We love to spend summers on Kiawah/Seabrook Island. There is so much to do here, we thought we should share why we love this area so much!

Watch our video playlist of catamaran sailing in the area.

Southeast Coast Sailing Videos

Island Activities

Seabrook/Kiawah Island

  • Horseback riding along the beach (reserve in advance)
  • Bike riding around the island (rentals at Seacoast Outfitters)
  • Bike ride to beach for the day
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Deveaux Bank – private island
  • Take smaller boat through marsh for fishing, birdwatching and visiting Driftwood Beach
  • See Angel Oak Tree – 400 year old, 66.5 ft tall, arms that reach ground.
  • Oysters on the Grill on board Pilar
  • Shopping at Freshfields
  • Dining at Freshfields
  • Activities are your choice and can include:
    • Dolphin Searching
    • Birding
    • Blue Crab catching (and picking)
    • Fishing
    • Nature Tours and Tidal Flat Exploration
    • Shelling
    • Sunsets (and Sunrises)
    • Uninhabited Island Adventures
    • Photography/ Videography
    • Oyster Roast
    • Paddleboarding


Charleston Tea Plantation
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4PM, Phone: (843) 559-0383

Firefly Tea Plantation
6812 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM, Phone: (843) 557-1405

Deep Water Vineyard
6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM, Phone: (843) 559-6867

Rockville Historic District from the 1800s as a resort town
Wadmalaw Island, SC



  • Meeting Street
  • Crafts Market
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Battery/Historic Home Oceanside Walk
  • Historic Building walk
  • Horse drawn carriage tour

Plantations – Must see at least one!

  • Boone Hall Plantation has been recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston area according to USA Today’s 10BEST and is a “must see” according to NBC Daytime Television.  Great live presentation, beautiful creek views, plantation tour.  Only limited viewing of house.
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is SC’s “Most Visited Plantation” and the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens.”  Wonderful pond and trail, along with plantation tour.  Family oriented – lots of nature activities.
  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site was established in 1851. An important Gullah/Geechee heritage site, carefully preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people & its cultural & historical significance.
  • Drayton Hall is best known for its architectural significance.  American’s oldest unrestored plantation open to the public c. 1738.


  • Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site – where settlers landed in 1670.  664 acre park – 80 acres gardens, zoo and 17th century sailing ship replica.