Located just minutes north of Moncks Corner on Hwy 52 near Lake Moultrie
Ever wonder what it would be like to travel one of those blue lines you see on your
map instead of being stuck in all that traffic on the roads?
Wonder no more, come join us as we explore South Carolina’s Santee Cooper
Country. We are located just minutes north of Moncks Corner, South Carolina near
Lake Moultrie in Bonneau Beach, SC. Blueway Adventures offers paddling tours,
camping expeditions, wildlife photo sessions, guided fishing and kayak instruction.
We provide kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Dagger, and Perception lines and
carbon shaft paddles from Werner Paddles and PFD’s from Extrasport. If paddling
at night,say a full moon paddle, we provide head lamps.
© Copyright Blueway Adventures,LLC, 2011-2013
Ed Deal, Owner/Instructor
Bass Fishing the Pads
View into Sparkleberry Swamp
from kayak launch
Paddling thru cypress trees
Our guided tours are conducted by a Master Naturalist and ACA (American Canoe
Association) certified instructor who also has Wilderness First Aid certification.
With over 8 years experience guiding tours in the Low Country and a lifetime
of outdoors experience to offer we promise a safe and exciting trip. The area is
rich in history and wildlife so we are sure you can find some adventure we can help
you with. Bring your camera, sense of adventure, water shoes, bottled water, sun
screen, and big floppy hat. If we need bug spray I’ll bring it.
Trips on the lakes may include a break on a sandy beach were you can swim or
lay back and relax. Maybe we will start in the lake and travel through the Pinopolis
Locks to the Tail Race then paddle to a local restaurant for lunch. Trips on the
rivers and creeks may include stops at historic sites. You may see Indian pottery or
arrowheads laying along the shore of an island or find a meglodon shark tooth on
the bottom of a creek.
Lakes Moultrie and Marion were created in 1942 with the help of the Civilian
Conservation Corp. Lake Moultrie at 60,400 acres and Lake Marion at 110,600 acres
contain flooded towns, farms, and forests. With the Congaree and Wateree Rivers
feeding in from the west and a six and a half mile canal connecting the two lakes we
have 100’ s of miles of shoreline to explore.
Wadboo Creek, just outside Moncks Corner, SC is where the rice culture
started in the south. It is also where General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion carried
out gorilla warfare during the Revolutionary War. The Santee River winds it’s way
for over sixty miles to the ocean, we can paddle many sections seeing Wild Hogs,
Swallow Tail Kites, White Tail Deer, and Wild Turkeys. Huger and Quimby Creeks
takes us into abandon rice fields with Alligators, Great Blue Herons, Wild Rice, and
many kinds of wading birds.
If you have more time and don’t mind the drive there is Sparkleberry Swamp
at the far western end of Lake Marion. Sparkleberry Swamp is 16,000 acres of
bald cypress and tupelo trees standing in three to four feet of water. It is one of
the most diverse and beautiful places the area has to offer. A perfect place to
New in 2013, we are now offering guided fishing half day and full day in fully rigged
sit-on-top Wilderness Tarpon Angler140 kayaks. I also have one Pungo120 Angler if
you want to make it a father/son outing.
With 22 years of fishing experience on the Santee Cooper Lake system and
10 years fishing the marshes of the Charleston area I thought it was about time to
share the fun. Click tabs and visit my blog for more info.
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week
Summer - March 11 thru October 21
Mon. - Sun. 7:30 to 7:30
Winter - October 22 thru March 10
Mon. - Thur. 8:00 to 5:30
Fri. - Sun. 7:30 to 6:00
Paddling 4 Holes Creek (Edisto)
Another nice Bass!