Captain Sam’s Spit Sea Kayak Tour Book Now

This tour is available by private expedition for groups of 6 or more.  Call (843)884-7684 to reserve.

Join Kiawah River & Coastal Expeditions on a full-day sea kayak expedition to see local wildlife, including resident bottlenose dolphins.

The day begins under the shaded canopy of grand oaks at the Farmhouse at Kiawah River, an island village in the Charleston countryside.  Heading down to nearby Bobcat Landing, everyone will be fitted to gear and given a short lesson in sea kayaking.

From there the adventure begins.  Glide through a maze of salt marsh and tidal flats, keeping an eye out for the abundant wildlife that calls this ecosystem home.  Expect to see gregarious pods of bottlenose dolphins and a myriad of birds- herons, eagles, roseate spoonbills and more.

Following a 4-5 mile paddle (timed with the tides for an enjoyable experience), we’ll beach on Captain Sam’s Spit for a well-deserved break.  This small shifting island of sand is vital for many important or endangered species including piping plovers, diamondback terrapins and bottlenose dolphins.

On the island, walk the tide line for seaside treasures, birdwatch and enjoy a beachside picnic.  After this island exploration, we’ll re-launch and head back to our starting point at Kiawah River.

Bottlenose dolphins in this area are known for strand-feeding behavior in this region.  We see it on many of our tours, and hope to see it on this paddle!

This is a fantastic trip for anyone that wants to explore further into the wild places around Charleston.

 

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GUIDE: KATIE MORRISON
Katie is a Coastal Expeditions Omnivore, a title that we reserve for guides that can lead almost any trip with expertise and excitement.  Her childhood on Folly was spent knee deep in pluff mud and inspired her to focus on Environmental Studies at Sewanee.  Katie maintains that passion today as our Education Coordinator.   Read More Here

Things to Know

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

TOUR DURATION
Up to 6 hours (includes instruction, prep, lunch break and on-water time)

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition that has been timed with the tides for an enjoyable trip. You do not need to have any kayaking experience, but be prepared to paddle! We’ll teach you everything you need to know to have a great day on the water.

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.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water-2 liter/person, sunscreen

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel  7-days prior or you will be charged for the tour.

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