WAMBAW WILDERNESS
KAYAK TOUR

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Kayak Under the Majestic Shade of Ancient Cypress Trees

The Wambaw Creek Kayak Tour is a Coastal Expeditions guide favorite- and for good reason.  Some of the oldest bald cypresses line the edges of the creek and wildlife like otters, turkeys and white-tail deer are abundant. A tributary of the Santee River, Wambaw Creek is nestled into the Francis Marion National Forest and is the perfect trip for families or small groups.  

Named one of the 14 best places to canoe or kayak on national forests by the National Forest Federation, this is a "don't miss" excursion.

Bald Cypress and Tupelo shade this creek, creating an intimate setting for sightings of otter, deer, turkeys and a myriad of birds like kingfishers, herons and hawks.  And the quiet rhythm of the kayaks allow us to see them up close.

The history within this area of the Lowcountry was dominated by rice culture, and our guides will take you back in time as they share stories about the plantation life that shaped the way our ancestors once lived.

Don't see an upcoming tour date that works for you?  All you need is a group of 4 or more and we'll create a new tour.   Just call our office at (843)884-7684 to let us know when you'd like to go. 

PRICE:
$95  Adults
$65 12 & under

DEPARTURE POINT:
Palmetto Store on Hwy. 17 in McClellanville, SC
Call for directions

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
•  Optional Swimming (in warmer months)

SIMILAR BLACKWATER TRIPS:
Black River Kayak Tour
Little Pee Dee Kayak Tour
Edisto River Kayak Tour
Echaw Creek Kayak Tour
Quenby Creek Kayak Tour
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