What we're about

I started KS Kayaks in 2017 with the belief that anyone can (and everyone should) experience the thrill of kayaking through the beautiful Lowcountry. This Meetup group is for anyone interested in kayaking and kayak camping. I will schedule many different events ranging from beginner paddles to more advanced day trips. In addition, we will have monthly camping opportunities.

Some events will be free (check the description of the event for experience required), and some will be paid events.

If you have never kayaked before please take our intro to kayaking course - contact me to schedule a date.

Disclaimer: By participating in this voluntary group you expressly waive any and all claims that could arise from any of the activities planned to include travel to and from and during the trip and to understand the organizer and assistant organizer or event host do not assume liability for personal injuries, death, destruction or loss of personal property. When you RSVP yes to attend an event, or participate in the group, you and your guests expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer or assistant organizers or event hosts.

Upcoming events (4+)

Thursday Evening Kayaking! Isle of Palms Marina - Level - 1

Isle of Palms Marina

DETAILS:

This Meetup is free of charge for Coastal Kayak Club members!

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!!! We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience - be sure you are signing up for an event you are prepared for.

This Meetup is free of charge for Coastal Kayak Club members!

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!!! We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience - be sure you are signing up for an event you are prepared for. If you have questions please call or text Kendra at[masked] before signing up.

Each event is listed on a skill level Beginner, Level 1, 2, or 3 . This is NOT a guided trip - just a bunch of folks gathering to get out on the water. If you are unable to keep pace with the group you will be responsible for making your way back to the launch location on your own.

THIS VENUE IS A LEVEL 1 (NOT a beginner event)
*LEVEL 1: Ideal for a less experienced kayaker (or a more experienced kayaker looking for a slower paced event). This is NOT for someone with no kayaking experience. Mostly calm waters - moderate pace - distances typically 3 - 6 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate but we will keep a consistent pace - if you are unsure of your ability to keep up with a group check out a ‘beginner’ level paddle first. Sit-On-Tops, inflatables, some small recreational kayaks and fold up kayaks may struggle to keep pace.

EVENT DETAILS:
We will launch from the IOP Marina and head out Morgan Creek, circling back headed down the ICW.

We would like to be ON THE WATER by 6pm. Please arrive with enough time to unload, buy a parking pass from the Market Marina ($5 for cars, $10 for trailers) and park for a timely departure. Our safety briefing will be at 5:45pm and we will be on the water by 6pm. We will NOT be able to wait for late arrivals. If you are renting a kayak please allow time to familiarize yourself with your kayak - about an additional 15 minutes.
Plan to be on the water for about 2 hours.

If you don't have your own equipment there are a limited number of boats available for rental - the fee is $45 and includes a kayak, paddle, PFD, light & whistle. Please note that the rentals are sea kayaks. If you have a physical limitation that requires a larger, more open style kayak please message Kendra directly at[masked] to discuss options.
For a rental reservation please call or message Kendra directly at[masked]. I will need a credit card number (or Venmo payment @kendra-tuck ) to hold the reservation.
***Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will NOT be refunded. If weather prevents the event a full refund will be issued.

As always:
This is a MeetUp event and you are responsible for your own safety. Life jackets must be fitted properly and WORN at all times.

This event will be in the dark so be sure to have the CORRECT LIGHTING!. According to SC boating regulations (rule 25) each kayaker is requires to carry a light and DNR is enforcing this and failure to comply may result in a fine of $250.

Thursday Evening Kayaking! Shem Creek Marina - Level - 2

Shem Creek Boat Landing

DETAILS:

This Meetup is free of charge for Coastal Kayak Club members!

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!!! We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience - be sure you are signing up for an event you are prepared for.

Each event is listed on a skill level (Beginner, L1, L2, L3) See the bottom of the page for a description of experience required.

This is a 'Level 2' event

This is NOT a guided trip - just a bunch of folks gathering to get out on the water. If you are unable to keep pace with the group you will be responsible for making your way back to the launch location on your own.

EVENT DETAILS FOR THIS THURSDAY EVENING:
We will launch from the Shem Creek Marina, head down towards the harbor, and decide as a group where we want to go from there.

We would like to be ON THE WATER by 6pm. Please arrive with enough time to unload and park for a timely departure. Our safety briefing will be at 5:45pm and we will be on the water by 6pm. We will NOT be able to wait for late arrivals.

Plan to be on the water for about 2.5 hours.

