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Located on a lush barrier island just minutes from historic downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, seamlessly blends enriching experiences with vacation fun.  From eco exploration to reliving history, curious minds can satisfy their cravings with a number of authentic learning experiences incorporating the Lowcountry culture.

Two-Hour Family Paddle Eco Tour

Led by a naturalist, families explore the Lowcountry’s ecosystem by kayak. Winding through Morgan Creek and arriving at a small hammock island with a scenic swimming hole, guests learn the main components of the estuary and its friendly inhabitants.

Quenby Creek Blackwater Paddle

This 3 ½-hour tour twists along the banks of Quenby Plantation, including a visit to the historic chapel seen in the film, “The Patriot.” Paddlers journey through abandoned rice fields and catch glimpses of nearby bald eagles, hawks and shorebirds.

Fly Fishing Basics

Fly fishing students learn the art of casting on land by a Lowcountry local expert. The course concludes with a friendly competition for the longest and most accurate cast.

Palmetto Carriage Tour

During this one-hour horse drawn carriage tour, riders are treated to a history lesson they will never forget. Along the 30 blocks of Charleston, guests explore the city’s historic houses, gardens, mansions, churches and parks as well as the people, flora and architecture that tell the story of the “holy city.”

Chef’s Showcase at the Farmer’s Market

This two-hour tour gives food enthusiasts a peak into Charleston’s

local culinary scene. The group visits the farmer’s market to learn about indigenous produce and purchase ingredients from Charleston purveyors. Following the farmers market, the group participates in a chef-lead cooking demonstration that teaches participants how to prepare a Lowcountry meal using local ingredients purchased at the market.

Palm Frond Origami

A part of the South Carolina State Palmetto Tree, palm fronds are a beloved symbol of the Lowcountry culture. Participants learn the art of palm frond weaving and create a Lowcountry souvenir to remember their stay at Wild Dunes Resort.

Bike Tour Crabbing-BYOB

A favored southern pastime, guests explore local crabbing spots by bike, while learning tips and tricks for casting the perfect net. As crabbers bait, secure and reel in the swimming pinchers, a naturalist gives a hands on Lowcountry crab species 101 lesson. Crabbers are encouraged to catch and release.

Capers Island Wildlife Exploration

During this excursion, guests cruise aboard a shaded vessel through the winding tidal creeks to find diverse wildlife living in the Lowcountry salt marsh environment. Along the way, guests identify dolphins, egrets, herons, crabs, oyster beds and shrimp in their natural environments.


Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. It is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on FacebookTwitter and Youtube


Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels

For more information on Wild Dunes Resort’s Lowcountry Learning opportunities and activities, please see the vacation planner. To make a reservation, please call 888-778-1876 or visit



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LOU HAMMOND & Associates

843.408.4398/ 843.408.4360                                                                     

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