Side creeks, marshes, and tidal rivers wind through Charleston's coastal terrain, the same waterways where Sea Kayak Carolina launches its vessels. Atop watercraft from trusted manufactures such as P&H, the company’s guides take kayakers on expeditions in search of dolphins, turtles, and manmade sights such as Morris Island Lighthouse. The team schedules these tours daily, also planning custom trips into local areas such as barrier islands and uncharted fishbowls.
Additionally, a team of instructors can help paddlers fine tune the skills needed to unlock these aquatic adventures. Whether in the ocean or the controlled confines of a pool, the instructors teach safety and technical skills such as boat control, proper strokes, and how to roll a kayak without needing a dolphin to help push.
Charleston Cookie Company freckles special-recipe cookie dough with pecans, raisins, and other tasty accoutrements to manufacture gourmet cookies by the bag or the dozen, a practice that helped it snag the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Blue Ribbon Award in 2011. Patrons can choose either one-dozen chocolate-chip or pecan-chocolate-chip dough discs to pick sides in the long-standing dispute over cookie superiority, or escalate tensions by choosing the assorted cookies option. Splash double-fudge-chip cookies in a cold glass of milk (not included), or flip the script by pouring milk from a champagne flute over a white-chocolate-lime circle snack. The store also skirts sucrose by baking four varieties of sugar-free cookies, such as oatmeal golden raisin.
All Seasons True Value supplies shoppers with the hardware and supplies necessary to complete almost any home-improvement project. Customers can pick up power tools, paint, electrical supplies, and more in order to spruce up the kitchen, organize the bathroom, or clear the patio of feral badgers.
Joe Lotts and most of his staff graduated from Brevard College with a degree in wilderness leadership and experiential education. At Charleston Outdoor Adventures, they put their schooling to work by educating people about the coastline’s saltwater estuaries. Their classrooms are their kayaks, paddleboards, and 23-foot bay boat, and their coursework combines environmentalism with photo opportunism. For instance, the tour route to Morris Island Lighthouse and Fort Sumter flows past scenic marshland, local birds, and pick-up games of dolphin basketball. If guests prefer to explore alone, Lotts and crew also rent out its paddleboards and kayaks.