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See the Grand Strand by Paddle Power With a Guided Kayak Tour

Regular visitors to the Grand Strand know that water features can be found up and down our stretch of the Carolina coast  — from the deep and vast waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the East Coast-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to the area’s numerous rivers, lakes and marshes. And for adventurous vacationers, all of these present an opportunity to enjoy some wet and wild fun in the great outdoors.

Especially for those who enjoy taking in the region’s natural maritime attractions in relative peace and quiet, enabling them to bask in the beauty of nature’s symphony, a kayak tour is a great option. Next time you’re looking to take to the waters by paddle power on the Grand Strand, consider one of these seven area companies providing guided kayak tours:

Black River Outdoors: With guided kayak tours starting at various locations in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown, Black River offers a trio of options: the 2-hour Cypress Swamp Tour, the 2-hour Salt Marsh Tour and the Monday-only Huntington Beach Salt Marsh Tour. Visit blackriveroutdoors.com to learn more.

Gator Bait Adventure Tours: Based in Myrtle Beach, Gator Bait provides a range of guided tours throughout the year, including its National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tours, its Combo Photo Scavenger Hunt & Kayak With Ghost Trees Tour, its Historic Conway & Big Cypress Kayak Tours, its Early Morning Kayak Around the Island Tour and its Sunset on the Refuge Kayak Tour. Explore all the tour options at gatorbaitkayakadventures.com.

Glass Bottom Kayak Tours: Hitting the waters in the North Myrtle Beach area, Glass Bottom offers an array of family-friendly, guided paddle tours including the 2.5-hour Cherry Grove Salt Marsh Tour, the 3- to 3.5-hour Private Island Shelling Tour and the 2.5- to 3-hour Waccamaw River Tour, as well as Sea Turtle Nesting Tours and Sunset Tours. Learn more at myrtlebeachkayaktours.com.

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions: This North Myrtle Beach-based company offers a range of guided kayak tours, including its Waccamaw River Kayak Tour, its Waties Island Kayak Tour, its Cherry Grove Kayak Tour and its Twilight Tour. Learn more at greatescapeskayak.com.

Jack’s Surf Lessons: This Myrtle Beach-based vendor offers Sunrise Kayak Tours and Sunset Kayak Tours in Murrells Inlet and on the Waccamaw River. Check out its offerings at jackssurflessons.com.

J&L Kayaks: Another outfitter based in North Myrtle Beach, J&L also offers a range of guided kayak outings. Options include the 3-hour Waties Island Kayak Tour, the 3-hour Waccamaw River Kayak Tour, the 2-hour Backwater Twilight Kayak Adventure, the 2.5-hour Island Sunrise Adventure, the 2.5-hour Backwater Scenic Kayak Tour, the 2.5-hour Island Twilight Adventure and the 4-hour Kayak Crabbing Adventure. Explore all the options at jandlkayaking.com.

Kokopelli Surf Camp: This North Myrtle Beach-based business offers a 3-hour Island Tour, a 2-hour Salt Marsh Tour, and 2-hour Sunrise Tours and Sunset Tours, all launching from the Cherry Grove Boat Landing. Learn more at kokopellisurfcamp.com.

No matter which water-wonderful adventure you choose, when you’re back on dry land, your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and wide-ranging amenities will be waiting for you at Caribbean Resort & Villas on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. Book your Grand Strand vacation today — and get ready for some exciting exploration of the Myrtle Beach area.