• What if I have never kayaked before?
That is no problem; in fact, the majority of our tours are with first time kayakers. Our tour guides have years of experience kayaking and will be with you all the way. The tour guides will deliberately go out of the way to make sure you are comfortable and getting the hang of it. Kayaking is easy to learn, but we caution you... it is very addictive!
• What time do your tours run?
You can see a calendar of our scheduled tours by clicking the "Book Now" button at the top of the website. It is our mission to individually plan each and every kayak tour so that it allows for the best possible experience for you as our guest. We can customized specific request for launch times for most tours. If you would like to to customize a tour time call us at 843-267-6816.
• What should I bring with me?
What items should I bring?
We recommend bringing the following items with you: Brimmed Hat, Sunblock, Water shoes, Sunglasses, Towel, Snacks, Extra Water, Personal Floatation Device for riders under 4yrs.We will bring: Ice Water, Waterproof bag for small items, All kayak equipment, Wacky-fun knowledgeable guide!
• What should I wear?
What should I wear?
We recommend wearing swim suits or other clothing you don't mind getting wet or even swimming in. Be sure to have lightweight clothing to wear over swimming suits for extra sun protection. Water shoes and wide brimmed hats are also recommended for sun protection.
• Is there a weight limit for kayaking or paddleboarding?
Yes, we abide by the manufacturer's weight restrictions for each kayak or Paddle Board. Our kayaks can accommodate weight ranges up to 325lbs. Our paddle boards can accommodate guest up to 245lbs.
• Is there an age limit to participate?
Yes, the age limit for kayaking is ages 2 and up. The age limit for paddle boarding is age 13 and up. Small Children ages 2-5 may ride with a parent on paddleboards provided weight does not exceed 200lbs.
• What if I fall out of my kayak?
What if I fall out?
Falling out of a kayak is very rare; however, there is always a risk for it to happen. Your tour guide is well trained for such instances and will assist you. All of our tours are done in calm waters. If you are a weak swimmer or have a fear of the water we recommend you wear you flotation at all times while in the kayak.
• What is the difficulty level?
All of our tours are individually planned according to when the most advantageous conditions are available. In addition, your tour guides are very knowledgeable of the tides, winds, and other challenges. They know just the right routes and just wear to paddle so that your tour is as easy as possible. In most cases, the vast majority of each tour is done going with currents in your favor and are great for first time kayakers.
• What if there is bad weather?
We do not cancel tours because of light rain; however, if you wish to reschedule your tour because of rain we will do our best to accommodate you at a later time. If tour is not cancelled by J & L Kayaking management then standard cancellation policy still applies. In the event weather conditions are unsafe or hazardous then we will cancel effected tours. Again, we will do our best to accommodate you at a later time. For hazardous or unsafe weather conditions, if we are unable to reschedule your tour we will automatically refund any deposits or payment made.
• Do I need to have a reservation?
Yes, all kayaking and paddleboard tours require a reservation. Reservations can be made up to two hours before tour time. Our tour guides must have enough notice to ensure they have all equipment needed for tour. Reservations can be made online, over the phone, or in person at our office location.
• Where are we located?
Our main office is located at:
4208 Exchange St.
Little River, SC. The office is closed seasonally Nov 1st- Mar 1st.
Our tours are located in North Myrtle Beach and Waccamaw River. Our new 2015 office for select tours is located at 6900 Little River Neck Rd. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. New to 2015 we have *exclusive tours launching from a private landing at historic Plantation Point in North Myrtle Beach.
• Do we paddle in the ocean or in rough water?
Do we paddle in rough water?
No, all of our tour routes will guide you through calm waters. We do not paddle into the ocean due to safety concerns. Kayak rentals are not permitted in the breakers (waves) or the ocean. *Our new Paddle Board Surf lessons will be done on a private beach at Waites Island. For this adventure you will paddle in the ocean and the breaking waves. Instructor will ensure that conditions are not too rough prior to beginning the lessons.