*Veteran Owned and Family Operated*
Established 2009

Kayak the most beautiful places in North Myrtle Beach.

J & L Kayaking is the original kayak experience in North Myrtle Beach. We have cultured every detail of kayaking in this area to fit the beginner up to the experienced paddler. J & L Kayaking was the first kayak experience in the Cherry grove area and started over 8 years ago as the first official kayaking adventure company to our local area. Our experience providing eco-tourism by kayak is unmatched. Our guides are very knowledgeable of the area and the wildlife you will likely encounter during our tours. Since our beginning, 8 years ago, we have grown to be the #1 ranked kayak eco-tourism in the area. Throughout our history we have always made sure to maintain our "Mom & Pop" atmosphere and show each of our guest the individual attention they deserve. Take a tour with us and kayak in places only J & L kayaking can provide. Listen as your guide shares their knowledge with you about our local flora and fauna. We are very passionate in what we do and are continuously "fine-toothing every detail no matter how big or small it may seem. Our equipment is the best anywhere in the area. Our kayaks are made in america by Peception Kayaks and are hand selected by Justin for quality, stability, comfort, safety, and overall functionality for the waters we paddle. Our paddles are not your run of the mill paddles that most tour operators give out. Our paddles are light weight carbon-fiber and are made in america by Adventure Technoloigies, a leading manufacturer for the elite of kayaking equipment. We look forward to having you join us on a kayak adventure soon. Our Jackets? We keep our jackets clean and smelling great! We offer comfortable spaghetti strap (style) jackets with 7 adjustment points and 3 chest buckles. They fit a variety of paddlers. We invite you to come check us out and take a tour, we guarantee you will have a great adventure.
-Justin & Laurie

Call: 843-267-6816

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Our Equipment


Why does equipment matter???

There is a big difference between "cheap" equipment and the tested true quality equipment we use! Experience kayaking the way it should be! Comfort, Stability, Speed, Navigability are all heavily considered in our hand selected choice of equipment.

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Membership Program

Building a community of paddle enthusiasts. Explore further and more often as a member. Free lessons, classes, seminars, and guided tours available *FREE* only to members! One low annual fee = equals huge savings and awesome experiences only offered at J & L Kayaking! Also offering Snowbird memberships!

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Meet your Guides

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Simply put: NO other company has the experience we do. We are the original kayaking tours in the Cherry Grove area. Our guides work very hard and have continual training buy our lead guide of 9 years: Justin. J & L Kayak guides are held above the standards and we consistently exceed the expectations of our guest. We are all here eager to help whether you're a beginner kayaker or experienced. Our guides have the know-how to make each tour the best it can be!

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Rates & Information

Main Office Location:

403 Strand Industrial Dr. • Little River • SC • 29566
Office Hours: 9am -5pm • Mon-Sat
*Our office hours vary Mar, Apr, Sept, Oct.
Office is closed Nov-Feb, but we are available by appointment.
Phone: 843 • 267 • 6816
Phone Hours: 7am-9pm
Email: JandLKayaks@aol.com
Online booking available 24/7.

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Customer Reviews

“84 years young -First time kayaking”

Reviewed October 13, 2015

My father is an avid birder and thoroughly enjoyed his first kayaking adventure at 84 years young. Justin was a great tour guide paddling Dad in a tandem kayak. We saw wonderful birds including an eagle and Oyster Catchers. We will definitely kayak with Justin and Laurie again.

Fonthill, Canada

“Excellent Adventure Paddleboarding the Cherry Grove Backwater”

Reviewed August 17, 2015

Justin is an amazing trainer and guide. I had been paddle boarding once before, but three others on our tour were doing it for the first time. Justin struck just the right note: informative and encouraging but also relaxed---so you should have no worries if you are new to stand-up paddle boarding. Just do it! The scenery on the backwater is beautiful. We saw plenty of egrets in particular. Also saw a great blue heron and a little blue heron. Tour times are dependent on the tides. Ours was 8:30 am---a perfect time. Not too hot yet and excellent birding. I can't say enough good things about Justin and J & L Kayaks. Can't wait to take another trip with them. Enjoy!

La Plata, MD

“First Time Paddle Boarding: Success!”

Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very remote and pristine location in the marshland right outside North Myrtle Beach. Getting there is an adventure, and once we arrived, our tour guide, Justin, was fantastic! My girlfriend and I took the 1 hour intro to paddle boarding tour, and Justin had us on our feet and moving in no time! The views are breathtaking, and it's quite a workout. We will definitely be back for more next vacation.

Athens, GA

“Kayak Newbie--EXCELLENT Experience!”

Reviewed August 3, 2015

We booked the 2.5 hour Waites Island shelling trip. We arrived for our 2:00 tour feeling nervous, unsure, and filled with trepidation. Our guide Dano gave us some brief instruction and assured us that as long as we listened and heeded his instructions there would be no capsizing (our biggest fear, of course). My first challenge was to get myself in the kayak and then paddle across to the other shore. I was not feeling confident or competent in the least but Dano was awesome. He was personable, engaged us in conversation and was very patient with my daughter and little cousin. I had a single kayak while the girls had a tandem. They struggled a bit, being only 10 and 11 yrs old, and because I was so focused on myself I hardly noticed. Dano did though, and he actually tethered their kayak to his. This offered them security but he also encouraged them to continue paddling which helped build their confidence and allowed them to still have the experience. We paddled out to Waited Island. Dan is an expert in his field and he shared information about the history and ecology of the island. He wowed all of us by catching fish and crab in the tide pools. We had about 45-50 minutes on the island to explore, find shells and just walk the beach and chat up Dan about anything we'd ever wondered about the area. He was clearly passionate and knowledgeable. He'd also packed a small cooler and offered us cold water once we reached the island. Before paddling back he offered to take pictures of our group. Regarding the actual kayaking, the waters were calm. I have nothing to compare it to but I was able to paddle with relative ease. Given my newfound confidence I will definitely do some kayaking back home and look forward to booking another tour with J & L when we're in NMB next year!

Columbus, OH

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