If you haven’t made any plans for watching the solar eclipse on August 21 we suggest you consider renting a kayak or canoe and experiencing it from the water. There are many places in the area that are either leading guided tours on that day or are renting kayaks, canoes and paddleboards out for self-guided tours. Following are some worth checking out. If you know of more please add them in the comments section.
Guided Tours with Rentals
Total Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour is being offered by Black River Outdoors at Harris Landing. There will be experts on hand to teach you all the fascinating facts about a solar eclipse. Everyone will have chance to get out on a sandbar to take a rest between paddling. Experience native wildlife like wading herons, egrets, alligators, snakes, etc. An eclipse is known to cause interesting behavior in animals, so you never know what you might see! The tour is suitable for all levels of experience. Price is $100 per person ($75 of the ticket price goes towards the fund to build the exhibits at the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center). For more information call (843) 546-4840.
Rover Tours, 735 Front St, Georgetown, is offering a special extended Total Eclipse Cruise departing at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. The eclipse will begin on North Island at 1:18 p.m. Totality starts at 2:47 p.m. for a duration of 2 minutes 33 seconds, with the eclipse ending at 4:10 p.m. Mean low tide on the beach will be at 2:20 p.m. Includes a t-shirt or cap, glasses, goodie bag, and a flashlight. All seats are $100.00 each. For more information, call (843) 546-8822.
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
413 53rd Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Canoe & kayak tour agency in North Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 241-4588 for more information or to make reservations.
Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Water sports equipment rental service in Socastee, South Carolina. Call (843) 650-7003 for more information or to make reservations.
Kokopelli Surf Camp
Offering free delivery of kayak rentals right to your door. Make reservations on their website or by calling 843-340-9565.
Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures
870 Frontage Rd E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Paddle board and kayak rentals. Free delivery. Call (843) 833-3345 for more information or to make reservations.
Any of the businesses above would be happy to answers questions you may have about not just their rentals but watching the eclipse on water vs. land as well. Please don’t hesitate to give any one of them a call.