12440
South Carolina
Kayak the Lowcountry
Join experts for a relaxed kayaking adventure in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where you’ll paddle historic waterways, learn about regional culture and enjoy traditional cuisine.
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Program No. 12440RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
3
Morning Field Trip, Kayak Local Waterways
Palm Key community of cottages
4
Kayak Local Waterways
Palm Key community of cottages
6
Program Concludes
Palm Key community of cottages
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At a Glance

Discover the beauty and secrets of South Carolina’s Lowcountry waterways, home to Spanish moss, marsh grasses, blackwater and abundant wildlife. Paddle on salt creeks, blackwater rivers and woodland swamps as you study the culture of the Lowcountry and observe species of birds and wildflowers visible only from the water.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Moderately Challenging: Beginners and intermediate paddlers will kayak for 4 miles daily (about 3 hours) and lift kayaks and gear. Challenging: Experienced and fit paddlers will receive advanced instruction that assumes some knowledge of strokes and techniques. Paddling up to 14 miles daily, sitting in kayak up to 4 hours, carrying kayak and gear.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Paddlers will explore history first-hand from the water, meandering through salt marshes, past cypress trees, or under stately live oaks.
  • Enjoy delicious contemporary takes on lowcountry fare like Lowcountry Boil, Chicken Bog, or collards, prepared by a local chef!
  • Relax and learn with various evening activities: study SC by Map, meet a sweetgrass basket maker, or hear stories from the lowcountry--there's something different every night.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Andy Smith
Andy is a whitewater instructor, attorney, gardener and river trip leader who lives in Mountain Rest, South Carolina with his wife Cina. Their farmstead is three miles from the Chattooga River, where he has been hosting paddlers since 1979. As an attorney, Andy dedicated twenty years to environmental protection and conservation. He has shucked oysters at a jazz club in New Orleans, managed a rustic fly-in resort on Crooked Island in The Bahamas and currently works at the Airey Law Firm in Seneca, South Carolina.
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Andy Smith
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Cina Smith
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