — We'll work with you to arrange for a trip that meets your paddling skill levels (from beginners to open water sea kayakers) and sight-seeing goals. Call today! (843) 225-7969
Folly River to Bird Key
Join us at the Folly Landing for a fun and relaxing trip on the Folly River to Bird Key. We'll stop on a neighboring sandbar as Bird Key is a protected seabird nesting preserve. This is a great beginner trip – and a great trip for nature lovers. We usually see dolphins playing or feeding along the beach.
›› Learn more about Bird Key
Stono River to Kiawah
We’ll launch from the Sol Legare Landing (Battery Island Rd) and paddle down the Stono River to land on Kiawah. This paddle takes us along undeveloped salt marsh, to sandy beach and a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea birds, dolphin and beachcombing add to this trip's appeal.
Morris Island Lighthouse
Ever wanted to kayak to the Morris Island Lighthouse? This is your chance. We’ll launch at the Folly landing and follow the Folly River to Lighthouse Creek. We’ll spend some time on the Island before riding the tide back home.
Cherry Point Landing (Wadmalaw) to Deveaux Bank
Seabird nesting colonies on Deveaux Bank are protected, so access to the island is limited. Paddling to the access provides lovely views of the barrier island habitat.
After Work Folly River
Oak Creek – around Oak Island: Relaxed Oak Island circumnavigation. A gentle paddle on the Folly River. A very nice way to spend the evening, and a great trip for beginning paddlers.
Advanced Beginner Trip
Garris Landing – to Capers Island. Start out in the Intercoastal waterway and make a crossing through salt marsh and chanels to one of South Carolina's unspoiled barrier islands.
Intermediate Trip: Folly Island Semi-circumnavigation
Note: paddlers must be willing and able to verify their paddling skill level before booking this trip.
Want to book a class or schedule a trip?
See our schedule to join planned outings, or schedule a trip for yourself,
your friends, or your organization – For more information on scheduling
classes or tours, or to sign-up for a scheduled event
contact us at 843-225-7969 or .
What to Bring on a Sea Kayak Carolina Kayak Trip or Class
What Do You Need to Bring?
Use the links to learn more about sample items.
1) Clothes appropriate to the weather
– Nylon shorts or bathing suit*
– Synthetic shirt*
Note: Sandals and flip flops do not provide appropriate protection around the boat ramp, nor do they provide adequate heel support in the kayak.
We recommend polarized lenses for folks who spend
a lot of time on the water.
3) Sunglass (or prescription eyeglass) retainer*
4) Drinking water*
5) Snacks or lunch
6) A fleece jacket and a paddlejacket* in a drybag*
A good idea in the summertime; should be considered mandatory during
cooler weather. A change of clothes or towel is a good idea for after the trip.
*Items available at Sea Kayak Carolina
On your kayak trip Sea Kayak Carolina will provide your kayak, lifejacket, sprayskirt and lightweight Werner paddle.