8:30 a.m. 2 HOUR NAO "After" Sunrise on Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Paddle
Duration: 2:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $39.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $39.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $29.00

8:30 a.m. 2 HOUR NAO "After" Sunrise on Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Paddle

Greet the "cool" warmth of the morning sunrise on Historic Shem Creek and watch the "shorebirds" come alive! Typically the actual sunrise is around 6:15 to 6:45 a.m., so we'll see the morning colors shine on the bay just after it comes up. Dolphins also love the mornings and it's the "coolest time of day" to get out and explore.
You can anticipate seeing dolphins, pelicans and the beautiful Charleston Harbor Skyline across the bay. We'll paddle to 22 acre Crab Bank Island and through the marshes surrounding the bay.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up. Ages 14 and up can paddle single kayaks on their own. All others 13 and under are suggested to be in tandems with an adult or another "tween". 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.

10:00 a.m. 3 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour
Duration: 3:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $39.00

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

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.

(Restrictions)

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.

10:00 a.m. 2 HOUR NAO Mornings on the Marsh Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour
Duration: 2:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $40.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $40.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $30.00

10:00 a.m. 2 HOUR NAO Mornings on the Marsh Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour

Our paddle begins down historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and festive restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank, which is home to thousands of nesting shorebirds including the state threatened species Wilson's 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 in the distance, the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

(Restrictions)

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.

1:00 p.m. 3 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour
Duration: 3:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $39.00

1:00 p.m. 3 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour

Your paddle begins down historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and festive restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank, 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 and Patriots Point. This tour encompasses about 5 miles of paddling.


(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. Ages 14 and up can paddle single kayaks. Ages 4-12 will need to be in a tandem (2 person) kayak with someone aged 14 or up. Cancellation is subject to inclement weather conditions deemed necessary by Nature Adventures. Please Indicate either a 1-person single or 2-person tandem kayak. 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.

2:00 p.m. 2 HOUR NAO Afternoon on the Marsh Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour
Duration: 2:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $39.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $39.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $29.00

2:00 p.m. 2 HOUR NAO Afternoon on the Marsh Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Kayak Tour

Your paddle begins down historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and festive restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank, 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 and Patriots Point.

(Restrictions)

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.

Sunset 2 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Paddle
Duration: 2:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $39.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $39.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $29.00

Sunset 2 HOUR NAO Shem Creek & Crab Bank Island Paddle

Located in the Mt. Pleasant area, just minutes from Downtown Charleston. Your paddle begins down historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and festive restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank, 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 and Patriots Point. Family Friendly, ages 4 and up welcome.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up. Ages 14 and up can paddle single kayaks on their own. All others 13 and under are suggested to be in tandems with an adult or another "tween". 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.

Wambaw Creek Blackwater Wilderness Area Morning 3 Hour Kayak / Canoe Tour at 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 3:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak Preferred $39.00
Child 12+ Single Kayak Preferred $39.00
Adult 13+ 2 Person Canoe Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under 2 Person Canoe Preferred $39.00

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

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.

(Restrictions)

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. 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.

Wambaw Creek Blackwater Wilderness Area Afternoon 2 Hour Kayak / Canoe Tour at 2:00 p.m.
Duration: 2:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $39.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $39.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak Preferred $29.00
Child 12+ Single Kayak Preferred $29.00
Adult 13+ 2 Person Canoe Preferred $39.00
Child 12 and under 2 Person Canoe Preferred $29.00

Wambaw Creek Blackwater Wilderness Area Afternoon 2 Hour Kayak / Canoe Tour at 2:00 p.m.

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. 3 miles round trip of paddling. 45 minute drive 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 usually end between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m.

(Restrictions)

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, you may need to be careful of occasional paper wasp nests. Bring your own epipen if you are allergic. The last 3.5 miles of the drive is on a dirt road. 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. 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. The area has primitive restroom use only, so take advantage of the Shell station before you arrive!

