Established in 2009
Joe Lotts spent 16 years in the outdoor guiding industry before founding Charleston Outdoor Adventures. With more than a decade of experience on local waters, Joe possesses a deep understanding of the region’s stunning wildlife. Along with his degree in wilderness leadership and experiential education, Joe’s knowledge feeds COA’s dedication to environmental education and stewardship. Our collective passion and experience inspire guests to value the natural wonders of coastal South Carolina. COA stays open year round, offering all adventures at least once each day. We are here and ready to show you a Lowcountry adventure to remember.
Why Tour with Us
With COA, you can expect an unforgettable Lowcountry experience. Operating out of Folly Creek, our trips take place in natural, scenic areas not impacted by industrial tourism or development. As a result, Folly Creek and surrounding waterways are rich in biodiversity- hosting a healthy, active population of dolphins. While safety and fun are top priorities, we believe that spreading environmental education and awareness is our most important job. This belief guides us as we strive to deliver informative, interactive tours that will resonate in the hearts and minds of all of our adventurers. Our goal is to enrich your appreciation of South Carolina’s wild and special places while you enjoy the thrill of engaging outdoor activities.
Our Dedication to Customer Service
We work to provide the best service in the Lowcountry- making your safety our top priority. COA guides and captains follow the latest paddling and boating protocols to ensure that you have the best experience possible while out on the water. Our passionate crew is known for delivering attentive service with enthusiasm and humor- make sure you are comfortable and excited for your adventure.