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Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions

241 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29568
+1 843-241-4588
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11-22-17 Kayak trip

Great Escaoe jayak tours went out of their way to schedule a trip for us the day befor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Westwood, New Jersey
Loved the solitude

Great 2 hour float! We kayaked through the cypress trees and explored along the riverbanks. Easy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Kayak tours and rentals and paddle-board rentals in North Myrtle Beach. Adventure out in the Cherry Grove salt water Marsh or to Waites Island or go deep into the undeveloped natural black water's of the Waccamaw River. Paddle through the pristine marsh channels of Cherry Grove and venture out to Waites Island, one of the few undeveloped barrier islands on the east coast where you may see Birds such as Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Ducks, Marsh Hens, and Snowy Egrets, Terns, Oyster Catchers, and Black Skimmers, and large Brown Pelicans, Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Bottle Nose dolphins. Or Paddle on the Waccamaw Lazy River through the peaceful and wild swamps of the low country and enjoy the solitude and serenity that the last remaining pieces that Heritage Trust land has to offer. We transport you up river in our kayak van so you paddle down river with the slow moving current through a protected wildlife refuge dominated by bald cypress, water tupelo and isolated strands of rare Atlantic White Cedar where you may see Birds such as Herons, Egrets, Wood Storks, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Ducks, Prothonatary Warblers (aka Swamp Canaries), Woodpeckers Animals such as Snakes, Beaver, Otter, Deer, River Otters, the occasional Alligator, numerous species of Turtles, Barred Owls, Mississippi Kites, and Coopers Hawks, A multitude of Neotropical migratory songbirds
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“waccamaw river” (88 reviews)
“waites island” (37 reviews)
“cherry grove” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
241 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29568
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Escaoe jayak tours went out of their way to schedule a trip for us the day befor Thanksgiving. We arrived early with some lunch and they made us feel at home and provided us a place to sit and eat. We had mark as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 2 hour float! We kayaked through the cypress trees and explored along the riverbanks. Easy and great time to catch up with the kids with no distractions.

Thank Alwaysonthego57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented kayaks and traveled down a river for ~2 hours. Going with the current meant it was an easy and relaxing trip we took at our own pace. Marc was great at explaining the route and helping us at the beginning and the end...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We wanted to kayak the Waccamaw and contacted Great Escapes. We did a two hour tour which was both peaceful and relaxing. Encountered some wide life during our outing. Had fun! Tour guide was very nice! Would recommend, if you want a nice experience. Will...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Had a great time at Cherry Grove with the instructors/guides! If you have or have never done this before, this is recommended.

Thank F595FNdavids
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing kayak trip out to ‘Hog’ Island. Guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and extremely patient. This is for everyone and a must when visiting the area. Kayaks had very comfy seating which made our journey so enjoyable. Would highly recommend!

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed October 3, 2017

this place was soooooo COOL! Mark was amazing. you can tell he is in his element there at the property. it was really fun, our guide was friendly and fun to paddle with. would do it again in a heartbeat! cant wait to go back!

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Nice, peaceful trip. NG was great! She took care to tells us a bit about the history of the Waccamaw Nature Reserve, fun facts about the life at the camp... A cold bottle of water was right on time. I will do this again next...More

Thank kap0nte
Reviewed September 21, 2017

My wife and I took the Cherry Grove Marsh kayak tour by Great Escapes in mid September and had a very nice time. Our tour guide, Mark, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the marsh and the area in general. The trip itself was very...More

Thank Brion K
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We had a great trip. The guides were friendly, positive, and helpful. The length of the tour was perfect. Thank you.

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July 31, 2016|
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Response from TJSnyder777 | Reviewed this property |
It is 40.00 each whether you go to the Cherry Grove (beach)area, or Waccamaw river. Ask for Sierra at 843-957-3758
July 23, 2016|
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Response from sctomcsik | Reviewed this property |
Our excursion took off about 10:00 am. We were back in time for lunch.
Megan O
March 20, 2016|
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Response from GreatEscapesKayak | Property representative |
They should be up now however if you do not see a date on the schedule that works for you please call us at 843-241-4588. I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you for some reason this did not show up in my email... More