Blueway Adventures (Tours-Rentals-Instruction)
contact: Debbie Mims at
Phone: 843-697-2812

Paddle Santee             Nature Adventures Outfitters, Inc.

Explore beautiful"Poplar Creek" Wood duck paddling trail, Stumphole Swamp or Sparkleberry Swamp or paddle to Persanti Island!  Featuring Sea Kayaks, Recreational Kayaks, SUP's, and Canoes. Rentals and Naturalist Guided Tours

Based out of Santee State Park    803-974-1262

Waccamaw Outfitters is located in the historic district of down town Conway South Carolina. We offer a variety of opportunities for people to explore the beautiful Waccamaw River. We offer kayak, paddle board and pontoon rentals as well as guided tours. If you are more interested in a guided excursion you can take a guided pontoon tour with our Coast Guard Certified Captain or go on a guided kayak tour. We are located at 1018 3rd Ave Conway, SC our phone number is 843-488-3121 or 843-504-1012. Web page is Come explore the beautiful Waccamaw River with us. 
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Sea Kayak Carolina is a kayak school providing kayak classes for paddlers of all skill levels, and our ACA certified instructors provide guided Lowcountry trips kayaking Charleston's waterways. Sea Kayak Carolina is also a full service sea kayak shop offering the finest sea kayaks, paddles and paddling accessories along with advice from seasoned paddlers.
Phone: 843-225-7969    Website:


The SCPIA promotes kayaking, canoeing and rafting outfitters, as well as retailers, clubs,

non-profits and tourism entities involved in the Paddlesports industry.

Blueway Adventures offers exciting and quality Master Naturalist and ACA Certified guided kayak tours and kayak fishing on scenic and historic Lake Moultrie, Lake Marion and Charleston area rivers.  Our tours are ideal adventures for family outings, vacation side trips, wildlife viewing and fun in the sun. Discover southern culture, colonial history and exciting wildlife. Explore refreshing lakes, stunning rivers and mysterious swamps. Fish the world famous Santee Cooper lakes. Kayak rentals and classes are also offered. 


Black River Outdoors, Pawleys Island, SC   (Retail - Tours - Rentals - Instruction)

Black River Outdoors offers Guided Kayak EcoTours in the Grand Strand area, serving guests from North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown. Come paddle the Murrells Inlet Salt Marshes at Huntington Beach State Park, the freshwater Cypress Swamps around the Black River and Waccamaw River, or enjoy Historical Kayak Tours in Georgetown Harbor and Winyah Bay. Kayak and Canoe Rentals are also offered, with delivery available from Georgetown to North Litchfield. Kayak sales and Kayak instruction are available by appointment.



Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism   (Tours - Rentals - Paddling Trail)

​Horse Creek Water Trail is a fantastic new 9 mile trail in Aiken County, SC. The narrow stream was once frequented by Westos Indians who watered their horses in the cool, fresh water that empties into the Savannah River. The trail takes you through the historic mill villages of Graniteville, Warrenville, Burnettown, Langley, Bath and Clearwater. The creek winds through the woods with very few signs of civilization to distract from the serenity of this secluded waterway.



Jeff Atkins ACA Paddlesports Instructor   1940 Everett Street • Johns Island, SC 29455   (843) 441-0328
Individual member. Former Park Ranger, now outdoor guide and America Canoe Association Paddlesports Instructor specializing in Sea Kayaks and S.U.P.


Adventure Carolina, Columbia, SC   (Retail -Tours - Rentals - Instruction)
Adventure Carolina offers canoe and kayak trips down the Congaree, Broad, Saluda and Edisto rivers near Columbia, with two outposts on the Edisto River about an hour from Columbia. One outpost is near Branchville, the other near Walterboro. Lake Murray and other trips are also available. Adventure Carolina also rents canoes and kayaks and has a store full of paddling and outdoor gear.
Phone: 803-796-4505




South Carolina Paddlesports Industry Association

Outdoor Encounters  is an outdoor ministry of St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. Since 2010 Outdoor Encounters has been providing guests of St. Christopher, as well as visitors to Seabrook and Kiawah, with an opportunity to explore the creation that abounds in and around St. Christopher. Whether you are looking to have a peaceful nature hike through our pristine maritime forest, a tranquil paddle through the quiet waters of the salt marsh, or take your youth group on an overnight kayaking and camping trip to grow closer to God through nature, Outdoor Encounters has something to offer!

