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Fall 2021 Dates: October 2, October 16

Some of the prettiest places in the Lowcountry are only accessible by kayak.  This keeps them undeveloped and in their natural state.   This area is a hotspot for migrating songbirds, raptors, wildflowers and native fauna like alligators, turtles, deer and turkeys.

The ACE Basin a model of cooperative conservation efforts between organizations like the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources,  The Nature Conservancy and Lowcountry Land Trust and private landowners.

These isolated water trails are  bordered by diverse botanical specimens of the freshwater environment and are home to a host of birds, reptiles and mammals including warblers, finches, bald eagles, ospreys, owls, alligators, otters and more.  We will go back in time in this tidal, freshwater creek as we meander through the hidden passages that only a kayak can access.  Expect to see wildflowers blooming along the creek banks from spring through late fall.

This ACE Basin kayak tour is timed with the tides (the blackwater in this part of the Lowcountry is tidal) to assist us along the way.  If you’re looking for a special way to see the beauty of the Lowcountry, this is your tour.

You can book the ACE Basin Kayak Tour as a private tour for groups of 6 or more.

Don’t see a date that works for you? We also offer regular tours into the blackwater of Francis Marion National Forest.

Things to Know

INCLUDES
Gear (sea kayak, PFD, paddle, etc.), pre-paddle prep/instruction, guide, and tax.

TOUR DURATION
5-6 Hours (includes instruction, prep, on-water time and a break for lunch)

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition down a tidal blackwater creek.  This is an excellent tour for beginning and experienced paddlers.

WHAT TO WEAR
Shoes that will stay on your feet (Tevas-style shoes are best), a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton).  During cooler weather, dress in layers.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen; Pack a lunch and snacks for our break on a creek bank.

WEATHER POLICY
If the guide feels that it will be UNSAFE to run (ie. thunder, lightning, or high winds) Coastal Expeditions will cancel at no charge to you. We will contact you before your trip if weather is going to be an issue. If you decide not to go due to light rain or hot/cold weather you need to cancel 72 hours in advance to avoid being charged.

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel prior to 72-hours or you will be charged for the tour.

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