SHEM CREEK & CHARLESTON HARBOR
KAYAK TOUR

BOOK NOW!


Charleston History & Unbelievable Wildlife
 

This tour is the gateway for experiencing Charleston by water and is one our our most popular adventures. Feeding into the protected edge of Charleston Harbor, this kayaking tour offers outstanding views of the Holy City skyline and unparalleled wildlife opportunities.

The sights of pelicans gliding just above the water and sounds of dolphins breaching alongside your kayak are all part of the Shem Creek experience. In the warmer months, we often see sea turtles and manatees in the creek- and the kayak is the best way to see these gentle visitors.

Once we emerge into the Charleston Harbor, the focus shifts to the inspiring views of the Charleston Peninsula and Crab Bank Island.

The 22-acre Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary is one of Charleston's most significant nesting sites for pelicans, gulls, black skimmers, terns and other water birds.  Hundreds of birds cover this island during the nesting season and the cacophany of avian sounds adds to the overall experience.  You will never forget seeing this natural wonder.  (Check out the live feed below for a glimpse of what awaits at Crab Bank!)

Perfect for families and small groups, Shem Creek is a great introduction to the intermingling natural and human history of the Lowcountry.

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!

Dolphin Kayak Tour on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant

Kids and families kayaking in Charleston with dolphins

PRICE:
$65 Adults
$45 12 & under
(includes tax)

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 2-hour Kayak Tour
Shark Tooth & Fossil Kayak Tour
Charleston Harbor Sunset Kayak Tour
Crab Bank Birding Kayak Tour
Kayak and paddleboard in Charleston, SC
Coastal Expeditions Kayak Guides