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Immerse Yourself in Nature With a Kayak Adventure

  By  Ashley Daniels

Kayak Adventures In and Near Myrtle Beach

Of course, you know you can enjoy the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-mile long beach, revel in its many dynamic attractions, and dine at 1,800+ restaurants, but did you know there are an abundance of activities that allow you to slow down, relax and explore the region’s natural beauty? Kayaking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature as you quietly traverse waterways and observe wildlife in its natural habitat.

Our region offers remote island exploration, salt marsh tours, sunrise tours, river tours, Intracoastal Waterway tours, fishing by kayak and much more. Along the way, you can observe unique ecosystems and perhaps even spot dolphins, turtles, birds, snakes or alligators! From the ocean to the many inlets, the Waterway or our rivers, there are several kayaking options for those with an adventurous and eco-minded spirit. We have several outstanding companies that can assist you with planning an unforgettable paddle excursion in some of South Carolina’s most interesting habitat.

Black River Outdoors
(843) 546-4840
Multiple kayak rental locations in the Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet area
Email:  [email protected]

Kayaking the Tidelands of coastal South Carolina since 1994! Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach with more water than you could ever have time to paddle or fish! Our guided kayak tours meet at various locations in the Myrtle Beach area, including Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Georgetown, so you don’t have to drive far to take a tour. Black River Outdoors offers kayaking with amazing guides so you can see a side of the Grand Strand that most visitors to the Myrtle Beach area miss completely.

Blue Wave Adventures
(843) 651-3676
Two locations:
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge:  Waccamaw River Kayaking
and North Island:  North Inlet Estuary System
Email:  [email protected]

Utilizing our 30-foot RAIV (Rigid Aluminum Inflatable Vessel), the Osprey, we voyage deep into the most remote areas of our pristine ecosystem and then launch our inflatable kayaks from the boat. The Osprey serves as a “Mothership” for the kayak guides and enables our adventure seekers the best remote experiences to see nature and wildlife that would be otherwise extremely difficult to reach.

Island Adventure Watersports
(843) 650-7003
5843 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

A top-rated company on Trip Advisor for customer service and pricing! Myrtle Beach’s rivers and tributaries are home to some of the best scenery Myrtle Beach has to offer. Kayak Rentals are a fun and relaxing way to spend some time outdoors and is easy enough for all skill levels. We have double kayaks and single kayaks available. Since we are located in the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, the paddling experience is rather inviting and lots of fun! Myrtle Beach, SC offers some of the best scenic kayaking around.

J&L Kayaks, LLC
(843) 267-6816
4208 Exchange Street, Little River, SC 29566
Email: [email protected]

J & L Kayaking is the original kayak experience in North Myrtle Beach. Their experience of providing eco-tourism by kayak and paddleboard is unmatched. Since 2009, J & L Kayaking has grown to be the #1 ranked kayak eco-tourism in North Myrtle Beach. They offer expert service, knowledge, and experience on every tour. Let them take you on a memorable kayak experience to Waites Island or down the Waccamaw River.

Express Water Sports
(843) 357-7777
4042 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Email:  [email protected]

Our Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach kayak rentals and tours offer a wealth of knowledge, fun, and exploration! We invite you to enjoy a scenic paddle through the Murrells Inlet tidal marsh of South Carolina. Enjoy the vast wildlife and fascinating history of Murrells Inlet by kayak! Rent single and double kayaks by the hour and explore the Inlet on your own or go on a guided tour. Your friendly and knowledgeable naturalist will teach you about the history of the area as well as the vast amount of wildlife that call the Inlet home. Sunrise guided kayak tours also available.



Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit