Watching the Solar Eclipse From on the Water

Watching the Solar Eclipse From on the Water

On Monday, August 21, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse where the moon will cover almost the entire sun for 2 minutes, 40 seconds, putting us into darkness. The eclipse begins with a partial view at 1:15 and proceeds into a total eclipse starting at 2:46 p.m. If you want a great unobstructed view of the eclipse the best place to find that is on the water. Whether you go out with an organized tour group or rent a kayak and venture out on your own, don’t forget your eclipse glasses and be safe!

If you’ll be staying with us at Seaside Rentals you’ll have easy access to some of the following places where you can rent a kayak or sign up for an organized tour for the day of the eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour is being offered by Black River Outdoors at Harris Landing, Murrells Inlet. Come experience the Total Solar Eclipse and raise money to help rebuild the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center that burned down last year. Join us as we paddle through the beautiful Santee River. There will be experts on hand to teach you all the fascinating facts about a solar eclipse. Everyone will have chance to get out on a sandbar to take a rest between paddling.

Although the solar eclipse is the star of the show, you may also be able to experience native wildlife including wading herons, egrets, alligators, snakes, etc. The total eclipse is known to cause interesting behavior in animals, so you never know what you might see! The tour is guided and is suitable for all levels of experience. First time paddlers are welcome! Price is  $100 per person; $75 of the ticket price goes towards the fund to build the exhibits at the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center. For more information call (843) 546-4840.

Rover Tours, located at 735 Front St in Georgetown, is offering a special extended Total Eclipse Cruise departing at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. The eclipse will begin on North Island at 1:18 p.m. Totality starts at 2:47 p.m. for a duration of 2 minutes 33 seconds, with the eclipse ending at 4:10 p.m. Mean low tide on the beach will be at 2:20 p.m. Includes a t-shirt or cap, glasses, goodie bag, and a flashlight. All seats are $100.00 each. For more information, call (843) 546-8822.

Kayaking

 

The following local business offer kayak rentals and kayak tours. Please contact them if you are interested in taking a guided tour during the time of the solar eclipse.

Kokopelli Surf Camp
Offering free delivery of kayak rentals right to your door. Make reservations on their website or by calling 843-340-9565

Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures
870 Frontage Rd E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Paddle board and kayak rentals. Free delivery. Call (843) 833-3345 for more information or to make reservations.

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
413 53rd Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Canoe & kayak tour agency in North Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 241-4588 for more information or to make reservations.

Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Water sports equipment rental service in Socastee, SC. Call (843) 650-7003 for more information or to make reservations.

With so many options to choose from there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to experience the solar eclipse from the water. Give any of the above businesses a call for more specific information about the day of the solar eclipse.

 

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