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Water-Dog Outfitter Kayaking and Biking Tours
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Owner description: Hilton Head Island's premier kayaking, biking, and walking tour company. Offering kayak tours on Broad Creek, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the May River. Also featuring bicycle and hiking tours of Pinckney Island NWR.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We did an 11am tour, and am bummed I can't remember our guide's name because he was great. He never quit talking- he gave us some history of the island, info on the birds and sea life, told us great stories, and gave us very helpful tips on where to go on the island. There were 9 of us ranging in age from 6 to 66, all with different skill levels, and we all had a great time. We found the kayaking itself to be somewhat easy, with a few more challenging moments in there due to some heavier winds. We stayed in the Broad Creek area. We saw a dolphin pretty close up and tons of birds. We were amazed by the tidal changes. Two hours was plenty of time for us. For myself, my husband and my 7 year old we paid $75 and gave the guide a tip at the end. We all felt it was a great value. Our only complaint was the lack of bathroom facilities at the dock. We had to walk quite a ways to use a port-a-potty. Overall it was a wonderful experience and would highly recommend it.

Thank Corey89
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The kayaking trip was excellent. James, our guide, was very knowledgeable, having grown up in the area, and was very concerned with not disturbing the dolphin, oysters, etc. It was a great experience and will definitely do it again!

Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We took the 2 hour tour with Patrick @ Water-Dog Outfitters and had a terrifice experience. Patrick knows the Broad Creek best. He was indentified birds, plants, had tips on reading the tides and so much more. It kept the adults in our group of 4 kayaks engaged and interested as well as the pre-teens, our one 4yr old did great, but I wouldn't recommend it if your little one gets bored quickly. It's a full 2 hours. It was much better than the Shelter Cove tour we had taken the year before. We were on the first tour of the day so had great tides and were able to kayak through the reeds. The only draw back is the equipment could stand an update. We also got a wonderful recommendation for the Old Oyster Factory restaurant - fantastic!

1  Thank 12bigfish34
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

It was hard to find but thats how hilton head is. Our guide was very knowledgeable of broad creek and the beautiful wildlife. The tour was with other groups which made it fun to be around other guests. The tide was dropping from mid tide at the beginning so we adventured in alot of canals to find many rare birds back in the spartina grass. Jason (our guide) had a keen eye and was very entertaining with the groups. We got to see a few pods of dolphin and a mink was also scurrying over the oyster beds. Over all this will be an adventure every trip we return!

Thank janet r
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We are from California so getting to a location at 8 a.m. on the East Coast is like getting there at 5. But we had such a great time, we would do it again. The spot was easy to get to and our guide, Pat, already had everything ready to go. He did a quick kayaking 101 for us before we got in the water and made sure we were comfortable once on the water and that our feet pegs were adjusted properly.

As far as wildlife, we saw dolphins even before we got in the water. We saw many more during the two hours along with many types of birds our guide pointed out.

We went though the reeds of the salt marshes, then we crossed the main channel and went over to Pinckney Island and drifted down an inlet.

Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and knew all about the wildlife (both birds and marine life), as well as the plants and even local history. He was great about sharing the information and pointing everything out.

Overall, it was a great way to start the morning.

1  Thank ADortay
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