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Castaway Island Excursions on folly creek

Folly beach kayak & Paddle Board rentals

See. Explore. Create Memories.

Located at Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp, on the Folly River, we offer guests a prime location for direct access to adventure. There is no better place to experience the Folly River and the Lowcountry wetlands than from our back door. Come visit us here at Castaway to explore, learn, and most of all have fun. 

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

At Castaway, we offer both rentals and guided excursions by our experienced guides. Our exciting 2 hour tours will give you an exclusive look into some of Charleston’s most beautiful locations such as the iconic Morris Island Lighthouse and the tidal creeks that run through Folly Beach. You can even rent any of our kayaks or paddle boards to take on your own exploration of the Folly or take off premise to wherever your next adventure awaits.  If you are staying on Folly, we offer free delivery for daily or weekly boat and board rentals!

We pride ourselves in having all American made equipment, supporting as many small businesses as we can.

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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.
Erin Guesman
Erin Guesman
July 22, 2021.
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!
Tom Swift
Tom Swift
April 8, 2021.
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. If you haven’t experienced Folly from water level, then you are missing out.

Stand Up or Sit Down PB

We don’t offer your average SUP…our boards are designed for maximum stability and comfort. Giving you the option to stand up or attach a seat to sit down and cruise.

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.

Marine Life & Shore Birds

The Folly is over flowing with a vast amount of creatures that inhabit our local creeks. From dolphins to pelicans…come experience it all for yourself!

Have the best outdoor experience in Charleston!

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