Paddle along the Waccamaw River and the surrounding creeks through forests, shaded in beautiful bald cypress trees also draped in Spanish moss. slow currents allow for mirror like conditions on the water, for those who like taking photos, we encourage it.
Sandy Island/Cypress Swamp Tour
- Adult (Age 13+)
- Child (Age 12 and under)
Explore Myrtle Beach’s Waccamaw River on a Kayak
This four-hour South Carolina kayak tour leaves from Wacca Wache Landing, and we paddle up the Waccamaw River and into a little creek that takes us to a dock on Sandy Island.
Get the cypress swamp experience which is very similar to our two-hour cypress tour. What makes Sandy Island special is that we get out onto the island and take an awesome 45-minute walk through the longleaf pine sandhills that cover the island and see a Carolina Bay that is home to very rare and unusual carnivorous plants.
We break for lunch (please pack your own picnic lunch!) and then we paddle around some more and end up back at the landing. The snakes and alligators are abundant (but still harmless), and we see a great number of birds including nesting osprey and great blue herons.
This is our guides’ favorite kayak tour during the milder months (March through November) and offers the best chance to see alligators. It can get pretty quiet, but still beautiful, in the colder months.
Book your Sandy Island kayaking trip online today.
- May-September: 8 a.m.
- October-April: 9 a.m.
This tour begins near Murrells Inlet, SC. Please review your confirmation email for the exact meeting location.