Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Charleston Outdoor Adventures
Kayak Eco-Tours, SUP Tours, Charter Boat Tours, and Fishing

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Charleston Outdoor Adventures
"Paddle an untamed estuary in the company of dolphins" - National Geographic

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Man we are good looking!

Anna, Betsy, and Joe chillin in the office

Today, Joe decided that Betsy and I are endangered species.  As all natural ladies, her an ocean eyed red head and me a blue eyed blonde, we get thoroughly burnt. What do you think about us somehow managing to get sponsored by a sunscreen company like Coppertone? We're going to start working on a video to submit, but any ideas of how we could become famous would be great!
Our facebook status said that this weekend was going to be awesome, and today it proved true.  Had a beautiful sunny day today.  Betsy and I brushed up on all the proper verbiage for our paddle instruction and are ready to get some more people out on the water.  It may be February still, but our faces are already soaking in the sun.  Come enjoy it with us!

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Beautiful Friday Afternoon with the Williams Family

As the sun was high in the sky on this beautiful afternoon, the Williams family came out for a nice paddle across Folly Creek.  Mom and dad were visiting their daughter and son who attend College of Charleston.  Luckily, their classes finish early on Fridays, so taking a kayak tour was just the answer. Tripp ruled the estuary and led the pack showing off all the wildlife wonders with his famous question and answer technique.  And boy did this family know a ton! It was a fantastic tour with a great family.  Mrs. Williams is a middle school teacher up in North Carolina, and I bet her kids are going to love these pictures on Tuesday! 
Mom and daughter.  How cute!

Tripp starting out the tour
Learning about the 4 building blocks of our estuary system

Dad checking out the scenery solo

Being led by their son, what a great family!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Fire that Changed Us

Burned down building :(
Yes, it changed us, but not in the way you might think.  We are back this year bigger and better than ever.  We may have been out of commission for August and September of 2012, but now that winter is wrapping up you can come experience all the great excellence of Charleston Outdoor Adventures, plus some.

In August of 2012 a fire started on Bowens Island due to faulty electrical wiring. Not only did the fire burn down the building housing our 24 kayaks and 16 paddle boards, but it also took our 23-foot charter boat. You know what though? This was not the end of us as some people might think.  We have since built a new barn for our kayaks and paddle boards, now fully equipped with racks and doors, and we have a quaint office ready with shirts for sale, awesome whelk shells collected at the beach, and air conditioning for those blazing days in front of us. The best part is the 360 degree views of the water from the seat that I'm at right now.

Doors are on and ready, and you should check out those racks!
The best office with the best views!

I've also been working hard vamping up the website, which will now include a floating tab along the left hand side that will show our weekly tours so you can plan exactly when you would like to come out and have one of your most memorable outdoor experiences.  There was a man that stopped by the office the other day and asked if we were open for tours.  This got me thinking.  Does everyone know that we are open out here?? It doesn't matter how cold or rainy, we're out here supporting the naturalist point of view and letting you take in the best soul searching experience you could have.

Moral of the story? Come hang out! We are here this February rip roaring ready to go! Come meet the friendliest, most outgoing naturalist on Bowens Island :)

If you want to read the originial articles, here is one from the day after the fire on August 13th
Post and Courier

This article is Joe's response to the questions of reopening.
Joe's statement to the Courier

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Oyster Roast on Bowens Island!!! TODAY

Come out to Bowens Island today to rent a kayak and then eat some oysters! The Island is bumpin' with people and you are certainly invited to join.

Its a gorgeous day to take out a kayak or paddle board. Come check out our new barn which is almost finished being under construction, give Joe a pat on the back for his hard work, and then get out in the sun!!

Call RIGHT now and catch this awesome experience by its toes:) (843) 795-0330

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kayak and SUP Barn In Progress

Good morning from Bowens Island! The water is looking beautiful this morning.  The sun is coming up and if we're lucky we'll break 60 today!
My name is Anna.  I am an educator and fluent in American Sign Language.  I love the outdoors, nature, wildlife, living healthy... you name it! I'll be keeping up with this blog until the end of the season, so please give me feedback or pictures you would like me to post! You will also be able to keep up with all the best news of COA. Enjoy!

The kayak barn is looking great.  Very excited to have a nice accessible place to keep all of the kayaks which will make life better for everyone! Hopefully it will be done later this week so we can get started on an awesome paint job!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Getting Ready For the Season

Beautiful day out here on Bowens Island.  The sun is finally out and the temperature is starting to warm up! We've been working on our new shed which will house all of the kayaks. It should be painted and ready to go soon!

Check out the website or call for a reservation (843) 795 - 0330.  And make sure to check back for adventures, stories, and photos soon to come!!!