Guided Excursions

Guided Excursions

Best Guided Excursions

If you’re looking for the full saltwater experience in Charleston – this is where you will get it. Guided through the creeks of Folly Beach by our experienced guides you will be able to learn while having fun and making memories.

While on one of our guided excursions you can expect to learn the names of local birds and creatures, hopefully get to see some playful and feeding dolphins, learn a little Charleston history, and go places where most wouldn’t.

At Castaway, we offer several different types of excursions. If you are looking for a fun, easy-going trip we offer a 2 hour creek adventure which involves exploring the local wetlands that surround our location at your own pace. We also offer 1.5 hour trips for both sunrise and sunset because you truly cannot beat a lowcountry morning or evening out on the water. If you are looking for an even bigger adventure, we offer a 2.5 hour “Lowcountry Seafood” excursion. On this trip you get to watch as your guide throws a cast net, pulls up crab traps, and harvests oysters (in season). This is an excursion like no other on a kayak and is a must do for the whole family!

Before each tour, your experienced guide will give you a paddle tutorial and quick safety talk. Our goal is for you to spend less time on land and more time on the water experiencing the natural beauty that our creeks have to offer!

*We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time for paperwork and for safety and proper paddle instruction

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Creek Adventure

Rates

  • Adult (Ages 13+): $50
  • Child (Ages 6-12:) $30

Unless requested, all adult tour participants will be assigned single kayaks.  Participants 12 and under will be automatically paired in a tandem kayak with another adult.

Duration

2 Hours

Experience the Folly River and the Lowcountry Wetlands!

If you are looking for a fun, easy-going trip this is the excursion that you want. This trip involves exploring the local tidal creeks and marshes that surround our location. Depending on the tide and weather, we will either head towards the Folly river and Stono inlet or head towards Long Island and Morris Island. No matter which way we go, we will encounter plenty of local wildlife including dolphins, pelicans, egrets, and much more. When booking this excursion, you have the option to take the tour in a kayak or on a paddleboard.

Sunrise Paddle Adventure

Rates

  • Adult (Ages 13+): $50
  • Child (Ages 6-12:) $30

Unless requested, all adult tour participants will be assigned single kayaks. Participants 12 and under will be automatically paired in a tandem kayak with another adult.

Duration

1.5 Hours

Experience a Low Country Sunrise Out On The Water

You may have to wake up a little early for this one – but It sure is worth it! Nothing is better than the quiet stillness of a low country morning out on the water. Particularly in the hot summer months, the mornings are the most comfortable time of the day. Not to mention – with pink skies, calm waters, and feeding dolphins you won’t be able to beat the views.

Sunset Paddle Adventure

Rates

  • Adult (Ages 13+): $50
  • Child (Ages 6-12:) $30

Unless requested, all adult tour participants will be assigned single kayaks. Participants 12 and under will be automatically paired in a tandem kayak with another adult.

Duration

1.5 Hours

Experience a Low Country Sunset Out On The Water

Want to end your day in the best way possible? Nothing is better than experiencing a low country sunset out on the water. From our location, we will paddle west towards the sunset, getting to experience the best possible view as the sun sets over the marsh and spreads orange, yellow and pink across the horizon. When booking this excursion, you have the option to take the tour in a kayak or on a paddleboard.

Lowcountry Seafood Excursion

Rates

  • Adult (Ages 13+): $79
  • Child (Ages 6-12:) $39

Unless requested, all adult tour participants will be assigned single kayaks. Participants 12 and under will be automatically paired in a tandem kayak with another adult.

Duration

2.5 Hours

It Doesn’t Get Any Fresher!

This excursion is unlike any other on a kayak! You will get to watch up close as your guide pulls crab traps, throws a cast net, and picks oysters (when in season) all while out on your tour! This is an amazing experience for the whole family, and it gives a true glimpse into the abundance of seafood that our low country waters provide us. If you are an adventurous individual who likes to get up close and hands-on with nature, then this is the tour for you! This excursion is based around the tides so pick your optimal day, book, and then give us a call to find out our departure time!

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel a guided excursion over 24 hours in advance, you will receive a complete refund.
  • If you cancel a guided excursion within 24 hours of departure or do not show up, you will not receive a refund.
  • For large groups (8+ people), corporate groups, and school groups we have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If cancelled after 48 hours you will be subject to a 40% cancellation fee or a 15% rescheduling fee.
  • If we have to cancel a tour because of inclement weather we will either offer you the chance to reschedule or give you a full refund.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Here at Castaway Island Excursions your safety and comfort are our highest priorities! If we need to cancel your Kayaking or SUP excursion due to inclement weather, we will contact you ONE (or more) HOURS prior to your scheduled departure time and do our best to reschedule you. If there is threat of a thunderstorm, lightning, high winds or other severe weather, we will not put you on the water.

Recommendations:

  • Please wear closed-toe, water resistant, shoes if possible. Oysters are everywhere in our local waterways.
  • Synthetic or fast-drying clothes are preferable since you will most likely be getting wet. Jeans and cotton shirts are not our friends here at Castaway.
  • Please bring sunscreen, bug repellent (mosquitos and gnats are Charleston locals too), sunglasses, a snack or lunch if on a long adventure, drinking water, and a water-resistant camera if you want to risk it**
  • Larger groups please carpool if possible

**Sunscreen, bug repellent, and cold drinks can all be purchased in our Castaway office