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Spend Your Day on the Water on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a beautiful vacation destination to enjoy year-round. While the land-based fun here is easy to find, water activities are equally appealing and plentiful. The following are just a few of the many options for fun on the waves to enjoy the next time your travels bring you to scenic Kiawah Island. 

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When you’re looking to get out on the water via kayak, teaming up with Tidal Trails is always the place to start. Serving the area since 1997, Tidal Trails offers guided kayaking tours that explore the saltwater creeks around Kiawah Island. Choose the 2-hour Kayak Safari or enjoy the Pluff Mud Paddle and Plunge for low tide enjoyment instead. Tours are $65 for adults and $44 for children ages 12 and under. To book your place, you can call 843-768-5680. 

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is another great option for kayaking fun.  Here, you can rent single or tandem kayaks perfect for exploring the creeks and marshes. Two-hour rentals are $50 for single kayaks and $70 for tandem kayaks. Reservations can be made by calling 843-768-6001 and Mingo Point will be your departure destination. 

Seacoast Sports and Outfitters is a top recreation gear provider in town that also offers kayak rental options seasonally at varying price points. Be sure to call 843-768-8486 to make a reservation and check on updated single and tandem kayak rental pricing. 


If you’re looking to take your water adventures out at your own pace, renting a boat is a great way to enjoy time on the water. At Bohicket Boat Rentals, conveniently located in Bohicket Marina, you can rent pontoon or KeyWest Skiffs for your water activities. Visit their site or call 843-768-1280 for their latest pricing and availability.

Sonny Boy Charters offers eco-tours, shelling, dolphin watching, sunset tours, or fishing. Eco-tours are $350 for 1.5 hours and reservations can be made by calling 843-708-1486. 

Saltfisher Charters provides angling outings alongside Captain Michael Waller onboard a 26-foot Avenger. Half or full-day options are available with pricing upon request by calling 843-343-7538. 


Captain Mike Tucker Fly Fishing is a great local resource when you’re looking to get out on the water and reel in something exciting during your Kiawah Island stay. This guided experience can be booked by calling 843-480-1914. Outings can be customized for full-day or half-day fun with opportunities to reel in everything from redfish and sheepshead to speckled trout, flounder, cobia, and more.  

Drum Runner Charters is another great option for guided fishing on Kiawah Island. They offer nearshore and inshore fishing charters as well as sunset cruises. Charters can be booked by calling 843-730-4886 with departure times and pricing available upon request. 


Slow things down and enjoy the view around Kiawah Island when you rent a paddleboard at Water Dog Paddle Co. They offer eco-adventure tours, team-building outings, on-the-water yoga, and standard rentals as well. Most tours are 2-hours long and pricing can be obtained by calling 843-593-7877. 

At St. Johns Kayak & Tours, Lowcountry scenery is at its best when you book a guided paddling experience that lasts 1.5 hours. All paddle tours here are private and cost $65 per person. Book your spot today by calling 843-330-9777. 


When is the best time to enjoy water activities? 

Both spring and summer on Kiawah Island are great for getting out on the water and enjoying plenty of sunshine and gentle waves too. 

What should I pack for my day on the water? 

Be sure to pack a hat, sunglasses, fishing gear if your plans include angling and eco-friendly sunscreen to protect Lowcountry waterways.  

Where can I go after the tour to recharge?  

Relax, unwind, and settle in at Andell Inn! You’ll find plenty of luxury, comfort, and style awaits after a day of fun on the waves. 

Book Your Stay Today

When adventure on the water brings you to Kiawah Island, be sure to make the most of every moment by booking your stay at the Andell Inn!

Fishing poles on beach at sunset