Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Cross the breadth of the unspoiled ACE Basin to observe a free ranging colony of Rhesus monkeys.
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 - $650.00 + tax
Base price is for 1-5 people
Private tour Nov & Dec '22 - $500.00 + tax
Base price is for the first 2 People | Max of 10 People
Starting at $650
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. Ages 8 and Up *(there is alot of sitting and enjoying scenery on this tour). 2.5 hours. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
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.