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Overnight Expeditions

Expedition Fees

Guided

With University Degreed Naturalists, American Canoe Association Certficiated kayak guides and instructors, First Aid / CPR Current, and experienced guides, your Expedition is complete. Right down to tasting edible plants and having meals cooked and catered at your campsites. Our guides know the way and provide a safe, educational, recreational and fun Tour!

 

Price Guide - Fully Guided Expeditions

Guide paddles with you and spends the night with you at your campsite and paddles back with you the next day. Full interpretation of the flora and fauna and kayak Instruction included. Also includes, TENTS, SLEEPING BAGS AND ALL FOOD! This is a great deal! You may be in a group of up to 8 persons.

2 Days / 1 Night (Includes two days of paddling)

General Public

$300 - Ages 13 and up

$200 - Ages 12 and under

*Additional Days - $150/adult and $100/ages 12 and under

If you have YOUR OWN Equipment: It's $25 off per person per day. This price still includes your food and fully guided service.

* Prices do not include your guide's gratuity. 

Universities, Churches, and Non-profits

$150 each (without food, $175 each with food)

Scouts and Schools

$100 each (without food, $125 each with food)

3 Days / 2 Nights (Includes three days of paddling)

Price includes Guide spending the night and includes tents and sleeping bags!

$450 - Ages 13 and up
$300 - Ages 12 and under

Universities, Churches, and Non-profits

$200 each (without food), $250 each with food

Scouts and Schools

$150 each (without food), $200 each with food

* Prices do not include your Guide's gratuity. 

Price Guide - Half Guided Expeditions

Guide paddles you out to the island or through the Swamp to your campsite and you Paddle yourselves back the next day!  (Many clients choose this option.)

General Public

Day One - $85 ages 13 and up, $48 ages 12 and under

Day Two - Rental rates apply (on your own) - $35/seat if you come back before noon, $45/seat if you come back after noon.

For Example – One Adult is $85+35 = $120 (returning by 12 noon the 2nd day) *Add $10 more if returning after 12 noon.

If you have YOUR OWN Equipment: A $50/person fee applies for the first day of guided service.

Universities, Churches, and Non-profits

Day One - $58 ages 13 and up, $42 ages 12 and under
Day Two - Rental rates apply (on your own) - $25/seat for single kayaks and $22/seat for Tandem kayaks if you return before 12 noon or $35/seat for single kayaks and $25/seat for Tandem kayaks if you return after 12 noon

Scouts and Schools

Day One - $42 each
Day Two - Rental rates apply (on your own) - $22/seat for single kayaks and $21/seat for Tandem kayaks if you return before 12 noon or $27/seat for single kayaks and $24/seat for Tandem kayaks if you return after 12 noon.

Corporations

Day One - $65 each
Day Two - Rental rates apply (on your own) $32/seat for single kayaks and $23/seat for Tandem kayaks if you return before 12 noon or $39/seat for single kayaks and $25/seat for Tandem kayaks if you return after 12 noon.

Reservations and Payments

A 50% deposit is taken at the time of your reservation. The balance is collected at the time of your arrival. We accept Visa or Mastercard, checks or cash. A 100% refund is given if cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to your scheduled Expedition date. If cancellation is made within the 2 weeks of your date, refunds will be adjusted to our expenses and or rain checks may be given. Thank you for your understanding.

Rental rates (on your own) - Single Kayaks - $35 per seat for half day, $45 per seat for full day.
Tandem kayak or canoes - $24 per seat for 1/2 day and $29 per seat for a full day

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More Information

Have your own kayaks or canoes?

We have Expedition Shuttle Services: Park your car at our location and leave your worries behind. We will transport you and your gear to your input or we can pick you up at your output. This is a shuttle services for hikers, those who have their own kayaks, bicycles, etc. $20 per person, minimum $50. If you leave your car at the remote trailheads vandalism may occur! This is why it's a good idea to leave it with us.

Guided expeditions include: Your Guide plus...

All Boats - (Extended touring sea kayaks or recreational kayaks), PFD's, maps, paddles, Paddle floats, dry bags, various supplies, tents, permits, plus food is an option! 

Don't like primitive Camping?

You may request on water accommodations on our Saltwater Expeditions in McClellanville ($125.00 - $200.00/night extra, however the price includes up to 12...so it's a great deal! This fee is extra on top of your regular Expedition fee). This is an option instead of Camping. We Paddle our boats right up to these places during the expeditions. If you don't like our primitive Camping included in your Expedition, there are campsites with full amenities (showers and restrooms) as well. ( $25/night per 4 campers/site extra) ....... Includes areas nestled in the National Forest and refuge.... Indian ruins, shrimping Village, etc...

Want to camp in style with really good food?

Try our Seafood Cuisine - Clam Bakes, Oyster Roasts, Shrimp and Crab Boils - Included for $15 each person extra. What's in season is included.

Once on the island, we will cast nets for Shrimp, harvest oysters and dig for clams! It's a lot of fun. It's doesn't get any fresher than this! Includes all sides, beverages and deserts.

Our Equipment

You may request either Recreational Style Kayaks for day paddling in the Swamp or Expedition style sea kayaks. We also have carbon paddles and upgraded PFD Jackets for your comfort and to ease your "mileage" in paddling.

We use Expedition style sea kayaks for paddling out to Capers Island. If you are planning on spending 2 or more nights on Capers and you are doing this Expedition on your own, it's a good idea to rent our boat provisions, see below:

Those of you choosing our FULLY GUIDED Expeditions..... this service is INCLUDED!

See pricing for equipment.

Boat Provisions

A motor boat carries all of your gear, food, water, cooler, chairs, firewood out to the island for you. $25 per person... This includes drop off and pick up of everything. ($175 minimum).

*The route to Capers Island overnight is out of Garris Landing. It is a 5.5 mile Paddle to the island.

*Swamp Routes are scheduled respective to tides and water levels

Length of Expedition trips

Expeditions range from 2 days, 1 night up to a week long. We suggest if you want to make a week out of it to "split" your Expedition by doing ½ blackwater and ½ saltwater.

You can do these self guided if you have some experience or ½ guided or fully guided.

*Expeditions range in mileage from 6 miles/ day to 10 miles/ day. We usually plan your Expedition based on your paddling experience.

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