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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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Amazing Dolphin Viewing on our Kayak Tour!

On Labor Day weekend, our family of three joined Kim and David for the Dolphin and Salt Marsh Eco Tour. Our group size was pleasantly small (7 guests), so we could easily "huddle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DawndyR
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Monroe, North Carolina
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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Labor Day weekend, our family of three joined Kim and David for the Dolphin and Salt Marsh Eco Tour. Our group size was pleasantly small (7 guests), so we could easily "huddle" our kayaks together now and then with David and Kim to pass around their binoculars to view the ospreys, pelicans, eagles, dolphins and other wildlife in the... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we didn't just rent kayaks and go into the water on our own. It was great having Kim and David's expertise, informing us about tides and wind conditions. We were not able to go out on open water due to these conditions, but were happy to go on the salt marsh tour. Learned so much about the local... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

David and Kim led our family (6 adults and 4 kids, ages 5 to 11) on a really fun and educational salt marsh tour. They were great guides and did an amazing job keeping the kids and adults entertained! They answered SO many questions and stopped in places to point out local wildlife (including shrimp, clams, oysters, lots of birds,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was our second tour with Kim and David. It is the best way to experience this beautiful area. They are both so knowledgeable about the area, the history, the ecology and biology. We went on the Dolphin ecology tour. We were able to see a pod of dolphins as well as an eagles nest, several types of birds, a... More 

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Fairfax, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had the best time on the Dolphin Salt Marsh Eco Tour. Kim and David are so knowledgeable and easy going. We had a mix of folks, some younger, some older. We did see two dolphins with fairly young calves and they were beautiful to watch. They stuck around until one of our group decided he had to get closer... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

A great ride with Kim and David. Knowledgeable and personable guides; beautiful scenery; a trip not to miss for first time and experienced kayakers.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Twenty members of our Kayak Club travelled from Savannah GA to Hunting Island SC to take a 3 hour paddle with Kim & David. It was everything that was advertised. Kim is a wealth of information on the ecology of the island and David did an excellent job of leading us through the flats in the lagoon. The beach is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This was our third trip with Kim and David. As always, we had a great time and learned more about our coastal region. Both guides are friendly and very knowledgable about the Beaufort area. We paddled across the Fripp inlet on the hunt for Dolphins and saw a mom and her calf...so exciting! We highly recommend any of their tours,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I have to say this was one of the best kayaking experiences we have had (and we have had several). Great wildlife experience as we kayaked the lagoon out of Hunting Island. Kim and Dave were very knowledgeable and personable. We stopped for two breaks and even went swimming. Excellent day; if you are hesitant to try...do not be, you... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Dolphin Ecology Tour: Best kayaking experience ever! Kim and David run a top-notch operation, providing seasoned and novice kayakers with a seamless tour. With their expert and gentle guidance, we were confident of a great float and were not disappointed. The route was explained beforehand and maps gave us our points of reference. Their equipment made for efficient uneventful paddling,... More 

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