Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Our Tours


Salt Marsh Ecology

Our salt marsh ecology tour is an educational trip through the salt marsh at low tide in the downtown Beaufort area. We'll throw a cast net to show you a sample of the marine organisms that live in our waters, and make a stop at a sandbar for a swim if the weather is warm. This trip is best in spring, summer and fall.


Dolphin Ecology

Our dolphin ecology tour explores the salt marsh at high tide for an introduction to the ecosystem that supports these beautiful marine mammals. From there we move into the larger waters of the Fripp Inlet to look for resident  Bottlenose dolphin, and discover their unique biology and ecology. This trip is best in late spring, summer and fall.


Salt Marsh and Seafood Industry

On this tour we paddle in the protected waters of St. Helena Island past an active seafood wholesaler and working shrimp boats. Along the way we will learn about the secrets of the productivity of our salt marsh habitat and the past, present and future of the Lowcountry seafood industry. This trip is best in summer and fall, when the shrimp boats are working.


ACE Basin

Explore one of the most interesting areas in Beaufort county, from a natural history, conservation and cultural history standpoint. On this tour we will explore the "C" in the ACE basin, the Combahee River. We will discuss rice culture and history, conservation successes, and the present use of the historic rice fields. This trip is best in fall, winter and spring.


Beaufort History

On our Beaufort History tour we explore this beautiful town's 300 year history from an optimal vantage point, the water. After crossing the Beaufort River at the site of the old ferry, we explore the historic district, kayaking past some of the most beautiful homes in the area. This trip is best in fall, winter and spring. 


Hunting Island

Hunting Island has been impacted by hurricanes over the past couple of years, doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing, protecting our mainland. On this trip we will kayak on the lagoon to the new overwash created by these forces of nature, learning about barrier island geology and beach ecology along the way. Because of changes to the lagoon, this trip is now only for kayakers with some experience. This trip is best in spring, summer and fall.


Contact Us

  • We  are open year-round and offer one tour per day. 
  • The tidal cycle and weather determine the timing and location of each day's tour. 
  • Please contact us to discuss scheduling and reservation information.

Beaufort Kayak Tours

P.O.Box 2004; South Carolina, 29901

(843) 525-0810




This is an owner-operated business and we take pride in providing outstanding customer service and a great experience for paddlers of all skill levels. 

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