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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.
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Charleston Outdoor Adventures
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.
  • 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 for more personalized attention from your guide
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Must add to acivities!!

We did the eco-tour with Cade, what an awesome guide! He truly shows his love for the ecosystem, explaining all factors of the estuaries. What an eye-opener!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago
What a great time we had

We did the two hour kayaking tour with Cade. He was extremely helpful and patient with us. He shared a ton of information concerning the eco system and wildlife. We saw so many wild dolphins while we paddled along.

Thank brandonsherrill
COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Brandon! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Cade and appreciate you taking the time to share a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun & Educational!

Great 2 hours of kayaking! It was a workout, but so worth it! Josh was so kind and knowledgeable! We learned a lot about the wildlife and habitat as well as taking in all the sights. We even got to see dolphins twice. Awesome! Don't...More

Thank essentiallivingme
COA_Staff, Staff at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful! We're so glad to hear that you found your experience with COA both fun AND educational. That is truly our goal and why our naturalists do what they do! Thanks so much for joining us and Josh on the water, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2 hour small group kayak

Our original morning trip was rained out. We were able to easily reschedule for later the same day. We went out with Rose who was very knowlegable, proffesional and skilled at leading a group of kayakers with varying levels of ability. We learned a lot...More

Thank Patrizia M
COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Patrizia! We are so glad you were able to reschedule and that you enjoyed your time on the water with Rosa. We appreciate you taking the time to share a review. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun time and educational

We had Cade as our guide and he was excellent. He is personable and very informed about ecology and the area. We saw 2 dolphins on our tour, very close to us, and we stayed by them as they fed in the shallow water. It...More

Thank Monica W
COA_Staff, Manager at Charleston Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Monica! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Cade and appreciate you taking the time to share a review.

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Jeanne V
16 August 2018|
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.
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