Coastal Expeditions

514-B Mill St. Mt. Pleasant.

(843) 884-7684

Every visitor to Charleston seems to hit Rainbow Row, the Market, and maybe a ghost tour or carriage ride. They eat at Hyman’s Seafood, ferry out to Fort Sumter, and walk among the grandiose mansions south of Broad Street. Those truly in the know, however, don’t miss the chance to get out and explore the single greatest feature that makes our city unique — the water. Charleston is built on top of a salt marsh — we now know from flooding that it’s not the wisest place to settle, but it makes us special nonetheless. And there’s no better way to get out into the marsh than in a kayak, man’s most non-intrusive method of getting close to nature on the water. Coastal Expeditions operates out of Shem Creek, where they’ll tailor a trip to your desires and skill level. You’re guaranteed to see scores of majestic herons and egrets, and with any luck, you’ll find yourself gliding alongside a family of dolphins just as eager to look at you.

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