Full Moon Kayak Paddle on Shem Creek
Duration: 2:15
Adults 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $45.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $45.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $35.00

Full Moon Kayak Paddle on Shem Creek

Enjoy the beautiful "Rising of the Moon" over the calm harbor out of the historic Shem Creek Shrimping Village. Dolphins love it and it's a magical paddle you don't want to miss! We'll stay alongside the marsh once we get to the bay and will watch the moon rise over the ocean bay. All safety equipment and gear provided.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. Tour subject to weather cancelation. Ages 14 and up can paddle in single kayaks if desired. 13 and under must be in Tandem 2 person kayak age 14 or older, however there are some exceptions made if you call us ahead of time. Single and Tandem kayaks available. 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.

3 Hr Island Time Picnic and Paddle Kayak Tour
Duration: 3:30
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $80.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $80.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $65.00

3 Hr Island Time Picnic and Paddle Kayak Tour

Enjoy a leisurely paddle to Crab Bank Island bird sanctuary or another nearby location in the shallow bay out of Shem Creek overlooking the Charleston Harbor.
We'll explore the island and or shoreline areas collecting shells while your guide prepares an “island lunch” picnic style! Authentic,
local favorites including peel and eat shrimp with sides, Charleston “Benne Wafers” and Key Lime Pie!

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. Ages 14 and up can paddle single kayaks. Ages 4-12 will need to be in a tandem (2 person) kayak with someone aged 14 or up. Cancellation is subject to inclement weather conditions deemed necessary by Nature Adventures. Please Indicate either a 1-person single or 2-person tandem kayak. 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.

2 Hr Mornings/Afternoons on the Marsh Kayak Tour
Duration: 2:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $45.00

2 Hr Mornings/Afternoons on the Marsh Kayak Tour

Your paddle begins down historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and festive restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank, 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 and Patriots Point. Pick up at wild dunes is free for 3 or more.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. Tour subject to weather cancelation. 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.

3 Hr Family Fun Dolphin & Pelican Kayak Tour
Duration: 3:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $65.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $65.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $50.00

3 Hr Family Fun Dolphin & Pelican Kayak Tour

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 4 to 5 miles. This longer tour gives you a better chance to see more dolphins! Tours are led by University Degreed and or Master Naturalist Guides that are also certified ACA guides and or Instructors.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. Tour subject to weather cancelation. 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.

2 HOUR Shem Creek Sunset COUPLES ONLY CHAMPAGNE Kayak Tour
Duration: 2:00
Adult 21+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 21+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00

2 HOUR Shem Creek Sunset COUPLES ONLY CHAMPAGNE Kayak Tour

Located in the Mt. Pleasant area, just minutes from Downtown Charleston. Your paddle begins down historic Shem Creek among shrimp boats and festive restaurants that line the creek. We then journey out to a 22 Acre Island Preserve called Crab Bank, 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 and Patriots Point. Includes Champagne.

(Restrictions)

For Couples ages 21 and up only. 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.

Quenby Creek River and Rice Plantation Blackwater Paddle at 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 3:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $55.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $55.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $40.00

Quenby Creek River and Rice Plantation Blackwater Paddle at 10:00 a.m.

This black water tour starts on historic Quenby Creek and twists along the historic banks of Quenby Plantation. Journeying past abandoned rice fields of wildflowers, we paddle on to the East Branch of the Cooper River where wooden barges once floated rice, cotton and indigo out to the Charleston Harbor. H Here we view bald eagles, hawks and wetland shorebirds for miles overlooking the abandoned rice fields full of wetland wildflowers. Often accompanied by the nostalgic American Alligator during the summer, this tour is truly, one of our paddlers favorites.
Huger area (23 to 24 miles from Downtown Charleston or 16 miles north of Mt. Pleasant)

(Restrictions)

Ages 14 and up in Single kayaks. Ages 13 and under in Tandems with someone. Bring bottled water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, shoes that can get wet or sandy and lunch! Bug spray is not needed.

