Our Location at Middleton Place

Our Location at Middleton Place

Come visit us at the National Historic Landmark property of Middleton Place on the banks of the historic upper Ashley River. Come just to kayak, or spend the rest of your day touring the gardens, walking the trails, riding horses, or eating a world class meal at one of the most unique properties in Charleston. Make a weekend of it and stay at The Inn at Middleton Place for total immersion in nature and history. Whether you are an Inn guest, Garden Visitor, or Charleston local, our kayak programs are open to everyone. Its just a 25 minute drive  from downtown Charleston, to our private kayak landing on the marshes of the Ashley River. Our activities can be tailored for anyone from first time kayakers, to seasoned paddlers. We offer regularly scheduled kayak tours and rentals departing from Middleton Place by reservation. All of our guided kayak tours are led by experienced naturalist with a focus on the history and ecology of the area. We can also design private programs to suit couples, families, wedding parties, corporate groups, and school groups. Please contact us with your questions, or to book your event today! Click here for answers to some of the more Frequently Asked Questions regarding our activities at Middleton Place, or scroll down for more information on the different activities offered.

Kayak Rentals at Middleton Place

Explore on your own with our rental program at Middleton Place. Our private on-water location provides access to the state-scenic river corridor of the Ashley for some of the low country’s quietest waterways.

Kayak Rentals

Marsh Adventure at Middleton Place

Our naturalist guides will provide interpretation about the diverse flora and fauna, and rich cultural history of the Ashley river. Paddle among abandoned rice fields and other historic sites with wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year.

Blackwater Cypress Swamp Tour

Paddle beneath the towering canopy of the cypress forest on this super unique guided tour through the blackwater. Typical season is December- May, so be sure to reserve your spots!

swamp kayak

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Offering introductory paddle boarding tours, clinics, and self-guided rentals on the Ashley at Middleton Place.

Special Group Outings

Give us a call to discuss a custom program for your family reunion, corporate team building, wedding party, or any other large group looking for a adventure on the water!