Four ways to take a coastal expedition on Kiawah River

Daily kayak tours, specialty kayak and boat tours + private charters are available. | Photo by Vive Media
Daily kayak tours, specialty kayak and boat tours + private charters are available. | Photo by Vive Media

You know our city is home to beaches and waterways galore, but how much have you really explored the Charleston sea islands or Kiawah River? Featuring 20 miles of winding coastal rivers, diverse wildlife + beautiful properties, there’s no better way to explore Kiawah River  than by boat.

Here’s how to play Lowcountry tourist for the day (or afternoon) and experience the scenic beauty of Kiawah River from a new perspective (via guided boat cruise or kayak adventure) with Coastal Expeditions Kiawah River Tour. And why not? This natural gem is only 20 miles from downtown.  

Kiawah River Safari Cruise

Duration: Two hours

The Details: Why go to South America when you can go on a safari right in your own backyard? Hop on board for a naturalist-led, safari-style cruise + a wildlife-spotting adventure. Open to all ages, so bring the family or a gang of friends.

Price: Adults: $50, kids: $40 (call 843-884-7684 to schedule)

Bird Key Baby Pelican Cruise

Duration: Three hours

The Details: Catch a rare moment. See pelicans with their newly-hatched chicks (from a respectful distance) at one of only four active seabird + shorebird nesting sanctuaries on the South Carolina coast.

Price: Adults: $85, kids: $65 (call 843-884-7684 to schedule)

Learn about the wildlife as you explore their ecosystem on a naturalist-led tour. | Photo by Vive Media

Kiawah River Paddle and Hike

Duration: Five hours

The Details: Venture off on a guided hike, and then travel into the water in expedition-style sea kayaks as you explore salty marshes, maritime landscapes + hidden creeks

Price: Adults: $115 (call 843-884-7684 to schedule)

Captain Sam’s Spit Dolphin Kayak Tour

Duration: Six hours

The Details: While you can’t swim with the dolphins, you can kayak with them. This all-day, sea kayaking expedition includes close encounters with bottlenose dolphins. Kayakers will also enjoy lunch at Captain Sam’s Spit, where they will be joined by coastals birds + seaside treasures. 

Price: Adults: $115 (call 843-884-7684 to schedule)

To learn more + book your tour, check out the full tour details or call (843) 884-7684.

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