Coastal Expeditions Foundation

Turning Passion Into Action

We don't just want to explore the beautiful places in the world, we want to be a part of their protection and conservation.

Over the last thirty years, we've endlessly explored, paddled and trekked the water trails that weave through the Lowcounty of South Carolina. The pressures on our natural resources are greater than ever, and we know from our work that the best way to get people to act is to give them a meaningful experience in that environment. The foundation is a natural extension of Coastal Expeditions, Inc., allowing our passion for things like loggerhead conservation and environmental education to expand.

What We Do

The mission of the Coastal Expeditions Foundation is to ensure that experiences with wildlife and the habitats we all share are accessible for all, and to provide opportunities for us to channel our collective passion for the environment into preserving and visiting these ecosystems for generations to come.

We do this through our three program pillars: education, community service, and habitat and wildlife conservation.

Featured Programs

Cape Romain Sea Turtle Program

The Coastal Expeditions Foundation pays the seasonal salaries of two wildlife technicians needed to run the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Program in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, raising $40,000 each year.

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Veterans Resilience Program

In 2017, Coastal Expeditions created the Veterans Sea Kayak Resilience Program, giving local veterans the skills they need to prevent suicide by connecting them to their environment and each other. Once they finish the program, they are invited to be a part of the Coastal Warriors Council to maintain their community and give back. Sign up for this free program sponsored by Boeing SC.

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Educational Field Trips

Since 1992, Coastal Expeditions has been leading educational field trips to places like Shem Creek, Black River and Bulls Island. Our newest program, Outside In, gets students from Sanders-Clyde Elementary School on field trips at no charge to students or schools.

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Seabird Stewardship

The Coastal Expeditions Foundation was part of the team that saved Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary in Charleston harbor. We continue with our focus on seabirds through educational trips, seabird stewardship and island rookery litter sweeps.

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“This is not philanthropy. This should be a cost of doing business. It’s paying rent for our use of the planet.” - YVON CHOUINARD Founder of Patagonia and 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet Non-Profit Partner

The Coastal Expeditions Foundation is proud to be a part of this collective action to direct philanthropic giving to environmental causes.

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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 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 Isle of Palms tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text