We will allow you to see the area in a way you may never have imagined. Our guides delight in sharing its unique coastal ecosystem with others.  Our local knowledge is enhanced by in depth study in biology, wildlife ecology, and natural resource management. Our founder, Meg Hoyle, credits her extensive field work abroad with teaching her to fully appreciate the wonder and diversity of the area she calls home. She studied wildlife utilization on the savannahs of Kenya and Zimbabwe, tropical ecosystems in the Australian rainforest and conducted sea turtle research in the Caribbean. Meg carefully selects other trip leaders who share her passion for interpreting the natural world.


The South Carolina coast as “every bit as exciting as exotic locales such as the Great Barrier Reef or tropical rainforests. There is something for everyone to learn from areas like this.” - Captain Meg Hoyle

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Captain Meg


Our founder and owner, Meg Hoyle, graduated from Davidson College with a B.S. in Biology. She was a COSEN-Pew Scholar and the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She obtained her master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management at the University of Georgia. Her classroom and field training have given her a special perspective on the coastal environment and she is a born educator. Meg wanted to share the wonders she saw during her career as a biologist with others and started Botany Bay Ecotours.

Meg selects other guides for our programs based on their love of the area, field of study and experience in the lowcountry.

​​​Advance Purchase Recommended. Our tours often sell out! ​

About Us

Botany Bay Ecotours

Booking Phone:  (843)869-2998

How we started...

Edisto United


One of the guiding principles of Ecotourism is partnering with the local community. As a business we support the Edisto non-profit, Edisto United. EU helps youth on Edisto realize their full potential by providing resources that benefit their education- school supplies, camp scholarships, project-based learning and job training. To find out more about this powerhouse non-profit visit their website at www.edistounited.org

How can a guided tour make a visit to the South Carolina Lowcountry special?