"SC Aquarium Adventure" Echaw Creek December 13, 2014 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 3:00
Adult 13+ Tandem Kayak Preferred $50.00
Adult 13+ Single Kayak Preferred $50.00
Child 12 and under Tandem Kayak $30.00

"SC Aquarium Adventure" Echaw Creek December 13, 2014 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

“Echaw Creek Discovery Paddle” – Nestled deep in the forest is a hidden gem that twists and turns through the National Forest. Sheltered from the winds, it’s the perfect place to paddle in the winter. See majestic cypress trees and enjoy a trip “to the Santee” on down to McConnells landing on the Santee River. Kayaks and Canoes welcome. *Discount of $10 off per person if you have your own appropriate kayaks or canoes.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up. Ages 14 and up can paddle single kayaks on their own. All others 13 and under are suggested to be in tandems with an adult or another "tween". 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.You MUST Call us to request Canoes.

“SC Aquarium Adventure" - January 10th, 2015. Hike the Awendaw Passage of the S / Fox Palmetto Trail
Duration: 3:50
Adults ages 13 and up $35.00
Children ages 12 and under $25.00

“SC Aquarium Adventure" - January 10th, 2015. Hike the Awendaw Passage of the S / Fox Palmetto Trail

Saturday, January 10th, 2015–1:00 – 4:30 p.m. “Hike the Awendaw Passage of the Swamp Fox Palmetto Trail”. This is a wonderful 4.5 mile hike (one way) that takes you along side Awendaw Creek and through a maritime forest. See subtropical vegetation and pristine marshes with unique “cliffs”. Once home to the Sewee Indian Tribe, we’ll bring Native American artifacts found in the area and will share with you our knowledge of the Coastal Plain Indians.

(Restrictions)

Ages 10 and up Recommended, however younger "hikers" welcome.
Restroom use is primitive after leaving Buck Hall Recreation Area.

Winter Challenge February 21st, 2015

Winter Challenge February 21st, 2015

Springfield, SC race

(Restrictions)

Ht. and Wt. of person required

SC Aquarium Adventure - February 14th, 2015 "A Walk in the Woods"
Duration: 1:00
Adult ages 13 and up $35.00
Child ages 12 and under $35.00

SC Aquarium Adventure - February 14th, 2015 "A Walk in the Woods"

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
“A Walk in the Woods” - Join Nature Adventures Professional Naturalist Guides on “Ion Swamp Trail” and watch Spring come to life! It’s a great time to see ducks on historic Wythewood Canal and enjoy the beautiful flooded forest without getting your feet wet! Many of the Aquariums displays came from this area, so it will be great to see where they live in the wild. Includes a live non-venomous snake and turtle that will be released. Binoculars and birding guides welcome. Good hiking tennis shoes or boots. Some areas may become a little flooded, so check with us to see if rubber boots are suggested before the trip. Usually no bug spray is needed this time of year. Historical artifacts included found in the area on this hike.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. This is a 2 mile loop trail. This is open to SC Aquarium Members only. If you are not a member be sure to become one today! Membership number is required. Thank you

SC Aquarium Adventure March 14th, 2015 "Wadboo Creek Paddle" 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 3:00
Adults ages 13 and up in Single Kayak $50.00
Adults Ages 13 and up in Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under in a Tandem Kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventure March 14th, 2015 "Wadboo Creek Paddle" 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March, 14th, 2015 1:00 – 4:30 p.m..
“Wadboo Creek Paddle” It’s time to get out and paddle with us and enjoy a breath of spring! See unique limestone cliffs and a beautiful black water creek basin in the National Forest. Home to the “Swamp Fox” General Francis Marion , we’ll see an old Supply Shack used to store gun powder and other ruins.

