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A memorable adventure: outdoor beauty, exercise, wisdom and dolphins!

We enjoy adventure, and appreciate people who share their expertise and wisdom. Our guides for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KISNapa
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Sonoma, California
Wonderful Kayak Tour

My husband and I took the Dolphin Ecology tour with Kim and David and would highly recommend it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrissy V
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Owner-operated Beaufort Kayak Tours provides narrated natural and cultural history tours in the scenic waters of Beaufort County. Kayak with Kim and David to visit historical downtown Beaufort, the secluded ACE Basin, or the palm-studded lagoon of Hunting Island. Discover our area's Civil War history, the impact of rice culture, and the mysteries of the salt marsh and barrier islands. Please visit our website for more information.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy adventure, and appreciate people who share their expertise and wisdom. Our guides for the dolphin ecology kayaking excursion, Kim and David, were skilled, knowledgeable, affable and deeply connected to the nature of our environment. Our beautiful tour of the saltwater marshlands was fun...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Dolphin Ecology tour with Kim and David and would highly recommend it. It was a great experience! They were very professional, easy to talk to and had a wealth of information about the marsh and the dophins. The tour...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Our kayak tour was arranged with Great Bike Tours. Weather was perfect, upper 70’s, clear and sunny. Paddled by the osprey nest and say both parents. Alligator sighted. Great history lesson on the engineering hydraulics of the the old rice plantations. Great couple hours spent...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked the ACE basin trip with Kim as our guide. From beginning to end it was an enjoyable time. Kim sees to everything. All you have to do is show up. The equipment provided was top notch. Kim is so knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We’d highly recommend these kayak trips... we did the ACE basin one, which was both beautiful and fascinating. We hadn’t realised how fundamental the rice growing tradition was to the history of this part of the world and it was great to find out about...More

Thank Emma K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had an excellent time on Kim and David's kayak trip around the ACE Basin. Everything was well planned and so interesting. Both were extremely knowledgeable and pointed out a variety of birds that we never would have noticed. It was a great way to...More

Thank Jemimagold
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Kim was our guide as we paddled through fresh water tidal marshes (Not a typo.) formerly used for growing rice. Kim provided interesting information on the history and environment of the "Cumby", the black water river on which we were traveling. She was very good...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

So glad we decided to jump in on this trip with these pros. We had a beautiful day and went kayaking through the salt marsh. It was stunning and so much fun. We saw Dolphins and learned so much about the ecology of the area....More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had kayaked on Hilton Head Island while vacationing there before so we decided to try kayaking a different location. This was perfect! Just a short ride away and new scenery and history to explore. The day was overcast but perfect regardless. Kim & David...More

Thank LJNisbet
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We traveled to Beaufort for 2 nights on our way from Charleston to Savannah on our "getting to know the south" vacation. I wanted to get out on the water in kayaks and we really lucked out finding Beaufort Kayak tours. Kim and David are...More

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Patti L
4 May 2018|
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Response from Pedal-Paddle-Eat | Property representative |
Hi Patti, yes, “tagalongs” go on club tours for $15 per person. If you’d like to start receiving the tide riders newsletter, please email me at the beaufort kayak tours email address and I will send you a link to sign up... More
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Jennifer M
26 April 2018|
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Response from Pedal-Paddle-Eat | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer-yes, I have tours going out both Saturday and Sunday (although I think I just filled Saturday's tour). If Sunday works we will be in the ACE basin from 10 to 12:30 and I have plenty of space on that trip. Kim
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Robin F
5 April 2018|
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Response from BeaufortKayaker | Property representative |
Hi Robin-unfortunately I am completely booked up for today and have been booked up all week! We do have a tour tomorrow with space weather permitting.
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