​McClellanville Shrimping Harbor and Refuge

Providing Tours for the preservation of the environment

​Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area Kayak and Canoe Trail

 Tour Rates:

  • 2 hour tours
    •  $45 per Adult; $35 per Child 12 & under (minimum 2) 
    • $35 per person for non-profit (minimum 6)
  • 3 hour tours 
    • $58 per Adult; $40 per Child 12 & under (minimum 2) 
    • $45 per person for non-profit (minimum 6)
  • ​5-6 hour (Full Day)
    • $85 per Adult; $65 per Chlid 12 & under (minimum 2)
    • $65 per person non-profit (minimum 6)

Rental Rates:

  • Half Day Single Kayak (up to 4 hours) - $40
  • Half Day Tandem Kayak or Canoe (up to 4 hours) - $50
  • ​Full Day Single Kayak (up to 8 hours) - $50
  • Full Day Tandem Kayak or Canoe (up to 8 hours) - $60
  • Takeaway Single - $55 per 1st 24 hours, 4 hour rate per additional day
  • Takeaway Tandem or Canoe - $65 for 1st 24 hours, 4 hour rate per additional day

Naturalist Guided Kayak Eco-Tours

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​Capers Island State Heritage Preserve

​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.​

Sewee Indian Ceremonial Shell Ring Historic Site

Awendaw Creek - Intercoastal Waterway and Francis Marion National Forest Paddle

Our most popular blackwater tour!
McClellanville, SC (45-50 min. from Downtown Charleston, 20 min. from Georgetown, 30-40 min. from Myrtle Beach)

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 10 and up for single boats. 2 Hour, 1/2 Day, Full Day Tours, and Overnight Expeditions available.

​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! ​​

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

1/2 Day (3 hours) and Full Day (5-6 hours) tours available. Awendaw, SC area (24 miles from Charleston)

This is an Intracoastal Waterway and Saltmarsh Creek Tour that takes you to ancient ruins where the Sewee Indians once resided. We'll explore a 4,000 year old Mysterious Shell Ring and see Beautiful barrier islands along the way alongside the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Paddlers often see Dolphins and numerous wetland shore birds, including some endangered species, as well as eagles. Once in a while we are greeted by loggerhead Sea Turtles and horseshoe crabs as well. Minimum party size of 2 to book this Tour.

Launched from our Bishop Jerdan Conference Center Site:  3 hour tour.

​​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.

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