The multitude of Charleston’s tidal creeks, marshes, rivers, and coastline garners the attention make this one of the best destinations for paddlers in the country. Over the years paddlers have discovered different routes subject to the tides, and new creeks and tidal flats that always keep them guessing what will be around the next bend.
This fact, along with such a positive and welcoming paddling community, has caused Charleston’s paddling scene to grow exponentially in the past decade. With races like the Chucktown Showdown and the BIC one design race series feeding the paddling frenzy, Charleston has every intention of nurturing an already massive paddling community.
With so many different paddling routes available, enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels can enjoy Charleston’s waterways, from paddling next to docked shrimp boats on the lively Shem Creek, to getting completely lost in the picturesque marsh behind Folly Beach. Charleston always has been and always will be a paddler’s paradise.