Botany Bay Ecotours
Botany Bay Ecotours
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Boat ToursEco ToursFishing Charters & ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
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The ONLY biologist-owned ecotour business on Edisto and the ACE Basin
Edisto Island, South Carolina
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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(40 reviews)

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William Cook
Butler, MD4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Marvetta Hutchison is a wonderful part of the Botany Bay Ecotours cultural heritage experience. I recommend highly her culinary experience, which can be tailored for any group or occasion.
Written January 17, 2024
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Amy M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A wonderful, intimate boat ride searching for dolphins. Captain Meg was The Best, and I hope to see her again next year for another tour.
Written November 10, 2023
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Thank you for joining us! We look forward to your next visit! Meg and crew
Written November 29, 2023
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donnamost
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Captain Meg was so knowledgeable and personable! It was a sunset cruise but we saw tons of dolphins too. She even got a great video of one of them jumping and sent to me! The whole family loved it.
Written October 29, 2023
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It's a pleasure! Thank you for joining us.
Written November 5, 2023
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Heather J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our private party of 6 went out on a morning cruise with Meg, and we were all thrilled with the experience. Meg is a very knowledgeable guide and happy to educate or also to let our chatter run on. She knew several spots where dolphins were likely to be, based on the time of day and tidal cycle. We saw active feeding, some clear play, and other social interactions between what was probably 3 pods of dolphins. I'd guess we saw upwards of 20, probably a lot more. At one point Meg cut the motor and we just floated, listening to the exhalations of dolphins all around us. Magical. Cannot recommend more.
Written October 21, 2023
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Thank you so much!
Written November 5, 2023
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Michael O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Great ride, excellent views, educational and saw a bunch of dolphins! Loved it! Was cool and comfortable but much cooler we would have needed jackets. Dress for the wind on the water, not at your condo!
Written October 15, 2023
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Thank you for joining us!
Written November 5, 2023
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Julia M
Georgetown, Kentucky, United States18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Meg had taken us on the same tour 10 years ago and it definitely didn't disappoint this time either. We got to see at least 3 different groups of dolphins and Meg answered all the questions we had about the dolphins, the bay and marsh area.
Written October 7, 2023
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SO great to see y'all again! Thank you for your business.
Written November 5, 2023
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Jim C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Captain Meg is the best. Very knowledgeable and shared a wealth of information on the ACE Basin. Highly recommend.
Written October 4, 2023
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Thank you for coming back to see me! Until next time...I saw a bald eagle today and told her that she was a day late! Capt Meg
Written October 4, 2023
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Claire W
Staten Island, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Overall the tour was fantastic, absolutely worth the early rise. Meg was an excellent guide and captain. She shared so much knowledge of the water, ecosystem, wildlife and history of the area, it was immersive and beautiful. We saw several dolphins and even caught a mating ritual, first time for that.
Written August 29, 2023
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We are so glad you joined us! We hope to see you again.
Written September 20, 2023
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Terry M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The tour was great. Landon was very professional and wanted to make sure that we saw as many dolphins as possible.

Highly recommend taking the tour but ask for directions to the boat. A little tricky of locating it.
Written August 20, 2023
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Thank you so much for joining and for the kind words. We hope to see you again. Because the location is tricky to find (Town and Marina don't allow directional signs), we do send an email with directions and a map and have directions on our website. Just for future reference if either of those things is accessible.
Written September 20, 2023
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Kristy W
Corinth, MS114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Our family took an excursion out to Morgan Island to learn about the monkeys. We saw a few and heard the awesome story. On the way back, we saw several dolphins. Captain Landon was knowledgeable and friendly.
Written July 18, 2023
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We are so glad you enjoyed your adventure! Thank you for sharing your review.
Written July 20, 2023
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