LifeTides Institute

Welcome to LifeTides Institute


"This program was informative, fun and entertaining. Although we had only one "expert" to give us the instruction (and he was great!), our leader brought in wonderful guest presenters who gave us an insight into aspects of the culture of the area. In addition, she organized a field trip to neighboring historical places that I would never have thought to explore on my own.
 I loved the whole experience."

Marylu from Prunedale, CA


"Birding the Lowcountry was an outstanding program. We were novice birders and feel that our knowledge of birds increased exponentially on our trip. The program, instructors, accommodations, and meals all combined to exceed our expectations."

Juanita from Lilburn, GA


"Excellent adventure, highly recommended. Nice 4-star cabins, 4 scenic kayak trips on variety of water, lots of history, good leaders. The kayaks and paddles are top quality, and you get to try a different kayak every day. We came early and took side trips to Charleston and Okefenokee Swamp."

Roy from Lakeview, AR

Committed to Conservation, Education and Exploration

Come join us as we explore the South Carolina Low Country's magnificent coastal land, river and seascapes, as we work to conserve and protect special areas, as we support a broad range of educational initiatives and as we sample this region's special cuisine!

Many of the LifeTides programs are coordinated through the efforts of Road Scholar. Our Kayaking, BBQ and Birding programs are built with the goal to share the unique and natural setting of the South Carolina Lowcountry, striving to set the highest standards for stewardship and protection though the education and exploration of its bounty.

Through the power of education, the LifeTides Institute strives to preserve and protect South Carolina's low country. It supports adult continuing education and works with local schools and communities to support awareness and stewardship of this special coastal environment. As a charitable organization, LifeTides uses its proceeds to support education, land and habitat conservation and also supports local communities by contributing to a local food bank.

LifeTides welcomes all those who want to learn, participate and give to make a genuine difference in a special region of our country. We invite you to browse our site to learn more about each of our activities and special offerings. For customized events for families and friends, or corporate events of 6 or more participants, contact us for details.kayaking instructionsplanning