Crab College and Island Excursion

At Edisto Beach State Park

Botany Bay Ecotours has partnered with Edisto Beach State Park to offer this 3 1/2-hour nature adventure. During the boat excursion, we will explore an undeveloped island and learn about the amazing blue crab and how to catch them the old-school way - with hand lines. We will travel by boat to Pine Island in the ACE Basin. You will graduate from Crab College with a whole new appreciation of these sweet (tasting) crustaceans.

Register here or call 843-869-2998.


  • July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • July 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • August 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • August 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Event Hours

    Excursion times vary by tide. See the scheduled dates/times for the date range you will be at Edisto Beach State Park.

    Meeting Place

    Environmental Learning Center at Edisto Beach State Park

    What to Bring

    We will stand in the water so wear your bathing suit and shoes that can get wet - watch your toes, blue crabs have claws! Wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and bring any snacks you want and plenty of drinking water. *There is a 24" step down into the boat and participants must be able to climb in and off the boat at the island. This program is not recommended for children under 4 years of age.

    Registration Deadline

    5pm the day before the tour


    $45/adult, $25/child (ages 4-12). Not recommended for children under 4.