CRAB BANK BIRD ROOKERY
KAYAK TOUR

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Kayak Near a Significant Nesting Island in the Charleston Harbor!

The 22-acre Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary and Eastern Brown Pelican Rookery is one of Charleston's most significant nesting sites for pelicans, gulls, black skimmers, terns and other water birds. Densely packed during the breeding season, you may catch a glimpse of the small hatchlings as we circumnavigate their temporary home.

Thousands of adult and fledgling birds cover this island nest-to-nest for a significant portion of the year.  You will never forget seeing this natural wonder. Your naturalist guide will help you identify the myriad of birds that you'll see on this special tour and offer unparalleled opportunities for photography.

In addition to the birds, you'll have excellent chances of seeing playful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, and perhaps a manatee or two!

After you kayak tour, feel free to relax, hang out and enjoy view from our private patio on Shem Creek.

This is an enjoyable paddle that is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Perfect for families and small groups, Shem Creek is a great introduction to the intermingling natural and human history of the Lowcountry and Charleston, South Carolina.

Don't see a tour date that works for your group?  Call us at (843) 884-7684 and we'll try to schedule a day that does! 
PRICE:
$65 Adults
$45 12 & under

DEPARTURE POINT:
Shem Creek Campus
514-B Mill Street
Mount Pleasant, SC
About this location

TRIP DURATION:
Up to 3 hours
(includes pre-trip prep/instruction 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
 
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
•  Kayaking
•  Dolphin-spotting
•  Birding
•  Photography
•  Charleston History

SIMILAR SHEM CREEK TRIPS:
Shem Creek & Charleston Harbor Kayak Tour
Shem Creek 2-hour Kayak Tour
Charleston Harbor Sunset Kayak Tour
Shark Tooth & Fossil Kayak Tour

Yearly Crab Bank Clean-Up

Every year since 1994, Coastal Expeditions has organized clean ups of Crab Bank Island before and after nesting season.  Throughout the year, an unbelievable amount of debris like styrofoam, tires, can, rubber pieces and plastic accumulate on the island.  If you'd like to help out, join our email list and we'll let you know the next time we're going out!  We'll provide the kayaks and gear, you provide the elbow grease.


 

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