Miles of pristine beaches and barrier islands are located mere minutes from historic downtown Charleston, so spending time outdoors is a wildly popular option for locals and visitors alike. Let your vacation reveal itself naturally. Just breathe deeply and take in the view as you paddle a kayak, catch a wave, reel in the big one, hoist the mainsheet, or float along a lazy river. Eco opportunities abound throughout the Lowcountry, so grab your sunscreen and head outdoors.
Here are some fun ways to stay cool this summer!
1. Coastal Expeditions’ Shem Creek Kayak Tour
The sight of pelicans soaring on thermals and the sound of dolphins breaching alongside the kayak are part of this special tour of Shem Creek, a migration stop for sea turtles and manatees during summer months.
2. Charleston SUP Safaris’ Sunset Paddle
Glide across calm water as dusk settles over the Lowcountry and enjoy a serene view of sunset from atop a stand up paddleboard.
3. Charleston Outdoor Adventures’ Eco Tour
Sit back and relax as the captain navigates through Folly Beach’s beautiful saltwater estuaries toward the Morris Island Lighthouse, a great place to snap a souvenir photo!
Want more tips on ways to enjoy Charleston’s waterways? Check out this complete list of outdoor recreation outfitters: click here!