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McClellanville Shrimping Harbor and Refuge Kayak Tour

We begin our paddle on Jeremy Creek, located in the Historic Shrimping Village of McClellanville. As we kayak past historical coastal homes and shrimp boats we head out into the harbor. Islands of spartina, bull rush and wild rice line the banks of our journey as we paddle through saltwater creeks to see remaining rice trunk gates, still functioning and left from the rice era of the 1700's and 1800's. The area is bordered by 43,000 acres of the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and another 11,000 acres of the Santee Coastal Reserve. This pristine wilderness is famous for it's "Bulls Bay Oysters" and delicious "Shrimp". As we explore the creeks we usually see dolphin, alligator, and several species of coastal birds. You can rent a home right on the water or camp in the National Forest only minutes away. It's a favorite place to paddle for the locals!

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