Myrtle Beach Kayaking Tips and Tricks

Renting Vs Tours

Heading through the salt water marshes of Cherry Grove is a neat experience. As you paddle along in your kayak, birds fly above in flocks and fish swim below in schools. The twists and turns of the marsh provide anticipation and sometimes worry as you wind through the watery sea swamp. Getting lost in the marsh means your trip turns from relaxation to panic.

The tide is your friend in the marsh and a misjudgment will leave you scraping the bottom of your boat, or worse yet, departing the safety of the wood or plastic and hoofing it through the oyster beds and fluff mud.

Neither of these scenarios are fun. And that’s why when people ask us if we rent kayaks in our Myrtle Beach location, the answer is almost always, “No.”Myrtle Beach Kayak Tours

If you look at all of notable companies along the Grand Strand renting kayaks, you see a consistent price of around $30 to $50 for a kayak for anywhere from 2-4 hours. For the same amount of money as renting a kayak in Myrtle Beach, you can take a tour through the swamp with a knowledgeable guide, who has scheduled your trip for the best sights, and tides.

Additionally, when renting a kayak in Myrtle Beach, you’ll need to go get it! Traffic can backup, and cleaning the boat, loading the boat, strapping down the boat, cleaning your car after, these are all things to consider.

With a guided kayaking tour, the boat will be waiting water side, ready for you to slip into the cockpit for a gentle nudge into the water. Your paddle and pdf will already be set to go, and the guide will join you for a safe, relaxing, informative tour.

As you can see, guided tours make more sense for most people. There are exceptions, of course.

We’ve priced our guided tours to start below the cost of a rental. Check out our schedule online, or call us to get setup. Hope to see you out there.

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