2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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Enjoy a guided, eco-based kayaking adventure through Folly Creek and its maze of tidal creeks that wrap around uninhabited hammock islands. This 2-hour marsh kayaking excursion is paced for intermediate, novice, and young adult paddlers alike. You and a small-group (up to 12) will experience the pristine coastal marshes, laid back atmosphere, and stunning wildlife of Charleston's estuaries, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and assorted waterfowl.


  • 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour in Charleston
  • Kayaking Equipment (Kayak, Paddles, Personal Floatation Device)
  • Dry Bag to keep phone or other personal belongings dry
  • Professional Guide
  • See wildlife including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and assorted waterfowl

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Charleston Outdoor Adventures, 1871 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-9525

Before departing from our private launching area on Bowens Island, your group will participate in a brief instructional session, safety discussion, and an explanation on how to use the foot driven steering system on your kayaks.

During your 2-hour guided eco-tour, you will explore Charleston’s iconic tidal creeks and saltmarsh. While paddling through the estuarine waters behind Folly Beach, your local guide will introduce you to the area's wide variety of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins gracefully playing and feeding, wading birds exploring the shallows, crabs and invertebrates crawling on mudflats, and pelicans diving! Your guide will also discuss the value and functions of the area's major ecosystems.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and shoes that can get wet.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • The minimum age requirement for a single kayak is 13 years old. Contact for tandem.
  • Near public transportation
  • Our captains and guides work very hard to ensure that a memorable experience is had by all of our guests. Gratuity, as you feel so inclined, is always appreciated.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

The tour guide was amazing. We saw dolphins during tour and learned interesting facts about the ecosystem.

May 2022

It was a fun way to learn about the ecosystem. The guide Hanah was sweet and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

May 2022

Our guide Ryanne was outstanding, she was knowledgeable, professional and provided a great tour. Please remember to always tip your guides.

May 2022

Such a wonderful kayaking experience. We had a blast! The guide Michael was great and to top off the experience we got to see dolphins!

April 2022

Very enjoyable kayaking adventure with super knowledgeable, fun, and friendly guides. Great activity regardless of fitness level or previous kayaking experience. Spotted dolphins right before kayaking began, and saw a wide variety of birds while kayaking. A great add-on for a trip!

Henry R
April 2022

Absolutely loved our guided tour! Our guide Cade was very informational and we learned so much about the local ecosystems as well as popular places in Charleston!

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