McClellanville, SC (45-50 minutes away form Downtown Charleson, 40 minutes away from Georgetown)
Come see the Full Moon over the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest. The naturalist guided tour will leave from our Adventure Center in McClellanville and travel up the Intracoastal Waterway into Awendaw Creek. The paddle will last approximately 1 hour. Common sights on the tour include: Dolphin, Shorebirds, Osprey, and Bioluminescent Phytoplankton. This Paddle will be followed by a Bonfire on our waterfront Campground overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at the put in/take out. $30 per person ($15 if you bring your own boat). Don't want to paddle, come relax by the fire and watch the moonrise for $10. Discounted Camping and Cabin rates are available to anyone on the tour that wants to stay the night (call 843-697-2075 to book). Smores and Hot Dogs are provided, but feel free to bring Marshmallows, Hot Dogs, Drinks, etc. to roast by the fire and any instruments if you are musically inclined. This area is a great place to photograph the moon so bring any photography gear you have as well. This event is both Kid and Dog Friendly.
Ages 12 and up in single kayak. tour is 1 hour paddle followed by Bonfire.
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Moncks Corner, SC (45 min form Downtown Charleston, 30 min from Summerville, 30 minutes from Mount Pleasant)
Wadboo Creek is a tributary of the Cooper River. Along this blackwater creek you will see freshwater marsh, limestone cliffs, and mature cypress swamp. This creek was once home to large plantations. The limestone bluffs that line the creek are said to have been used by the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion for hiding as he escaped the British Soldiers. This tour is perfect for both the nature lover and history buff.
Ages 12 and up for single kayaks. 2 hour, 3 hour, and full day tours offered. For Rates Click Here
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
2 Hour, 1/2 Day (3 hours) and Full Day (5-6 hours) tours available. McClellanville, SC area (38-40 miles from Charleston)
We begin our Paddle on Jeremy creek, located in the Historic Shrimping Village of McClellanville. As we kayak past historical coastal homes and Shrimp boats we head out into the harbor. Islands of spartina, bull rush and wild rice line the banks of our journey as we Paddle through saltwater creeks to see remaining rice trunk gates, still functioning and left from the rice era of the 1700's and 1800's. The area is bordered by 64,000 acres of the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and another 11,000 acres of the Santee coastal Reserve. This pristine wilderness is famous for it's "Bulls Bay Oysters" and delicious Shrimp. As we explore the creeks we usually see Dolphin, Alligator, and several species of coastal birds. You can rent a home right on the water or camp in the National Forest only minutes away. It's a favorite place to Paddle for the locals! Minimum party size of 2 to book this Tour. For Rates Click Here
Our most popular blackwater tour!
McClellanville, SC (45-50 min. from Downtown Charleston, 30 min. from Georgetown)
This is a Nationally Recognized and Designated Trail located in the heart of the protected Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area in the Francis Marion National Forest. This beautiful blackwater creek is a tributary to the Santee River and was paddled by the Santee and coastal Plain Indians for thousands of years. The creek is surrounded by a seasonal floodplain swamp where giant 1,000 year old Bald Cypress trees can be seen in the upper section and Water Tupelo, Water Oak, Water Ash, Red Maple and Swamp Dogwood shade the banks of its pristine black waters. It offers spectacular birding and wildlife viewing. Banks of the river reflect geological precedence of the rice era where historical earthen dikes give way to a flooded subtropical forest of abandoned rice fields once owned by prosperous rice plantations.
Ages 12 and up for single boats. 2 Hour, 1/2 Day, Full Day Tours, and Overnight Expeditions available. For Rates Click Here
Full Day Tour only. 12 or 20 miles fron Downtown Charleston - 2 DIFFERENT Departure Areas
Capers Island is a Beautiful undeveloped pristine barrier island. Home to the orignal "Boneyard Beach," it gives way to incredible natural beauty. We do two different tours here. You can Paddle through Sewee Bay 2 1/2 miles each way (round trip 5 miles).... to the South Side of the island that has forested dunes. For the more experienced paddler who wants a little more challenge, you can Paddle with us 5.5 miles each way (round trip 11 miles) to the North End of the Island across from Bulls Island. Both areas are wonderful. The North end offers a little more privacy, with less visitation.... Full Day Tours available only or Overnight Expeditions. Rentals also available for those that want to paddle into the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge! For Rates Click Here
2 Hour, 3 - 3 1/2 Hour and 5-6 Hour Tours available.
This is the National Forests only saltwater paddling trail! Meandering through the "cliffs of Awendaw", we'll stop to search for Indian pottery and see an ancient midden on a salt flat with views of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. We'll also paddle some on the Intracoastal Waterway that is adjacent to the islands in the Refuge.
2 Hour or 1/2 Day Tour available. Minimum party size of 2 to book this Tour. For Rates Click Here
Awendaw, SC (Only Minutes outside of Mount Pleasant, 20 Minutes from Downtown Charleston, 50 minutes from Georgetown)
Only Minutes away from Mount Pleasant, SC. Paddle along the upper sections of the Iconic Wando River, one of the 3 rivers that make up the Charleston Harbor. This is a very beautiful natural salt and brackish marsh habitat home to many shorebirds, crabs, fish, shrimp, the occasional Dolphin and even a rare alligator. Learn about the importance of this diverse marsh habitat. This area is also rich in Native American and Early European History. Learn about the Native American people who lived in the area dating back 4000 years as well as the pre-colonial and early American Settlers that made this area their home. This tour ends with a beautiful Carolina Lowcountry Sunset.
Ages 14 and up for single boats. 2 hr tour. For Rates Click Here