Awendaw Creek Paddle and Hike | NEW! Book Now

NEW!

Upcoming Dates:
Sunday, December 6 •  9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 19 •  9 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Nestled between the 66,306 acres of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the 252,368 acres of Francis Marion National Forest is Awendaw Creek.  This is literally where the land and ocean meet, creating a dynamic edge where the live oak and palmetto landscape ends and the saltmarsh begins.  Wildlife like black skimmers, kingfishers, oystercatchers (and oysters!), fiddler crabs and dolphins make their home in and around this protected water trail.

After a 4-mile paddle (timed with the tides to help us along),  we’ll hike the end portion of the Palmetto Trail known as the Awendaw Passage.  This 4.5 mile hike takes you through a diverse ecosystem supported by the over-story of live oaks, pines and palmettos.  Unique to the area, this trail is situated on a bluff that is about 20-feet above Awendaw Creek, giving you the chance to see far across the salt marsh.  Along the way, we’ll identify the flora and fauna of this coastal habitat and talk about the history of this region.

 

Reasons to sign up for this tour:

1. It has topography.  The bluffs that line the creek are up to 20-feet high, giving you a perspective that you don’t ever get in the Lowcountry.  It makes for an interesting paddle and for great overlooks on the hike.
2. You can stop in at the Sewee Outpost (we’re obsessed) before you come and get good snacks.
3. You’ll cover nearly 9 miles of water and terrain, but you’ll enjoy the trek.  Bring good shoes.  We’ll bring the equipment and know-how needed to make it enjoyable.
4. This is a great alternative to the Bulls Island Paddle+Hike if you want something that is less intensive.

Things to Know

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

TOUR DURATION
5 hours (includes instruction, prep, picnic and on-water time)

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition that has been timed with the tides for an enjoyable trip.  The 4-mile hike is on mostly flat terrain. No experience needed!

PRIVATE TOURS
This trip would be great for multi-generational families, including kids!  Let us create an itinerary that works for your group of 6 or more.  Call (843)884-7684 to book.

WHAT TO WEAR
Shoes that will stay on your feet, a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton).  During cooler weather, dress in layers.  Mosquitoes can be bad for the hiking portion, so long sleeves/pants are recommended.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent, bagged lunch and snacks

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

INCLEMENT WEATHER
If we have to cancel for weather (heavy rain, high wind, lightning), you, of course, will not be charged.

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