Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Kayak and Paddleboard rentals are available throughout the year, but do vary seasonally. Please call the Nature Center or see our Seasonal Activity Guide for the specific details.

paddling rentalsKayak 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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paddleboard rentalsStand-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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Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours at Kiawah

The following paddling tours range from 1 to 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.

  • Resort Guests and KICA Members: $50 per person. Outside Rental Agency Guests: $55 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.
Adult Twilight PaddleAdult Twilight Paddle

  • Leisurely paddle at sunset
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older
  • Tandem boats available

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Marsh KayakingMarsh Kayaking

  • An 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 PaddlePluff Mud Paddle

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

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Tidal Trip & DipTidal Trip & Dip

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

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Teen Kayaking AdventureTeen Kayaking Adventure

  • Be 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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Marsh KayakingTandem Kayaking

  • An 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.
  • Single boats

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Stand-Up PaddleboardStand-Up Paddleboard Tours & Lessons

  • Learn the basics of Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Lesson participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Tour participants must be at least 16 years of age.

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