Charleston and her collection of sea islands, including magnificent Kiawah, are entwined by countless waterways. The pristine beauty and rich diversity of the aquatic ecosystem convert even the most stalwart landlubbers into boating fanatics who can’t wait to get on the water.
And the options to enjoy it are endless. Go offshore fishing in the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Take in the panoramic views and sights of historic Charleston Harbor. Cruise up and down our river systems. (The Cooper, The Ashley, The Stono, The Edisto, and The Kiawah River all await you — for starters.) Or maneuver through the winding creeks, past swaying seagrasses of the salt marsh as they change color with the seasons.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Whether your goal is relaxation, exploration, or a celebration — the Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences concierge team will coordinate the perfect nautical outing for you and your family. Consider some of these popular themes, several of which can be combined into the same trip.
IMMERSION IN NATURE
Spending time outside is invigorating, especially when you have the chance to observe wildlife. Kiawah Island is home to 18 different species of mammals, 30+ species of reptiles, and more than 300 types of birds. You can often get closer to the animals via water than on land, because they feel less threatened, and as such there are a plethora of nature-related boating tours to choose from. “Must Do” wildlife expeditions around the island and nearby include dolphin discovery tours (featuring Kiawah’s own resident pod) and trips to one of the Lowcountry’s three bird sanctuaries (Crab Bank, Deveaux Bank, and Bird Key). Keep an eye out for loggerhead turtles and bald eagles along the way!