(Restrictions)

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 or canoes (canoes only in blackwater), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventure - April 11th, 2015"Terrapin Trekking & Refuge Paddle"
Duration: 3:00
Adults ages 13 and up Single kayak $50.00
Adults ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child Ages 12 and under in Tandem Kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventure - April 11th, 2015"Terrapin Trekking & Refuge Paddle"

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
“Terrapin Trekking & Refuge Paddle” We’ll have a lot of fun on this trip as we explore the marshes along the Intracoastal Waterway in Awendaw overlooking the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and in Awendaw Creek. The Eastern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) lives in our estuaries and tidal marshes. You’ll be guaranteed to see and touch at least “one terrapin” on the trip! There is a conservation program sponsored by the Aquarium that will educate you on their status and how to install a BRD on a crab trap to prevent them from drowning.

(Restrictions)

Ages 4 and up welcome. Tour subject to weather cancelation. 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 or canoes (canoes only in blackwater), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventure - May 9th, 2015 "In Search of Freshwater Mussels" Lake Marion Paddle
Duration: 1:00
Adult ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult Ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child Ages 12 and under in Tandem Kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventure - May 9th, 2015 "In Search of Freshwater Mussels" Lake Marion Paddle

Saturday, May 9th, ,2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “In Search of” Freshwater Mussels in Lake Marion
Freshwater mussels are in peril. Join us as we embark on a nice lake edge and island paddling journey “in search of” finding some on our paddle with a South Carolina Aquarium educator. With over 30 species existing in South Carolina alone, we’ll share with you what is affecting them and how to help us conserve these endangered species.

(Restrictions)

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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventure June 6th, 2015, "Paddle for Sea Turtles"
Duration: 3:00
Adult ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult Ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under Tandem Kayak $50.00

SC Aquarium Adventure June 6th, 2015, "Paddle for Sea Turtles"

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Paddle for Sea Turtles!”
Edisto Beach State Park – On this trip we’ll explore the beautiful Ocean Estuaries of Edisto Island and its state park. We’ll Paddle into “Big Bay Creek” on the back side of the island. Learn all about the Turtle nests and help the SC Aquarium and Nature Adventures save our state reptile. We might even see a turtle along the way! *Additional entrance fee of $5 / car to the state park.

(Restrictions)

RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium July 11, 2015 - "In Search of Manatees" Paddle on Shem Creek 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Duration: 3:00
Adult Ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult Ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem Kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium July 11, 2015 - "In Search of Manatees" Paddle on Shem Creek 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “In Search of Manatees
On Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant. Every summer Manatees come back to visit and survive in the South Carolina Low Country waters. We’re excited when they do, but they face many problems and are in need of our help. Learn about their status and hazards they face and what you can do to help them. On this paddle we’ll go to where they “hang out” in hopes of seeing one and to experience their environment and challenges.

(Restrictions)

RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventure August 8th, 2015 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Upper Shem Creek & Shem Creek Park
Duration: 1:00
Adult ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult ages 13 and up in Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventure August 8th, 2015 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Upper Shem Creek & Shem Creek Park

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 -1:00 to 4:30 p.m. –
“Salt Marsh Discovery Paddle” – Come paddle with us in the “upper reaches” of Shem Creek as we discover crabs, snails, turtles and more that live in the marsh. Join Nature Adventures Marine Biologist and Naturalist on a family friendly afternoon paddle. Also enjoy a “touch tank” of critters on site.

(Restrictions)

RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventures September 12th, 2015 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 1:00
Adult Ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult Ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under Tandem Kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventures September 12th, 2015 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 – 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. “Rivers and Rice Plantation Paddle” – Come see the diversity the South Carolina low country has to offer in this unique eco-system. We’ll paddle the gentle black waters of Quenby Creek and the Upper Cooper River to a 300 year old church overlooking thousands of acres of abandoned rice fields. Unique birds can be seen including purple gallinules and rails. We’ll also enjoy fields of wetland wildflowers as fall approaches!

