We have Werner Fiberglass/Plasic Paddles, High End Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Perception Kayaks, Mad River Canoes, Bic Paddleboards and Michael Dolsey Paddleboards! No other outfitter compares! We have over 100 kayaks, Canoes and 35 Paddleboards to choose from!

We rent sea and recreation kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.

Rentals are available at Shem Creek our Saltwater location 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week! Walk ups are welcomed however, advance reservations will guarantee your kayaks or boards!

Rentals for kayaks and canoes are also available at our Blackwater Locations with a 24 hour advance reservation. See blackwater locations.

Single Kayaks 

$35 / seat for single kayaks/ Half day (up to 4 hours)
$45 / seat for single kayaks/ Full day (up to 24  hours)

Tandem 2 Person Kayaks or Canoes (Canoes can hold up to 3 people)

$24 / seat for tandem kayaks/ Half day (up to 4 Hours) = $48 for two
$29 / seat for tandem kayaks/ Full day (up to 24 hours) = $58 for two

Canoes are available at Shem Creek with a 24 hour request.

Overnight Rentals for general public: Full day prices apply for the first day; Half day price applies to each consecutive day.

Stand up Paddleboard Rentals

Rentals Include - Instruction, Map, Board, Paddle and Lifejacket.

$28   up to 3 Hours
$32   up to 4 Hours

We have a limited amount of paddleboards, reservations are recommended. Call ahead if you are walking up.

Non Profits – Churches, Universities, and Non- profit Organizations, or Corporations:

$25/ seat for single kayaks / Half day (up to 4 hours)

$35/ seat for single kayaks / Full Day (up to 24 hours)

$22/ seat for tandem kayak / Half day (up to 4 hours) = $44 for two

$25/ seat for tandem kayak/ Full Day (up to 24 hours)…= $50 for two

Boy and Girl Scouts and Schools:

$22/ seat for single kayaks / Half day (up to 4 hours)

$27/ seat for single kayaks / Full day ( up to 24 hours)

$21/ seat for tandem kayaks / Half day (up to 4  hours) = $42 for two

$24/ seat for tandem kayaks / Full Day (up to 24 Hours)…= $48 for two

Overnight Rentals: Same price as 1/2 day and full day rental prices


General Public Discounts:

Military, College Student, Seniors (65 and older), and Tri-County Resident Discounts:

$3 off per person for single kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Group discounts for 10 or more:

$3 off per person on all rentals.

About NAO

At Nature Adventures Outfitters, our entire focus is on giving you the best kayak experience the waters near Charleston and the South Carolina coast have to offer. Whether you're staying at the Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, or Downtown Charleston, we have tours for every member of the family. Featuring expedtition sea kayaking to South Carolina attractions including the barrier islands, blackwater swamps and rivers. No experience necessary, so plan your next South Carolina vacation with Nature Adventures Outfitters!

Our record on Safety and accurate Naturalist interpretation has given us a reputation as Coastal South Carolina's most recommended and respected Kayak Guide Service.

Environmental Organizations paddle with us and we've had repeat clientele for years!

This business is an equal opportunity provider.
This business is operated under a special use permit with the Francis Marion National Forest.


Contact Us

We are the closest outfitter to Charleston and the oldest and most respected naturalist guide service!

You can GPS in Shrimp Boat Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 and it will take you to our parking lot  at Shem Creek. Do not use this address for our other tours - click here for directions to our Blackwater Tours or our other Saltwater Tours.

Main Location: Shrimp Boat Lane, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (On the water at Shem Creek) All others: See our Directions page on our website.
Telephone:  843-568-3222
Telephone 2:  800-673-0679
Mailing Address:1900 Iron Swamp Rd. Awendaw, SC 29429