Charleston's reputation as one of the world's premier visitor destinations makes it incredibly appealing for ecotourism. Many of the assets make Charleston such a desirable leisure destination including world-class accommodations, excellent restaurants, unique local culture, beautiful beaches and LGBTQ-friendly charm. Few destinations offer this unique combination of a historic downtown adjacent to world-class resort beaches.
While the Charleston area is indeed a veritable living museum, it is also a bustling epicenter of culture, invigorating outdoor activity and sumptuous dining that welcomes close to four million visitors annually.
Dolphins breaching nearby, the warm sun on your skin, the essence of the Lowcountry all around you… see why Charleston’s original outfitter is still the very best. Get on the water by kayak, paddleboard or boat with Coastal Expeditions. With several waterside locations, new gear and expert guides, you'll have confidence that you will have a safe, fun and memorable experience.
The awe-inspiring sight of soaring hawks, falcons, owls, eagles and vultures fills the sky above this one-of-a-kind 150-acre avian conservation center.
Experience coastal sailing in Charleston's historic harbor. The 84-foot, three-masted schooner is USCG certified to carry up to 49 passengers for a two hour harbor sail. Hands on participation welcomed. Private charters and public harbor sails are available for afternoon or sunset cruises.
Charleston’s Absolute Best Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Tour & Rental Company. The areas Oldest & Most Respected Professional Naturalist Guided Tour service. Kayaking and Canoeing tours for families on calm waters just 5-10 minutes from Downtown Charleston and the Isle of Palms! See dolphins and Pelicans at eye level!