Isle of Palms Kayaking and What You Need to Know

There are so many ways to spend your time in the beautiful Carolina sunshine during a trip to the Lowcountry. Relaxing on the beach is a must, but kayaking on Isle of Palms is a fun and exciting way to experience one of the most diverse coastal ecosystems on the Eastern seaboard. Rent a kayak alone or take a group tour with Coastal Expeditions for a great time! If you need more inspiration for planning your trip itinerary, request our free Isle of Palms Vacation Guide!

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Why Go Kayaking on Isle of Palms?

Isle of Palms offers an incredible kayaking experience on the intercoastal waterway side of the island. Navigating the many small coves, marshy coastline, and waterways in between Mount Pleasant and Little Goat Island makes for a fun and exciting day on the water. It’s a great way to see the gorgeous coastal ecosystems and the inhabitants of the marshlands. Crabs, seagulls, and a variety of fish are common sights, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a dolphin or two! Make sure you take caution to larger boats if you paddle across the main waterway. If you journey down to the inlet in between IOP and Sullivan’s Island, be careful of the strong current in between tides. Other than those two spots, it’s easy paddling along the coast!

Why Coastal Expeditions is the Best Kayaking Rental Company on Isle of Palms

Coastal Expeditions on Isle of Palms is only open during peak season from March to mid-September. If you visit outside of that time, there is a main rental office in Mount Pleasant.

Fantastic Tours

The kayaking tours on Isle of Palms offered by Coastal Expeditions are excellent. Their guides take you on excursions through the many winding waterways along the coast. These creeks can quickly become a tricky maze, so having a guide is helpful, especially for newcomers to the area. If you want to travel further afield, Coastal Expeditions provides a Bull Island tour. This 66,000-acre island is about a seven-mile trek north, but it’s well worth the trip. This undeveloped land is a great place to see dolphins and sea turtles. They also offer canoe and airboat tours  

Customized Group Tours

Coastal Expeditions also offers special tours for any size group. Whether you want to rent a boat charter, an overnight trip, or even a customized itinerary, they will make it happen for you and your crew. With so many ways to see the beautiful Lowcountry, the opportunities are endless. 

Convenient Kayak Rentals

Maybe you want to skip out on a tour and take to the water yourself. Coastal Expeditions can make that happen for you. They offer single and double kayaks on Isle of Palms that you can rent for either four hours or a full day. You can even get the kayaks delivered to your rental for an additional fee. 

Book Your Home With East Islands RentalsPool overlooking the Isle of Palms Beach

East Islands Rentals offers the best collection of vacation home rentals on Isle of Palms. Our list of incredible oceanfront properties features modern furnishings and excellent amenities like pools and elevators. We also have a guest services program that can assist you with pre-arrival grocery delivery, beach equipment rentals, and babysitting services. 

Book your rental with us today and start planning your beach vacation. We look forward to welcoming you to Isle of Palms.