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The Shem Creek kayak tour is the gateway for experiencing Charleston by water and is one our our most popular adventures in Mount Pleasant.

This adventure offers outstanding views of the Holy City skyline and unparalleled wildlife opportunities.  Bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, manatees (in warmer months) and even sea turtles are commonly seen on this tour!

In the Charleston Harbor, you’ll get inspiring views of the Charleston Peninsula, Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter and Castle Pinckney.

Voted Charleston and Mount Pleasant’s Best Place to Kayak!

The Shem Creek kayak tour is perfect for families and small groups.  If you’re looking for a great introduction to the natural and cultural history of the Lowcountry, this is it.

On every Coastal Expeditions tour, you’ll appreciate our attention to detail.  Tours depart from our flagship campus at the quiet end of the creek.  This allows for you to enjoy amenities like bathrooms, parking and a relaxed start to your tour from our deck overlooking Shem Creek.  All of our equipment is new and our guides are well-trained as certified kayak guides (ACA, life guard, first aid and CPR) and naturalists.  When you paddle with Coastal Expeditions, a contribution is made to local environmental causes like Save Crab Bank or the Cape Romain Sea Turtle Project. Come and see why we’re voted Charleston’s Best Place to Kayak year after year!  

 

*If you’re heading out with small kids, check out the shorter Shem Creek Family Tour!

Things to Know

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

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

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will kayak on a guided Shem Creek kayak tour that has been timed with the tides for an enjoyable trip.

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-1 liter/person, sunscreen (both available for purchase)

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel prior to 24-hours or you will be charged for the tour.

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Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

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Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant tours.

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Isle of Palms Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Isle of Palms tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text