From hatchlings to six-hundred pound males, there are alligators in almost every pond on Kiawah. Travel with us as we search our favorite gator hangouts for these impressive predators. This is a fantastic way to observe and learn about these amazing, misunderstood animals in their natural habitat.
Price: $20 per person, 2 hours. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Must be at least 6 years old.
The Lowcountry of South Carolina is famous for its variety and diversity of birds during all seasons, from tiny hummingbirds and kinglets to majestic bald eagles and wood storks. We'll reach several island habitats to seek out large and small species and learn about the natural history of our avian wildlife. This trip is appropriate for all birding skill levels.
Price: $35, 3 hours. Must be at least 16 years old.
Grab your cameras and head to Kiawah's scenic areas and learn about Nature Photography, no matter your level of experience. Nature Photographer Jamie Rood will focus on topics such as exposure, composition and camera techniques, while creating unusual nature and unforgettable travel photos.
Price: $40 ($80 trip minimum), 2 hours. Must bring your own camera and be over 14 years old. Adult must accompany children under 16 years of age.
Join our Naturalist on this family-friendly tour to search The Sanctuary Gardens for seasonal birds. We'll use nets to catch and gently examine butterflies and learn what resources these beautiful winged creatures use to live and breed on Kiawah.
Come see what size you can handle. Ranging from 3 to 8 footers, we will find the right size for you. Learn the basics of casting the net on land, and then take it to the water and see what you can catch.
Price: $7, 30 minutes.
Only available upon request
The American Alligator is one of our most intriguing wildlife species. On this walk we'll visit some gator habitats and learn how they live and survive on Kiawah. This trip is great for all ages. In summer months we recommed Kiawah Creature tour as an alternate.
Join a naturalist on a nature walk around one of Kiawah’s best pond habitats! You will see and learn a bit about everything nature related on Kiawah during this tour. From alligators to native plants and butterflies, to local bird species and freshwater turtles!
Price: $12, 1 hour. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Night Beach Walk
Join a naturalist on an evening beach walk focusing on the biology of our native Loggerhead Sea Turtles! Once the sun sets you will discover a nocturnal world that is very different from the one seen during the day. Listen for owl calls and spotlight for alligators on the walk back.
Price: $15 per person, 1.5 hours. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you have ever wondered what swims around you in the sea, our ocean seining tour will give you an up-close introduction. After some initial beachcombing, prepare to get a bit wet as we pull a seine net through the surf to discover what is swimming around our feet.
Price: $12, 1 hour. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Just beginning your bird watching endeavor? This walking tour is just what you need to learn the birding basics. A Naturalist will lead you on a walk through various types of habitats to learn which birds are where, and what to look for when identifying each species.
Price: $15, 1.5 hours. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Historical Sunset Cycle
Treat yourself to a gently paced biking tour with some on-foot exploration. Have you ever wondered where the name "Kiawah" came from, or when Kiawah actually became an island? This tour will explore the history, ecology, and beautiful views of this unique island timed with the sunset.
Price: $15, does NOT include bike rental. 1.5 hours, must be 16 years of age, participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Join a naturalist on a 7-mile bike tour to discover the fascinating wildlife that inhabits Kiawah! On this leisurely bike ride, you'll gain a better understanding of the beach, dunes, maritime forest, ponds, and salt marsh that stretch across the island.
Price: $20, does NOT include the bike rental. 2 hours. Children must be 10 years or older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Carts, training wheels, and tag-alongs are not permitted.