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Overnight Expeditions

Overnight Black Water Expeditions

Journey "down" the Santee River and camp out Riverside on an island, or sandy riverbank! We explore rice canals, black water creeks, brackish water marshes and fresh water islands all along the way. Once paddled and occupied by the Santee Indians, this pristine wilderness remains the same, uninhabited by development nestled in the Francis Marion National Forest.

See... Bald eagles, Swallow-tailed Kites, Hawks and many varieties of Wetland Birds. Shy and elusive Alligators, River otter, Deer and Wild Boar are also sometimes seen.

Primitive and Semi-primitive Camping available. Waterways include: Santee River , Echaw, Wambaw, Chicken and Hampton Creeks, The Edisto River, The Black River and more.

Overnight Saltwater Expeditions

Looking for something exciting to do for the eclipse? Join us as we journey out to Capers Island August 20-21 for a stellar view of the eclipse! The trip is $250 and includes 4 meals, 2 snacks, eclipse glasses, camping gear, and your guide's gratuity. You can bring your own tent and sleeping bag (must fit in the kayak), or group lodging will be provided. Call us to reserve your spot today! 843-568-3222. 

Capers Island State Heritage Preserve, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Barrier Island waters & Marshes of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, McClellanville (Jeremy creek ) and Awendaw Creeks.

Explore Barrier Islands, Brackishwater and Saltwater Marshes and Creeks throughout the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Dolphins, occasional loggerhead sea turtles and hundreds of coastal shorebirds frequent the area. Over 277 species of birds documented. Explore Remote Beaches, Islands and coastal Plain Indian Ceremonial Shell rings.

These tours include some Open water paddling with full sun, wind and currents. *Guided tours highly suggested on the coastal Saltwater Expedition.

Expedition Fees

Guided

With University Degreed Naturalists, American Canoe Association Certficiated kayak guides and instructors, First Aid / CPR Current, and experienced guides, your Expedition is complete. Right down to tasting edible plants and having meals cooked and catered at your campsites. Our guides know the way and provide a safe, educational, recreational and fun Tour!

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