Last summer, standing atop a paddleboard in the middle of Shem Creek, we realized that we kind of live in a fairy tale. Tell us you don’t agree. Seriously — with all the natural beauty Charleston has to offer, Coastal Expeditions is the place to check out when you’re craving an adventure. From the aforementioned SUP to kayaks to boat charters and tours, this company has something for every member of your family. And if you like things a little off the beaten path, you better check out Bulls Island, which is only accessible via ferry, and was described as the “best coastal detour,” by Southern Living. You can expect to see bald eagles, alligators, bobcats, otters, and a stray dragon or two.
Runner-up: Charleston Outdoor Adventures