If you don't have your own equipment there are a limited number of boats available for rental - the fee is $45 and includes a kayak, paddle, PFD, light & whistle. Please note that the rentals are sea kayaks. If you have a physical limitation that requires a larger, more open style kayak please message Kendra directly at[masked] to discuss options.
For a rental reservation please call or message Kendra directly at[masked]. I will need a credit card number (or Venmo payment @kendra-tuck ) to hold the reservation.
***Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will NOT be refunded. If weather prevents the event a full refund will be issued.

*Please be aware there are no facilities at this location so please plan accordingly!

As always:
This is a MeetUp event and you are responsible for your own safety. Life jackets must be fitted properly and WORN at all times.

Part of this paddle may be in the dark so be sure to have the CORRECT LIGHTING!. According to SC boating regulations (rule 25) each kayaker is requires to carry a light and DNR is enforcing this and failure to comply may result in a fine of $250.

*BEGINNER LEVEL: This is for a new kayaker with limited experience. Sheltered, calm waters - leisurely pace - distances typically 2 - 4 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate.
***If you have never been in a kayak please contact Kendra at[masked] for a basic ‘Intro to Kayaking’ class before attending.

*LEVEL 1: Ideal for a less experienced kayaker (or a more experienced kayaker looking for a slower paced event). This is NOT for someone with no kayaking experience. Mostly calm waters - moderate pace - distances typically 3 - 6 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate but we will keep a consistent pace - if you are unsure of your ability to keep up with a group check out a ‘beginner’ level paddle first. Sit-On-Tops, inflatables, some small recreational kayaks and fold up kayaks may struggle to keep pace.

*LEVEL 2: PRIOR SEA KAYAKING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Safety training not a must but highly recommended. Semi-sheltered or semi-open waters - faster pace - distances typically 7 - 10 total miles. Some chop and waves. Most people will be in a sea kayak to be able to cover the distance with a consistent pace.

*LEVEL 3: Suitable for the EXPERIENCED SEA KAYAKER ONLY. The level three paddler MUST have a reliable self-recovery technique as well as training in assisting others in rescue situations. Semi-open or open waters. Winds up to 15 knots and waves or swells less than 3 feet - consistent fast pace - distances in excess of 12 – 18 miles. Spray skirts and personal safety gear are a must. Sea kayaks of at least 14' with bow & stern bulkheads required.

Thursday Evening Kayaking! Shem Creek Marina - Level - 2

Shem Creek Boat Landing

DETAILS:

This Meetup is free of charge for Coastal Kayak Club members!

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!!! We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience - be sure you are signing up for an event you are prepared for.

Each event is listed on a skill level (Beginner, L1, L2, L3) See the bottom of the page for a description of experience required.

This is a 'Level 2' event

This is NOT a guided trip - just a bunch of folks gathering to get out on the water. If you are unable to keep pace with the group you will be responsible for making your way back to the launch location on your own.

EVENT DETAILS FOR THIS THURSDAY EVENING:
We will launch from the Shem Creek Marina, head down towards the harbor, and decide as a group where we want to go from there.

We would like to be ON THE WATER by 6pm. Please arrive with enough time to unload and park for a timely departure. Our safety briefing will be at 5:45pm and we will be on the water by 6pm. We will NOT be able to wait for late arrivals.

Plan to be on the water for about 2.5 hours.

If you don't have your own equipment there are a limited number of boats available for rental - the fee is $45 and includes a kayak, paddle, PFD, light & whistle. Please note that the rentals are sea kayaks. If you have a physical limitation that requires a larger, more open style kayak please message Kendra directly at[masked] to discuss options.
For a rental reservation please call or message Kendra directly at[masked]. I will need a credit card number (or Venmo payment @kendra-tuck ) to hold the reservation.
***Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will NOT be refunded. If weather prevents the event a full refund will be issued.

*Please be aware there are no facilities at this location so please plan accordingly!

As always:
This is a MeetUp event and you are responsible for your own safety. Life jackets must be fitted properly and WORN at all times.

Part of this paddle may be in the dark so be sure to have the CORRECT LIGHTING!. According to SC boating regulations (rule 25) each kayaker is requires to carry a light and DNR is enforcing this and failure to comply may result in a fine of $250.

*BEGINNER LEVEL: This is for a new kayaker with limited experience. Sheltered, calm waters - leisurely pace - distances typically 2 - 4 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate.
***If you have never been in a kayak please contact Kendra at[masked] for a basic ‘Intro to Kayaking’ class before attending.

