J&L Kayaking

4208 Exchange St, Little River, SC 29566
J&L Kayaking

Escape the noise and neon of the Grand Strand for a fun-filled day on the water with J&L Kayaking, the top outfitter for kayak and paddleboard tours in North Myrtle Beach.

Veterans/married couple Justin and Laurie bring experience, local knowledge and a sense of fun and adventure to each tour, earning J&L Kayaking the top spot on TripAdvisor’s list of activities in North Myrtle Beach for seven years running. Featuring trained and certified guides, J&L Kayaking provides safe and enjoyable getaways to witness the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast.

Offering eight different tours along with kayak and paddleboard rentals, J&L Kayaking is your one-stop spot for fun on the water. The most popular tour is a paddle out to Waites Island, a small, uninhabited barrier island off the coast of Cherry Grove. Patrons make the short paddle across the sound to the sandy shores of Waites Island, where they beachcomb for sand dollars, sea shells and sharks teeth.

The Backwater Tour is another favorite, featuring a calm paddle through salt marshes, tidal creeks and inlet streams that are teeming with native flora and fauna. Kayakers can silently sneak into the calm waters and catch scenes of nature impossible to see from any other vehicle or vantage point. Rare birds swoop down into the water in search of a feast and aquatic creatures scurry below the boat. The Backwater and Waites Island tours are also available as sunrise and sunset trips.

J&L Kayaking also offers some freshwater fun on the nearby Waccamaw River, which flows through Horry County en route to the sea at Winyah Bay in Georgetown. Patrons can paddle down the natural, tea-colored water while winding through a diverse range of forests and wildlife.

J&L Kayaking offers other specialty tours, including a crabbing kayak trip and a paddleboarding excursion. More experienced paddlers can rent all the needed equipment from J&L kayaking and take their own self-guided tours. Novices can take the guided tours without worry as J&L Kayaking provides everything you need, from safety equipment and paddles to sunscreen and bug spray. Reservations are required.

J&L Kayaking

4208 Exchange St, Little River, SC 29566

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Monday through Saturday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Attraction Types

  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Watersports


Price Range: > $50 per person