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Address: 514-B Mill Street, Charleston, SC 29412
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Founded in 1992, we're Charleston's Original Outfitter and our guides work...

Founded in 1992, we're Charleston's Original Outfitter and our guides work hard every day to provide an experience that is worth your while. Our guides and captains are passionate, educated naturalists who will share the natural and human history of the Lowcountry with you in a way that you'll love.

If you want to go kayaking, paddle boarding or on a boat charter, check out our locations on SHEM CREEK (Mount Pleasant), FOLLY CREEK and ISLE OF PALMS! Blackwater kayaking expeditions into FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST, the ACE BASIN and beyond are offered throughout the month or by reservation. And for an adventure in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, you don't want to miss the BULLS ISLAND FERRY.

Our trips are tailored to each group, making all of our offerings available to all ages, fitness levels and skill levels.

See you on the water!

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Marvelous maiden voyage!!

Had such a great experience with Coastal Expeditions taking on an ocean kayak for the first time. From the initial paddle tutorial to exiting the boat, the staff provided hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had such a great experience with Coastal Expeditions taking on an ocean kayak for the first time. From the initial paddle tutorial to exiting the boat, the staff provided hands on assistance and helpful step by step guidance. Henry is such an intelligent and fun tour guide. He gave great insight on the local wildlife and history surrounding the harbor.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a day of enjoying our backyard. I have lived in Charleston for 30 years and can't believe I am just now experiencing Coastal Expeditions. Our guide Henry was knowledgeable and fun. I would consider this a must do whether you are visiting the area or have lived here for years. We will be going back soon.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first kayaking excursion and it was amazing. Our guide, Henry, was extremely knowledgeable and gave a thorough lesson before heading out. The waters of Shem Creek were perfect for sight-seeing and I learned more about SC history than I ever did in school!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Henry is a fun tour guide who is full of Charleston and wildlife knowledge. Before starting our tour, Henry taught us the proper kayaking techniques and made sure that everyone felt confident in their kayaks before taking off. We saw A LOT of dolphins throughout our tour, many of which swam along next to us as we were paddling. Throughout... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Henry and Kevin were absolutely spectacular! I knew very little about kayaking and not only was our tour informative but it was fun! Henry really knows how to take a group on an adventure. Learned substantial amount of information about kayaking, Shem Creek, wildlife, and even South Carolina history. I highly recommend to anyone who likes to try something new!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you Coastal Expeditions for a much needed adventure! Yes it was a long hike through bug infested wilderness, but so worth it for the awe inspiring view and feeling of peace one can only find on an island like this. As a SC native, I never knew how amazing our beaches were before being developed by man. If you... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kayaking with Coastal Expeditions on Shem Creek was a great experience. Very professional and courteous. Experienced staff and great equipment.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience and lots of fun. Hannah is a great tour guide! Improved our kayaking skills, learned about the ecology of the area and had a blast.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We repeated an Excursion to Bulls Island with Coastal Expeditions that we took three years ago. It was just as interesting a trip as before and a wonderful experience. The Captain and First Mate were both extremely knowledgeable and we could tell they really enjoy their work. The boat ride to Bulls Island includes an informative eco-tour of the Marsh... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I kayaked Shem Creek with my son in law and even though we have been in the area for a few years now we had never taken the time to kayak Shem Creek. Jeff was our guide and we learned so many things about the Low Country that we never knew. He was a great teacher on how to kayak... More 

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