BULLS ISLAND
MULTI-SPORT TOUR

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Kayak + Hike + Boat
Expedition in Cape Romain

For centuries, the waters that we now call Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge have been paddled by self-powered vessels.  As early as the 1500's, the Sewee Native American tribe hunted and fished this vast saltwater estuary and the emergent islands.  Since that time, it has remained virtually unchanged by man and is protected from development as crucial wildlife habitat.
 
We want to share this ecological wonderland with you.  We tasked our guides to come up with the tour they would want to take themselves, and they delivered a fantastic itinerary.
 
The adventure begins with a guided kayak tour through the Class 1 Wilderness of Cape Romain.  This tour is timed with the outgoing tide to assist us on our paddle (you will thank us later). 
 
We'll make landfall on the north end of Bulls Island, pull our kayaks to high ground and set off for a hike through the Boneyard Beach and into the interior of the island.  Along the way, your guides will share history about the refuge, spot birds, identify native plants (including edibles!) and give you a deeper understanding of the ecosystem of a barrier island.
 
One of the 30 best trips to take
[worldwide] in 2015
-Outside Magazine
 
Finally, after a thorough day of paddling and hiking, we will enjoy a nice boat cruise back to Garris Landing through the salt marsh aboard the Bulls Island Ferry.   As you relax onboard, you'll be able to reflect upon the waters you paddled and the lands that you walked-- the same waters and lands that the Sewee explored.  Don't miss this unique immersive experience!
 
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!
 

FEATURED TRIP

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Coastal Expeditions is proud to be an authorized concessioner of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service operating under contract in Cape Romain NWR since 1994.  Coastal Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer.

Every tour and adventure you take with Coastal Expeditions allows us to give back to local schools, environmental groups and causes close to our hearts. Read our guiding principles and the story of how we came to the Lowcountry way back in 1992.
PRICE:
$85 Adults
(includes taxes)

This tour is for adults only unless you schedule a private tour


DEPARTURE POINT:
Garris Landing
498 Bulls Island Road
Awendaw, SC 29429

TRIP DURATION:
6 hours
(includes pre-trip prep/instruction, break for lunch 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 intermediate level tour for anyone with a moderate level of fitness.  

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.  Mosquitoes can be bad on Bulls Island, so long sleeves/pants are recommended.

WHAT TO BRING:
Drinking water (4 liters/person), sunscreen, insect repellent, bagged lunch and snacks
 
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
•  Kayaking
•  Hiking
•  Dolphin-spotting
•  Birding
•  Photography
•  Charleston History
•  Boating

SIMILAR BARRIER ISLAND TRIPS:
Capers Island Kayak Tour

PLEASE NOTE:
We will cancel this trip for lack of participation (minimum of 6 people) and weather.  Winds may cause this trip to cancel the day of the expedition.  Full refunds will be issued if Coastal Expeditions cancels the trip.

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