Bull Island Nature Tour
A leisurely 30 minute passenger ferry ride with a naturalist takes you through rich salt water marsh creeks, home to dolphins, egrets, pelicans and herons. Relax and enjoy the scenery within South Carolina’s most pristine wilderness, 64,000 acre Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Disembark on Bull Island, a 6 mile long island managed for endangered and threatened species such as the Red Wolf, Wood Stork and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Stroll through protected maritime forest along sixteen miles of footpaths. Enjoy the most fabulous stretch of beach along the East coast including “Boneyard Beach.”
Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Plantation Tours
Step back in time with each Bend of the River, as you cruise past Rice Plantations. Enjoy the dark waters of the Pee Dee Lowcountry. View majestic Rice Plantations, trunk gates and slave cabins, moss-laden oaks, all the while enjoying Mother Nature at her finest.
705B Front St.
Georgetown, South Carolina 29442
Black River Outdoor Center & Expeditions
Guided Kayak tours of blackwater cypress-tupelo swamps, saltwater marshes, plantation creeks and canals, and Historic Georgetown Harbor. Private birding tours and kayak fishing trips.
21 Garden Ave., Hwy 701 North Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Phone: (843) 546-4840
A showplace of art and nature developed in the 1930s by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington on the site of four colonial rice plantations. Over 550 pieces of America’s finest 19th and 20th century sculptures, by artists such as Frederic Remington, Daniel Chester French and Mrs. Huntington, are exhibited among 2,000 species of plants. Native animals and birds can be seen in a wildlife park, and special guided nature cruises and kayak trips wind through the tidal creeks and abandoned rice fields for a closer peek at the area’s history and wildlife. Open M-Su 9:30am-4:45pm. Closed Christmas Day.
US 17 South
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
Hobcaw Barony, a natural preserve and wildlife refuge, is also the winter residence of presidential advisor and Wall Street millionaire Bernard M. Baruch. Open to the public through guided tours, you see the 13,500 sq. ft. mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. Other stops in the 17,500-acre refuge include the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, a ride through the only existing slave street left on the Waccamaw Neck, and a stroll along a salt marsh boardwalk. The Visitors Center features a small nature/history museum with two alligators, a saltwater touch tank, a touch table, videos and many other exhibits to entertain adults and children. Please call for more information.
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
The Carolina Rover, the shaded 40 ft. pontoon boat, will take you either on the Shellling & Lighthouse Cruise to North Island OR to Hobcaw Barony on the Historic Hobcaw Barony Cruise & Hobcaw House Tour.
733 Front St., P.O. Box 2047
Georgetown, South Carolina 29442 Phone: (843) 546-8822