Kayaks • PaddleBoards • Private Island

*Family owned and family operated.*

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!), Kaleb (Son/Guide Assistant) and Kyle (Son/Office Assistant). We started J & L Kayaking in the summer of 2009 with very humble beginnings having only 2 kayaks! Since then we have grown to a full fleet of kayaks and paddleboards as well as a great staff of knowledgeable and experienced guides. J & L Kayaking's success can be contributed to our reputation and quality of service and equipment. 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!

Customer Committed

We are the premiere kayak and PaddleBoard tour service for Cherry Grove, located in North Myrtle Beach. Our kayaking and paddleboarding trips are ranked #1 in the area by Tripadvisor.com. We take a lot of pride to make sure that not only our kayak tours and paddleboard tours are the best but our customer service is unbeatable. Our adventure tour guides are backed with years of kayaking experience and are friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. We are the exclusive kayak guide service at Plantation Island Tours offering the most remote sections of backwater in the Grand Strand as well as private island access by off road UTV's! We are the only Kayak & Paddleboard company in the Grand Strand with exclusive access to a Private Beach! Escape the crowds and billboards of Myrtle Beach on an epic kayak or paddleboard adventure with J & L Kayaking!

North Myrtle Beach Kayaking

Our kayak tours in North Myrtle Beach offer visiting families a chance to experience a unique adventure in Cherry Grove Beach. Cherry Grove is the northern most section of North Myrtle Beach. Kayaking in Cherry Grove offers some of the most rewarding experiences in the area. Whether you choose to take our scenic kayak tour or a private island kayak tour we are certain you will enjoy every moment of your kayaking experience.

Waccamaw River Kayaking

We offer a Waccamaw River Scenic Kayak Tour that will guide you through the most remote sections of swamp and river in North Myrtle Beach. Experience the sound of nature as the song birds sing there lullabies. Paddle by ancient Cypress and Water Oaks that tower over the rivers banks. Our river kayak tours are the perfect escape out of Myrtle Beach and into a vast Cypress Wilderness. We look forward to having you join us on a kayak expedition on the Waccamaw River.

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North Myrtle Beach Kayak Tours

Our kayak tour options are absolutely the best in the area. Whether you are a first time kayaker or an experienced paddler we have a perfect option for you. We offer two launch locations allowing for the most exploration of our Cherry Grove backwaters. Launching from the Cherry Grove public landing is our famous Waites Island Shelling Tour. At Plantation Point we have a exclusive private launch that really escapes the crowds and hustle of North Myrtle Beach and will take you deeper into the Cherry Grove backwaters than ever before!

Waccamaw River Scenic Kayaking

The Waccamaw River stretches over a 140 miles from Lake Waccamaw, just outside of Whiteville, NC and continues its journey as it flows into the intra coastal waterway in Georgetown, SC. The river is surrounded by wetlands that provide a perfect habitat for a wide array of indigenous wildlife. Most of the river is isolated from evidence of man's footprints, thus providing a truly natural experience. There is an abundance of wildlife in the water, along its banks and in the air including but not limited to, Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Otters, Hogs, Deer, Beavers that use this river as their life source.

Three Awesome PaddleBoard Adventures

We offer the most scenic paddleboarding anywhere in North Myrtle Beach. Join us on a flat calm water adventure in the backwaters of Cherry Grove and witness nature in it rawest form! If you are looking for a little more excitement try our package that includes a perfect amount of Paddleboarding and an added bonus of exploration by UTV out to Waites Island. For the adventurous join us on the only Paddleboard twilight tour offered in North Myrtle Beach. Catch Spectacular views of the sunset as you paddle on into the twilight time of day. Our twilight tours are a great way to beat the heat of the day!

Island Adventure Tour Packages

When you mix kayaking or a little paddleboarding with a 4X4 off road UTV tour through 4000 acres of natural habitat and a private island... what more could you ask for? Call for customized tours or check out our packages to see what we have all ready put together for you! This is undoubtedly the most unique experience you can find in Myrtle Beach!

*Visit www.plantationislandtours.com for more about some awesome U.T.V. adventures on the property!

**Off road trail rides provided by Plantation Island UTV Tours.

See what's happening at J & L Kayaking!

  • New 2015 Tours!

    Kayak or Paddlboard & UTV Adventure Package!

    Trip includes: 4X4 Off road trail ride, guide, equipment, Private Island Access, bottled water. Tour last approximately 3hrs.-$80/Ad & $65/Ch (Under 16)

    Book Now!

    New Paddleboard Intro Lesson & Scenic Tour!

    Trip includes: Private launch, equipment, guide, instruction & lesson, water. This tour is perfect for those looking to get a taste of paddleboarding but, not ready to commit to the longer 2 hour tour. Click book now for schedule and more information! Only $25/person!

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    New Paddleboard Twilight Adventure Tour!

    Trip includes: Private launch, equipment, guide, instruction & lesson, water, and glow stick. Want to beat the heat of the day? This is a great twilight adventure launching at sunset to explore the backwaters of Cherry Grove on into twilight! Click book now for information and schedule. Only $40/person!

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  • Our Reputation

  • Featured in Grand Strand Magazine

    June-July 2014

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  • Common FAQ'S?

    • What if I have never kayaked before?


    Never Kayaked?

    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?


    Tour Schedule?

    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?


    Weight limits?

    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?


    Age restriction?

    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?


    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 location?

    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.

  • Recognitions

    UTV portion of packaged tours is provided exclusively by:

    Plantation Island UTV Tours