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“bulls island”(244 reviews)
“shem creek”(174 reviews)
“boneyard beach”(109 reviews)
Coastal Expeditions' mission is to take people to beautiful places to experience meaningful things by kayak, SUP, canoe and powerboat. Founded in 1992, Coastal Expeditions is the original outfitter in Charleston, South Carolina and is a family...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
514 Mill St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-884-7684
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Of the 14 people on the weekend trip to the Dominick House on Bull's Island, I was the only one from the Charleston area. People had flown in from as far away as the Michigan Upper Peninsula and New England. It gave me a strong...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CreativeCarol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful, unique tour led by 2 very personable and knowledgeable guides. This was David’s first tour and Dallas came along to oversee. It was like a 2 for one since David was fully capable right off the bat. I learned way more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NikkiV506
Reviewed 27 January 2019

The trip to Bulls Island with two nights spent at Dominick house was a wonderful trip. Our guides Gates and Katie were the perfect blend of knowledge, friendly personality and interesting stories. Papa Mo prepared some excellent meals and was just a great friendly presence....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019

My family and I (wife, 16 yr old daughter and 14 yr old son) took the 3 hr Shark's Teeth hunt/Crab Bank kayak tour of Shem Creek on Saturday, January 19 2019 and it was excellent! Coastal Expeditions is a top-notch outfitter and while the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian K
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Words do not express the enjoyment, fabulous food, nature trip we experienced with Katie, Papa Mo and Gates. They were outstanding and this trip will forever be one of the best nature trips of a lifetime.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

The guides were knowledgeable of the history around Shem Creek and Charleston. Fun kayak ride and found several teeth. Definitely enjoyed the spur of the moment decision to go.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

I went on a great kayak tour of one of the estuaries near Folly Beach SC in December. There was supposed to be another couple but one of them got sick and they couldn't make the trip. Dallas the guide took me out anyhow on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bronwyn W
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Fabulous job by Katie at Coastal Expeditions on our kayak tour around Shem Creek. She was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of the area and an expert guide. Would definitely come back for their other tours!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Seymour L
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

The day we went there was a wind advisory and we couldn’t go on the water. They handled the situation very well and gave us tickets to a nearby aquarium. I would 10/10 recommend, they take their job very seriously. And they give you some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This is by far one of the most fun and beautiful things I've done. Reservation was made easily over the phone. Everyone working there is knowledgeable and very polite. We arrived a bit early and were surprised and pleased to find we were the only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Karen B
2 June 2017|
Response from Chris C | Property representative |
Hey, Karen! Sunrise trips are a great option in spring, fall, and summer - you can beat the morning heat if you're willing to get up early! Wildlife will vary during different parts of the year. Our dolphins are... More
Patricia T
11 July 2016|
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Response from michelles823 | Reviewed this property |
We did a stand up paddle board tour but no experience was needed so I assume the same is true for the kayaking trips.
Natalie B
28 March 2016|
Response from Talleycat |
Hello! You won't find alligators in Shem Creek - gators are freshwater lovers, and Shem Creek is an estuary system! However, you will see gators in abundance (and up close) at Bulls Island on a sunny day.