Waties Island Kayak Tour

3 hours • Learn about our local shells and nesting sea turtles while looking for beach treasures!

Kayak the most beautiful places in North Myrtle Beach.
J & L Kayaking is the original kayak experience in North Myrtle Beach. We have cultured every detail of kayaking in this area to fit the beginner up to the experienced paddler. J & L Kayaking was the first kayak experience in the Cherry grove area and started over eight years ago. Our experience of providing eco-tourism by kayak and paddleboard is unmatched. Our guides are very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife you will likely encounter during our tours. Since our beginning, eight years ago, we have grown to be the #1 ranked kayak eco-tourism in the area. Throughout our history we have always made sure to maintain our "Mom & Pop" atmosphere and show each of our guest the individual attention they deserve. Take a tour with us and kayak in places only J & L kayaking can provide. Listen as your guide shares their knowledge with you about our area. We look forward to having you join us on a kayak adventure soon.
-Justin & Laurie

WS Tarpon - $45.00 + tax
*Max Paddler Weight 275lbs* • Includes 1 Person • 12' Premium Kayak • Guest over 12 years of age

WS Pungo - $45.00 + tax
*Max Paddler Weight 325lbs* • Includes 1 Person • 12' Premium Kayak • Guest over 12 years of age

Tribe Tandem - $80.00 + tax
Includes 2 people • 13.5' Perception Kayak • 500lbs Max Weight

This trip is great for beginners.

Trip length: 3 hours

Meeting Location
5295 Heritage Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Recommended to:
Nature lovers, families with small or teen children, couples, adult groups, large groups, beach goers, shelling enthusiast, beginners.

Trip Includes:
Tour Guide, Kayak, Paddle, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), Water, Narration of habitat and history of the area. * Please note: Gratuities are not included*

Trip Highlights:
Scenic, Bird and other marine life, favorable current both directions, calm waters, private uninhabited island, shelling.


For those who are looking for a little less paddling and still have time for fun swimming and exploring the island this tour is perfect for you. The paddle to and from the island is approximately 45 minutes each direction. This tour typically wraps around the tide giving you favorable currents both directions and large sandy beaches on the island to explore. It is a great tour for families with smaller children or for large groups.

Waties Island is South Carolina's northern most barrier island containing over fourteen hundred acres of natural pristine habitat. It's southern tip makes up Hog's Inlet while its northen most tip forms the southern portion of Little River Inlet. It boasts a rustic untouched three mile stretch of beach with spectacular views. This tour is great for families and large groups offering a perfect blend of scenic beauty and fun and excitement.

Exploration on the island's beach produces great rewards. Sand Dollars, Conchs, Welchs and other beautiful sea shells are commonly found along the beach and make great souvenirs. The tour guides are known for their expert crab catching skills and enjoy showing the different crabs that call Waites Island their home.

The island's inland habitat is thriving with wildlife including Black Bear, deer, fox, hog, and seasonal Bald Eagles.

Booking Notes

Recommended Items to Bring for your Adventure:

Footwear you don't mind getting wet
Extra Water
Bug Spray

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