Knowles Island
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.
Program No. 12440RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
Morning Field Trip, Kayak Local Waterways
Palm Key community of cottages
Kayak Local Waterways
Palm Key community of cottages
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
Moderately Challenging
Physically demanding program for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Kayaking three hours, lifting kayaks and gear and paddling at least four miles daily. Tidal currents, wind, other variables affect kayaking difficulty.
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 ...

  • Beginning and intermediate 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

Participants in good physical shape, with plenty of stamina and who kayak regularly may be interested in a more strenuous program, #21344. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Jody Tinsley
Believing that "there is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats," Jody Tinsley's 25 years of experience and his certifications as a South Carolina Master Naturalist and Wilderness First Responder serve him well in his vocation. An American Canoe Association certified trip leader and trainer for Wildwater Rafting on the Chattooga River, Jody shares his enthusiasm for nature, people and teaching throughout his Road Scholar adventures.
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