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Coastal Expeditions

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514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
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A MUST DO!

Our family loves everything about the Shem Creek Crew! From the person on the phone to the guides... read more

Reviewed yesterday
L F
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Columbus, Ohio
A must do in Charleston

We had a party of 11 on the Shem Creek kayak tour and were not disappointed! Our guides Aaron and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adrienne M
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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.
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“boneyard beach” (107 reviews)
“bulls island” (234 reviews)
“shem creek” (142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
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"beach drop"
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"cape romain"
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"isle of palms"
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"bug spray"
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"national wildlife refuge"
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"whelks"
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"barrier island"
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family loves everything about the Shem Creek Crew! From the person on the phone to the guides they could not do a better job! The equipment is clean and in great condition. There are clean restrooms. The instruction and guidance are first rate! We...More

Thank L F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a party of 11 on the Shem Creek kayak tour and were not disappointed! Our guides Aaron and Dallas were so personable and did an amazing job explaining the different wildlife in the area as well as the history of Shem Creek. They...More

Thank Adrienne M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour wonderful guide. Very kid friendly. We took our 5 and 7 year old and they had a blast. The guide knows her stuff and gave us a good briefing. Would come back for sure!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we took a morning paddle board tour with Olivia, and had a terrific time. she is so nice and helpful, set a great pace for us — and we saw manatee AND dolphin! highly recommended!

Thank Jim E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took one of their day excursions over to Bulls Island and were thoroughly impressed not just with the island itself, but with the guides and all of the information they shared with us on both the outgoing and returning boat rides. Exploring the island...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked a tour of Folly's Creek because I wanted to have the best chance to see dolphins! We ended up seeing one in the marshes, as well as other birds and wildlife all around. Our guide was nice and there were 4 of us...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went out on the Charleston Harbor Cruise with Captain Richard and had the most amazing time. It was a beautiful night, my nine-year-old daughter was thrilled, and Captain Richard was a wealth of information. We could not have had a better time and are...More

Thank rjagervt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of four took the Folly Dolphin Tour on Tuesday, June 12. When I booked this on Sunday, the weather was supposed to be nasty. I was hoping it would not be cancelled and fortunately it was not! The morning was overcast but turned...More

Thank Sarahls612
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was great! Really awesome views of Charleston, Olivia was full of interesting information about the area and wildlife. I would go again 100 times. If you’re in the Charleston area and looking for a fun time outdoors, this is the place!

1  Thank maddiecolliver
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a sunrise kayak tour with Katie and we had a beautiful experience! Her knowledge of the flora, fauna, and history of the area was interesting and engaging. Loved having her to ourselves, as the only participants in the tour, and she let us...More

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Karen B
2 June 2017|
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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
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Patricia T
11 July 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
We did a stand up paddle board tour but no experience was needed so I assume the same is true for the kayaking trips.
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Natalie B
28 March 2016|
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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.
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