Herbert Hoover won America's hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a kayak in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a single ticket to a downtown Charleston kayak sunset tour from PaddleFish Kayaking (a $45 value), located on the docks of the Bristol Marina. Tours depart just before sunset daily.
For six years, the passionate outdoorsfolk and oarmongers at PaddleFish have connected nature-starved families to the lush beauty of the southeastern United States. PaddleFish's sunset kayak tour takes water-cutters of all levels on a roughly two-hour tour through the scenic tidal creeks and antebellum beauty of downtown Charleston. Friendly marsh explorers will tutor eager aquanauts on the basic techniques of kayaking and safety procedures before guiding them toward Bull River's wildlife-rich tributaries, which can yield a potential highlight reel of bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, bald eagles, fiddler crabs, and sousaphone shrimp. En route, learned guides regale boaters with local lore, tales of Civil War battles, and the ups and downs of the region's traditional shrimp fleets, giving imaginations free reign to conjure the fertile frontiers of old and discover why hope floats. The eco-minded staff also proudly donates services and a portion of sales to environmental groups that preserve the scenic beauty of the landscape they adore.
Fair-weather paddlers needn't fret over their lack of home-owned equipment; PaddleFish will provide the sea kayak, paddle, and stylish personal flotation device, but encourages river ramblers to bring bottled water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a sunbonnet, and water-resistant sunshoes, such as plasmatic sandals and fusion flip-flops.
Gratuity not included.
145 Lockwood Blvd.
Charleston, South Carolina 29403Get Directions