Isle of Palms Kayak and Canoe Rentals

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Isle of Palms Kayak & Canoe Rentals and Tours


Guide to Local Kayak and Canoe Rentals and Outdoor Tour Companies on Isle of Palms, Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, SC.



There's no better way to experience the natural coastal marshes and waterways then by kayaking or canoeing around the Isle of Palms inlets. A guided tour is an excellent family adventure and will create memories that last a lifetime. Experience dolphins up close and personal, or the various birds and marine life that make coastal South Carolina their home during the warm seasons. Explore the quiet tidal creeks behind the island, where marsh islands dot the estuary and provide the opportunity to get out and swim or cast a net or a fishing line.
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Kayak & Canoe Rentals and Tour Companies

Charleston Kayak Company

4290 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29414
843.628.2879

Our small team of passionate naturalist guides are dedicated to helping create a memorable experience on the water for your crew! Guided Kayak tours, self-guided kayak rentals, stand-up paddle-boarding, and private boat excursions all get you up close and personal with the natural beauty of the lowcountry.

Offering kayak tours and rentals, private boat charters and paddleboarding of the Blackwater Swamp and Ashley River at Middleton Place.

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

1871 Bowens Island Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.795.0330

Joe Lotts spent 16 years in the outdoor guiding industry before founding Charleston Outdoor Adventures. With more than a decade of experience on local waters, Joe possesses a deep understanding of the region's stunning wildlife. Along with his degree in wilderness leadership and experiential education, Joe's knowledge feeds COA's dedication to environmental education and stewardship. Our collective passion and experience inspire guests to value the natural wonders of coastal South Carolina. COA stays open year round, offering all adventures at least once each day. We are here and ready to show you a Lowcountry adventure to remember.

Operating out of Folly Creek, our trips take place in natural, scenic areas not impacted by industrial tourism or development. As a result, Folly Creek and surrounding waterways are rich in biodiversity- hosting a healthy, active population of dolphins. While safety and fun are top priorities, we believe that spreading environmental education and awareness is our most important job. This belief guides us as we strive to deliver informative, interactive tours that will resonate in the hearts and minds of all of our adventurers. Our goal is to enrich your appreciation of South Carolina's wild and special places while you enjoy the thrill of engaging outdoor activities.

Our private location and launching site gives us direct access to marshes, creeks, tidal flats, and barrier islands where you can see a plethora of wildlife including dolphins, osprey, wading birds, and sea turtles.

Coastal Expeditions

50 41st Ave
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.9590

514 Mill St
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
843.884.7684

2223 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.406.0640

Since 1992, we've been on a mission to put people safely and securely in the path of beauty to experience meaningful things. As guides and storytellers, we delight in sharing all that we know about the Lowcountry – its lands and waters, its plants and animals and people, and its history and culture – with everyone we meet. Outdoor adventure outlet offering kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, lessons and boat charters. Explore the Kiawah River, Bulls Island, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach.

Nature Adventures

1, Shrimp Boat Ln
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
843.568.3222

At Nature Adventures, our focus is creating experiences and memories to last a lifetime. If you want to rent or be on our guided kayak or stand up paddleboard tour in the waters around Charleston, South Carolina we have many options. Tours choose from the beautiful scenery of Historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, day and overnight expeditions to the Heritage Preserve, Capers Island, Penny Creek, a blackwater swamp in the ACE Basin (One of the last great places on Earth – Nature Conservancy) and many other waterways great for kayaking in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

If you are staying for awhile, we offer multi-day kayaks rentals for Mount Pleasant, Sullivans Island, Isle of Palms and other surrounding areas. Delivery is available. We offer kayak, canoe, paddleboard & hiking tours, rentals & kids' education.

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

585 Freshfields Dr
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.8486

Sporting goods and outfitters for outdoor adventure, offering kayak and paddleboard rentals, bicycle rentals, apparel, outdoor gear, eyewear and footwear.



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Kayaking & Canoeing on Isle of Palms

Kayaking & Canoeing on Isle of Palms

Exploring the natural splendor and marsh wetlands of Isle of Palms is the best way to take in all the unspoiled beauty that South Carolina's lowcountry has to offer. Take a guided kayak tour of the local salt marsh and inland waterways. Rent a canoe or pedalboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle. Learn about SC's coastal ecosystems and wildlife as you explore the Isle of Palms beaches and marshlands. View Isle of Palms Outfitters »



Isle of Palms Restaurants

Isle of Palms Restaurants

We've compiled this comprehensive directory to help you find the right restaurant to whet your appetite, including options for casual dining, local seafood, Southern Cuisine, Asian, French & Mediterranean and everything in between.
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Isle of Palms Beaches

Isle of Palms Beaches

With six miles of white, sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms is a unique barrier island on the coast of South Carolina. Front Beach is located on Ocean Blvd with public parking available. The City of Isle of Palms has been certified for the Blue Wave Season and, as such, will again be flying the Blue Wave Flag. This certification is given to beaches that meet specific criteria related to cleanliness, safety and access to the public. The clean water and pristine beaches make an excellent spot for surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, parasailing, fishing and other watersports activities.
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Isle of Palms Fishing

Isle of Palms Fishing

The coastal lowcountry of South Carolina is a natural paradise for fishermen and outdoor Explorers. There are a vareity of seasoned guides and boat captains who can provide you and your family with an unforgettable salt water fishing charter or boat tour around Isle of Palms or Charleston harbor. Explore the quiet tidal creeks behind the island, where marsh islands dot the estuary and provide the opportunity to get out and swim or cast a net or a fishing line. You'll find plenty of local bait & tackle shops that can equip your adventure with all the supplies and gear needed for a day or a week. The Isle of Palms Marina is a full-service, 50-slip marina that is fully equipped to make your stay on South Carolina's coast enjoyable and comfortable. Here you can charter a boat tour, fishing expedition, or rent a boat and be your own captain for the day. The Isle of Palms Marina is located just minutes from beautiful beaches, luxury oceanfront accommodations, award-winning golf courses in the Wild Dunes Resort, excellent shopping at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and Charleston's Historic District.
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