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KAYAK & STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

Options Year Round Starting at $25 pp

If you prefer to paddle and explore on your own, then our kayak rentals program at Middleton Place may be for you! We offer kayak rentals departing from our private kayak landing on the State Scenic Corridor of the Ashley River. Its just a few minutes up the road from Charleston, but it feels like a world away from the busy waters closer to the harbor. Our location on the upper Ashley provides one of the quietest waterways in the Charleston area to explore by kayak.
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SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Our in-house rentals take place on the tidal portion of the Ashley River from our private kayak landing. Conditions can vary significantly based on tide. Most days the tide is fairly mild and manageable, but certain moon phases we may have more limited start times. We will give a heads up if we see issues with tidal conditions or weather, but feel free to reach out with questions.

DECEMBER- FEBRUARY

Fri-Sat-Sun *see calendar for times
Other days may be available by request

MARCH-NOVEMBER

Options Available by appointment most days
See on-line calendar for times and availablity

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RATES

*these rates apply for on-site use only. Please call for info on takeaway rentals

SINGLE KAYAK

$38.50 per Single Kayak up to 3 hours
+$10 up to 4 hours

13+ years old

DOUBLE/TANDEM KAYAK

$60 per double boat up to 3

 hours

All Ages. Must have 18+ yr old chaperone on water at all times with anyone under 18 years of age.

PADDLEBOARD RENTAL

$35 pp

*April-October
$7 additional for board to accommodate child passenger

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FAQS

WHERE DOES THIS TRIP TAKE PLACE?

This trip takes place on the National Historic Landmark property of Middleton Place. Our location at the Inn at Middleton Place offers the perfect setting for launching out in a kayak from our private kayak landing on the Ashley River. This stretch of brackish tidal marsh has been designated as a state scenic river corridor. Upon booking the trip you will receive email confirmation with directions to our location at the Inn at MiddletonPlace. *we are a gated property and reservations are required to access the property. 

IS THERE A SHUTTLE REQUIRED?

 Our standard kayak rental experience departs from, and returns to our location at Middleton Place. No shuttle is required, and the launch site is 100 yards away from our gated parking area. We do offer some longer seasonal and specialty trips that require a shuttle on the front end, but not unless otherwise noted. 

HOW LONG IS THE KAYAK TOUR?

This trip is typically about a 2 hour event. We provide a brief orientation and paddle talk before launching our kayaks. On-water paddle time varies from 1.5-2 hours. Longer trips are typically available by request or check our special events.

WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL?

This trip is typically suitable for all skill levels, and can be tailored to meet your paddling demands. It is very much a tidally effected area, and we do our best to coordinate start times based on tidal conditions, but paddling against some current or wind is to be expected with most tidal waters. We are situated fairly far inland on protected waterways, and largely protected from most wind. Boat wakes, wind chop, and waves are not an issue.

DO YOU RECOMMEND SINGLES OR DOUBLE KAYAKS

Maybe a personality question more than anything else? If you really like to do your own thing, and not worry about anyone else in the boat, than a single is probably your boat. If you like the idea of having a partner to help out, or are new to kayaking, tandems can be a great way to get comfortable. All of our kayaks have high seat-backs for support, and at the time of reservation you will be asked to submit approximate  heights and weights for any paddlers in single kayaks so we can provide the most comfortable fit.

WHATS INCLUDED?

The per person rates are all inclusive of, kayak rentals, paddles, pfds, map, orientation, and parking.  *Note, our activities at Middleton Place meet at the Inn at Middleton and do not require any additional admission fees to access kayaking, but it does not include access to the gardens should you like to visit that part of the property.

WHAT ARE THE GROUP SIZES?

Our kayak rentals are usually available for anything from a solo trip to a large group excursion. Custom events can be created for group activities, including private booking links to make registration and payment easier for your crew.

WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE?

We are fortunate to have an amazing space at the Inn at Middleton Place overlooking the historic Ashley River. Our activities begin at the Lodge building where we have gated parking, guest check-in, restrooms, lounge, full bar, and picnic area. We also have an area where you can leave valuables if needed. 

Make a weekend of it and stay at the Inn at Middleton Place for full access to the historic gardens, nature trails, and river-side pool!

 

CONTACT US

(843) 628-2879

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FAQS

WHERE DOES THIS TRIP TAKE PLACE?

This trip takes place on the National Historic Landmark property of Middleton Place. Our location at the Inn at Middleton Place offers the perfect setting for launching out in a kayak from our private kayak landing on the Ashley River. This stretch of brackish tidal marsh has been designated as a state scenic river corridor. Upon booking the trip you will receive email confirmation with directions to our location at the Inn at MiddletonPlace. *we are a gated property and reservations are required to access the property. 

IS THERE A SHUTTLE REQUIRED?

 Our standard 2 hour Ashley River kayak experience departs from, and returns to our location at Middleton Place. No shuttle is required, and the launch site is 100 yards away from our gated parking area. We do offer some longer seasonal and specialty trips that require a shuttle on the front end, but not unless otherwise noted. 

HOW LONG IS THE KAYAK TOUR?

This trip is typically about a 2 hour event. We provide a brief orientation and paddle talk before launching our kayaks. On-water paddle time varies from 1.5-2 hours. Longer trips are typically available by request or check our special events.

WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL?

This trip is typically suitable for all skill levels, and can be tailored to meet your paddling demands. It is very much a tidally effected area, and we do our best to coordinate start times based on tidal conditions, but paddling against some current or wind is to be expected with most tidal waters. We are situated fairly far inland on protected waterways, and largely protected from most wind. Boat wakes, wind chop, and waves are not an issue.

DO YOU RECOMMEND SINGLES OR DOUBLE KAYAKS

Maybe a personality question more than anything else? If you really like to do your own thing, and not worry about anyone else in the boat, than a single is probably your boat. If you like the idea of having a partner to help out, or are new to kayaking, tandems can be a great way to get comfortable. All of our kayaks have high seat-backs for support, and at the time of reservation you will be asked to submit approximate  heights and weights for any paddlers in single kayaks so we can provide the most comfortable fit.

WHATS INCLUDED?

The per person rates are all inclusive of naturalist guide, equipment rentals, shuttle(s), and parking. Gratuity for outstanding service by your guide helps us continue to support our professional team of naturalist. Gratuity can be added to payments already made after a trip, by cash, or venmo. *Note, our activities at Middleton Place meet at the Inn at Middleton and do not require any additional admission fees to access kayaking, but it does not include access to the gardens should you like to visit that part of the property.

WHAT ARE THE GROUP SIZES?

Our marsh/river trips range from as few as 2 people, up to 10 participants for public trips. Small trips sizes help to ensure a more intimate and personal experience on the water. Private trips can be arranged for groups of most any size, with minimum base rate applied.

WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE?

We are fortunate to have an amazing space at the Inn at Middleton Place overlooking the historic Ashley River. Our activities begin at the Lodge building where we have gated parking, guest check-in, restrooms, lounge, full bar, and picnic area. We also have an area where you can leave valuables if needed. 

Make a weekend of it and stay at the Inn at Middleton Place for full access to the historic gardens, nature trails, and river-side pool!