Great Guide and a Great Adventure

We recently visited isle of palms near Charleston, SC and wanted to take a kayak tour. Our kids are 15, 13 and 11. We decided on the 3 hour sunset tour and we're thrilled. The scenery was beautiful and the waters were calm. Very peaceful evening. Chris Brown, our guide was excellent. He was so knowledgable and was great with the kids. Would suggest this sunset tour for any family up for a great time and adventure. The paddle was not difficult but I would rate it a 5 on a 10 scale for most folks. The winds can kick up and give a lot of help or a lot of extra work but it is well worth it.

July 2015, TripAdvisor Review


 

Great Kayaking Trip in IOP!

Took a 3 hour trip with my teenage daughters and it was awesome. Caroline (our guide) gave great instructions and was a wonderful tour guide! She was great when I fell out of my kayak (seriously), helping me get back in with no issues. The onshore staff was helpful too. I'll definitely go back! Great experience!

June 2015, TripAdvisor Review


 

Excellent Kayaking Trip with Tour Guide Chris (aka Storm)

My family of 5 (Mother, Father, and brothers aged 23 and 16) along with my girlfriend went on a kayaking excursion through the lowlands and creeks of the Isle of Palms! We had a great trip with an excellent tour guide who was very informative about the local ecosystem and island itself! Kayaking itself is a great time, but it was even better paired with a nice lesson in Biology and History. On the trip we stopped to see crabs, oysters, and fish and we even spotted a manatee along the way. One last tip: definitely eat the pluff mud if given the chance, it is an experience you will not forget.

June 2015, TripAdvisor Review


 

Isle of Palms Morning Kayak

Our guide knew every bird we saw on the Kayak trip out of Isle of Palms Marina to the tidal creeks. enjoyed the trip tremendously!

May 2015, TripAdvisor Review


 

Salt Marsh Kayaking at its Best

What a wonderful experience! We had a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who shared so much info on shore birds and salt marshes. I will be going back soon!

May 2015, TripAdvisor Review


 

Sea Kayaking at Isle of Palms

We called Coastal Expeditions to set up a 1/2 day sea kayaking for 4 adults at Isle of Palms - it was easy and a great experience! Our guide was Chris - who was very knowledgeable and a great all around guide! I would absolutely recommend this trip - and this outfitter - great gear and service! Thanks for an awesome day!

April 2015, TripAdvisor Review

 

Kayaking on Isle of Palms

In march we went with Henry for a paddle on the Morgan River. henry made us feel comfortable- his knowledge of the kayaks, the birds and the area was fantastic. We had a great paddle and observed many birds.Looking forward to next year and going with Henry again.

April 2015, TripAdvisor Review

 

Great Staff and a Great Time!

The younger generation of our family persuaded us to try sea kayaking for the first time. Not being big outdoors people, my husband and I were not sure what to expect, but as soon as we arrived at the Coastal Expeditions office, we were immediately put at ease by the very friendly and helpful staff there. 
Chris was our guide, as well as our paddling instructor, safety lecturer, and (along with the lovely Olivia) all-around helper in getting us situated into our vessels.
We paddled inside some estuaries ("Sea-kayaking" is a bit of a misnomer, since we weren't out on the open water, which is probably for the best considering our lack of experience!) and Chris was a fantastic guide! He seemed to know everything about the ecosystem and its sea life, birds, history - you name it, and Chris knew it - so we actually learned some things about the areas we were enjoying while on the water. He was also well-prepared, with a water pump for one of the kayaks that got swamps, and first aid skills for someone who cut his finger. 
This company offers a variety of coastal experiences, and based on our experience, I would highly recommend them! Thanks for a super afternoon, folks!

April 2015, TripAdvisor Review

 

Fun Kayak Adventure!

Our guide Chris was wonderful! Our family had a blast kayaking and learning about the SC barrier islands. Our excursion was a trip highlight!

April 2015, TripAdvisor Review

 

Wonderful Paddle

When I arrived at the launch site, my guide Chris told me that the rest of the group had cancelled, but if I wanted to, he would take me out solo. Heck yes!!! We had a great paddle through the low country at Isle of Palms. Chris was easygoing, professional and informative about the plants, animals, ecology and history of the area. I'm sure all the guides are great, but if you're lucky enough to get on one of Chris's trips, I guarantee you'll have a good time!

April 2015, TripAdvisor Review

 

Sunset Kayak Isle of Palms (Charleston) SC

Nan and I did an evening kayak trip with Chris as our instructor and naturalist guide. Chris was a great guide- very knowledgeable about the birds, eco system, even the sex life of oysters!

We are very active outdoor people , and Chris adjusted his lessons accordingly. He is a great teacher,and we are certain he will be just as much fun and helpful for novices.

All the equipment, kayaks, and safety gear were high quality and in very good repair.
We highly recommend both Coastal Expeditions , and Chris, branch mgr at IOP.

March 2015, TripAdvisor Review