Mothership Kayaking

Discover New Worlds in a New Way

Mothership Kayaking

Discover New Worlds in a New Way

What is Mothership Kayaking?

THE OSPREY at sunset
Utilizing our 30ft RAIV (Rigid Aluminum Inflatable Vessel), the Osprey, we voyage deep into the most remote area’s of our pristine ecosystem and then launch our inflatable kayaks from the boat. The Osprey serves as a “Mothership” for the kayak guides and enable our adventure seekers the best remote experiences to see nature and wildlife that would be otherwise extremely difficult to reach.

 

This experience is designed for those looking for more adventure. You do not need to be an Olympic athlete, but you must be able to kayak, be prepared to get wet, and some basic physical conditioning.

Where will we adventure?

WNWR

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
Waccamaw River Kayaking

North Island

North Inlet Estuary System
Paddling on the Black river

Morning Trips

WNWR

Paddling on the Black river

Trip Details

Where?
On your trip, you will be exploring WNWR

(Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge)

 

Trips Starts At: Crazy Sister Marina

 

Trips End At: Crazy Sister Marina

When?
This tour is offered every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings.

 

Mon. & Wed. – Check In: 8am at Crazy Sister Marina

Tues. – Check In: 8:30am at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

 

Tour Begins: 9am

Tour Ends: 1pm

Passengers & Pricing?
Age Restrictions: 5 years or older
Physical Ability Requirements: average or above

 

Passenger Minimum: 4
Passenger Maximum: 12
*schedule 2 days in advance

 

Price: $125 per person
water & light snacks provided

Bring?
Guests should wear bathing suits! You will get wet!

 

Guest should bring the following:
hats, sunglasses, towel, sunscreen

Itinerary
We are working with the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge to offer an exclusive kayaking adventure throughout the refuge on the Waccamaw River.

 

On Mondays & Wednesdays guests will check in at Crazy Sister Marina at 8am. You will then be shuttled to Wacca Wache Marina and picked up by our captain and our boat for your 9am departure. From here you will be shuttled through our pristine river system and taken to an exclusive kayaking spot. Once the kayak portion is complete, you will be shuttled to the WNWR visitor center for a tour of interactive wildlife displays on sight.

 

Afterwards, you will tour back to Wacca Wache Marina through a different section of the Waccamaw River and should arrive back around 1pm. You will then be shuttled back to Crazy Sister Marina.

 

*For Tuesday Tours, you will need to check in at the WNWR Visitor Center at 8:30am for your 9am tour departure. You will follow the same itineary as mentioned above. You will arrive back at the WNWR Visitor Center at 1pm.

North Island

THE OSPREY at sunset

Trip Details

Where?
On your trip, you will be exploring  North Island.

(North Inlet Estuary System)

 

Trips Start at: Crazy Sister Marina

 

Trips End at: Crazy Sister Marina

When?
This trip is offered Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings.

Check In: 7am at Crazy Sister Marina

 

Tour Begins: 8am

 

Tour Ends: 12pm

Passengers & Pricing?
Age Restrictions: 5 years or older
Physical Ability Requirements: average or above

 

Passenger Minimum: 4
Passenger Maximum: 12
*schedule 2 days in advance

 

Price: $125 per person
water & light snacks provided

Bring?
Guests should wear bathing suits! You will get wet!

 

Guest should bring the following:
hats, sunglasses, towel, sunscreen

Itinerary
On Friday, Saturday, & Sundays, guests will check in at Crazy Sister Marina at 7am for an 8am departure. Passengers will be taken to the remote and uninhabited North Island for an exclusive kayaking and shelling adventure.

 

The North Island is one of the premiere saltwater ecosystems of the East Coast and the area is thought to be one of the cleanest in all the world. For that reason, much field research is done by Clemson University and University of South Carolina around the island.

 

After the adventure, you will be shuttled back to Crazy Sister Marina and should arrive back around 12 pm.