Who is Castaway Island Excursions?

Who is Castaway Island Excursions?

Castaway Island Excursions is a true family-owned and operated business. Castaway was created with the hope of providing Charleston locals and tourists alike an opportunity to experience all that the South Carolina low country has to offer.

Our founder, Hailey Cooksey, is a third-generation Charleston native. She grew up playing in the local waterways every day from trudging through the pluff mud to kayaking, boating, and exploring for hours on end. Hailey grew up in a fishing family so not only did she play in the water, but she has also worked it – from crabbing, harvesting oysters, and fishing to serving customers in her family’s seafood market her whole life. Her mission is to share with you all her knowledge and love of the local waters and all the unique parts of Charleston and Folly that she and her family has cherished for so long.

There is no other beauty quite like that of Folly Beach. From the quirky locals, gorgeous scenery, long beaches, stunning sunsets, and abundant wildlife that fills the rivers and creeks, there is no lack of excitement.

At Castaway, we are lucky enough to share a prime location with Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp Co. on Folly Creek. Our location allows us to launch our kayaks and paddleboards straight from our back door as well as our boat departing from our dock. If you’re lucky, you can catch Crosby’s food truck when it’s open and grab some lunch before or after your trip!

Our Captains, guides, and employees are trained and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to these waterways, and we hope to give everyone the best possible experience in Charleston.

Castaway strives to carry only American-made kayaks and boards to provide guests with the highest quality products. We also promise to support our local community as much as possible through fundraising events and group activities while also raising environmental awareness and protecting the beauty of our home through litter clean-ups along our beaches and barrier islands.