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Bulls Island with Young Kids

THE  EXPLORER_______________________________ EXPLORING BULLS ISLAND WITH YOUNG KIDS Oh, what fun (if you’re prepared)! Coastal Expeditions’ Marketing Director Kari Crolley fell in love with Bulls Island when she fell in love with Chris Crolley (Coastal Expeditions owner) years ago when they would walk the trails and explore the beach on dates. Now married with a curious Read More …

Dealing with Mosquitoes

THE  EXPLORER _______________________________ HOW TO DEAL WITH MOSQUITOES:GUIDE TIPS Insect Spray is Only Part of the Equation. When you live and work along the coastal zone of South Carolina, mosquitoes, biting flies and gnats are going to a part of the conversation at certain times of year.  And if you are regularly camping, hiking, kayaking and Read More …

Used Kayak, SUP and Gear Sale

THE  EXPLORER_______________________________ 19th Annual USED KAYAK, SUP & GEAR SALE It’s Finally Time For Our Annual Sale! An eco-thoughtful alternative to buying new, when you select gear with history you’re getting a kayak that has witnessed the Seven Sisters in the Congaree Swamp, a canoe that has explored the inky waters of Echaw Creek or a stand-up paddle board Read More …

Float the Vote

THE  EXPLORER_______________________________ FLOAT THE VOTE! Wash It All Away. We’ll keep this to the point.  The election is upon us and nobody’s feeling that great about it.  So we have come up with an idea to get you motivated:  FLOAT THE VOTE.* If you do your civic duty and cast a ballot, we’ll rent you kayaks Read More …

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Matthew

THE  EXPLORER_______________________________ WEATHERINGHURRICANE MATTHEW An ounce of prevention. It wasn’t until Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that I was willing to admit that there could be a hurricane heading our way.  Until then, it was “deny, deny, deny.”  Following the evacuation notice, schools closed and businesses followed.  And I began to Read More …

2016 Barrier Island ECOthon

THE  EXPLORER_______________________________ 2016BARRIER ISLAND ECOTHON Be the Change. We are but a tiny part of the Barrier Island ECOthon, simply renting expedition sea kayaks and associating gear from our outpost on the Isle of Palms.   We don’t set it up or organize this race (the awesome title sponsor Barrier Island Ecotours did), but we are so glad Read More …

Paddling with Young Kids

THE  EXPLORER_______________________________ PADDLING WITH YOUNG KIDS: A Few Tips Two Words: Be Prepared Ok.  You’ve got a kayak or a canoe with room for the family and you’re ready to set out on a maiden voyage.  Do you find yourself hesitating?  With a little planning, this could become a regular outing for your brood, creating memories Read More …