focus at Botany Bay Ecotours is to provide content-rich programs
that have a low impact on the environment. We offer a variety of tours
and we're glad to work with you to create a custom tour during your
visit. Kayaking is
for people with an active lifestyle and children 14 and older. If you
prefer less activity or have younger children, we recommend a motorboat
tour. All tours depart from Edisto Marina (3702 Dock Site Rd.) unless
otherwise noted. Here's a sampling of our most popular tours...
Dolphin Kayak and Boat EcoTours: These trips focus on the ever-popular bottlenose dolphins. Paddle or cruise with the dolphins and learn about their amazing life history. Keep in mind that dolphins are wild animals and we can't guarantee their presence. However, we feel a trip on the water in the ACE Basin is
always a worthy way to spend time whether the dolphins join us or not.
Kayaking is for people who enjoy outdoor, physical activity. The boat
tour is for people who prefer a more relaxed outing. $50 per person, 90
minutes. SPRING SPECIAL of $44 per adult, $22 per child under 12! If you have a group of 6 or more, ask about our group rates.
or an Edisto Island Dolphin Boat Tour
Book online for an Edisto Beach Dolphin Kayak Ecotour (Kayak trips are added weekly, so if you don't see a trip now, check back later).
Sunset Cruise: Unreel and unwind while your captain takes you on a cruise that is the
perfect ending to a day on Edisto. Watch the birds heading for their
roosts, the dolphins feeding and your cares slipping away. Bring a cold
beverage of your choice to treat yourself or make it a perfect date
night. $46 per person - 1 1/2 hours.
Book online for an Edisto Beach Sunset Cruise
Turtle Talk and Beach Walk: Join a sea turtle biologist to learn about
the plants and animals of the beach system, including the loggerhead sea turtle! Not only will you find out about these amazing animals' life history, but also how
to enjoy the night beach and perhaps see them nesting or hatching. Most
importantly, you will learn the proper ecotour way to observe them
without disturbing them. We call this Sea Turtle 101- everything you
wanted to know about these incredible animals that nest along our beach.
Sea turtles are federally protected, so if encountered, they cannot be
touched or photographed with a flash.
$15 per adult and $10 for children ages 4-16. 60 minutes. May-September.
Book online for an Edisto Beach Turtle Talk
Private Island Safari: Grab
a beach towel and pack a picnic and we will take you to a secluded
island get-away. Explore a beach as it was hundreds of years ago with no
houses and few people. On the way, we'll tell you about the amazing
cultural history linked to the area. Once on the beach, there are plenty of wonderful beach treasures to explore which your guide can help identify. We support the ecotour principle of "take only photos and leave only footprints" so the
treasures will stay on the beach for the next explorers to discover.
$320, 2 hours, 12 people maximum. For groups larger than 12, we can make
multiple trips and have your entire group together on the island.
Book online for an Edisto Island Safari
BOAT AND KAYAK TOURS DEPART FROM EDISTO MARINA
next to Bay Creek Park on Edisto Beach, unless otherwise noted. WALKING TOURS DEPART FROM A DESIGNATED BEACH ACCESS ON EDISTO BEACH.
Programs for school groups are correlated to the state science standards. Group rates are available.
If you are unable to join us on these tours, we provide private, customized tours upon request.
To arrange a group tour, please contact us directly.
Private North Edisto River Tour: Join 2 local experts in history and ecology onboard a Fortier 33 for a very special tour of the area. With a 6 person maximum capacity, this tour turns any occasion into a special occasion. From antebellum plantation homes to strand feeding dolphins, the wilds of the North Edisto River are explored in style on this comfortable cruising yacht. This is a great tour for wedding parties, family outings, engagements and anniversaries. $300/hour, 2 hour minimum. Available Wednesday and Saturday. Call Meg at 843-469-0052 to book this trip.