*LEVEL 1: Ideal for a less experienced kayaker (or a more experienced kayaker looking for a slower paced event). This is NOT for someone with no kayaking experience. Mostly calm waters - moderate pace - distances typically 3 - 6 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate but we will keep a consistent pace - if you are unsure of your ability to keep up with a group check out a ‘beginner’ level paddle first. Sit-On-Tops, inflatables, some small recreational kayaks and fold up kayaks may struggle to keep pace.

*LEVEL 2: PRIOR SEA KAYAKING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Safety training not a must but highly recommended. Semi-sheltered or semi-open waters - faster pace - distances typically 7 - 10 total miles. Some chop and waves. Most people will be in a sea kayak to be able to cover the distance with a consistent pace.

*LEVEL 3: Suitable for the EXPERIENCED SEA KAYAKER ONLY. The level three paddler MUST have a reliable self-recovery technique as well as training in assisting others in rescue situations. Semi-open or open waters. Winds up to 15 knots and waves or swells less than 3 feet - consistent fast pace - distances in excess of 12 – 18 miles. Spray skirts and personal safety gear are a must. Sea kayaks of at least 14' with bow & stern bulkheads required.

Thursday Evening Kayaking! Shem Creek Marina - Level - 2

Shem Creek Boat Landing

DETAILS:

This Meetup is free of charge for Coastal Kayak Club members!

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!!! We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience - be sure you are signing up for an event you are prepared for.

Each event is listed on a skill level (Beginner, L1, L2, L3) See the bottom of the page for a description of experience required.

This is a 'Level 2' event

This is NOT a guided trip - just a bunch of folks gathering to get out on the water. If you are unable to keep pace with the group you will be responsible for making your way back to the launch location on your own.

EVENT DETAILS FOR THIS THURSDAY EVENING:
We will launch from the Shem Creek Marina, head down towards the harbor, and decide as a group where we want to go from there.

We would like to be ON THE WATER by 6pm. Please arrive with enough time to unload and park for a timely departure. Our safety briefing will be at 5:45pm and we will be on the water by 6pm. We will NOT be able to wait for late arrivals.

Plan to be on the water for about 2.5 hours.

If you don't have your own equipment there are a limited number of boats available for rental - the fee is $45 and includes a kayak, paddle, PFD, light & whistle. Please note that the rentals are sea kayaks. If you have a physical limitation that requires a larger, more open style kayak please message Kendra directly at[masked] to discuss options.
For a rental reservation please call or message Kendra directly at[masked]. I will need a credit card number (or Venmo payment @kendra-tuck ) to hold the reservation.
***Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will NOT be refunded. If weather prevents the event a full refund will be issued.

*Please be aware there are no facilities at this location so please plan accordingly!

As always:
This is a MeetUp event and you are responsible for your own safety. Life jackets must be fitted properly and WORN at all times.

Part of this paddle may be in the dark so be sure to have the CORRECT LIGHTING!. According to SC boating regulations (rule 25) each kayaker is requires to carry a light and DNR is enforcing this and failure to comply may result in a fine of $250.

*BEGINNER LEVEL: This is for a new kayaker with limited experience. Sheltered, calm waters - leisurely pace - distances typically 2 - 4 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate.
***If you have never been in a kayak please contact Kendra at[masked] for a basic ‘Intro to Kayaking’ class before attending.

*LEVEL 1: Ideal for a less experienced kayaker (or a more experienced kayaker looking for a slower paced event). This is NOT for someone with no kayaking experience. Mostly calm waters - moderate pace - distances typically 3 - 6 total miles. Any type of kayak is appropriate but we will keep a consistent pace - if you are unsure of your ability to keep up with a group check out a ‘beginner’ level paddle first. Sit-On-Tops, inflatables, some small recreational kayaks and fold up kayaks may struggle to keep pace.

*LEVEL 2: PRIOR SEA KAYAKING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Safety training not a must but highly recommended. Semi-sheltered or semi-open waters - faster pace - distances typically 7 - 10 total miles. Some chop and waves. Most people will be in a sea kayak to be able to cover the distance with a consistent pace.

*LEVEL 3: Suitable for the EXPERIENCED SEA KAYAKER ONLY. The level three paddler MUST have a reliable self-recovery technique as well as training in assisting others in rescue situations. Semi-open or open waters. Winds up to 15 knots and waves or swells less than 3 feet - consistent fast pace - distances in excess of 12 – 18 miles. Spray skirts and personal safety gear are a must. Sea kayaks of at least 14' with bow & stern bulkheads required.

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Station 26 Boat Landing

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