The temperatures are heating up on Kiawah and Seabrook Island, which means it’s the perfect time to get out and explore the Lowcountry waters. Whether you want to cruise around on a private sailboat, speed through the waters on a brand new jetski, or navigate the creeks and estuaries by kayak, there is something for just about anyone to enjoy.
Water Dog Paddle Co. is the stand-up paddleboard (SUP) specialist for Kiawah and Seabrook Island. Navigate the Lowcountry waters via their guided dolphin, sunset, and full moon paddles (each tour is $55 per person and is approximately 2 hours long). They also offer paddleboard rentals and sales which come with Water Dog’s “Paddleboard 101” tutorial. Rentals range from $55 for one day to $150 for 7 days. Call 843-593-7877 or click here to book your stand-up paddleboard adventure.
Another great way to explore our beautiful islands is by kayak. St. Johns Kayaks provides guided kayak tours to explore the marshes and estuaries we’re famous for. Tours run every two hours and all ages and experience levels are welcome. St. Johns Kayaks also offers offshore and inshore guided fishing trips as well as dolphin and sunset cruises. Call 843-330-9777 or visit their website to schedule your tour.
For all the thrill seekers out there, Dolphin Water Sports now offers jet ski rentals that will allow you to explore Bohicket Creek, the Wadmalaw River, Botany Bay and the Edisto River which area are highly populated dolphin feeding areas. Their brand new Seadoo Spark jet skis can be rented during the summer months of June through September from Monday through Thursday with some weekend availability. Dolphin Water Sports is also offering a 10% discount for guests of Kiawah and Seabrook Exclusives for the 2016 summer season. Visit www.jetskisc.com and use the coupon code “exclusive10” to redeem this offer!
In the mood to catch some fish? Lil Darlin’ Fishing Charters offers two different fishing charter options for beginners to avid anglers. The Half Day AM or PM Trip (4 hours) and the ¾ Day Trip (5-6 Hours) can take you inshore on the Inner Coastal Waterway where you can expect to catch redfish, trout, flounder, and more. Captain Lindsay can also take you on a nearshore excursion where you can expect to catch bull redfish, sea bass, sharks of all sizes, and mackerel. If you’re interested in a more laid back way of exploring the Lowcountry waters, you may want to opt for the 2-hour Dolphin/Sunset/Eco-Cruise. Call 843-442-4706 for more information or click here to book your excursion.
Another great charter option is exploring the waters of Kiawah and Seabrook Island with Captain Brad Rumph of Sonny Boy Charters. Captain Brad is a certified US Coastguard Captain and brings with him 30 years of experience. Book an inshore or offshore fishing charter, an amazing sunset tour, or a dolphin/ecotour. Call 843-708-1486 or visit their website to book your charter.
Sail around the Lowcountry in style aboard Holy City Sailing’s Beneteau 373, which is a past Boat of the Year award winner. Choose from their 3 hour morning or sunset sails, or book a custom excursion to celebrate an event or enjoy a day of fishing. Holy City Sailing also offers a 2-day excursion that sets sail from Bohicket Marina to historic Charleston Harbor. All food aboard the vessel will be provided by Lokal Seabar. Call 843-779-5840 for more information or click here to book.
Another popular charter that leaves from Bohicket Marina is provided by Captain Jack’s Sailing and Dolphin Watching. Board the 33-foot cruising sailboat, the Palmetto Tide for a day sail to catch some rays and view the dolphins or for a sunset cruise around the waters of Kiawah and Seabrook Island. Captain Jack also provides sailing lessons for beginners to advanced students. Your private one-on-one lesson is guaranteed to be enjoyable and help you gain a wealth of knowledge about sailing the Lowcountry waters in no time. Call 843-343-1772 or visit their website for more information.