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Adventure Carolina

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Address: 1107 State Street, Columbia, SC
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+1 803-796-4505
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:01 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Adventure Carolina provides several guided kayak and canoe river and lake...

Adventure Carolina provides several guided kayak and canoe river and lake trips in Columbia. We also have the ability to create a trip for any group up to 100. Our trips are on the Congaree River, Saluda River, Broad River, Lake Murray, Congaree Creek, and Cedar Creek. We are approved to guide kayak trips in the Congaree National Park. We rent River Tubes for trips down the local rivers and offer shuttle services. We also are a full kayak and canoe rental shop with a 3000 square foot retail store selling lots of watersports equipment. Winter season activities include ski rentals, and snow skiing trips.

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Outfitted us for a great canoe trip in Congaree National Park. Price was great for all the gear plus delivery of the canoes. It was easy to set up, and coordinate by text message... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Outfitted us for a great canoe trip in Congaree National Park. Price was great for all the gear plus delivery of the canoes. It was easy to set up, and coordinate by text message. Helped us get all set up and tipped us off on where to go. Were flexible about pickup time. Plus the park was beautiful! This was... More 

Thank ashirayk
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We came down from Fort Mill, SC area to step up our kayak experience. We all had down the flat river trips, but wanted a more advanced trip. Our kids are 16,14, and 12 and we ALL had a blast on the Saluda with Justin! Justin was laid back and patient and taught our whole group while on the river.... More 

Thank mbeach
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We choose an outdoor activity as we were passing through Columbia. I emailed and left messages twice. They aren't timely in getting back to you. We had a nice 3 hours on the Congaree River. Our guide needed to teach some newbies but mainly let them struggle in the back. She was nice, but needed to learn how to be... More 

Thank Matt A
West Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great, knowledgable people - very helpful. The tubing, canoe or walking trips are not to be missed. Can't go wrong.

Thank prettyparticluar
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87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Adventure Carolina is one of the best centers around the Columbia area. Many others have come and gone. We have been on countless trips with Adventure Carolina and never been disappointed. The selection of equipment is fair but a bit overpriced at least when I was last there.

2 Thank btown0
Fort Myers, Florida
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Booked this after not getting a response from another company. Nice laid back staff, with a little history to go with the trip. Wish the rapids were class III+ but that's not their fault :)

2 Thank luvrson
Copperhill, Tennessee
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108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Did a sit on top kayak trip for race mill to gervais street bridge. The water on the Saluda as great. Cool refreshing and cold water greets you along the saluda. Along the way our guide hite pointed out several interesting sights. Make sure to ask about the the bridge that was burned to keep Sherman from Columbia. You can... More 

3 Thank Jeff P
Atlanta, Georgia
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326 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

I went on a kayak trip down the Congaree River in Columbia, SC and thorough enjoyed the experience. It was the first time kayaking for many of us but our guides from Adventure Carolina made this trip a breeze. We saw lots of wildlife including turtles, blue herons, geese, and mallard ducks. The Congaree River is very scenic. This was... More 

3 Thank 1TrippyTraveler
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Adventure Carolina provided a fantastic canoe trip down the Congaree River for a group of teenagers from our church. They communicated clearly, overcame some mistakes I made with planning, offered great training and provided excellent customer service for a group of teenagers that weren't all on the same skill level. The guides displayed patience and were very professional with our... More 

1 Thank CBLaird
Lexington, South Carolina
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245 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

My wife and I were invited to take a short kayak trip down the congaree river on Good Friday. There were 7 of us plus our guide. We had a very relaxing trip down the river, and my wife being a non swimmer was very at ease. Her and I had a tandem kayak along with another couple. Our guide... More 

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