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  • Students relaxing while on a stand up paddle board trip.

Water Experiences

Water Experiences & Trip Updates

Summer Trips are available below!


  • Students surfing on a trip.



  • Student on a paddle board.

    Flat Water


  • Students participating in white water rafting.

    White Water


Summer 2022 Water Trip Schedule

Feel free to also explore our Land and Rock trips.

  1. Sign in to Garnet Gate using your UofSC login information.
  2. Go to the Campus Recreation page and select your trip.
  3. RSVP for your selected trip.
  4. Follow the link on the RSVP to pay.

Price: $25

Registration Deadline: 6/22/2022 at 12:00 p..m ET

Sign up using Garnet Gate

This trip is ideal for those looking to find the wilderness feeling without traveling. Come practice your SUP or Kayak skills on moving water as we navigate the Congaree River through Columbia and just south of downtown. We explore the river on SUPs or Kayaks, swim, and find little pools along the way to hang out and snack in.

This is an appropriate trip for beginners. Those with intermediate skills can also practice eddy turns, ferrying, and other river maneuvers while paddling down river. Transportation, instruction, and all rentals are included in the cost.

Questions? Email 

Price: $40

Registration Deadline: 7/27/2022 at 12:00 p..m ET

Sign up using Garnet Gate

Experience a Sunday-Funday like no other! Join Outdoor Recreation in exploring Charleston's water ways by Kayak or Stand-up Paddleboard. After paddling kayaks or paddleboards (your choice) through the salt marshes surrounding Bowens Island, we'll head over to Folly to enjoy some waves and a little beach time.

We normally pack a couple surf boards in case anyone needs a little more challenge for the day.  This trip is open to beginners and experienced paddlers alike. Transportation, instruction, and all rentals are included in the cost. Participants are responsible for their lunch/snacks, water bottle, and any personal items (hat, sunscreen, towel, etc.)  

Questions? Email 

What You Need to Know

  • Trips are open to all UofSC students, faculty and staff.
  • All trips will only require beginner skill levels, unless otherwise noted.
  • Basic health history form will be required for trip participants.
  • No-show participants will not be eligible for a refund.


You must cancel at least 7 days prior to the trip to get a refund. After that, no refunds will be given.

We will give you a full refund if the trip is canceled due to low registration, weather or other extenuating circumstances. No-show participants will not be eligible for a refund.

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