When the river wizard cursed canoes by shrinking them, he didn't realize the resulting kayaks would one day plunge through his mouth and dock in his small intestine. Join the never-ending fight against aquatic madmen with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a two- to three-hour guided Folly River kayak tour from Sea Kayak Carolina, located on James Island (a $49 value).
Sea Kayak Carolina equips all levels of aquatic explorers with the necessary gear and knowledge armor on jaunts across the sparkling waters of the Folly River and its lush tributaries.
During a scheduled two- to three-hour ambling through watery ecosystems, a trained paddler will enlighten customers with facts about the local flora and fauna, preventing you from having to inquire about them with the feral children living on the riverbank. The brackish waters of the Folly River provide an alluring backdrop for paddling visits to the homesteads of native wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, and assorted avians.
In addition to naturalistic attractions, views of the Morris Island Lighthouse highlight manmade history that is more picturesque than hastily produced reenactments of George Washington's thumb wars. At least two participants must register for a tour to take place, and inclement weather occasionally requires rescheduling.
While the necessary vessels, paddles, and safety equipment for river excursions are provided, the Sea Kayak staff recommends customers review a list of what to bring to maximize exploratory enjoyment, including water shoes, sunglasses, snacks, and a bag for storing dry items.
Sea Kayak Carolina
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.