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Kayaking Options in the Lowcountry this Summer!

Posted By: Brad Thompson In: Recreation
Date: Thu, Jun 8th 2017 3:10 pm

The summer heat in Charleston can be a difficult thing to escape if you don’t know what activities are available to you that are fun, local, and will also cool off your day. However, if you are a resident of Sweetgrass or staying in its surrounding areas you are in luck; kayaking is practically around the corner.

One of kayaking’s greatest advantages is its accessibility. Not only does it require little to no experience to enjoy, the multitude of ways you can take one out, either alone or with a group, really set it apart from other water sports. If you aren’t lucky enough to already own a kayak, there are several options for enjoying the sport in this area, including rentals, lessons, and tours. The guided tours in particular may be of interest to those who have been on the water but may not have truly experienced everything they could have with a guide. Companies like Coastal Expeditions on Shem Creek offer guided tours which can take you anywhere from the Charleston Harbor to fossil and shark tooth hunting on Crab Bank Island. This is a great way to find places you may not have ever known were there. And of course, if you are new to the Lowcountry, there are few better ways to find your bearings than a guided kayak tour on our beautiful waterways. Alternatively, if you feel like going out and exploring for yourself, renting and setting your own course is always an option. I have listed some outfitters below that should be able to help set up anyone in the Sweetgrass, Mount Pleasant, or Downtown areas.

Shem Creek/Mt. Pleasant

Isle of Palms

Kayaking is truly accessible to almost all ages and levels of familiarity with water sports, so get out there and let me know how it goes!