Kayak design owes much to dolphins, whose long and narrow bodies inspired the first Inuit hunting boats and whose detailed blueprints drawn on sea rocks proved invaluable to the construction of seaworthy vessels. Thank these brainy backflippers for their maritime contributions with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a two-hour kayak tour from Marshgrass Adventures on Hilton Head Island (up to a $35 value).
One of Marshland Adventures’ splash-tested specialists will lead small groups for two hours of maritime recreation on calm tides, during which paddlers are educated on matters of tidal ecology and dolphin acrobatics. Marshgrass Adventures first outfits each customer with a kayak, paddle, life jacket, and VHS copy of Flipper to ensure proper safety. Beginners are given time to acquaint themselves with the peculiar paddling strokes of solo kayaking before the dolphin-seeking excursion begins.
Kayakers who have navigated these waters on previous occasions can request a custom trip to unexplored areas similarly rich with tidal wildlife and Southern history. The aquatic avenues present hydrophilic historians with potential opportunities to observe playful dolphins and richly diverse ecosystems.
Marshgrass Adventures' staff designs expeditions that explore their passion for the diverse ecology of the Lowcountry region. From fishing outings to leisurely kayak tours, the knowledgeable guides enlighten tour goers on the varied flora and fauna that litter the shorelines. The staff supports both catching and releasing or grilling the area's fish, which include trout, tarpon, and redfish. Guests on stand-up paddleboards slip out across the water, perfecting their balance quickly as they cut among swaying grasses and blue herons.
Hilton Head Island
55 Fording Island Rd. Ext
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926