Saltmarsh Sunrise Kayak Tour Book Now

We rotate the this tour between our three creekside locations, so check to make sure that the departure point works for you before you book.   View an area map and addresses here.

Tuesdays: Isle of Palms
Saturdays: Folly Creek
Sundays: Shem Creek


At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss the idea of a sunrise tour, especially if you’re on vacation.  But our sunrise tours get some of the best reviews and are a guide favorite- especially in the dog days of summer.  We promise that the hardest part is the waking up. 

Once you arrive at the outpost, you’ll get fitted to your kayaks and gear and we’ll get going so that we don’t miss the daybreak.  We’ll paddle across the glassy water to a vantage point between islands to catch the first look of the sun breaking over the Atlantic Ocean and watch the salt marsh come alive.

Clapper rails and marsh wrens will begin their distinctive calls from within the Spartina grass.  Laughing gulls will chatter overhead and dolphins will feed within the protected waters.  The sky will take on hues of pink and orange, reflecting in glossy surface of the water.  As the sun edges up from its nightly slumber, you’ll get a moment to reflect and give thanks for the opportunity to be in this beautiful ecosystem in the Carolina salt marsh.

A special way to start the day, it’s an exhilarating experience to combine new adventures with fitness. (And think of the breakfast you will have earned.)

Things to Know

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

TOUR DURATION
Up to 3 Hours (includes instruction, prep and on-water time)

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition 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 48-hours or you will be charged for the tour.

You Could Say This Tour Is...

Sunrise, Best Seller, Adventurous, Dolphins & Wildlife

Trip Advisor Reviews

We took the 5AM (yes, 5AM) sunrise kayak tour out of the Isle of Palms Marina. It was a great experience. Our guide, Dallas, was super helpful with the equipment, and had a wealth of knowlege about the surrounding ecosystem. Watching the sun rise was beautiful, and well worth getting up that early. The kayaks were easy to get used to and fun to use. Overall, it was a great trip and we will definitely be back.
– Kevin

Saltmarsh Sunrise Kayak 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.

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 Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant tours.

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Isle of Palms Rentals

Offering Kayaks

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks. 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.

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Folly Beach 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 Folly Beach tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text