Veterans Sea Kayak Resiliency Program

Develop Skills for On and Off the Water

Through a partnership and funding from a Boeing,  Coastal Expeditions is able to offer Sea Kayak Resiliency Training for veterans in the Charleston area.  Over the course of this program, participants take part in two pool training sessions and six full-day expeditions into saltwater and blackwater ecosystems.

“Practice the willingness to ask for help followed by the willingness to receive help.  Couple this with the concept that the way to save (rescue) yourself is to be of service to others.”
-Chris Crolley, Program Leader 

Taking the principles of sea kayaking and applying them to interpersonal development skills, this program focuses on PTSD recovery and learning how to help- and be helped- on the water and in life.

Program Information

This program is free for veterans of all ages and military experience.

Classes and outings are twice a month on Sundays for a total of 8 classes.

Open training is available every Wednesday afternoon for participants and their families at our Shem Creek Campus.

Coastal Expeditions owner Chris Crolley is an ACA-trained kayak instructor with 25 years of experience teaching and leading groups in the Lowcountry.  He brings a holistic approach to his instruction that combines mindfulness with physical skill development.

Want to participate?  
To get on the list, just contact us with your information.  We’ll let you know when the next course is offered!

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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.

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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