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Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Kayak & 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 rentals

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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paddleboard rentals

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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Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours at Kiawah Island

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 Paddle

Adult 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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Family Kayaking

Family Kayaking

  • Fun paddle for the whole family
  • Available during Fall, Winter and Spring months
  • Participants must be at least 3 years old and 35 lbs
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Tandem boats available

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Marsh Kayaking

Marsh 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 Paddle

Pluff 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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Surf Kayaking Rodeo

Surf Kayaking Rodeo

  • Great workout on the waves
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Participants must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Single boats

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Tidal Trip & Dip

Tidal 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 Adventure

Teen 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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Captain Sam's Tidal Trip

Captain Sam's Tidal Trip

  • A getaway to the inlet
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Single boats and/or tandem boats

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Stand-Up Paddleboard

Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours & Lessons

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

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