Tours and Excursions

Myrtle Beach Kayak Tours

We offer a variety of Kayak Tours in the North Myrtle Beach area. Our most popular is our family friendly Cherry Grove Sea Marsh Kayak Tour. This is a short, manageable trip for everyone in your group. Our Private Island Shelling and Kayaking Tour is a great way to get away from the crowds of Myrtle Beach and see the natural environment as it existed decades ago. We'll venture out to one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands for a day of shelling, and cruising. One of the local favorites is our Waccamaw River Tour. This is a drift tour in calm water, and your kayak will move with the current. This is close enough to the Myrtle Beach area to minimize driving time, and still allow you to immerse your group into nature. Our most popular trips are listed below. We also offer Sea Turtle Tours out to Waties Island, with our special turtle guide, and Sunset Tours that are beautiful and camera worthy. To sign up for any one of our Kayak Tours, just click the link and head over to our FareHarbor booking page. Or, you can call us if you have a question.

Kayak The Blue Heritage

Wacammaw River Tour

Wacammaw River Tour

From$25/per person

  • 2.5-3 Hour Trip
  • Shuttle up River to Launch Site
  • Easy, With Current, Paddling
  • Wildlife Central
  • Trip Photos Posted Online
  • Kayaks ready upon arrival
  • Guided Tour
  • Flotation & Signal Device
  • Bathrooms at parking & tour end locations
  • Tandem Kayaks Available
  • Waccamaw River Tour


Our Most Popular Family Tour

Cherry Grove Salt Marsh Tour

Cherry Grove Salt Marsh Tour

From$25/per person

  • 2.5 Hour Trip
  • Perfect For Families
  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Gentle, With Tide, Paddling
  • Kayaks Ready upon your arrival
  • Guided Tour
  • Trip Photos Posted Online
  • Flotation & Signal Device
  • Bathrooms at Launch Site
  • Tandem Kayaks Available
  • Cherry Grove Salt Marsh Tour


A Day of Kayak Fun

Private Island Shelling Tour

Private Island Shelling Tour

From$30/per person

  • 3.5 – 4  Hour Trip
  • Family Friendly Fun
  • Private Beach
  • Private Shelling Beach
  • Trip Photos Posted Online
  • Kayaks Ready Upon Arrival
  • Guided Tour
  • Flotation & Signal Device
  • Bathrooms at Parking Site (or the ocean)
  • Tandem Kayaks Available
  • Private Island Kayak & Shelling Tour



Myrtle Beach’s #1 Kayaking Eco-Tour Choice For Families

Kayaking in Myrtle BeachWith a lifetime of experience kayaking the marshes in and around Myrtle Beach, we’re able to take you on a kayaking adventure that is safe, and fun, for the entire family. Glass Bottom Kayak Tours offers a variety of trips to get you out into nature and away from the hustle of traffic and crowds that can make Myrtle Beach stressful at times. Our Waites Island Kayak Shelling Tour takes you through the marshes of Cherry Grove before dropping you on a private island full of shells and open beaches. Our Waccamaw River Tour meanders through a nature preserve that will make you feel like you are miles away from civilization. And, our most popular Kayak Tour in Myrtle Beach is our Cherry Grove Salt Water Marsh kayaking trip that glides you through a fun, family adventure. Call us, or check out our schedule online. Pick a date, and let’s go. We’ll meet you at the launch site with your kayak ready to go.

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  • Testimonial

    Laura The Explorer

    Lead Guide

    "Let me take you on a trip your family will be talking about long after you're back home"

    Laura is your classic outdoors woman. She’s a lifelong surfer, who grew up playing in the waters of the Atlantic and the marshes of Cherry Grove. This is her home, and she loves to share it with others. Camping, canoeing, kayaking, four wheeling, and….roller derby (ask her about it), if it’s active, Laura loves to do it. Oh, she’s also a high school broadcast journalism teacher during the daytime at the largest school in the area.

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    Boy Scout Jamie

    Assistant Guide/ Walking Wikipedia

    "Go ahead, ask me what the name of that bird is. "

    Jamie is a beach kid! Growing up along the Grand Strand, Jamie began is water adventures early, learning to surf and fish at an early age. His love of camping, outdoors, and adventure began with the Weeblos. He is currently working on his Eagle Scout Rank and has chosen to improve the waters of our region as his project. Jamie’s the guide with the books, maps, fish and bird identification charts, and detailed knowledge of the history of your paddling area. In short, he’s a very unique techie outdoorsman.

  • Testimonial

    Songbird Bailey

    Assistant Guide/Songbird

    "You're going to have fun, and I can't wait to meet you! "

    A native of the North Myrtle Beach area, this make-up wearing, fancy dressed girl has spent a lifetime digging clams, fishing in the marsh, surfing the beaches, and paddling the local waters. She may look sweet and pretty, but she can keep up with the toughest boys. Bailey is also an actress and singer, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll catch her singing several times during your trip. Bailey is great with the smaller children in your group and her cheerful personality is infectious.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which trips are best for families

Myrtle-Beach-Eco-Kayak-ToursAll of our kayak trips are family friendly. But, our most popular trip for families is our 2.5 hour Cherry Grove Sea Marsh Tour. We’ll kayak as a group along the Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, winding through the channels among beautiful birds, jumping fish, occasional dolphins and other marine life. This is an easy paddle for kayakers and we schedule our trip to take advantage of the tides.

What should we bring?

There’s Myrtle Beach Kayakinga list, of course. We recommend that you bring sunscreen, water, snacks, and protective clothing (depending on the season). In case you need to step out of your kayak at some point, we recommend closed toe and heeled shoes. A hat is useful for some people as well. We’ll provide the flotation vests, but if you have one that you are comfortable with, bring it. Oh, and don’t forget your camera.

Where do you launch?

Kayaking Canoeing in Myrtle BeachWe have two locations for our Myrtle Beach kayak trips. Our sea marsh and private island kayak tours launch from the public boat ramp in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. This puts you right in the middle of the action, without a long, tiring paddle. It’s instant immersion in nature.

Our Waccamaw River Kayak Tours meet at the public boat landing on Hwy 9. A shuttle will deposit you up-river where your kayaks are already setup and waiting with your kayak guide. Your trip meanders down the river before finishing at your cars, allowing for a relaxing and easy departure. Don’t worry, we handle all of the lifting of the kayaks, you just enjoy yourself.

How do we book a trip?

Kayak Tours Myrtle BeachThe easiest way to sign up is right here, online. We’ve partnered with FareHarbor to provide a safe and secure online registration system for our Myrtle Beach Kayak Tours. Just head over to our registration page and start the process. You’ll find a calendar of upcoming kayak tours and departure times as well.

If you are looking for our Cherry Grove Sea Marsh Tour, book here.. If you are looking for our Private Island Day Tour, book here. If you are looking for our Waccamaw River Tour, book here.

  • It was great meeting you!

    Mary McCloud - Florence, SC,

    It was great meeting you last week while we were down at the beach. Your service is really great and thank you for so much information and help guiding us through the marsh. It sure is pretty, but I'm sure we would have gotten lost without you. Thank you, and I'll be sure to tell my friends about your tours.

  • Thank you for your help with Dani

    Norma Jean McDowell - Johnsonburg, PA,

    You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for helping ease Dani's nerves yesterday. She's been talking about the trip all day and you guys really made it special for us. See ya next year!

  • We had so much fun. Thank you!

    Susan Thomas - Huntersville, NC,

    I just wanted to tell you that we had so much fun with y'all. Those boats are fantastic and the scenery is just amazing. Thank you again!