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“boneyard beach”(106 reviews)
“bulls island”(228 reviews)
“shem creek”(141 reviews)
Coastal Expeditions' mission is to take people to beautiful places to experience meaningful things by kayak, SUP, canoe and powerboat. Founded in 1992, Coastal Expeditions is the original outfitter in Charleston, South Carolina and is a family...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful adventure for members of our group. Birds and fish galore with great kayaking. We will be booking again.

Thank heidibrown5006
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An incredible weekend at the Dominick House on Bull Island. . . Gates, Papa Mo, and Katie provided a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the island. We traveled all over the "drumstick" island via truck/trailer and foot . . . Sunrises, sunsets, breakfasts, yoga,...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed yesterday

What an experience. Magical and surreal place. Chris Crolley, owner of Coastal Expeditions, runs a great escape into nature and wilderness at its best. Our team for this weekend excursion was Gates Roll, Katie, and the incomparable food superstar Papa Mo. Their depth of knowledge...More

Thank janeholiver
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I were booked for a paddle to Bull Island, but because of high winds our excellent guide, Dallas, took us for a paddle up Shem Creek. It was a beautiful day but rather windy, so we were happy not to be exposed...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just completed s wonderful weekend in the Dominick House with friends. Coastal Expedition thinks of everything to make for a fun time. Our naturalist guide Gates was awesome. He had an encyclopedic memory of the local fauna and flora. It was amazing how he could...More

Thank Myrna H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend spending the day on Bulls Island. Coastal Expeditions - Awendaw, SC...about 1.5 hour drive from Myrtle Beach. Will is so knowledgeable about the Cape Roman National Refuge Park. The beach & Boneyard Beach is spectacular! Quiet and natural, great shells! I would recommend...More

Thank Jhussey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Scott and Collin were outstanding guides on this amazing and informative kayak tour. I was wowed from the get go! I love kayaking and the ocean. This was absolutely one of my favorite tours I’ve been on! Wonderful way to have fun with the family...More

Thank JennieKeyPhotography
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scott was our guide and also kollin was the intern guide! This tour took us down Shem creek and out into the harbor to crab island and then through the salt marsh. Scott was an excellent guide. He explained everything about how to kayak to...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an amazing trip! Scott and Taylor were so helpful and knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of the area, we learned a lot and had a great time. Seeing the dolphins up close was the highlight of our weekend!

Thank katesweas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liz was amazing! Great workout on tandem. We had fun, learned alot and had great views. Bring your camera and ask for waterbag.

Thank George D
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Karen B
June 2, 2017|
Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Hey, Karen! Sunrise trips are a great option in spring, fall, and summer - you can beat the morning heat if you're willing to get up early! Wildlife will vary during different parts of the year. Our dolphins are... More
Patricia T
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
We did a stand up paddle board tour but no experience was needed so I assume the same is true for the kayaking trips.
Natalie B
March 27, 2016|
Response from Talleycat |
Hello! You won't find alligators in Shem Creek - gators are freshwater lovers, and Shem Creek is an estuary system! However, you will see gators in abundance (and up close) at Bulls Island on a sunny day.