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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boneyard beach”(107 reviews)
“bulls island”(229 reviews)
“shem creek”(144 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is by far one of the most fun and beautiful things I've done. Reservation was made easily over the phone. Everyone working there is knowledgeable and very polite. We arrived a bit early and were surprised and pleased to find we were the only...More

Thank apalyok2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words really can't express what a fantastic time my friend and I had on this trip with Dallas "aka Jason" Baker ; ) Do not hesitate for one moment about taking this trip. While paddling out Shem Creek we had dolphins all around us, all...More

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the fifth time we have kayaked with Coastal Expeditions in Shem Creek. We bring all our Charleston guests and it has never disappointed. Love it !

Thank Getaway547320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wait, our sunset/full-moon paddle with Dallas was far, far more than a just a FIVE on your rating scale! We had an extra-ordinary extra-special night on the water – beautiful sunset followed quickly by an amazing orange full moon rising on the horizon near the...More

Thank T D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birds, birds, birds. Dolphins, sharks, alligators, bobcats, deer, beach, Boneyard, flora, fauna, sunrise, sunset, yoga, boat rides and exceptional extraordinary staff - Gates, Katie and PaPa Mo. You are the best. Food. Mmmm. Good! Sleep like a rock. Third visit to this paradise. Too much...More

Thank Kanute R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outstanding! Our guide/naturalist, Gates was so knowledgeable but he did not make you feel like you were in a lecture, but rather he was sharing his knowledge and excitement. He was assisted by an enthusiastic guide Katie who has a smile that lights up...More

Thank philmF7823UO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful adventure for members of our group. Birds and fish galore with great kayaking. We will be booking again.

Thank heidibrown5006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible weekend at the Dominick House on Bull Island. . . Gates, Papa Mo, and Katie provided a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the island. We traveled all over the "drumstick" island via truck/trailer and foot . . . Sunrises, sunsets, breakfasts, yoga,...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience. Magical and surreal place. Chris Crolley, owner of Coastal Expeditions, runs a great escape into nature and wilderness at its best. Our team for this weekend excursion was Gates Roll, Katie, and the incomparable food superstar Papa Mo. Their depth of knowledge...More

Thank janeholiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were booked for a paddle to Bull Island, but because of high winds our excellent guide, Dallas, took us for a paddle up Shem Creek. It was a beautiful day but rather windy, so we were happy not to be exposed...More

Thank Alan W
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Karen B
June 2, 2017|
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
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.
Natalie B
March 27, 2016|
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.