Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Enjoy an adventure looking for our only resident marine mammal and learn about their amazing life.
Our tour will make your time on Edisto unforgettable as you explore the creeks, rivers and marshes. The ACE Basin is the largest undeveloped estuary on the East Coast defined by the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Rivers.
We get you on the water with activities ranging from boat tours actively exploring the natural and cultural history of the area to sunset cruises with your favorite beverage.
We have tours for all ages and levels of adventure!
Private tour - $535.00 + tax
Base price is for the first 4 People | Max of 12 People
Private tour Winter - $335.00 + tax
Base price is for the first 2 People | Max of 12 People
These Private tours 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. We visit the dolphins' favorite area and may not travel far from it if the pods come by. If you would like to see more of the area, check out our other ecotours.
Boat Ecotours depart from Edisto Marina (3702 Dock Site Rd), DOCK SLIP D 2. The Marina can be hard to spot, so look for signs for Pressley's Restaurant or Bay Creek Park. Free parking is available at Bay Creek Park or across from Bay Creek Villas. Our dock slip is at the end of a 150 yard boardwalk, so give yourself time to enjoy the walkway over the salt marsh. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.
Coastal weather is variable and TV or phone weather forecasts are not accurate here. We will cancel due to weather at the time of the tour if needed. We run light rain or shine, so bring a waterproof layer and be prepared with an extra layer for cool breezes and a hat and water for hot days.
There is a 12" step down into the boat that guests need to be physically able to make.
Health and Safety Policy
-All captains and guides have been vaccinated and boosted!
-We stay 6' away from you and your family.
-We recommend that you bring hand sanitizer so that you can clean your hands after disembarking.