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Address: Shrimp Boat Lane, Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone Number: +1 843-568-3222
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Description: Charleston’s Absolute Best Kayak & Canoe tour company. University Degreed...
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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Fun Time with South Carolina Harbor Pluff!

We had a great tour exploring Shem Creek and the harbor. Our guide Andrew was excellent and very knowledgable, particularly about the local birds. We saw dolphins on multiple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a great tour exploring Shem Creek and the harbor. Our guide Andrew was excellent and very knowledgable, particularly about the local birds. We saw dolphins on multiple occasions, found shark teeth, and learned about the harbor's ecosystem! All in all, a great experience--would definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ben was a great tour guide for our 2-hour kayak trip. We had a great, relaxing time kayaking along Shem Creek and learning everything from ecology and biology to history and interesting anecdotes about the area.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Tillman and his colleague sure made this a fun 3-hour paddle up and down the Swamp at Wambah. I am an experienced river paddler but this was just a great trip. We were there under tropical storm warnings but everyone showed up- got sprinkled on a bit but that just added to the adventure. Learned a lot from both guides!!

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

Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. I especially enjoyed hearing about Tilllman since he is my son (owner). He was raised in a kayak since practically being born and love his job as a Naturalist and Instructor. So glad you enjoyed the trip and that the storm stayed to the north! Come paddle with us at our other... More 

Charleston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was my second time kayaking. I can't report objectively about the trip... When I arrived, the tide was changing and the wind & the current made for very rough going. In addition, the rudder on my kayak (a Hobie Revo with mirage drive) was not correctly deployed. Neither my guide nor I I had the experience to realize this,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and submission of 4 stars on Trip Advisor. As we don't outfit Hobie kayaks, I'm assuming you rented it from another outfitter. Time Out Sports near us rents them so I will send a few of our guides over to learn how to adjust them should we have another join us on a... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Ed Deal with Nature Adventure Outfitters recently led a very entertaining four hour Kayak tour of the very vast and impressive Sparkleberry Swamp. This was my fourth or fifth trip there, and despite being an experienced paddler and a bit of an adventurous risk taker, the swamp is so vast that an experienced guide is a necessity. Ed's been paddling... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review on Sparkleberry. Yes, several of our guides have been leading trips there since the early 1990's. We love it there as you can tell it is a magical place paddling through a flooded forest. I'll let Ed know you enjoyed the trip. He is a wonderful Master Naturalist and Coastal Kayak Instructor who works... More 

Martinez, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Andrew was our guide. He told interesting stories and taught us about some of the local birds. We got to see what was on the other side of the bridge for the very first time. We were able to go at our own pace and loved the experience.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. Our guides love their jobs and we appreciate you choosing our business.. Andrew is relatively new with us, however has an extensive background in wilderness courses and leadership. We sincerely appreciate your business. Let us know what we can do to win a 5 star rating! Kathie Livingston More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We did the Panama Birding Eco Tour with Sara Marhenke of Nature Adventures Outfitters and both the tour and Sara were wonderful. She took care of all our needs, hired a great professional birder for a tour and was totally fun. We couldn't be more pleased with our tour. We did several days in Gamboa for not-to-be-believed birding and wildlife... More 

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

Thank you for the great review of our Panama trip. It truly is an incredible place for birding and wildlife and culture all mixed together. We hope to continue to lead trips there with Tropical Explorations Sara Marhenke. She is truly a wonderful trip leader and we love booking our groups with her! Sincerely, Kathie Livingston More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We did the Shem Creek 3-hour kayak tour. Our tour guide loves his job and was passionate about conservation. He really knew the Shem Creek and its eco-system and offered many insights that you might not have gotten from others. This is a leisurely kayak tour and it's more focused on learning about the Creek than it is a physical... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. Our guides truly love their jobs and share their passion in their expertise. We hope you'll come and paddle with us in other places we explore and once again, thank you for rating us on Trip Advisor, Kathie Livingston More 

Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Did the three hour kayak tour with Ed. Paddled up the Shem Creek seeing different birds and wildlife. Ed is very knowledgable about the area and the wildlife in the area. Drifted back downstream to the mouth of the harbor. Had three dolphins surface right near our kayaks! Company is a convenient location to Charleston, Mount Pleasant area. Would definitely... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your paddle with us. We truly love what we do and your review is greatly appreciated. Please come and paddle with us again! Kathie Livingston More 

New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Worth a drive outside the city. Glad we took the time to paddle Francis Marion Nat. Park. Relaxing, peaceful paddle with outstanding guide. Thanks Matt for making our trip both pleasant and educational. We had the opportunity to view several alligators, an owl, a copper head, corcoran, great blue heron, white heron, turtles, warblers, and fiddlers crab colonies. The paddle... More 

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

Thank you so much for your trip advisor feedback.. We love our customers and we love what we do. Thank you for choosing our company and we hope you'll come and paddle with us again to see all of the places we explore. Kathie Livingston More 

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