Marie McAden



Great deal on a Seabrook Island sunset paddle

Posted 6/29/2013 12:04:00 PM

Paddling at sunset around beautiful Seabrook Island is guaranteed to be a highlight of any coastal Carolina vacation. Doing it at a discounted price makes it a trip topper too good to pass up.

St. Christopher Camp, a 300-acre Lowcountry retreat on the southern end of the private island community of Seabrook, is offering this sweet deal Tuesday evenings. The three-mile guided tour begins at 6 p.m. with a picturesque paddle along a stretch of white sandy beach overlooking Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve bordering the North Edisto River.

After about a mile, you’ll turn into Privateer Creek and head back into the salt marsh flush with hungry herons in search of their next meal. You may even see dolphins feeding in the shallow, nutrient-rich waters of the estuaries.

“It’s easy paddling because we go with the tide,” said Justin Johnson, St. Christopher’s Outdoor Encounter manager. “It’s a nice leisurely float trip.”

Shuttle service is provided so you won’t have to paddle upstream to get back to your car. Cost for the two-hour excursion is $30 for adults, $20 for youth 18 and younger. The regular price for a kayaking trip, offered Monday through Saturday, is $35 for adults, $30 for kids.

The specially priced sunset kayaking trips will be offered every Tuesday through October. For more information or to make a reservation call (843) 768-1337 or email outdoorencounters@stchristopher.org.