Myrtle Beach Outdoors: Kayak and Boat Tours

By Marissa Polascak
June 15, 2019

Myrtle Beach and the rest of the Grand Strand boast scenic coastal and lowcountry beauty that drives locals and visitors to want to be outside when the weather is nice. Besides going to the beach and playing golf, there are tons of fun outdoorsy things to do in the area, including kayak and river tours.

Looking for something outdoorsy to do next time you’re in Myrtle Beach? Check out these places offering kayak and boat tours:

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Those visiting Brookgreen Gardens can opt for their Creek Excursion, which takes place from the beginning of March to the end of November each year. Guests will cruise the backwaters of Brookgreen Gardens on a 48-foot pontoon boat through historic rice fields while learning about the history of the land from an educated tour guide. Visitors will see wildlife such as birds and alligators! Tickets for The Creek Excursion at Brookgreen Gardens are $8 for adults and $4 for children in addition to garden admission.

$1 Off Admission to Brookgreen Gardens

Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours

705 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440
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Head down to Georgetown and hop on one of Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours! These family friendly tours include the Lighthouse Shell Island Tour, the Plantation River Tour, and the Sunset Eco Cruise. T

hose who sign up for the Lighthouse Shell Island Tour will get to visit an unspoiled barrier island and see tons of wildlife as well as find beautiful shells.

The Plantation River Tour takes guests up serene rivers where they will see abandoned rice fields, plantation mansions, and lowcountry beauty. Visitors may even hear a ghost story or two!

The Sunset Eco Tour allows guests to listen to stories about the area, see wildlife, and enjoy champagne while watching the sunset.

$2 OFF Per Person At Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Tours

Express Watersports

4042 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet is your one-stop-shop for all things outdoors. Not only do they offer watersports rentals, but they also offer guided and self-guided kayak tours through the tidal marsh of Murrells Inlet. In addition to kayak tours, Express Watersports also offers Sunset Cruises, Happy Hour Cruises, and Ocean Sightseeing & Dolphin Watch Cruises.

J&L Kayaking

4208 Exchange St, Little River, SC 29566
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Join J & L Kayaking for a guided kayak tour in North Myrtle Beach! The friendly folks at J & L offer the following tours: Waites Island Kayak Tou, Waccamaw River Kayak Tour, Scenic Twilight Kayak Tour, Island Sunrise Kayak Tour, Backwater Scenic Kayak Tour, Island Twilight Kayak Tour, Kayak Crabbing Adventure, and the Member’s Only Social Tours.

Kokopelli Surf Camp

702 Sea Mountain Hwy. N. Unit 5 , North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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Join brothers and Myrtle Beach locals Brandon & Wyatt Todd for a fun day on the water! In addition to offering surf lessons as well as rentals, Kokopelli offers kayaking and paddleboarding tours. Join Kokopelli for a 3-hour Island Tour, 2-hour Salt Marsh Tour, or 2-hour Sunrise or Sunset Tour!

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises

1525 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Tours in North Myrtle Beach offers a variety of fun things to do outdoors! Join their crew for a ½ day fishing trip, a gulf stream fishing trip, or a Dolphin Adventure Cruise that is great for the whole family!