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!