Life in the Lowcountry revolves around the water and few places offer so many opportunities to enjoy this liquid asset. From Broad Creek to the May River, the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, freshwater lagoons to brackish backwaters, you’re just moments away from a great day on the water.
Make a Splash
Jump on a jet ski or waverunner and wiz across the water. Or try tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding and skurfing with a USCG-certified captain. It’s fast, fun and a sure way to keep your cool on sizzling summer days.
Get on Board
The sport of choice for ancient Hawaiians, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is making waves in the Lowcountry. Easy to learn and a great workout, take a few lessons before heading out for a yoga class, nature tour, moonlight paddle, fireworks trip or race. Of course, thrill seekers can still catch waves on traditional surfboards, skim boards and boogie boards.
Let the wind fill your sails as you salute the sunset on a Happy Hour Cruise, hail a water taxi to neighboring Daufuskie Island, spend a few hours or all day sightseeing, battle pirates on a swash-buckling adventure, catch the seasonal fireworks displays from the water, sign up for sailing lessons or rent a boat and play your way.
Experience wildlife up close on a guided kayak or canoe trip through calm tidal creeks and Lowcountry marshlands. Choose from customized family adventures, corporate retreats, team building exercises or camps for kids, tweens and teens. Just don’t forget your camera to capture picture-perfect moments or your fishing pole to catch a delicious dinner.
A natural setting for adventure, discover the wild side and the amazing array of animals that call our area home. Depart on a dolphin watching trip, shark fishing excursion, alligator adventure, turtle talk and walk or bird watching tour to view the wild inhabitants.
Soar hundreds of feet above the water on a parasailing trip, get a bird’s eye-view of the Lowcountry on a helicopter ride or spend a few thrilling hours on an aerial adventure zip lining through majestic oaks and pine trees at water’s edge.
Bait your hook and head out for a day of deep sea or shark fishing with experienced boat captains who know the secret spots, drop a line from a kayak or into the nearest lagoon, cast a shrimp net or try surf fishing to see what you can catch.
Hit the Beach
Brighton Beach at the end of Alljoy Rd. is a fun little beach that locals enjoy. At low tide there is a big sand bar where boats pull up. Anchor your boat and swim, barbecue, fish and lay in the sun.
You can also take a drive over to Hilton Head and enjoy 12 miles of hard-packed, white-sand beaches. Rent a bike, splash in the surf, fly a kite, build castles in the sand or simply relax on a rented beach chair under an umbrella with a good book in hand.