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Coastal Expeditions

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514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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3hr kayak bliss on Shem Creek

6 of us did a 3 hr kayak tour with Kevin. It was a nice laid-back tour learning about the... read more

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Hamburg, Germany
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We did a two hour kayak tour from Isle of Palms with Katie. What an amazing experience made all the... read more

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Founded in 1992, we're Charleston's Original Outfitter and our guides work hard every day to provide an experience that is worth your while. Our guides and captains are passionate, educated naturalists who will share the natural and human history of the Lowcountry with you in a way that you'll love. If you want to go kayaking, paddle boarding or on a boat charter, check out our locations on SHEM CREEK (Mount Pleasant), FOLLY CREEK and ISLE OF PALMS! Blackwater kayaking expeditions into FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST, the ACE BASIN and beyond are offered throughout the month or by reservation. And for an adventure in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, you don't want to miss the BULLS ISLAND FERRY. Our trips are tailored to each group, making all of our offerings available to all ages, fitness levels and skill levels. See you on the water!
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“bulls island” (219 reviews)
“shem creek” (129 reviews)
514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

6 of us did a 3 hr kayak tour with Kevin. It was a nice laid-back tour learning about the ecosystem of Charleston and seeing some sights. We saw some birds and dolphins and we could take our time and watch where they went. Felt...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a two hour kayak tour from Isle of Palms with Katie. What an amazing experience made all the more special by Katie who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Wish we had found this earlier into our vacation as would have done a couple...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have taken many trips to Bulls Island with Coastal Expeditions and this past Sunday we took our second Beach Drop trip. It's a great way to get to Boneyard Beach a bit quicker than the traditional trip to Bulls Island. Boneyard Beach is a...More

Thank Judy29585
Reviewed 4 days ago

Signed up for a "Beach Drop" for last Sunday morning (10 AM - 3 PM). The ride over to the north end of Bulls Island was easy and fun. Captain Will and First Mate NIck took good care of us and imparted a lot of...More

Thank BuzzCzar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

SUP outing from Folly Outpost. Fantastic time. Dallas was a great coach and got us out quickly despite the wind challenge present today.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people at Coastal Expeditions are very friendly and welcoming across the board - from the office staff to the tour leaders. The front desk staff helped us reschedule a thunderstorm day and make our flight.. We went out with Aaron and Dallas and eight...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were originally booked for the sunrise Folly Creek 3 hour tour but was rained out (oh well). The guide made sure to get in touch with us that morning to let us know it was cancelled. We rescheduled for SHEM CREEK...More

Thank travelbug3311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff couldn't have been more friendly. We did the Folly Island dolphin kayak trip at 9:00 a.m. with, I believe, Caroline (it's been a couple of weeks so hopefully that's right). Everything was set up and fast and efficient and the staff was extremely...More

Thank Kristine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a guided Kayak tour with Greg. What an incredible trip! I highly recommend this company, and especially Greg. He was extremely knowledgeable and outgoing. If I could give him 10 stars I would.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hannah was our guide for the 2 hr Shem Creek Paddle Boarding tour. She was terrific and very patient as I had never been and struggled balancing. We saw a lot birds, 7-8 dolphins, the Ravenel Bridge, downtown Charleston, the first , etc. really enjoyed...More

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Karen B
3 June 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
11 July 2016|
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Response from Ranny S | Reviewed this property |
We did not go kayaking, and I've never been, so I'm not sure. Sorry!
Natalie B
28 March 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.