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Address: Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: 843.525.0810
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Description: 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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Awesome day of kayaking

Kim and Dave are wonderful guides. They are very knowledgeable about the area and include details about the region within their tours (which you can customize). We've toured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Kim and Dave are wonderful guides. They are very knowledgeable about the area and include details about the region within their tours (which you can customize). We've toured with them before and look forward to many more trips with them. Our 7- and 4-year old loved it!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After a rough start, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with these people! They were referred by friends and came highly recommended as very knowledgeable and professional whih they certainly are! This was an absolutely wonderful trip to an old fish camp with a brief talk from one of the participants/guests about the camp, Hunting Island and the conservation plans going... More 

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Pedal-Paddle-Eat, Owner at Beaufort Kayak Tours, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed the trip! One thing that I would like readers of this review to note, was that this was not a Beaufort Kayak Tours trip, but a Tide Riders Kayak Club trip. BKT trips are beginner friendly and include a lot of pre-trip information, an extensive pre-launch paddle clinic, and a great deal of interpretation during... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

David and Kim led us on an excellent history tour of beaufort today (by boat, of course). It was a great time and I highly recommended it provided you are interested in history & architecture in particular. We will hopefully be able to join them on another tour in the future as they were both knowledge and very approachable. It... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was a wonderful first time experience despite the chilly 50 degree weather. Owners were so wonderful and took the time explaining "how to" kayak and checked back several times during the two hour tour. They definitely have first hand knowledge of the area and offered many historical and nature tips along the way. Due to the chilly weather they... More 

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Washington DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took the ACE Basin Tour with David, and we highly recommend it. We paddled leisurely through the marshes and abandoned rice fields. David is friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. The marshes are beautiful, and the late afternoon timing allowed us to see a gorgeous sunset. David was great about rescheduling due to anticipated bad... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on a kayak trip with David. What a wonderful time! The weather was perfect. David shared so many neat and interesting facts about Beaufort, the waters and the overall area. We saw dolphin, shark, stingray, many types of fish and even a bald eagle. I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Beaufort. What a... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We recently went on a ~3 hour kayak tour of the salt marshes in and around Beaufort with David. We learned so much from his insights and experience! I will not pass over a salt marsh without thinking about the abundance of life that depends on the ecology of the region!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

David and Kim did a wonderful job of explaining the cultural and economic history of the area while leading us on a beautiful trip on the creeks and rivers and even an old plantation rice impoundment. Fabulous scenery, great paddling, wonderful morning!

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Irmo, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family just took the Hunting Island tour with Kim and David. We LOVED it! I was in a tandem with my 12yo and my 15yo son and wife were in singles. None of us had ever kayaked before, but I had so much fun I now want to buy my own kayak. We will most definitely take Kim and... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did the Hunting Island tour and for the part we got to do before the bad weather threatened to move in, it was awesome. Kim and David are both great. I have never had a kayak tour where I was actually shown that there is a right and left side to a paddle or how to hold it! Particularly... More 

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