Tour De Ashley

Paddle & After-party Fundraiser for Charleston Water-keeper October 22nd 2017

Paddle Details

When: Sunday October 22nd 2017
10am departure & 12:15pm departure

Where: Begins at the Inn at Middleton Place

Length: Appx 3 hour event, includes shuttle

Cost: $65 per person minimum donation- all inclusive
100% of proceeds go to Charleston Waterkeeper 501c

Post Paddle after party at The Bend from 3-7pm *free*
open to anyone- you don’t have to paddle to party!

Join Charleston Kayak Company and Charleston Waterkeeper for a unique experience on the beautiful and historic Ashley River. The Tour de Ashley is a five mile paddle through the Ashley River’s most historic and ecological valuable stretch lead by professional guides and naturalists at Charleston Kayak Company, and your Charleston Waterkeeper, Andrew J. Wunderley, Esq.

Experience the Ashley River in an intimate way few others ever do. Paddle along abandon rice fields and archeological sites. See Egrets, Herons, Rails and maybe an American Alligator. Connect with a river that looks the same today as it did 200 years ago while learning about the issues that threaten its future. We promise you’ll come away with a strong appreciation of the Ashley River’s special place in our community and why it must be fully protected.

After the Tour de Ashley paddle join us for a free celebration of the Ashley River with our friends at theBEND on Azalea Drive from 3 to 7 pm. Enjoy local music from Awendaw Green, great food from Charleston’s best food trucks, and special curated section of local breweries. Meet the diverse community of individuals and organizations that share our love for the Ashley River and are working to ensure future generations can enjoy the wealth of opportunities the river offers our community.

Book today and reserve your spot for this unique and intimate experience on the historic Ashley River. 100% of the procedes will support Charleston Waterkeeper’s work to protect and restore the Ashley River for fishing and paddling.

Eclipse 2017 at Middleton Place

Eclipse Kayak & SUP Rentals

What: Kayak & SUP Rentals for Eclipse Viewing

When: Monday August 21st- Orientations at 12-12:30-1pm & 1:30pm

Partial Eclipse will begin @ 1:15pm and end by 4:10pm

Full Eclipse will begin @ 2:45 and last appx 2 minutes

Cost: $25 per person for double rental kayak

$35 per person Single Kayak rental or SUP

Who: Open to anyone who pre-registers. Can be booked by phone or online

Join us for this once in a lifetime event and watch the eclipse from the water at Middleton Place. Single kayaks, Double kayaks, and Stand-up Paddle-boards are available. We will be providing orientations at 12, 12:30, 1, & 1:30pm for Eclipse viewing. This is a BYOG (Bring your own glasses event), as we are out of glasses to provide. Reservations are required, as we are a gated property, and you must have a reservation to gain access to our site, and be sure equipment is set aside for you. All reservations for this event are final, & no refunds will be provided unless Charleston Kayak Company calls off based on severe weather. Besides weather cancellation by Charleston Kayak Company, full payment will be charged to the card on file regardless of circumstances. Give us a call to arrange, or click the green “book now” button to secure your vessels!

*We currently do not have any availability for guided activities, Self-guided only. However, we will provide a basic paddling orientation, map talk, safety briefing before helping you to launch.

The Charleston Kayak and SUP Adventure Gang Meet-up Group

Folly Sunset Kayaking Meet-up

When: Thursday August 4th @ 6:30pm

Where: Folly Beach Public Boat landing

Who: Open to any members and guests Meet-up Group

Cost:  Free to those who bring own boat (must RSVP at Meet-up site)

$38 single rentals, $58 double rentals

Lets get the ball rolling again with a sunset paddle trip in the salt-marshes behind folly island! We will meet at the public boat launch at Folly around 6:15, and plan to get started by 6:30. After a brief intro, we will share some basic paddle techniques for those who need it, and take it to the water. This paddle will be open to all, so wether you have your own boat, or need to rent one, come join us. We strongly recommend boats with a length of 12 feet or longer to keep up with the longer touring boats we use, but you know your kayak and what your capable of. This is a meet-up paddle, so kayakers will be responsible for there own safety on the water, however we will have a trip leader on the water helping to coordinate and navigate while on the water. The trip leader will also share some knowledge on the wildlife and ecology of the salt-marsh for those interested.  Rental kayaks will be provided by Charleston Kayak Company, and will be delivered to the launch site. The rate is $38 per single kayak or $58 per double kayak. This rate includes kayak, paddle, pfd, delivery/pick-up, and tax. Please register by visiting In order to guarantee equipment availability, folks in need of a rental kayak must register at least 24 hours in advance.