Storytellers & Nature Lovers
on a Heart Path

Our Backstory

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.

Because to know this place is to love it. And to love it is to help care for it forever.

Meet The Team

Coastal Expeditions has always been a gathering place for like-minded, fun-loving people. We work hard to deliver an enjoyable, memorable experience for all, whether you’re new to kayaking or a seasoned explorer.

Chris Crolley

Owner / CEO


Kari Crolley

Owner / Creative Director


Brittany Freeman

Office Manager


Capt. Olivia DePue

General Manager & Guide


Henry Brandt

Operations Manager/ Boat Captain


Kelsey Johnson

Group Sales + Events Manager


Dallas Baker

Outpost Manager


Katie Morrison

Guide


Katie Doherty

Multi-Day Trips Manager


Gates Roll

Fleet Manager / Boat Captain


Kevin Regan

Guide / Wilderness Expert


Scott Depung

Guide


Anna Atencio

Guide


David Whayland

Guide


Nolan Schillerstrom

Guide


Wil Christenson

Bulls Island Ferry Captain


Nick Johnson

Bulls Island Ferry First Mate / Boat Captain


Like The Outdoors?
Curious About Human and Natural History?

Let’s talk…or paddle! Working with us is more than a summer job, it’s an incredible starting point for a career in environmental education. And a chance to work alongside some of the friendliest, most adventurous people ever. We’re proud to offer our full-time team members competitive wages, health insurance and 401K (with matching program) for full-time employees. Drop off a resume at our flagship store on Shem Creek or e-mail a cover letter/resume. We do most of our hiring in February, and then as needed throughout the year.

What We Believe

We study Lowcountry tides, flora, fauna, and history. We explore. Make maps and routes. Care for our guests. Refine our skills. Nurture our fleet. Feed our curiosity and sense of adventure. And work always in service of the natural, the mystical, and the magical.

We can’t summon the sunrise or sunset. And while we can’t beckon the blue heron, the osprey, or the dolphin, by virtue of our lifelong fascination and love for them, we find the route to be in their company, again and again. Which makes us devoted students of a particular discipline. Practitioners attuned to a particular frequency. Guides on a particular journey. Called to safely and securely put people in the path of beauty; then, step back, and witness what unfolds.

What moves you? When, or how will it manifest, we can’t predict. Is it sunlight shimmering along the water’s surface? Paddling toward your own strength? An ancient shark’s tooth in the palm of your hand whispering of millennia? The rush of air through a pelican’s wings as it takes flight?

Only you may know in that instant – when you move outside yourself – and into the wideness of the universe. On a soulful journey to become more than just aware of the beauty around you, but part of it. So that seeing a dolphin rise in the water beside you is no longer just a personal, glorious sight, it’s an exchange between another life and yours, a story to share, a feeling you can’t quite name. We believe that’s the exact place where want and wish fall away – and awe and wonder are revealed.

To us, that’s the connection we’re born for – the stimulation we long for. It’s the stuff of earth and sea and stars. Of people and animals and plants. Of natural and human history entwined. The understanding of our precious smallness in the largeness of the world and the rhythm we do not make, but are made of.

That’s the gift, and it belongs to all of us.

Explore. Chat. Visit. And come on back, y’all.
@coastalexpeditions

Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant tours.

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Isle of Palms Rentals

Offering Kayaks

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Isle of Palms tours.

Rent a Kayak Click to Book via Text

Folly Beach Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Folly Beach tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text