South Carolina
Kayak More of the Lowcountry
Discover natural wonders and traditional cuisine in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where you’ll kayak challenging waterways with experts to learn the region’s distinctly Southern story.
Program No. 21344RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
Paddle on Broad River, Safety Talk
Palm Key community of cottages
Kayak Cuckold Creek
Palm Key community of cottages
Paddle at Walnut Pond & Corner Lake
Palm Key community of cottages
Coosawhatchie River to Dawson’s Landing
Palm Key community of cottages
Program Concludes
Palm Key community of cottages
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At a Glance

Explore by river, creek and canal a beautiful region rich in water, wildlife and Southern culture. Drift down blackwater rivers draped in Spanish moss as birds flit from cypress to tupelo and turtles sun on fallen trees. Observe the changes in flora and fauna as you paddle down creeks until freshwater becomes salt and egrets soar over the marsh grass. Kayak through historic rice canals and watch history unfurl before you.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Program for experienced and fit paddlers. Includes advanced instruction that assumes some knowledge of strokes and techniques. Paddling up to 14 miles daily, sitting in kayak up to four hours, carrying kayaks and gear. Currents and wind affect paddling difficulty.
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 ...

  • Go deep into salt marshes and blackwater rivers as you test your endurance and try out new paddle strokes taught by expert instructors.
  • Hear echoes of the past as you paddle through abandoned rice fields and canals, mute testaments to days gone by and rich with wildlife.
  • Enjoy contemporary twists on authentic Southern cuisine: like Lowcountry Boil, Chicken Bog, Hoppin' John and homemade desserts!

General Notes

Beginning to intermediate kayakers, check out program #12440. 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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Cina Smith
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