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Coastal Expeditions

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Kayaking w dolphins!

My wife and I were the only ones on the tour that day and our guide Dallas was great. We learned a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asheville, North Carolina
Great kayak experience

Had such a great morning tour with Greg at Folly, extremely knowledgeable and gracious that I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“boneyard beach”(106 reviews)
“bulls island”(228 reviews)
“shem creek”(141 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 1 week ago

My wife and I were the only ones on the tour that day and our guide Dallas was great. We learned a lot, had fun, and spent quality time with a pod of 5 dolphins. A great 1/2 day on the water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such a great morning tour with Greg at Folly, extremely knowledgeable and gracious that I booked a lesson with Katie for the very next day. Katie is a very skilled instructor, encouraging and pushed me a bit as I requested. She also somehow managed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first tour ever and it was AMAZING! Our guide Cory was awesome! Super knowledgeable about the wildlife and a great guide! We saw several different birds and we got to see some dolphins strand feeding. It was an amazing experience and if...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast on tbe tour with Cory. He was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He also was a great teacher for those who never kayaked before. We will definitely be back!

Thank Sunnsuds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I set out on Shem Creek with our energetic and upbeat guide Dallas for a 2-hour tour that took us out to a fabulous view of Charleston harbor and surrounding islands. Dallas shared his vast knowledge about birds we saw along the...More

Thank Rhondaontheroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful 3 hour kayak tour. Our cheerful guide Hannah was knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the area as well as many interesting tidbits of coastal history. Thanks for a memorable morning!

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed 2 excursions with Coastal Expeditions. 1st we took the Bulls Island Ferry out to Bulls Island. We were blown away! We were 2 of only 15-20 people on the whole island!! Talk about a peaceful paradise! We hiked through the...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Fiance and I went to Kayak for the day on Folly. Scott was amazing he gave us the whole run down of the kayaks and the paths we can take while we were out on the river. He told us everything to Low/High tide...More

Thank Tiffany B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son recently visited the Charleston area for the first time. We decided to go kayaking. Our Coastal Expedition guide was Hanna who did an awesome job! She was pleasant and eager to share her knowledge about the local wildlife and waterways. I was nervous...More

Thank kcraig58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went kayaking with Hanna in IOP a few days ago and had a wonderful time. It was clear that Hanna's paddle skills were top rate, but I was even more impressed by her knowledge of the area, history, and wildlife. I...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 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
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.