Nature Adventures Outfitters gives proceeds back to environmental organizations and causes amounting to thousands of dollars each year. Environmental organizations like the National Sierra Club ask us to lead their South Carolina tours. When you paddle with us you are helping to save the land and animals around us. See the list of organizations Nature Adventures Outfitters supports.

Here are just a few of the great reasons to let us be YOUR chosen outfitter!

  • Master Naturalist, University Degreed and Bi-lingual Guides
  • Certified ACA Coastal and River Kayak & SUP Instructors and Guides
  • Recommended area outfitter by National Geographic Adventure magazine
  • "Outstanding Guide Services" by Canoe and Kayak magazine!
  • Great reviews by Condé Nast Traveler
  • Previous owner and current guide, Kathie Livingston, recognized by Post and Courier as a Paddling Conservationist and was honored by the South Carolina Nature Based Tourism Association for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in 2012/2013
  • Previous owner and current guide, Kathie Livingston, received the 2013-2014 Award for VIP Person of the year from the National Association of Professional Women for Outstanding Excellence and dedication to her profession and the Achievement of Women
  • We are the largest and most contiguous permitted outfitter in the Francis Marion National Forest and also provide trips covering the waters surrounding the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, the Santee Coastal Reserve, Edisto River and the ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge
  • We were the outfitter chosen by Outward Bound to establish an At Youth Risk Program (Charleston Fins) for a 21 day expedition encompassing the waters in the Francis Marion National Forest and the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
  • Nature Adventures has an Outstanding A+ rating in the State of South Carolina's Better Business Bureau and has maintained it yearly
  • We are recognized by Trip Advisor with a certificate rating of Excellent
  • We have a large repeat clientele network and provide environmental education curriculum based customized field trips

                    - Clemson University Youth Learning Institute – 13 years

                    - Penn State University – 14 years
                    - College of Charleston - 12 years
                    - College of Charleston Biology Club
                    - Charleston Southern University
                    - Girl and Boy Scouts of America, SC and NC – 18 years
                    - Mt. Pleasant Recreation Area – 10 years
                    - YMCA of Charleston and Summerville - 7 years
                    - Several churches in the tri-county area for over 17 years

  • Our Naturalist Guides and Instructors volunteer extensively for SCDNR, US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Francis Marion National Forest, The Avian Conservation Birds of Prey Center, Keeper of the Wild, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon and others in providing bird surveying, turtle rescues and more. 
  • We have thousands of positive testimonials
  • Nature Adventures has credentials and is permitted, licensed and insured to meet University, School and Scout standards
  • We offer late model, Coast Guard inspected sea or recreational kayaks with or without rudders and carbon paddles
  • We have the most experienced, knowledgeable guides in the industry with over 110 years of collective guide services
  • We provide trips for the National PIA when they come to South Carolina
  • Nature Adventures gives 10-20% of proceeds back to environmental organizations every year which adds up to thousands of dollars, so when you paddle with us you are helping us give back! 
  • We sponsor annual benefit paddles for non profits including The Sewee Association, The Avian Conservation Center for Birds of Prey, National Audubon Society, Rein and Shine Therapeutic Riding Center, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SC DNR Coastal Bird projects, The Nature Conservancy and others.
  • We have established a local non profit called Kayak for the Kure for MS to benefit entities contributing to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Our guides provide top quality interpretation and have relics and artifacts for Environmental Education programs
  • We have Level 1 through Level 4 Certified ACA kayak and SUP Instructors with Adaptive Paddlling and Expedition Trip Leader Endorsements
  • Our company provides free environmental education field trips for several area schools
  • Nature Adventures Outfitters previous owner and current guide, Kathie Livingston, created and founded the SCPIA (South Carolina Paddlesports Industry Association) and is currently an executive board member; She is also the the past President of the SC Nature Based Tourism Association and still serves on the Board of Directors; current President of the Bulls Bay Chamber of Commerce and founding member of the Histioric Passage and Chamber; current member of the Executive Committe of the SC Sierra Club; current board member of the Awendaw Regional Outreach Center serving underprivileged youth; past Chair of the Sewee to Santee Community Development Corporation, and serves on other humanitarian and environmental boards in the Charleston.

We are proud supporters and members of the following Environmental Organizations

The Sierra Club - current Executive Committee member
The Wilderness Society
The Nature Conservancy
National Audubon Society
Defenders of Wildlife
Paddlesports Industry Association (National)
South Carolina Paddlesports Industry Association - current board Chair of this organization
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
East Cooper Land Trust
The Sewee Environmental Education Association - Advisory board Member
Avian Conservation Center
The Environmental Education Association of South Carolina
South Carolina Nature Based Tourism Association - Current President of this organization
East Cooper Land Trust
Keeper of the Wild
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Forest Service
Harry Hampton Foundation (SC DNR)


Other Organizations We Support:

Special Olympics
Kayak 4 the Kure for MS (Nature Adventures is the founder of this)
American Cancer Society
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Several local and regional schools and churches in our area
Colleges, universities and area camps
Military Institutions
Chase After a Cure
Awendaw Community Outreach Center
My Sister's House
Sewee to Santee Community Development Corporation - Past Chair
National and Regional Multiple Sclerosis Foundations and Organizations

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The Nature Adventures Outfitters Adventure Center is partnered with The Reformed Episcopal Church Diocese of the Southeast.  The property is owned by The Reformed Episcopal Church.  For more information on The Reformed Episcopal Church Click Here

Why Choose Us?

​Client Testimonies

“Kayaking the Wambaw Creek Wilderness!”

A friend and I opted for a Thanksgiving three hour Swamp kayak with John- our Guide from Nature Adventures Outfitters- versus the more traditional approach to the day. What an amazing experience- the Wambaw creek wilderness is a swamp- Beautiful, vast, still, full of life. John was an expert guide providing all types of information on the delicate ecosystem that exists in the swamp...anyone will enjoy this experience. We were the only ones paddling along this creek. Birds and other wildlife were visible throughout the entire trip.

Visited November 2015


“Wambaw Creek”

We had a great time on the 3-hour Wambaw creek. Teresa was our Guide and she was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and environment. I would highly recommend her as your Guide.

Visited December 2015 

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