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Lodging and Local Attractions

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Accomodations near Nature Adventures

We have 2 main areas where we paddle. One is in Mt. Pleasant about 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston and 5-10 minutes from the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island.

Lodging near our Shem Creek location includes:

Downtown Charleston (7-10 minutes from our Shem Creek location – 45/50 minutes to all others)

Notso Hostel
156 Spring St.
Charleston, SC 29403
Camping in back yard - $10/person access to showers, kitchen, bathrooms, etc...
Bunk Houses (shared rooms) - $21/ person per night
Private rooms - $60/night for up to 2, + $10 person after that.

Lodging next door to us on the water at our Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC area within walking distance to us!

1401 Shrimpboat Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843-884-1000

Isle of Palms Lodging (15-20 minutes from Shem Creek location)

843-886-5586 Ask for Marcia Baker.
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1004 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888-999-6516

Phone: 843-886-4753
1116 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Click here for Isle of Palms Vacation Rentals

www.IslandRealty.com (multiple rental options available to fit various needs)

Food options within walking distance of our Shem Creek location include:

Mt. Pleasant Seafood - www.mtpleasantseafood.com 

Water’s Edge Restaurant - www.waters-edge-restaurant.com  (ask about our free appetizer coupons!) 

Vickery’s Restaurant - www.vickerys.com

Red’s Icehouse - www.redsicehouse.com 

Tavern & Table - www.tavernandtable.com  

Lodging near McClellanville Harbor and Hampton Plantation Tour areas include:

Cabins, tents, and tree swings:

Visit our sister company at http://www.natureadventuresoutfitters.com in the National Forest. Waterfront camping in cabins and tents all ready to go for you! 77 acrea property with a large lake for fishing, hiking, and more! 843-697-2075.

Bishop Jerdan Camping


Buck Hall Camp Ground: Hwy. 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429
Approx: $15 tent sites or $20/ electric sites per night – on the water – Call: 877-444-6777

*Semi primitive: Elmwood OR Honey Hill Campgrounds: McClellanville, SC 843-928-3368

*Primitive: Halfway Creek Campground: Awendaw, SC: 843-928-3368

*Other primitive sites available by permit in Francis Marion National Forest: 843-928-3368

KOA Campground: Mt. Pleasant, SC – 20 min. to downtown Chas. 843-849-5177

Camp Sewee (Sewee Coastal Retreat Center)
7407 Doar Rd. Awendaw, SC 29429

Home and Cabin Rentals

Bonner House: On the water, 4 bedrooms (two with double beds, two with one double and one single bed) – Sleeps 10, 2 Baths, Screened in porch... Malcolm Baldwin – 843-887-3723 or 843-697-4340 www.McClellanvilleRentals.com Approx. $150/night, $1000/week OR, $500/weekend (Fri- Sun), OR $650/mid week (Mon-Fri)

Bates Home – Waterfront with dock, www.McClellanvilleRentals.com
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 Queens, 1 Dbl. with single, 3 Single and Futon... 843-887-3911
45 minutes to downtown Charleston – sleeps 11 - $200/night, 3 night minimum, $1200/wk. 7 nights

Cabin on Awendaw Creek (1920)– 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath – Sleeps 2-4 , Claw foot tub & shower, outdoor cooking on covered porch, Weekend Specials: $139, or $75/night... 843-324-7986, www.vrbo.com /57440 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lighthouse Road – Home with 2 Bedrooms, Fully & newly furnished, deck, linens –
2 bath, Sandra Rhodes, 928-3471 – 6759 Limehouse Rd., Awendaw, SC 29429 www.vrbo.com – Awendaw
Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. $125.00/ night – includes cleaning fee.

Geer House – McClellanville – 4 Bedroom Home, sleeps 12. On the water, set back, lovely home. Approx. $150/night. Call 843-577-7964

Village Bed & Breakfast - 333 Mercantile Rd., McClellanville, SC 29458
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 843-624-2359

Village Retreat - 709 Morrison St, McClellanville, SC 29458
843-606-0622 - Directions

McClellanville Home Room Rental - Located by a nice pond and surrounded by national forest
843-224-0258 - Airbnb

Other Resources and Happenings

Need gear before getting on the water? See our friends at Time Out Sports

Charleston Kayak Adventure Women's Meetup Group

South Carolina Nature-Based Tourism Association (SCNBTA) www.scnatureadventures.com 

Low Country Paddlers is a local Tri-county area paddling club. If you own your own kayak, check them out! www.LowCountryPaddlers.net 

South Carolina Paddlesports Industry Association – www.PaddleSouthCarolina.org

Charleston Water Keeper is an organization devoted to keeping Charleston's waterways clean and healthy for all - www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org 

Cape Romain Bird Observatory - www.crbo.net

Advocacy for smoke-free public spaces and a resource to help people quit smoking (a win for the environment and individuals!) www.quitday.org 

More support for a tobacco-free lifestyle: American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org 


NAO is a proud member and chosen outfitter for Sierra Club Outings in South Carolina! http://www.sierraclub.org/south-carolina

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Groceries Ahead

Phone: 843-883-7430
2113 Middle St Suite 100
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Kayaking with dolphins

"Bryson was an excellent guide and took us an enjoyable paddle on Shem Creek. We saw several groups of dolphins swimming right beside us. We paddled out to the bird sanctuary and saw many brown pelicans and several newborns. Bryson gave us an excellent overview of the Charleston skyline and the history of its forts."

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Paddle board and kayaking

"Even though it rained beforehand, it was worth the wait. And rain made the dolphins more active. Bryson was an awesome guide. It was a first for a friend an me and so much fun! Will definitely return!"


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Fun, Relaxing, and Informative

"My wife and I took the kayak tour in the early morning. Neither of us had been on a kayak before, but our guide, Jim, had us feeling like pros in no time. The boat traffic was low that day and the water was very calm. Making the day a relaxing, yet fun, way to cap off our vacation."

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