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Coastal Expeditions

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514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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My gendchildren did a week of kayak and paddle boarding camp, they loved it. They learned a lot and... read more

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Barbara M
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Charleston, South Carolina
Kayak tour

We totally enjoyed our kayak trip from Folly Beach. We were able to see several dolphins. Chesley... read more

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Coastal Expeditions' mission is to take people to beautiful places to experience meaningful things by kayak, SUP, canoe and powerboat. Founded in 1992, Coastal Expeditions is the original outfitter in Charleston, South Carolina and is a family business with a team of exceptional, big-hearted guides. Saltwater and blackwater tours and rentals are available year round from several wildlife-laden spots, including 4 private on-water outposts at Folly, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms and the Bulls Island Ferry.
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“bulls island” (237 reviews)
“boneyard beach” (107 reviews)
“shem creek” (150 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
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+1 843-884-7684
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Reviewed yesterday

My gendchildren did a week of kayak and paddle boarding camp, they loved it. They learned a lot and had a great time on the Wagner. I woi6 highly recommend it for your children or grandchildren.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We totally enjoyed our kayak trip from Folly Beach. We were able to see several dolphins. Chesley was our guide. He was very informative about Charleston history.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I learned to Kayak on a vacation 11 years ago and have kayaked most vacations since then. We have rented from several dozen outfitters over that time and Coastal Expectations ranks in the top two of great equipment and knowledgeable guides and...More

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Living in the Charleston area, we want to learn more about the history and the natural habitat around us. We've taken 2 trip with Coastal Expeditions and haven't been disappointed. The first was a fantastic weekend on Bull Island at the Dominick House where our...More

Thank vickie h
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This three-hour tour was just beautiful. Henry, our guide, pointed out the importance of preservation and conservation of the amazing biodiversity of this area. He shared his appreciation for animals, birds, sea life, and the land’s history. I highly recommend the tour ... our teenage...More

Thank centering
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun trip on beautiful Isle of Palms. There was a great introduction for new kayakers, and kid friendly instructions with a very knowledgeable guide. Our kids are 5 and 7, and the trip was the perfect length for an active family. I highly recommend!!!

Thank Steven J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here three times and all ways have received great service. The showers available are also nice after kayaking for four hours.

Thank Kirby L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and a fun time! Make sure you bring suitable water shoes as they are required for both paddle boards and kayaks. Truly an enjoyable time!

Thank Alec H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place in Charleston to paddleboard/kayak out of! My friend and I enjoyed an awesome morning on Shem Creek today. The location is easy to get in and out of. The staff of Coastal Expeditions are super friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!!...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic trip with our guide Dallas at daybreak. Dolphins were feeding all around us and the early morning departure kept us out of the heat. Dallas had extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and kept things fun. We were...More

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Karen B
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Hey, Karen! Sunrise trips are a great option in spring, fall, and summer - you can beat the morning heat if you're willing to get up early! Wildlife will vary during different parts of the year. Our dolphins are... More
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Patricia T
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
We did a stand up paddle board tour but no experience was needed so I assume the same is true for the kayaking trips.
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Natalie B
March 27, 2016|
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Response from Talleycat |
Hello! You won't find alligators in Shem Creek - gators are freshwater lovers, and Shem Creek is an estuary system! However, you will see gators in abundance (and up close) at Bulls Island on a sunny day.
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