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RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventure October 10th, 2015 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 1:00
Adult ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult ages 13 and up Tandem kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem kayak $50.00

SC Aquarium Adventure October 10th, 2015 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015– 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. “Historic Scenic Ashley River Paddle” What a great way to spend the afternoon on a designated State Scenic River that encompasses over 26 National Historic Sites! We’ll paddle the gentle twists and turns of the “mid-section” of the river and enjoy its diverse fresh and brackish water environments.

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RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventures November 14th, 2015
Duration: 3:00
Adult Ages 13 and up Single Kayak $50.00
Adult ages 13 and up in Tandem kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventures November 14th, 2015

Saturday, November 14thth, 2015 – 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
“Fall in love with South Carolina’s foliage” in Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area. Protected and nestled deep in the Francis Marion National Forest, we’ll hear and see only nature. Fall colors start to appear in the Red Maples, Water Ash and Tupelo trees. Enjoy a nice sheltered paddle and see Towering Old Growth Cypress trees in a beautiful creek by canoe or kayak that’s easy for beginners.

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RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Adventure December 12th, 2015 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 3:00
Adult ages 13 and up in Single Kayak $50.00
Adult Ages 13 and up in Tandem kayak $50.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem kayak $30.00

SC Aquarium Adventure December 12th, 2015 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. “Black Mingo Creek” A beautiful tributary creek of the Black River, Black Mingo gets its name from the Chickasaw Indian term “Chief” and was famous hunting grounds for the Native American Tribe. Far enough inland to get away from the winter winds, it is a wonderful place to paddle this time of year. Hear about the famous Revolutionary War Battles fought on the creek by General Francis Marion. We can anticipate seeing resident songbirds, wetland wading birds and see nature at it’s best.

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RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

SC Aquarium Expedition April 4th & 5th, 2015 Blackwater
Duration: 0:00
Adult ages 13 and up single kayak $300.00
Adult ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $300.00
Child ages 12 and under $300.00

SC Aquarium Expedition April 4th & 5th, 2015 Blackwater

“The Blackwater Creek & Swamp Expedition”April 4th and 5th, 2015
Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area is located in the heart of the Francis Marion National Forest. This Beautiful Blackwater Creek is a tributary to the Santee River and was once paddled by the Santee Indians. Giant 1000 year old Bald Cypress trees, Water Oak, Water Ash, Red Maple and Swamp Dogwood shade the cool, black waters. With spectacular birding and wildlife viewing, this is truly a gem of the South Carolina low country. . Come see giant salamanders, listen to Barred owls and see neo-tropical songbirds that flew all the way here to nest from Brazil!
See where the Aquariums Swamp Exhibit animals live in the wild! .50% of this trip is donated directly to the aquarium!

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RESTRICTIONS
Ages 10 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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.
Dietary restrictions and allergies need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days in advance of the expedition. Any physical impairments or limitations also need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days prior to the expedition. This trip is first come first served for members. If you join the aquarium as a member, you can sign up right away! If not, we'll contact you when a reservation becomes available.

SC Aquarium Expedition June 6th & 7th, 2015 Edisto River
Duration: 0:00
Adults ages 13 and up in Single Kayak $300.00
Adults ages 13 and up in Tandem Kayak $300.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem kayak $300.00

SC Aquarium Expedition June 6th & 7th, 2015 Edisto River

“The Edisto River Expedition” June 6th and 7th, 2015
“Go with the flo” on the longest free flowing blackwater river East of the Mississippi. On this journey we’ll enjoy a nice leisurely paddle that twists and turns through a less developed part of the Edisto. We’ll stop at our privately owned “Nature Adventures Outpost” on the Edisto and will camp overnight.
On day two we’ll journey down into the ACE Basin. Here we’ll see the dynamics of the river change to reflect the rice era with thousands of acres of abandoned rice fields full of wetland wildflowers. Fossil beds are found along the way and we’ll have a naturalist there to help us identify them as we swim and play along the sandbars and at our base camp. We’ll also talk about the relationship of these fossilized animals to those housed at the aquarium. 50% of the proceeds are donated directly to the aquarium.

