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“Pelicans, Dolphins, and Beauiful Scenery”
Review of Nature Adventures

Nature Adventures
Ranked #1 of 32 Tours in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Charleston’s Absolute Best Kayak & Canoe tour company. University Degreed Naturalist Guides, Coastal and River Kayak ACA Instructors. Sea or Recreational Kayaks or Canoes. See Dolphins and Pelicans at eye level! Blackwater Swamps with old growth Cypress, Rice Plantations, Barrier Islands, Saltmarsh Creeks, Shrimping Villages & Indian Ruins. Families & Beginners Welcome! “Recommended Outfitter” –National Geographic, On Site Location. Closest company to Charleston! .
Plainville, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Pelicans, Dolphins, and Beauiful Scenery”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is a tiny place off the main drag in Mount Pleasant, only about 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. It is wedged in between a retail seafood store and a boating business. The Shem Creek Inn and Water's Edge are right there as well. The three staff were very friendly and very knowledgable. We paid about $44 to use a tandem kayak for the afternoon. We were given excellent instructions on how to paddle, turn, and navigate. We were given life jackets. We were given a laminated map and a laminated picture of local birds and other fauna. We were given a large waterproof bag for our our cameras and smaller one for our cell phone. We rowed out to Crab Island and got great photos of the pelican rookery, as well as terns, gulls, oyster flycatchers and others. When we returned to the river outlet we had a show from 8 dolphins who were swimming all around us. It was an amazing day and we paddled for 2.5 hours.

Visited August 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“What a great tour”
Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We went kayaking with nature adventure outfitters. There's a three minute lesson on how to paddle, then a great two hour tour. Elizabeth was very knowledgeable. Equipment great. Dollphins swam next to our canoe in shem creek. Two hours was plenty!!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

First time kayaking with the whole family. Our guide did a super job getting us ready. The kids had a blast and we saw and learned so much while just enjoying ourselves.

Visited May 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Great Variety Kayak Tour”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Ed was our guide for the Shem Creek and Crab Island Tour. It was a great experience and impressive how Ed made all participants feel good about their trip and effort. Shem Creek is beautiful and Ed shared the ever changing life of the area, from small snails to pelicans. We also had a variety of effort required, starting with relatively still waters of the creek, returning into the wind and then heading out to the Charleston Harbor with the waves from wind and passing boats.

I have been on several other kayak tours and this was one of the best! Also, Bob - on the experienced guides of the team was getting married that afternoon. Congratulations!

Visited April 2012
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Minneapolis
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

We had a wonderful, easy kayak tour from the Still Boat landing up the creek into the cypress forest of Francis Marion National Forest just north (1 hour) of Charleston. Our guide, Laura (LK) was knowledgeable about the environment and was conscious of safety. We saw several alligators and many birds, including a special sighting of a swallow-tail kite. Very enjoyable 2 hours. There are some major potholes on the forest road on the way to the landing, so be careful. Take bug spray (not bad on the water, just while you are getting ready). We had a late afternoon tour and the water was calm on the creek. Easy paddling upstream and on the way back, basically just had to steer the boat.

Visited April 2012
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