Canoeing & Kayaking -- Black River Outdoors Center at Kensington Gardens, U.S. 701, 3 miles north of Georgetown (tickets at tel. 800/979-3370; or, offers two- ($35), 4- ($55), and 6-hour ($75) Guided Kayak EcoTours of the Salt Marsh, Cypress Swamp, or Sandy Island. Full-day canoe rentals cost $50, with kayaks going for $35/day.

Golf -- One of the popular Georgetown championship courses, Wedgefield Plantation, just north of Georgetown (tel. 843/546-8587), is on the site of a former Black River rice plantation and has wildlife in abundance. It was designed by Porter Gibson in 1972. Greens fees are $19 to $32, including cart. The signature hole is the par-4 14th, with both tee and approach shots over water.

River Cruises -- Rover Tours (tel. 843/546-8822; operate from Georgetown Harbor. The Carolina Rover, a 40-foot pontoon boat, offers a 3-hour trip including a docked stop on North Island, home to Winyah Bay Lighthouse. The 45-minute excursion to this rather remote island includes a nature walk and beach shelling. Trips usually leave three times a day, Monday to Saturday, but the schedule depends on the tides (call ahead). It costs $33 for adults and $22 for children 11 and under.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.