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Coastal Expeditions

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514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Amazing time Kayaking with Kendra!

First off, there is a reason why coastal expeditions gets the reviews that they do...they are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joshua H
Nashua, New Hampshire
via mobile
An expedition to another world!

This is a trip of a lifetime...It begins with meeting our guides, Greg and Olivia at the launch in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Coastal Expeditions' mission is to take people to beautiful places to experience meaningful things by kayak, SUP, canoe and powerboat. Founded in 1992, Coastal Expeditions is the original outfitter in Charleston, South Carolina and is a family business with a team of exceptional, big-hearted guides. Saltwater and blackwater tours and rentals are available year round from several wildlife-laden spots, including 4 private on-water outposts at Folly, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms and the Bulls Island Ferry.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boneyard beach” (105 reviews)
“bulls island” (222 reviews)
“shem creek” (135 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off, there is a reason why coastal expeditions gets the reviews that they do...they are amazing! My family and I have used them 3 times for Kayaking and 1 to Bulls Island. All have been such a great time. I’m a little late with...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a trip of a lifetime...It begins with meeting our guides, Greg and Olivia at the launch in Awendaw, followed by instructions on how to paddle, and getting suited up for a long kayak paddle across the ICW, and into the Cape Romain National...More

Thank IzaRoa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday was my fourth trip with Coastal Expeditions and the best ever. Did the kayak trip to Bulls, hike around the beach thru Boneyard Beach and took the ferry back to Garris Landing. So many amazing things we didn't want to leave-and naturalist guide Olivia...More

Thank beverlyg928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoying our trip to SC celebrating my moms 70th birthday. She loves kayaking so we surprised her with a tour. We had a great experience kayaking! Aaron was a fantastic guide. Extremely knowledgeable. Recommend using the skirts if you want to stay dry. Beautiful area!

Thank kimberlyallaire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Kevin was an outstanding guide. If you want to stay dry definitely use the skirts. They were lifesavers given the windy chilly a.m. Thanks Kevin!!

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved spending the day on "Bone Island". We never left the beach to explore the rest of the island. The shelling was spectacular. We found so many sand dollars, conch shells, coral, and sponges washed ashore we couldn't stop collecting. Your aloud to collect 1...More

Thank karaf645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fun time kayaking out of the Folly Outpost with Kevin. He clearly knows so much about the ecosystem, and loves to share his knowledge. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any dolphins (we took the low tide tour with the hope!) but...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great kayaking tour with Chesley. Chesley was very knowledgeable and shared tons of stories with us about Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Even though it was a cloudy morning, we still enjoyed the sights and even found a ghost crab...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Hands down this was the highlight of our trip to Charleston. We left from Shem Creek and Kevin took us all through Shem Creek and out through the Harbor. Our favorite stop was Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary, which we dubbed "Shark Tooth Island". After paddling...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Kevin and Katie took good care of our group of 8 - they must really love what they do because their smiles were contagious. Our team is well-versed in adventure operations and the hospitality industry - and these folks stood out. We had positive interactions...More

Thank Patty C
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Questions & Answers
Karen B
2 June 2017|
Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Hey, Karen! Sunrise trips are a great option in spring, fall, and summer - you can beat the morning heat if you're willing to get up early! Wildlife will vary during different parts of the year. Our dolphins are... More
Patricia T
11 July 2016|
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Response from Ranny S | Reviewed this property |
We did not go kayaking, and I've never been, so I'm not sure. Sorry!
Natalie B
28 March 2016|
Response from Talleycat |
Hello! You won't find alligators in Shem Creek - gators are freshwater lovers, and Shem Creek is an estuary system! However, you will see gators in abundance (and up close) at Bulls Island on a sunny day.