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Charleston Kayak Company offers access to some of the most scenic waterways in the Charleston area. Naturalist guided kayak tours and rentals are offered year-round from the grounds of historic Middleton Place. Immerse yourself in the rich history...more
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Kayaked the Ashley River with Charleston Kayak Company and Charleston Waterkeeper -- it was an amazing opportunity to learn more about the conservation efforts happening in Charleston and about the Ashley River. The guides were knowledgeable and energetic. Thank you for an amazing experience!
All of the reviews of Luke are absolutely true. He is wonderful guide, he knows the history of the area and can identify everything you will see on the water. We had so much fun exploring the small channels along the river and testing some...More
We scheduled our trip in the afternoon. It was supposed to be sunny, but it was drizzly and overcast. We went anyway. Luke told us this was one of the best times to go because the water was like glass and it was pretty. We...More
Did the blackwater tour last year, returned to do the marsh this year. Both times were with Luke, who was knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. You go at your own pace, and the tour guide answers any questions and points...More
The Ashley River Twilight Tour through the Charleston Kayak Company was exceptional in every way! Our guide, Luke, was very knowledgeable about the river and its history. The tour taking place at sunset made it unique and exciting. The entire experience exceeded my expectations!
We were a little confused on how to get to the kayak area because you must stop at the Middleton Inn to have them open the gate for you, but once we figured that out we had a great time. We got our gear and...More
Outstanding kayaking trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and ecology. The weather was perfect. Highly, highly recommend the wonderful kayak trip down the Ashley with Charleston Kayak Company. We will be taking another in the near future with more friends.
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Our guide explained that only baby or juvenile alligators live in the swamp; it provides protection for them. Once they get bigger, alligators prefer to sun in the wider, open spaces around rivers and marshes.
There are some when you first get in the kayak from the dirt road, but after you launch there is no issue. They provide bug spray, but I didn't use it and had no problem. The mosquitoes don't breed in this swamp water so... More
There are some when you first get in the kayak from the dirt road, but after you launch there is no issue. They provide bug spray, but I didn't use it and had no problem. The mosquitoes don't breed in this swamp water so it's amazingly absent of bugs once you start to kayak away from the road.