Francis Marion National Forest Kayak Tour Book Now

Francis Marion National Forest, just north of Charleston, South Carolina, is an ecological wonderland of over 260,000 acres.

Your guide decide where you’ll explore prior to each trip to maximize your wildlife opportunities. If the wildflowers are blooming along the old rice fields, we’ll head towards Quinby Creek. And if songbirds like the citrus-hued prothonotary warblers are making an appearance, we’ll delve into the cypress-tupelo swamp of Echaw Creek.  When swallow-tailed kites are back in the swamp to nest, we might choose to paddle through the Wambaw Wilderness Area to watch them feed on dragonflies in the open corridors between the trees.  Trust us to pick the best part of Francis Marion to paddle and we’ll make sure that you have an unforgettable experience.


Want to schedule a private tour to see a special place in the National Forest?  We offer tours to Wambaw Wilderness, Echaw Creek and Quinby Creek any time you want!  Just call us and we’ll get you set up!

Things to Know

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

TOUR DURATION
Up to 5 Hours (includes instruction, prep, creekside picnic and on-water time)

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.

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to call 48-hours prior to the tour or you will be charged.

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Francis Marion National Forest Kayak Tour

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