Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet's surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a four-hour single kayak rental from Charleston Outdoor Adventures (a $35 value).
Nestled along the creek leading to picturesque Folly Beach, Charleston Outdoor Adventures guides aquatic explorers through serene estuary waters in new kayaks with hands-free steering. After a how-not-to-crash course on paddling, boatswains climb aboard kayaks fitted to each rider’s skill level and wardrobe themselves in a life vest before propelling into the drink on four-hour jaunts across the Lowcountry. Navigate the surroundings with a detailed map of the area bequeathed by COA, glimpsing local sights such as seagulls diving for fish or Atlantic bottlenose dolphins cracking open craft brews with their snouts after a long day at work.
Charleston Outdoor Adventures
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.