10:00 a.m. 3 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour

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10:00 a.m. 3 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour
Type Rate Tickets
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $39.00
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Your paddle begins in a festive saltwater marsh area in historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank across a shallow bay, which is home to thousands of nesting shorebirds including the state threatened species Wilsons Plover and Eastern Brown Pelicans. Frequented by dolphin and sometimes manatee, this is a nice wildlife paddle. This tour also includes incredible views of the historic Charleston Harbor, Castle Pinckney, Ft. Sumter, the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse. The paddle duration is about 6 to 7 miles. This longer tour gives you a better chance to see more dolphins! Tours are led by University Degreed and or Master Naturalist Guides who are also certified ACA guides and/or Instructors.


Ages 4 and up welcome. Tour subject to weather cancellation. Ages 14 and up can paddle in single kayaks if desired. 13 and under must be in a Tandem 2 person kayak with someone 14 or older, however there are some exceptions made if you call us ahead of time. Single and Tandem kayaks available. Please make note of your choice of single kayaks or tandem kayaks on your reservation. The "Qty" when purchasing tickets refers to a per person number. For an example 1 adult tandem refers to only one person, 2 adult tandem refers to 2 people.

Our Guides

Bob Eli Kathie
 John TillmanSarita


About NAO

At Nature Adventures Outfitters, our entire focus is on giving you the best kayak experience the waters near Charleston and the South Carolina coast have to offer. Whether you're staying at the Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, or Downtown Charleston, we have tours for every member of the family. Featuring expedtition sea kayaking to South Carolina attractions including the barrier islands, blackwater swamps and rivers. No experience necessary, so plan your next South Carolina vacation with Nature Adventures Outfitters!

Our record on Safety and accurate Naturalist interpretation has given us a reputation as Coastal South Carolina's most recommended and respected Kayak Guide Service.

Environmental Organizations paddle with us and we've had repeat clientele for years!

This business is an equal opportunity provider.
This business is operated under a special use permit with the Francis Marion National Forest.


Contact Us

We are the closest outfitter to Charleston and the oldest and most respected naturalist guide service!

You can GPS in Shrimp Boat Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 and it will take you to our parking lot  at Shem Creek. Do not use this address for our other tours - click here for directions to our Blackwater Tours or our other Saltwater Tours.

Main Location: Shrimp Boat Lane, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (On the water at Shem Creek) All others: See our Directions page on our website.
Telephone:  843-568-3222
Telephone 2:  800-673-0679
E-mail:  nao@att.net
Mailing Address:1900 Iron Swamp Rd. Awendaw, SC 29429