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Restrictions Expeditions
Ages 10 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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.
Dietary restrictions and allergies need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days in advance of the expedition. Any physical impairments or limitations also need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days prior to the expedition. This trip is first come first served for members. If you join the aquarium as a member, you can sign up right away! If not, we'll contact you when a reservation becomes available.

SC Aquarium Expedition August 1st & 2nd, 2015 Lake Marion
Duration: 0:00
Adult ages 13 and up Single Kayak $300.00
Adult ages 13 and up in Tandem Kayak $300.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem kayak $300.00

SC Aquarium Expedition August 1st & 2nd, 2015 Lake Marion

“The Lake Expedition” August 1st and 2nd, 2015
Lake Marion hosts a variety of islands and water trails that are fun to discover. Our naturalists will take you kayaking by shoreline to remote islands in the lake starting in Sparkleberry Swamp, a hidden, flooded, magical forest. Here we will camp out overnight and enjoy the sounds of the water lapping the island shore. Includes a great “Fishing” expedition of (seine netting and live traps) including “Catch and Release” to see what the lake waters hold! See what your SC Aquarium helps protect in our local waters. 50% of the proceeds is donated directly to the aquarium!

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Restrictions Expeditions
Ages 10 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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.
Dietary restrictions and allergies need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days in advance of the expedition. Any physical impairments or limitations also need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days prior to the expedition. This trip is first come first served for members. If you join the aquarium as a member, you can sign up right away! If not, we'll contact you when a reservation becomes available.

SC Aquarium Expedition September 26th & 27th, 2015 Capers Island
Duration: 0:00
Adults ages 13 and up Single Kayak $300.00
Adult ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $300.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem Kayak $300.00

SC Aquarium Expedition September 26th & 27th, 2015 Capers Island

“The Island Expedition” September 26th and 27th, 2015
Explore Capers Island State Heritage Preserve and the waters surrounding the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. It’s Island time on this one! We’ll have a base camp on Capers Island and explore the creeks, estuaries and trails on Capers and the waters surrounding the refuge. White sandy beaches with ocean breezes await your visit! Dolphin, sea turtles and over 257 species of birds frequent the area. Includes Shelling, a Beach Campfire, fishing, Crabbing and lots of fun! *Our boat will take your provisions out for you so you don’t have to “haul” anything out. Just paddle with us in your kayak and have fun in the sun. Arrival at 9 a.m. on the 26th and Departure from Island at 2 p.m. on the 27th, returning to the mainland around 3 to 4 p.m. 50% of the proceeds are donated directly to the aquarium!

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Restrictions Expeditions
Ages 10 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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.
Dietary restrictions and allergies need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days in advance of the expedition. Any physical impairments or limitations also need to be brought to Nature Adventures attention 3 days prior to the expedition. This trip is first come first served for members. If you join the aquarium as a member, you can sign up right away! If not, we'll contact you when a reservation becomes available.

"SC Aquarium Shem Creek Conservation Donation Paddle"
Duration: 2:00
Adult ages 13 and up Single Kayak $40.00
Adult ages 13 and up Tandem Kayak $40.00
Child ages 12 and under in Tandem Kayak $30.00

"SC Aquarium Shem Creek Conservation Donation Paddle"

Kayak Beautiful Shem Creek out to Crab Bank Island Preserve and see thousands of Eastern Shore Birds. Just like our other trips, we'll donate $3 per child and $5 per adult off of our regular rate directly to the Aquarium to help support their conservation programs. When you book on this icon, proceeds will go directly to the aquarium. In our mission to give back to the environment, we hope you will join us.

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RESTRICTIONS
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 or canoes (canoes only in black water), on your reservation.

Echaw creek Women's meet up

Echaw creek Women's meet up

Meet at Echaw creek 9:30 am $30 single $50 tandem ($25/seat)

Our Guides

Bob Eli Kathie
 John TillmanSarita
 
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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