Adventure Awaits

From watching the sunrise and sunsets to viewing the playful dolphins that make our local creeks their home, our optimal location provides you with boundless sights.

Looking to explore by yourself?

Rent a kayak or SUP from us to explore Charleston by water. We will also deliver rentals for FREE to your house on Folly Beach or James Island!

Want a tour guide to show you around?

Hop on one of our guided creek excursions! You will get to learn about Folly’s local estuaries, see wildlife up close and even learn some Charleston history.

Castaway Island Excursions is closed for the winter.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the Spring of 2024!

FOLLY BEACH KAYAK & SUP RENTALS, BOAT TOURS & DOLPHIN WATCHING

See. Explore. Create Memories.

Located at Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp, on the Folly Creek, we offer guests a prime location to experience South Carolina’s infamous wetlands. From our back door, there’s a limitless amount of area to explore and an abundance of wildlife to see including our resident bottlenosed dolphins.

If you’re looking to kayak or paddleboard, we offer both rentals and guided eco excursions. On the 2-hour kayak excursions, an experienced guide will lead you through Folly’s tidal creeks while teaching you about what our local marshlands have to offer. There truly is something new to see around every corner. You can also rent any of our kayaks or paddle boards to launch from our location and explore Folly by yourself or take off-premise wherever your next adventure awaits. If you are staying on Folly Beach or James Island, we offer FREE delivery for kayak and board rentals!

If you are looking for an excursion by boat, we have those too! You can hop on any of Castaway’s daily boat trips to explore the creeks and rivers that make up Charleston and learn about our local ecosystem. The boat tours that we offer include dolphin watching and eco tours, fossil hunting, and a Morris Island beach drop off where you can explore an uninhabited island, take in the historic lighthouse views and shell hunt. No matter your age or experience, we offer an adventure for you.

So come on down to the Edge of America, get outside, and explore with us!

Featured Activities

2 Hour Kayak Creek Excursion

2 Hour Kayak Rental

liel naor
liel naor
June 12, 2022.
We rented a Kayak and a sup for 2 hours. The stuff is super friendly and helpful. We had a great time and we saw dolphins. A really fun time, most recommended!
Sally Sleeman
Sally Sleeman
May 3, 2022.
This was such a nice experience. You can tell it's family-run. Great value and good people.
Sonya Armistead
Sonya Armistead
April 18, 2022.
Our family of four had a great experience on the guided kayaking tour. Hailey called us the day of our scheduled tour to let us know that it was too windy, and we were able to reschedule for the next day. Hunter was a great tour guide. Very polite, and provided great suggestions for local spots. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins on our trip, but it was still fun and something different to do. Would definitely use this company again when we are in the area.
Mikayla Goemaat
Mikayla Goemaat
August 2, 2021.
A couple friends and I booked this kayak tour last minute and I’m so glad we did. Awesome experience!
Mark Shebeck
Mark Shebeck
July 24, 2021.
Nice quiet river to kayak had an amazing time! Hailey is super helpful and knowledgeable.
Kris Payne
Kris Payne
July 22, 2021.
We booked a 2-3 hour tour with Castaway while on vacation. Our party was 3 adults and 3 kiddos. Hailey took us down the creek. We had barely cleared the bridge when we saw the first dolphins. Although we didn’t witness it she explained strand feeding and how it is characteristic of dolphins in their area. She took us to an oyster bed and showed the kids oysters and explained plough (pluff) mud. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the dolphins and wildlife and had some charming stories about her family and their life here. The equipment was top notch. We used Liquidlogic tandem kayaks with great seat-backs (they were very solid) and working foot braces. Very stable even with a squirmy kiddo “helping” me paddle. The life jackets were a great fit for everyone from child to XXL adult (also not musty smelling). It’s clear Hailey takes great care of her equipment and customers. We enjoyed the tour very much and will book again. Highly recommended!
Henry Townsend
Henry Townsend
April 7, 2021.
Super fun! We had an awesome day and got to see some dolphins up close. The tour was engaging and the equipment was great. Thanks Haley!
Katie Main
Katie Main
March 25, 2021.
Such a fun day! The rental process was quick and easy and Haley was super friendly and helpful! Plus we got to see dolphins up close!

Why is Castaway island excursions the right place to go?

Single & Dual Kayaks

Our boats can accommodate all levels of water adventurists. From beginners to experts, if you haven’t experienced Charleston from water level, then you are missing out!

Stand Up Paddleboard

Get in the ultimate workout SUPing on the Folly Creek! With Charleston’s wind and tides we suggest having some paddleboarding experience before you go out by yourself.

Groups Are Welcome

Family reunion? School group? Bachelor/Bachelorette party? Corporate team building? We’ve got you covered! Come spend a day with us to make your low country experience unforgettable!

Boat Tours

Come hop on any of our daily boat trips to search for dolphins, shell hunt, and cruise through Folly’s tidal creeks!

Have the best outdoor experience in Charleston!

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Have a large group?  Call us at 843-480-1571

Looking for Bike or Golf Cart rentals?

Check out our friends at Folly Beach Adventures!