One of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the entire US, Myrtle Beach is one of South California's most picturesque locations. Nestled on the East Coast along the famous Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach attracts millions of visitors each and every year, with countless travelers keen to enjoy the city's smooth sandy beaches, breathtaking views, and nearby activities and attractions.


Myrtle Beach enjoys warm temperatures all year long and near-constant sunshine, making it a super spot to visit from January through to December. Statistics show that the area hosts around 14 million visitors each and every year, both from the US and abroad. Those guests are drawn in by Myrtle Beach's beautiful scenery, fantastic boardwalk, live music and entertainment shows, and the pursuit of outdoor adventures and activities like kayaking.Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Kayaking at Myrtle Beach has become more and more popular in recent years as an increasing number of people decide to rent a kayak or sign up for a tour and see why this is such a beloved way to spend a day. The Myrtle Beach area is particularly rich with great kayaking locations like the Waccamaw River, Murrells Inlet, Waites Island, and the shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean itself just along the warm sandy shores of Myrtle Beach.

Kayaking Tours and Rentals at Myrtle Beach

With so many great kayaking locations at Myrtle Beach, it’s unsurprising that various kayaking tour and rental companies have been established around the area. These operators provide a great mixture of kayaking services to suit all ages and ability levels and can help you make the most of your Myrtle Beach kayaking adventure. Here are some of the top rated kayaking companies to choose from.

1. Jack's Surf Lessons and Board Rentals - 3200 F S. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843 647-7471)

Despite the name, Jack's Surf Lessons and Board Rentals also run kayak rentals and tours too, offering the full range of water-based activities. This thoroughly professional outfit offers rentals at great rates and will work closely with each customer to find the right kayak for everyone. The guided kayaking tours with this company explore the Waccamaw River and Murrells Inlet areas, giving you a great chance to spot local wildlife like sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans, fish, otters, and more. If you love wildlife and want to see some animals, this is a super kayaking tour to choose at Myrtle Beach.

2. Kokopelli Surf Camp - Myrtle Beach, SC (843 340-9565)

Offering both kayaking and stand up paddleboard tours around the Myrtle Beach area, Kokopelli Surf Camp is another super spot to stop off if you're looking to enjoy some outdoor adventures in South Carolina. These relaxing kayaking tours are all led by trained guides who know the area well and can provide fascinating insight into the wildlife and history of Myrtle Beach. There are three tours to choose from: Island Tour, Salt Marsh Tour, and the Sunrise/Sunset Tour. The latter is a really relaxing and unique way to enjoy the waters of Myrtle Beach, with the rising or setting sun casting the environment in beautiful shades of gold.

3. Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures - 870 Frontage Rd E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843 833-3345)

Located in a convenient spot not far from the water's edge is Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures. Providing kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals at great rates, this is a great company to choose if you simply want to hop in a kayak and head off around Myrtle Beach. But that's not all; Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures also offers kayak lessons to teach people how to kayak on the Atlantic Ocean waters. This company doesn’t offer guided kayaking tours just yet, but the trained, friendly staff will only be too happy to provide guidance and answer any questions you might have about kayaking at Myrtle Beach.

4. Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions - 1603 US-17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (843 241-4588)

Last but not least, we have Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. With two different kayak tour and rental locations in Myrtle Beach, this is one of the biggest names in the area. One location sits on the Waccamaw River and offers exciting wildlife kayaking tours, while the other is located near Cherry Grove Beach and offers the very popular Waites Island Tour. Lasting three hours in total, this tour also includes opportunities for shelling, swimming, and sunbathing on a beautiful beach that can only be accessed by water, meaning it's much less crowded than the rest of Myrtle Beach.

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