Kiawah Island Paddling Tours

Paddle Rentals

Kayak and Paddleboard rentals are available throughout the year, but do vary seasonally.

Kayak Rentals

Available in the salt marsh
Weather Dependent: Rentals may be cancelled due to wind and rain.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Tandem and single boats available

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals

Available in the ocean and salt marsh
Weather Dependent: Rentals may be cancelled due to wind and rain.
Participants must be 14; under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Moderate physical ability required

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Paddle Tours

The following paddling tours are 2 hours long. We highly recommend shoes that are secure to your feet; flip-flops and slides are not recommended. Suggested experience level and age requirements are listed under each tour description. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for all paddle tours. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All paddle tours are weather, tide, and conditions dependent.

  • Resort Guests and KICA Members: $55 per person
  • Outside Rental Agency Guests: $60 per person
  • Children 3-11 years: $30 per person

Tour times vary daily, please visit the Heron Park Nature Center for a weekly schedule or contact the Resort’s Recreation Department at (843) 768-6001.

Help the Nature Program with their sustainability initiative of reducing plastics by bringing a reusable water bottle on any of our paddle trips! Each person who brings a reusable water bottle to use on their trip will receive $2 off.


Adult Twilight Paddle

Adult TwilightLeisurely paddle at sunset
Experience Level: Beginner
Participants must be 16 years of age or older
Tandem boats

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Marsh Kayaking

Marsh kayakAn exploration through the creeks of the marsh
Experience Level: Intermediate
Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Paddlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Single boats

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Pluff Mud Paddle

pluff mud paddleA family favorite!
Experience Level: Beginner
Participants must at least 35 lbs. and 3 years of age.
Tandem boats

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Tidal Trip and Dip

tidal trip and dipTime to get wet!
Experience Level: Beginner
Participants must be 35lbs. and 3 years old.
Tandem boats

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Teen Kayaking Adventure

Teen_KayakingBe prepared to get wet!
Experience Level: Beginner
Ages 13-17 only. Adults must sign their child in and out when being dropped off and picked up.
Single boats

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Tandem Kayaking

teen kayakingAn exploration through the salt marshes
Experience Level: Beginner
Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Paddlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tandem boats

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours & Lessons

stand up paddleboardStand-Up Paddleboarding in the salt marsh
Experience Level: Beginner (for lesson) / Intermediate (for tour)
Lesson participants must be at least 14 years of age.
Tour participants must be at least 16 years of age.

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“Relax on beach and riding bike with family!”
–Ira S.

“We had a great time on the Dolphin Tour today. Captain Annie was a wonderful captain and tour guide.”
–Keisha S.