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Our most recommended South Carolina Canoe & Kayak Tours

Folly Beach: Folly River Kayak Tour with Dolphin Watching

1. Folly Beach: Folly River Kayak Tour with Dolphin Watching

Explore the waters of the Folly River by paddle power while learning about the wildlife and history of Folly Beach. Discover birds, dolphins, crabs, and more as you perfect your kayaking skills. Choose between a daytime or sunset tour to see the South Carolina Lowcountry in a different light. Meet your guide near the Folly River Boat Ramp and pick up your kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Get a lesson on the right way to paddle so you can hit the water with confidence. Navigate through the brackish estuary behind Folly Beach, where you will encounter native flora and fauna. Learn fascinating facts about the ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled as your guide points out dolphins, crabs, pelicans, and various other birds along the way. Listen to stories of pirates who used to roam the waters. If you choose the sunset option, marvel as the sun sets over the beautiful Lowcountry.

Hilton Head Island: 1.5-Hour Guided Small-Group Kayak Tour

2. Hilton Head Island: 1.5-Hour Guided Small-Group Kayak Tour

Learn about the rich history and diverse ecosystem of Hilton Head Island from an expert guide as you paddle on this 1.5-hour kayak tour. As you cruise through these pristine saltwater marshlands, your guide will tell you about spartina grass/cordgrass, oysters, and other local wildlife, while answering any questions you may have. Enjoy the opportunity to observe many indigenous bird species, including egrets, herons, ospreys, brown pelicans, and bald eagles. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for the beloved Atlantic bottlenose dolphins swimming playfully. Benefit from a small-group experience for up to 10 people.

Hilton Head: Guided Kayak Sunrise or Sunset Tour

3. Hilton Head: Guided Kayak Sunrise or Sunset Tour

Experience nature with this guided kayak tour. Paddle at the calmest parts of the day as the sun rises or goes down in the low country. Explore the untouched beauty of Skull Creek. Meet your guide and get in your life vest. Follow the guide's instructions to ensure the safest tour. When ready, hop aboard your kayak and take off. Glide through the waters of Skull Creek as your tour guide enriches your mind with historical and wildlife knowledge of Hilton Head Island.  Travel through the rich ecosystem of the saltwater marshlands, observing many indigenous species of birds, such as the brown pelican, egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles, and many more. After your tour avail of the restrooms on-site, and the food and drink available at an additional cost.

Hilton Head Island: Mini Boat Dolphin Tour

4. Hilton Head Island: Mini Boat Dolphin Tour

Start the experience with a short safety briefing and instruction on how to use your mini boat. Set off and get a view of Harbourtown and Daufuskie Island. Try to spot a variety of wildlife including heron, pelican, dolphin, osprey, and turtles. With your experienced guide, try to spot some of the dolphin population up close. Have pictures taken of your trip for and take home the memories of your trip.

Hilton Head Island: Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

5. Hilton Head Island: Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Hilton Head Island on this 1-hour stand up paddleboarding tour. Paddle through clear waters, and explore inlets and rivulets entirely inaccessible by boat. See local wildlife, and soak up unbeatable views of pristine beaches and lush greenery. After making your way to the meeting point, learn basic paddleboarding techniques with experienced SUP guides, and get out on the water in no time. Once onboard, explore the warm, calm waterways of Broad Creek, the perfect environment for paddleboarding. During your tour, absorb spectacular views of the South Carolina coastline as you navigate through serene Lowcountry marshes. Encounter a vibrant array of indigenous wildlife, including pelicans, herons, egrets, and manatees. If you’re lucky, you might even spot resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins playing alongside you. This paddleboarding adventure is perfect for all skill levels. Whether you're an advanced paddler or have never ridden on a SUP board before, you are sure to enjoy your time out on the water.

Hilton Head Island: Skull Creek Guided Paddle Boarding Tour

6. Hilton Head Island: Skull Creek Guided Paddle Boarding Tour

Cruise the waterways of Skull creek on this guided paddleboard tour on Hilton Head Island.  Connect with nature and enjoy a family-friendly tour that is good for both beginner or advanced paddleboarders. Meet at the your guide at the Hilton Head meeting point and start your paddleboard adventure. Learn the basic paddle techniques as you explore the beautiful calm waterways of Skull Creek. Focus on creating core strength and stability as you float on top of the pristine water. Navigate through the serene Lowcountry marsh-ways. Keep your eyes peeled for endless species of indigenous wildlife, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, eagles, and herons. Return your paddleboard equipment to the meeting point at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about South Carolina

Cindy was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and friendly! We had never gone kayaking before and did just fine. You will get wet so plan accordingly.

Parker was an awesome guide and the sunrise kayak tour was beautiful. Calm waters and easy for a beginner to learn quickly and enjoy the tour.

Love the mini boats. Every time we come down we have to do them. So much fun. Jackson or guide was terrific. Hope to get him again next time.

We loved the kayak experience. It was so much fun and easy for everyone to maneuver. First timers and we fell in love with it

Overall it was an awesome experience. Educational and fun!