Wambaw Creek Blackwater Wilderness Area Morning 3 Hour Kayak / Canoe Tour at 10:00 a.m.

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Wambaw Creek Blackwater Wilderness Area Morning 3 Hour Kayak / Canoe Tour at 10:00 a.m.
Type Rate Tickets
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $59.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $59.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak Preferred $40.00
Child 12+ Single Kayak Preferred $39.98
Adult 13+ 2 Person Canoe Preferred $59.00
Child 12 and under 2 Person Canoe Preferred $40.00
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This is a "Nationally Recognized and Designated Trail" located in the heart of a Protected Wilderness area in the Francis Marion National Forest. This beautiful Blackwater Creek is a tributary to the Santee River and was paddled by the Santee and Coastal Plain Indians for thousands of years. Giant 1000 year old Bald Cypress trees can be seen in the upper section and Water Oak, Water Ash, Red Maple and Swamp Dogwood shade the banks of its pristine black waters. It offers spectacular birding and wildlife viewing including Prothonotary warblers, small alligators, turtles and the occasional river otter. Banks of the river reflect geological precedence of the Rice era where Historical earthen dikes give way to a flooded subtropical forest of abandoned rice fields once owned by prosperous Rice Plantations. The 3 hour tour encompasses about 4 to 5 miles of paddling with a short break creekside. 45 minutes from Mt. Pleasant and 50 minutes to an hour from Charleston and South Myrtle Beach. *After your tour enjoy the historic town of McClellanville with local seafood, gift shops, museum and several artist shops. Your tour will end around 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.

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Ages 4 through 11 must be in a tandem 2 person kayak or canoe with someone aged 14 and up. Ages 12 and up are allowed to paddle a single kayak. This is slow moving fresh black water and is perfect for beginners. During summer months, there are occasional paper wasp nests here and there. Bring your own epipen if you are allergic to them. It is rare that anyone gets stung, but bring one just in case if you are allergic as it is a remote area.
On a rare occasion, the U.S. Forest Service will be conducting control burns. If this occurs, we will have the right to cancel the tour with a full refund. Minimum tour size is 2 people. If the tour does not meet this requirement, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule. 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.

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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