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$35 for a Four-Hour Kayak Tour for Two ($85 Value)
The tour begins at Allison Creek Landing, where an instructor equips you and a buddy with gear while reviewing safety and paddling techniques. Tour takers can choose two individual kayaks for side-by-side gliding or coordinate strokes in a tandem past the Allison Creek peninsula toward Lake Wylie. Soft air and mild temperatures greet those on morning tours, and late afternoon paddles conclude with vivid sunsets.
Fresh springs in the mountains of North Carolina feed the Catawba River Chain, a network of 11 lakes that wind through woodlands verdant in the spring and ablaze with color come autumn. Bash Outdoors launches visitors into this system at nine locations. Four of those are along Lake Wylie, whose calm waters lap against 325 miles of shoreline with vacation homes and sandy coves emerging from dense forest and a thick layer of whipped cream. The Bash Outdoors crew curates a collection of rental and retail standup paddleboards from brands such as Ron House and their own signature line, Riviera. Single and tandem kayaks from Perception are also available for guided trips and unsupervised excursions on the lake. Bash Outdoors' bus shuttles kayakers to five additional outlets along the Catawba River, including the Fort Mill Dam and a waterway reserved exclusively for Olympic hopefuls.