Ecotours

Edisto Ecotours

Our goal at Botany Bay Ecotours is to provide engaging, content-rich programs that have a low impact on the environment & a high impact on your Edisto experience.

10% of each ticket is donated to the local Edisto community to support home repairs and improvements.

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PRIVATE DOLPHIN
BOAT ECOTOURS

Enjoy an adventure looking for our only resident marine mammal and learn about their amazing life. These trips focus on the ever-popular bottlenose dolphins, but there’s so much more! Cruise with the dolphins and learn about their amazing life history.

Public ecotours available

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private ace
basin tour

Explore the unspoiled beauty and wonder of the world-renowned ACE Basin estuary. 
Travel upstream in the ACE Basin and enjoy a variety of experiences and sights. Over 300,000 acres are protected in perpetuity. This is a fascinating tour for anyone interested in seeing the heart of Edisto Island from the water.

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EDISTO'S AFRICAN
AMERICAN JOURNEY

This is a private tour of the waterways traveled by enslaved people who were active participants in gaining their freedom. We will uncover the links between the geography of the area and the history as we travel the rivers and creeks that served as transportation routes for centuries.

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BEACHCOMBING
Walking Tour

Explore the beach with new eyes on this guided tour. You will learn about shells, fossils and the animals living below the sand. Learn to find shark’s teeth and experience the beach as a living zone between the ocean and the dunes.

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Marvelous Meals
By Marvetta

Marvetta Hutchinson grew up with one of the best cooks on the island teaching her about Sea Island cooking techniques and ingredients. If enjoy fresh, local food and want to be a part of a meal that local islanders enjoy, let Marvetta come to your kitchen with everything you need to create a delicious Sea Island feast in the Gullah tradition. 

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PUBLIC DOLPHIN BOAT ECOTOURS

Enjoy an adventure looking for our only resident marine mammal and learn about their amazing life. These trips focus on the ever-popular bottlenose dolphins, but there’s so much more! Cruise with the dolphins and learn about their amazing life history.

Private ecotours available

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PRIVATE 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 slip- ping away. Bring a cold beverage of your choice to treat yourself or make it a perfect date night.

Public ecotours available

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PUBLIC 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 slip- ping away. Bring a cold beverage of your choice to treat yourself or make it a perfect date night.

Private ecotours available

Tours depart from The Marina at Edisto Beach (3702 Docksite Rd.) dock slip D2 next to Bay Creek Park.

Group trips & private events available upon request.

Programs for school groups are correlated to the state science standards.

If your family has a special needs child or adult, we will work with you to create a custom tour.

Contact us at botanybayecotours@gmail.com.

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