As the sun, moon and earth intermingle for a few minutes on August 21, 2017, add the tides into the mix on a guided sea kayak tour or island expedition in Charleston, South Carolina! Coastal Expeditions naturalists will explain this astronomical phenomenon as the sky darkens overhead. You'll be surrounded by views of the salt marsh and open horizons. It's a special way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event (and imagine the photos you'll get with friends and family by your side).
Coastal Expeditions is offering 3-hour kayak tours from their on-water locations at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach. Naturalist guides will teach you the basics of kayaking and lead you into a protected spot to watch the moon slowly cover the sun (they'll provide you with protective eyewear). The creeks are alive with wildlife late summer, so expect to see dolphins, blue crabs, a multitude of birds and perhaps even a manatee or sea turtle on this salt marsh adventure!
The path of the eclipse goes directly over Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Coastal Expeditions is offering boat tours to Bulls Island (both to the dock and a Beach Drop) to witness the eclipse from the shores of this 5000-acre barrier island. Bring a picnic and explore the 7-mile beach, combing for shells and enjoying the surf until the afternoon eclipse. With Boneyard Beach as your backdrop, the memories and photographs from your island adventure will be stunning.
Visit the Coastal Expeditions website to book a kayak or Bulls Island tour!