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Coastal Expeditions

#1 of 133 Outdoor Activities in Charleston Features Animals
514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Bull Island Ferry -Bone yard

This is one of the most unique places ever! Well worth the time to go for the entire day. The boat... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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A wonderful tour of a beautiful blackwater creek

I traveled with my mom, cousin, sister, and niece down the Echaw to the Sewanee River and back, a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Founded in 1992, we're Charleston's Original Outfitter and our guides work hard every day to provide an experience that is worth your while. Our guides and captains are passionate, educated naturalists who will share the natural and human history of the Lowcountry with you in a way that you'll love. If you want to go kayaking, paddle boarding or on a boat charter, check out our locations on SHEM CREEK (Mount Pleasant), FOLLY CREEK and ISLE OF PALMS! Blackwater kayaking expeditions into FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST, the ACE BASIN and beyond are offered throughout the month or by reservation. And for an adventure in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, you don't want to miss the BULLS ISLAND FERRY. Our trips are tailored to each group, making all of our offerings available to all ages, fitness levels and skill levels. See you on the water!
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“boneyard beach” (100 reviews)
“bulls island” (217 reviews)
“shem creek” (124 reviews)
514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the most unique places ever! Well worth the time to go for the entire day. The boat ride is about 30 mins and very informative. The walk from the boat to the beach was 30 mins but we walk fast. We...More

Thank Chocolatelover1313
Reviewed 3 days ago

I traveled with my mom, cousin, sister, and niece down the Echaw to the Sewanee River and back, a little over a 6 hour trip. We saw a lot of wildlife, including ibises, a red-tailed hawk, gar, a small alligator, a yellow-bellied slider (turtle). Our...More

Thank hvh4zu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I joined Shem creek kayak tour by Coastal expedition on August 14, 2017 with my wife. We are travelling to Charleston for our summer holidays from Tokyo Japan and joining this tour is in one of my wife's must to do list for this trip....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife, daughter and I have the opportunity to take the Folly Creek kayak tour, which turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Charleston. Our guide Aaron was one of the most ecologically knowledgeable guides we ever experienced, an incredible...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We launched from the Folly beach location. Guide Dallas, made sure we had a great time. Wife and I loved the trip. Great kayaks and great views. Make sure to ask for Dallas!!

Thank jnsDfw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an outstanding time at the two our Shem Creek kayak tour. Our guide was extremely informative, and we were able to see all kinds of wildlife, including dolphins, a bird sanctuary (pelicans) and even a manatee. We will definitely be back!

Thank Jamison S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Taylor and Laura went above and abound helping our family get on the water. We went paddle boarding and got to have dolphins swim right next to us! That was amazing!!

Thank Swimmer112233
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For my teenage daughter and I, this was a great way to spend our morning. Kayaks were well equipped and our guide Greg was incredibly knowledgeable, pleasant band thorough. I truly want to give a five yet a 4. Our only complaint is to re-evaluate...More

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second rental from this group, this time out of IOP marina. A bit hard to find trailer on far left of parking area. Good instructions and equipment. I don't like that they include a tip page when you pay with 15, 20, and 25%...More

Thank littlereddachsie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the morning ferry over to the Island last weekend. The Coastal Expedition naturalists that handled the boat gave a lively commentary about the ecology of the area (It is a wilderness area), with good tips about where to go on the island, and...More

Thank Lee M
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Questions & Answers
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 Ranny S | Reviewed this property |
We did not go kayaking, and I've never been, so I'm not sure. Sorry!
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.