About J & L Kayaking
Thank you for your interest in taking an adventure with us. Our family is eager and happy to help your family create lasting memories! We are Justin (Husband/Father/Lead Guide), Laurie (Wife/Mother/Office-Reservation Genius!).
Justin is a Veteran of 7 years in the active component of the United States Navy. He currrently serves in the United States Navy Active Reserves and has a combined total of 19 years in the Navy! He loves the water and some might argue that he is better at swimming than he is at walking! He is a certified coastal kayaking instructor. He received his level 3 instructor certification from the ACA (American Canoe & Kayak Association)- the world recognized authority for kayaking certifications. He is a true nature lover at heart with a passion for nature and landscape photography. He has paddled the entire 140 mile long Waccamaw River. He hopes in the near future to kayak from Myrtle Beach, SC to Vero Beach, Florida by way of the ICW and at times through the Atlantic Ocean. Justin was born and raised in Florida and has traveled abroad thanks to his time in the Navy. He is always eager to please and loves having the opportunity to share his knowledge and passions with others.
Laurie was born in Ohio; although, she was primarily raised in Alabama and is a true southern gal' at heart. She is a shining example of southern hospitality. She has a way of making anyone and everyone welcome in her world. She moved to Myrtle Beach in 2003 and discovered where her heart is. She takes every opportunity to head out on the water for a kayak or paddleboard trip. She is at the beginning and the end of every kayak tour we do and will make sure that each of our guest feel welcome and have an awesome kayak or paddleboard adventure. Her favorite place to be is with Family; yet, she prefers to be with family on an outdoor adventure. She loves hiking on single trek trails in the mountains and her morning walks on the beach.
Together we started J & L Kayaking in the summer of 2009 as the first guided kayaking experience in the area. With very humble beginnings, having only 2 kayaks and full time jobs elsewhere we launched J & L Kayaking into operation! Since then we have grown to a full time operation with a fleet of kayaks as well as a great staff of knowledgeable and experienced guides. J & L Kayaking's success can be contributed to our reputation, quality of service and our hand-picked selection of equipment and guides! It is our mission to always offer our guest, professional and skillfully trained guides, unmatched equipment, and an experience that that surpasses your expectations. Our company is founded and operated on strong moral values and we believe strongly in putting the best we can in everything we do. We feel so blessed to be sharing our passion of the outdoors and paddling sports with our guest. We would love to have you as our guest and we will strive to show you that there is a difference when it comes to J & L Kayaking!