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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. 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. Remember, this is more than just a dolphin tour. You will enjoy seeing a variety of bird species, learn about the salt marsh ecosystem and local cultural history. If you're interested in sea turtles, ask your guide to tell you about the nesting loggerheads that come ashore each summer.
DURATION: 75 minutes
PRICE: $53 per adult, $26.50 per child ages 4-12  *
for 6 or more adults use discount code 'Group' for  5% off. Private tour $477 for up to 12 people.


Enjoy a "Captain's Choice" trip based on the tide and winds and delve deeper into the ACE. You may stop at the historic fishing community at Bennett’s Point to buy fresh shrimp or look for sunning alligators in the freshwater tidal marsh. This is a fascinating tour for anyone interested in seeing the heart of the ACE Basin from the water. Private tour.
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: $636 ( up to 8 passengers)

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

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

Dolphin Boat Ecotour

Custom Private Tours

ACE Basin River Tour

Sunset Cruise

If you're looking for a more customized experience, book a private tour. Any of the above public tours can be booked as a private for up to 12 passengers for $477. Or you can explore the ACE Basin further and delve deeper into the history of the area and even circumnavigate the whole island. ​

DURATION: 1.25 or more
PRICE: starting at $477

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Morgan (Monkey) Island


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.

*Note: not suitable for children under 10 

DURATION: 75 minutes
PRICE: $53 per person
*for 6 or more adults use discount code 'Group' for  5% off. Private tours $424

for up to 12 people.

Programs & Rates​

Botany Bay Ecotours

There is much local lore about "Monkey Island," but join this tour and separate fact from fiction. This tour crosses all 3 rivers of the ACE Basin (Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto). Morgan Island is uninhabited by humans but home to a breeding colony of free-ranging, Rhesus macaques. You will have the opportunity to see these animals at a close distance but from the safety of the boat. The monkeys are on their own schedule so we cannot guarantee their presence on every tour. But the scenery of the ACE Basin, the opportunity to see dolphins, waterfowl, and birds of prey, and the expansive marsh and maritime forest vistas, all combine to make this tour a fabulous adventure, monkeys or not. Private tour.
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: $636 (up to 8 passengers)

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If you've been on an Ecotour with us before and want to try something new,

check out these new offerings... 

Dolphin Boat Ecotour • Gullah Ecotour • Sunset Cruise

Morgan (Monkey) Island • ACE Basin River Tour • Custom Private Tour • Private Island Safari


Join Island celebrity Sarah Burnell on the Thursday Dolphin Ecotour and hear her first-hand account of "Growing up Gullah" on Edisto Island. Sarah's stories and songs give you a front row seat to Island history and culture. She will "sing" the dolphins to the boat while your captain shares natural history with you on this one-of-a-kind tour.
WHEN: Every Tues & Thurs (June & July), Thurs (Spring & Fall) and on Custom Tours by request.
DURATION: 75 minutes
PRICE: $53 adult, $26.50 child ages 4-12 
*for 6 or more adults use discount code 'Group' for  5% off. Private tour $477 for up to 12 people.


Gullah Ecotour

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.
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We recommend advance purchase. Our tours tend to sell out!