Charleston Water Parks - During the long, hot days of summer there are three places in and around Charleston that offer a clean, safe, controlled oasis from the heat with activities for the whole family. These water parks come with built in fun offering long stretches of slides and wave tanks, meandering currents upon which to lazily drift while catching the sun, sprays and splashes, geysers and fountains, wading and jumping, each with its individual attractions.
All the water fun you might imagine under the watchful eye of on-duty lifeguards. Splash Island Water Park in Mount Pleasant is designed for family fun and invites families with toddlers to pre-teens to come and cool down. Whirlin' Waters and Wave Park in North Charleston entices the daring with The Big Kahuna, a 27,000 square foot wave pool that recreates various types of wave action along with other adrenaline pumping attractions like, Riptide Run and Tubular Twister. Not to worry though, there are plenty of separate and more sedate attractions for the little ones at Whirlin' Waters too. Splash Zone Water Park in James Island County Park offers two 200-foot slides and a 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel, a leisure pool and a play structure with wheels slides and sprays to ignite the imagination. Charleston's water parks offer a cool alternative to the beach experience…in more ways than one!
Charleston Water Sports - With all the types of natural waters that literally surround Charleston, from rivers to the bay to wide-open ocean, of course one can expect to find plenty of opportunity to partake of some of the best water sporting on the east coast. Pick your sport and locate the local options to rent, buy or take lessons to perfect your skill. Whether a weekend warrior, adventurous vacationer or a die-hard duder, you'll find everything to outfit your water sports needs: boards from surf to boogie and everything in between, accessories and apparel as well as boat and equipment rental and purchase for jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and surfing for the action oriented along with rafts, tubes, canoes and kayaks for those who prefer a slower pace…unless of course you find yourself in the swift and challenging tide rivers! Yes, there is something for everyone upon the Charleston waters.