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“A MUST for any visit to Charleston!!!”

Charleston Kayak Company
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Owner description: Charleston Kayak Company offers access to some of the most scenic waterways in the Charleston area. Naturalist guided kayak tours and rentals are offered year-round from the grounds of historic Middleton Place. Immerse yourself in the rich history, ecology, and protected waterways surrounding this National Historic Landmark site. Tours are suitable for any skill level or experience. If your more comfortable with an engine, join one of our history and dolphin boat tours exploring the salt marshes aboard our 24ft Carolina Skiff. Join a regularly scheduled departure, or arrange a private trip. No matter what the season, we have an offering to get you on the water!
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We've now enjoyed our second Blackwater Cypress Swamp tour and this time was just as magical and enjoyable as our first time! Will was our guide and his knowledge of Charleston history and the flora/fauna of the area was impressive. His passion was infectious. The swamp was beautiful unlike any other place you've been. You HAVE to make this a priority if you're in the area.

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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We had Luke as our guide and he was absolutely great. The other couple who was supposed to be in our group cancelled so it was just the two of us. Luke was able to tailor the trip based on tides, weather, our abilities, and cool things he wanted us to see. I would highly recommend this as a Charleston activity for someone looking to enjoy nature and escape downtown for a little.

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I, who are active 30 somethings but totally novice kayakers, had a wonderful time on the marsh tour. We were actually scheduled for the swamp tour, but they emailed us the day before and let us know that the swamp had a lot of mosquitos and gave us the option to switch to the marsh tour. We took their advice and appreciated their flexibility. There were six of us, and Will was our guide. He did a great job describing the history, vegetation, and wildlife we passed. He had answers to every question. The day was beautiful and the kayaking not difficult. We had a great time.

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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Find time to do this in Charleston - it doesn't matter if you've kayaked before or not. We hadn't and Luke is very cool about that. You get 2 full hours of passionate explanation of the ecology of the river and banks - plus you get to see alligators (apparently it's crocs you should worry about!) and dolphins.

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Reviewed May 15, 2016

We were lucky that recent heavy rains extended the season for the Blackwater Cypress Swamp tour, so that we were able to enjoy this quiet, peaceful place. Don't worry if you have no experience kayaking..the water is calm and shallow. A little navigation around trees is all that's needed. I didn't expect to learn so much about the local wildlife, environment and history, but Luke, our guide was exceptional. We were lucky enough to have a private tour on a slow midweek day and I'm so glad we did. Book any trip with this company. You will be glad you did.

Thank sleepejeann
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