River Rats Canoe Rentals,  Coward, SC (Tours - Rentals - Instruction & Used Equipment Sales) 

Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of scenic Lynches River. Day trips available from 1 to 8 hours. Camp, swim and picnic. Open year round. Rent to one person or groups of 30. Please call ahead for availability and reservations. Special group rates. ACA certified.
Phone: 843-389-4656 or 687-1673    Website:


Charleston SUP Safaris, Folly Beach, SC (Tours - Rentals - Instruction - Retail) 

Charleston SUP Safaris company mission is to offer clients healthy Stand Up Paddle Board experiences that build confidence, teach water safety, and instill environmental education in a fun and safe environment. They also offer SUP rentals, for those interested in paddling on their own. SUP instruction is also available.


Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, SC

Phone:  Charleston area locations:  843-568-3222    

Tours - Rentals - ACA Certified Instruction - Website:   


Swamp Fox Adventures, Scranton, SC (Tours)

Phone:  843-598-9447


FOLBOT, Charleston, SC (Retail)

FOLBOT manufactures folding kayaks right here in South Carolina. Come experience Folbot and get your hands on the world's greatest folding kayaks. Take a factory tour, with product demonstration and then go out on a kayak tour in local creeks.

Kayaks, paddles and PFDs supplied.  Set up in less than 15 minutes! 
Phone:  843-744-3483   or 800-533-5099    Website:



Nature Adventures LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC (Tours - Rentals - Instruction & Used Equipment Sales)

Located on Historic Shem Creek at Shrimpboat lane.  Enjoy Paddleboarding and Kayaking with Dolphins to Crab Bank Island! 

Tours or rentals with great equipment, guides and service.  Right next to Waters Edge Restaurant and Mt. Pleasant Seafood and Shem Creek Park!  


                                                                          Nature Adventures Outfitters, Inc. / Adventure Center 

                                                                          8257 Hwy. 17 North, McClellanville, SC 29458              843-697-2075

                                                                           (Bishop Jerdan Conference Center)


A really cool outfitter that offers "on- site"kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, camping, cabin rentals, tree hammocks, a conference center and more!  Located adjacent to the Francis Marion National Forest and the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, you just can't get any better than this for paddlers.   Launch waterfront on the intracoastal or enjoy the 7 acre lake.  Camp on one of their "islands", yet have a warm shower and restroom access.  See 1,000 year old cypress and 4,000 year old Indian Ruins!  University Degreed Master Naturalist Guides!  


Charleston Outdoor Adventures, Folly Beach, SC (Tours - Rentals)

Charleston Outdoor Adventures is the premier eco-touring and rental company, providing various excursions through the saltwater estuaries of Folly Beach.  COA provides guests with the opportunity to learn about the local eco-systems of South Carolina�s Lowcountry in an interactive, instructional setting aboard kayaks, paddle boards and chartered motor boats.  Our tours focus on safety, environmental education, environmental stewardship, and fun. Immerse yourself with water fowl, turtles, dolphins, and other aquatic life within the estuary while also enjoying the peaceful ambiance that our location has to offer; about 2 miles from Folly Beach and 10 miles from downtown Charleston. The Charleston area has many charms and treasures that make our region unique. Take advantage of these assets and let COA create a memorable outdoor event that will create memories for your loved ones that will last a lifetime.
Phone 843.795.0330


Discover the beauty of Kiawah Island, South Carolina's finest Barrier Island.  Join us on an exclusive guided tour of the beautiful secluded Kiawah Island. Tidal Trails offers guided nature tours, and can customize a tour for you and your guests. We want our guests to walk away with an experience, something tangible, that they can share with friends and family for years to come.Type your paragraph here.



Time Out Sports, Mt. Pleasant, SC (Rentals, Retail) 

Recreational and Sea Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks and Paddleboards for sale and for rent. Also, great paddling and outdoor gear for everyone! 

Phone:  843-388-2660


Wildwater Rafting, Chatooga, SC  (Rentals and Tours)    Servicing South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia!  

Kayaking, Rafting, Zip-lining, Yurts, Instruction, Rentals and Tours! 

Phone:  866.319.8870


Kayak Charleston, Charleston, SC (Tours - Rentals) 

Kayak Charleston features kayak tours on local rivers and streams, generally using trips noted in owner Ralph Earhart's guidebook (available thru the website). Tours are kept under 5 people and use recreational kayaks with large cockpits.  These are relatively stable boats and paddling novices generally have no problem with their stability or maneuverability.

Phone: 843-509-3037


Swamp Fox Adventures offers paddling trips and instruction all around the state!  Check us out to see where we'll be paddling next and what we offer! 

Voice: 843-768-1337
Fax: 843-768-4729
Address: 2810 Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island, SC 29455  
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