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Nature Adventures Outfitters

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Address: Shrimp Boat Lane, Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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+1 843-568-3222
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Charleston’s Absolute Best Kayak & Canoe tour company. University...

Charleston’s Absolute Best Kayak & Canoe tour company. University Degreed Naturalist Guides, Coastal and River Kayak ACA Instructors. Sea or Recreational Kayaks or Canoes. See Dolphins and Pelicans at eye level! Blackwater Swamps with old growth Cypress, Rice Plantations, Barrier Islands, Saltmarsh Creeks, Shrimping Villages & Indian Ruins. Families & Beginners Welcome! “Recommended Outfitter” –National Geographic, On Site Location. Closest company to Charleston! .

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A fun paddle

Something different from plantations, museums and food. A chance to see wildlife, including dolphins up close. Helpful, easy to use website. Great staff and a wonderful guided... read more

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Don L
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Something different from plantations, museums and food. A chance to see wildlife, including dolphins up close. Helpful, easy to use website. Great staff and a wonderful guided paddle from Cindy. Out of Shem Creek and into the harbor. Just 20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Anyone can get in a kayak. Do it.

Thank Don L
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a small group going out on a beautiful warm May morning. Our guide was 100% capable, friendly, and a good coach. But this is a pleasantly low-stakes adventure, nothing too intense. You paddle past some docks, watch a shrimp boat cast its net, check out the pelicans swooping and scooping the water, and then take a... More 

Thank Ashley B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time kayaking and it was amazing! Our guide, Matt, was very knowledgeable regarding the regional history and nature. The kayaks were clean and comfortable and we were given proper instruction so that as "newbies" it was nothing stressful. We saw some really cool wildlife and heard some interesting facts. My only advice: 1. It was much... More 

Thank Violet R
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a three hour guided tour on the Wambaw Creek. There are plenty of alligators swimming in the creek and sunning on logs - they aren't a danger to kayakers though! Lots of really neat birds and wildlife. The guide was awesome and low key - but let us know plenty about the local environment and the history of... More 

Thank kdsunday
Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never made it to the tour. I met up at the assigned time/location for my tour as per their website's instructions. Nobody showed. I tried calling their office, but nobody would answer their phone. I left a voicemail and repeatedly attempted to call, without success. Finally, after approximately 20 minutes, somebody answered. They told me that I should be at... More 

Thank BrandonJ0202
NatureAdventures, Owner at Nature Adventures Outfitters, responded to this review

Hey Brandon, I'm so sorry for your experience. We strive to give excellent customer service, so I'm not sure what happened. We have several new people we have hired in anticipation of a very busy season and it's probable that one of them was new and not ready to handle this off site location. If you would please, call us... More 

Provo, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jay was a great guide. He explained quite a bit about the local wildlife, plants, and geography. The kayaks were solid. And Wambaw Creek was beautiful. Definitely recommend it.

Thank bcc20
Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Guide was knowledgeable about the area. Pungo Wilderess Expedition Kayaks are roomy and comfortable. Great kayaks to use.

Thank Cflay
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We went kayaking with them this morning. Our guide Elizabeth was very personable and shared a lot of good knowledge about the creeks history. We were in a group of 7 which made me feel a lot more comfortable since I've never been kayaking. Overall we had a great time!

Thank Ashley T
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for a comprehensive course on kayak strokes, maneuvering, safety, wet exits, and rescues? This class is a must for those looking to learn more about kayaking on the coast, how to read the tides, and excellent safety/rescue practices. I had Matt as my instructor, and he did a great job of working with everyone to make sure they were... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My husband, my 17 year old daughter and I did a two hour kayaking tour on Shem Creek. Our guide Ben was extremely knowledgeable about both the surrounding ecosystem and the history of Charleston. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Shem Creek!

Thank Julie M

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