PENNY CREEK & EDISTO RIVER
KAYAK TOUR

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Rice Plantations and Wildflowers in the South Carolina ACE Basin

Some of the prettiest places in the Lowcountry are only accessible by kayak, keeping these precious sites unmarred by the hands of man.  

The blackwater of the Edisto River is one of those places.  Part of the ACE Basin, this estuary is a model of cooperative conservation efforts between organizations like The Nature Conservancy and private landowners.   Rich in human history, this trip is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the plantation culture and rice production of the 17th and 18th centuries. These isolated water trails are  bordered by diverse botanical specimens of the freshwater environment and are home to a host of birds, reptiles and mammals including warblers, finches, bald eagles, ospreys, owls, alligators, otters and more.  We will go back in time in this tidal, freshwater creek as we meander through the hidden passages of the abandoned rice fields that only a kayak can access.

This ACE Basin kayak tour is timed with the tides (the blackwater in this part of the Lowcountry is tidal) for an enjoyable paddle through the rice fields of old plantations like Hope Plantation and Prospect Hill.  Now that the seasons are changing, this will be the last opportunity to see wildflowers blooming along the edges of the creeks and old rice embankments (and the fall wildflowers are spectacular here).

This trip will begin at Penny Creek Landing and make its way to Willtown Bluff on the South Edisto River. 

 

PRICE:
$95  Adults
$65 12 & under

DEPARTURE POINT:
Penny Creek Landing

Directions from Charleston: Drive south on Hwy.17 to Parker's Ferry Cross Road and turn left onto SC-10-38.  Drive 1.1 mile and turn right onto SC-10-1448 and drive to the end of the road.


TRIP DURATION:
Up to 6 hours
(includes transportation time,  pre-trip prep/instruction, lunch break and tour) 
ACTIVITY LEVEL:
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition that has been timed with the tides for an enjoyable trip.  This is an excellent tour for beginners and experienced kayakers.

WHAT TO WEAR:
Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (Tevas-style shoes are best), a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton).  During cooler weather, dress in layers.

WHAT TO BRING:
Drinking water (1 liter/person), sunscreen; Pack a lunch and snacks for our break on a creek bank
 
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
•  Kayaking
•  Plantation History
•  Birding
•  Photography

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Wambaw Creek Kayak Tour
Echaw Creek Kayak Tour
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