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Address: Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: 843.525.0810
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Owner-operated Beaufort Kayak Tours provides narrated natural and cultural...

Owner-operated Beaufort Kayak Tours provides narrated natural and cultural history tours in the scenic waters of Beaufort County. Kayak with Kim and David to visit historical downtown Beaufort, the secluded ACE Basin, or the palm-studded lagoon of Hunting Island. Discover our area's Civil War history, the impact of rice culture, and the mysteries of the salt marsh and barrier islands. Please visit our website for more information.

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2 hour kayaking tour in the ACE Basin

David and Kim were lovely to work with over email and phone. They always got back to me promptly! We met up with David for our tour of the ACE Basin and we had our own personal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

David and Kim were lovely to work with over email and phone. They always got back to me promptly! We met up with David for our tour of the ACE Basin and we had our own personal tour. He showed us the basics of kayaking and provided life vests. He showed us a map of the area that we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Having gone on paddles with them before, I arranged for a private paddle with neighbors for their Beaufort History Tour. It could not have worked out better for our group of 12. Most had little kayaking experience but everyone enjoyed it. The history information about Beauport was very well explained by Dave and Kim. Their knowledge of the tides allowed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Had a perfect day out exploring salt marshes, and learning more about the local area and the living things in it. I was in a 2-person kayak, and others were in single kayaks. The trip was safe and easy. Saw dolphins, various birds, marine life caught and released in the cast net. Our guide was knowledgable and relaxed. A memorable,... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice kayak tour of the ACE Basin. Would definitely recommend taking a tour of you're in the area. David was extremely nice and very helpful.

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Thank tec13375
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Dave was passionate about the environment and was extremely knowledgeable. He was very patient with me as a beginner and was able to help give me useful tips on how to navigate my kayak. I felt much more confident in kayaking during mid-tour. Dave took breaks to give brief lectures and checked the forecast and tide frequently for safety. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Had a great kayaking trip with David who was knowledgable and kind to those who had difficulty keeping up with the group. We learned all about salt marshes, barrier islands, eagles, egrets, turtles, dolphins, and the importance of preserving their ecosystem. We saw two bald headed eagles and a dozen playful dolphins up close. I highly recommend this tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was a bit worried about being a beginner, but I had read the reviews and decided Beaufort Kayak tours was the way to try it out. Kim and David were wonderful. They were great at helping me get started in the kayak as well as pointing out the wildlife and describing the shrimping industry in Beaufort. They are both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have kayaked twice with Beaufort Kayak Tours and both experiences were fantastic. Kim and David are passionate about the ecology of the region and truly enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area with you. They went out of their way to make sure my father, who has back issues, was comfortable through out the trip, which I really appreciated.... More 

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife, adult son, and I decided to spend a few days at the coast last week. I emailed Beaufort Kayak Tours on Wednesday and they worked hard to fit us into a trip that was already full for Saturday morning by adding a roof rack to their truck so they could carry a few extra boats. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We have visited Beaufort a number of times and were looking for something fun and new to try. I stumbled upon Beaufort Kayak Tours while checking out trip advisor. Best decision we made!! A variety of tours were available to chose from. We decided on the dolphin ecology tour. My husband and son were both first time kayakers, and handled... More 

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