Shem Creek Daily Kayak Tours

Why We Love This

  • Shem Creek is a great introduction to the intermingling natural and human history of the Lowcountry.
  • Enjoy views of the Holy City skyline

Coastal Expeditions

The sights of pelicans gliding just above the water and sounds of dolphins breaching alongside your kayak are all part of the Shem Creek experience. In the warmer months, we often see sea turtles and manatees in the creek- and the kayak is the best way to see these gentle visitors.

What You'll Do

This tour is the gateway for experiencing Charleston by water and is one our our most popular adventures. Feeding into the protected edge of Charleston Harbor, this kayaking tour offers outstanding views of the Holy City skyline and unparalleled wildlife opportunities. Once we emerge into the Charleston Harbor, the focus shifts to the inspiring views of the Charleston Peninsula and Crab Bank Island. The 22-acre Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary is one of Charleston's most significant nesting sites for pelicans, gulls, black skimmers, terns and other water birds. Hundreds of birds cover this island during the nesting season and the cacophony of avian sounds adds to the overall experience. You will never forget seeing this natural wonder.

Age & Fitness

All ages are welcome!

Meeting Location

514-B Mill St, Mt Pleasant SC 29464

What Should I Bring

Drinking water (1 liter/person), sunscreen, Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (Tevas-style shoes are best), a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton). During cooler weather, dress in layers.

When To Arrive

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.


Street parking is available.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations and full refunds will be allowed until 24 hours prior to activity or rental pick-up/delivery. If you need to cancel or are requesting a refund, please contact the provider directly using contact information received upon order confirmation.

  3.2   miles from your stay

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