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For centuries, the waters that we now call Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge have been paddled by self-powered vessels.  As early as the 1500’s, the Sewee Native American tribe hunted and fished this vast saltwater estuary and the emergent islands.  Since that time, it has remained virtually unchanged by man and is protected from development as crucial wildlife habitat.

The adventure begins with a guided kayak tour through the Class 1 Wilderness of Cape Romain.  This tour is timed with the outgoing tide to assist us on our paddle.

We’ll make landfall on the north end of Bulls Island, pull our kayaks to high ground and set off for a hike through the Boneyard Beach and into the interior of the island.  Along the way, your guides will share history about the refuge, spot birds, identify native plants and give you a deeper understanding of the ecosystem of a barrier island.

Finally, after a thorough day of paddling and hiking, we will enjoy a nice boat cruise back to Garris Landing through the salt marsh aboard the Bulls Island Ferry.   As you relax onboard, you’ll be able to reflect upon the waters you paddled and the lands that you walked– the same waters and lands that the Sewee explored.

This trip was designated One of the 30 Best Trips worldwide in 2015 by Outside Magazine.

You can book this as a private tour for groups of 6 or more.

Things to Know

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

TOUR DURATION
6 hours (includes instruction, prep, island 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.  This is an intermediate level tour for anyone with a moderate level of fitness.

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 on Bulls Island, 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 48-hours or you will be charged for the tour.

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