The Edisto Blackwater Boogie is all about celebrating the Edisto, and what would a celebration of the Edisto be without river activities?
In between musical performances and other festival events, be sure to make time to participate in some of the river activities that will be going on during the weekend!
All the equipment you need to have fun on the water will be available for rent.
Kick back and relax by enjoying a float down the Edisto—for just $20 per tube, you can drift along for 2 miles until you reach Edisto River Adventures, after which a shuttle will take you back to Givhans Ferry State Park. Paddleboards ($25), Single Kayaks ($25), and Tandem Kayaks ($35) will all also be available for rental. It’s everything you’d need for a self-guided paddle, and it includes a shuttle back to the park.
During the Edisto Blackwater Boogie, there will be three organized guided paddles:
Edisto Sunset Paddle, Friday, October 11
Meet at Givhans Ferry State Park at the sandbar behind Riverfront Hall at 5:30 pm for sign up, paperwork, payment, and kayak fitting. The paddle starts at 6 p.m. Paddle 2 miles down to Edisto River Adventures and take a free shuttle back to the park after. The trip time is approximately 1 hour. The cost is $25 for a Single Kayak or Paddleboard and $35 for Tandem Kayaks. Those with their own equipment are welcome to join the paddle for $20. This includes all equipment necessary to paddle.
Edisto Blackwater Saturday Excursions
Encounter the secrets of a river morning or sleep in and float the afternoon away! ERA is offering both morning and an afternoon paddling opportunities on the 6-mile stretch from Mars Oldfield to Givhans State Park. Trips are largely self-guided but are sure to include plenty of experienced paddlers eager to share insider tips and expertise. On Saturday, October 12th, the morning paddle will start at 9 am at Mars Oldfield. If you have your own equipment you will meet at the landing. I you need to rent equipment, meet in front of Riverfront Hall in Givhans Ferry State Park. Renters will be picked up at 8 am for the morning paddle and 1 pm for the afternoon paddle. Guests who have their own equipment must be at Mars Oldfield Landing starting at 8 am for the morning trip and 1 pm for the afternoon trip. Once those with their own boats have unloaded at Mars Oldfield, they will drive back to the Park and hop on the ERA shuttle back to Mars Oldfield. Rental info: single kayaks and paddle boards are $45 and tandems will be $60. Shuttle cost for those who have their own equipment is $20.
Please call Edisto River Adventures with any questions and to make reservations at 843-695-8146