Want to explore the Lowcountry waters on your own? We have paddle boards and kayaks you can rent!
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Location: Shelter Cove
Ages: All ages
Plan a fun evening on the water
On Tuesdays from mid-June to mid-August, Shelter Cove Harbour hosts its Harbourfest program, which includes a majestic fireworks display. The fireworks are deployed from a barge out in the Broad Creek. Outside’s Fireworks Paddle is a unique experience that combines our ever popular two-hour Guided Kayak Tour with the added bonus of watching the Shelter Cove Harbourfest Fireworks from the best seat in the house – out on the creek in a kayak!
As with all of our guided tours, an interpretive naturalist guide, who is also a kayak expert, leads the Fireworks Paddle. At the start of your trip you meet your guide, who begins with a brief paddling clinic that offers a learning experience for new paddlers and a refresher for seasoned ones. Your guide goes over how to hold the paddle, sit in the boat, execute efficient strokes, and maneuver the boat to your will. After that, your guide helps to launch you out into the Broad Creek Wildlife area from our state-of-the-art launch. Safe and comfortable single or double kayaks are available. From there, your guide leads you to different points of interest, explaining the nature, history, and culture relevant to what you are seeing. The whole time you and your guide are looking for dolphins and other wildlife out on the water.
After watching the breathtaking sunset over the Creek, your guide leads you to a calm, protected area where your group will ‘raft up’ to watch the fireworks. After getting your boat outfitted with glow sticks, the show begins! See the full fireworks display from a safe but close distance. To round out the excursion, your guide brings your group back into the marina and helps everyone out of their boats.
In addition to this unique kayaking experience, the Harbourfest event boasts a number of great food and entertainment vendors. Make an evening of it and plan to spend a few hours taking in all the fun before your kayak trip!
Includes: Professional guide, kayaking instruction, kayak, paddle, and lifejacket rental
Children under 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult.