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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.  The 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 elevation.  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 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 10 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

WEATHER
Weather (thunderstorms or high winds) may impact this excursion. Cancellations usually occur due to lightning, thunder or high winds and we will make sure to reschedule your group if needed. Our general cancellation policies apply unless our experts determine it is potentially unsafe or unwise to venture out. In the event that we decide to cancel due to weather, we will make every effort to call you at least two hours before your departure and help you reschedule or credit/refund the full cost of your trip.

GRATUITY
Gratuity is not included in your tour price. Our guides go above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic time out on the water! Average gratuity ranges from 15%–25% of your tour cost based on your experience. It is not required, but always greatly appreciated!

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel prior to 72-hours or you will not be eligible for a refund for the tour.

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