Activities & Equipment Rentals

Exploring Edisto with a guide can open up an amazing learning experience for the whole family. Whether you are looking for an Eco-challenge to kayak around the island, learn about the ecological systems while on a boat tour, search for dolphins, or even pretend to be Indiana Jones on a private dig with a local historian, Edisto has endless opportunity for adventure. It’s up to you to decide how much you can handle!


Botany Bay Ecotours

A tour with Botany Bay Ecotours will make your visit to Edisto in the ACE Basin an unforgettable event as you explore the rivers, marshes and beaches. The ACE Basin is the largest undeveloped estuary on the East Coast. Get on the water with activities ranging from sunset cruises with your favorite beverage to boat tours actively exploring the natural and cultural history of the area. Tours are for all ages and levels of adventure!

Tours are available from March 1st - October 31st. Check the calendar for availability.

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Edisto Island Serpentarium

Opened to the public in July of 1999, the Edisto Island Serpentarium is a culmination of more than 50 years of snake hunting adventure and experience by brothers Ted and Heyward Clamp of Edisto Island, SC. The modern indoor facility and beautifully landscaped outdoor gardens house a wide variety of reptiles, mostly those collected by the Clamp brothers and native to the southeastern United States.

The reptiles in the outdoor gardens are not displayed behind glass but are viewed by visitors who look over low-walled enclosures to observe the snakes living in streams, climbing in trees or basking on stumps or logs exactly as they would be seen if encountered in the wild. The exhibit was purposely designed in this order hopefully to give visitors the same thrill and exhilaration which the Clamp brothers have enjoyed for years and still feel whenever they suddenly encounter a reptile in its natural habitat.

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Charleston Fossil Adventures

Charleston Fossil Adventures offers fossil hunting guided by a Paleontologist in the Edisto and Charleston areas. Walking tours on local beaches scattered with fossils provide and education and exiting experience for your next family or group outing. Adventurous fossil hunters can take a guided kayak tour down local waterways to hidden banks  to discover fossils and artifacts. Each trip is packed with discovery, education, and professional identification of your finds. Book your next family, group, or classroom outing!

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Edisto Salt Water Tours

Discover Edisto's waterways with Edisto Salt Water Tours. Join Captain Phillip Albenesius on his ship " River Time", a 25-ft Chesapeake style boat, on one of their amazing tours around the island. Offering tours of the Ashepoo River, South Edisto River, Island Circumnavigation Trip, and Sunset tours, "River Time" gives you just that, Time on the beautiful rivers of Edisto. Capt. Phillip has over 40 years experience shrimping, fishing, ad exploring the waterways of the  South Carolina coast..

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Edisto Bike Rental

Edisto Bike Rentals offers bike rentals — plain and simple! Free delivery and pick-up.



Island Bikes & Outfitters

Island Bike & Outfitters has everything you need to make Edisto a fun and memorable place to be! Golf cart rentals, gifts, t-shirts, souvenirs, fishing, kayaking, biking, beaching, and surf supplies...they have it all. If digging your toes in the sand is as active as you want to get, stop by for all your beach supplies. They have chairs, umbrellas, towels, buckets, floats, and beach games! AND if shopping is what you like, stop by for that special t-shirt, flip-flops, sunglasses, or great piece of jewelry. Island Bike & Outfitters has it all!

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Edisto Essentials

Edisto Essentials is locally owned and operated. They are a full equipment rental service and provide free delivery and pick-up to the Edisto Beach area. Edisto Essentials has all of your essential vacation needs, including: bikes, golf cars, kayaks, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, lounge chairs, hi-chairs, portable cribs, rollaway beds, sheets and towels, andmore. If you don’t see what you are looking for just give them a call!

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Palmetto Cart Rental

Looking for a golf cart rental for your next beach vacation, wedding or special event? Look no further! Palmetto Cart Rental has a fleet of over 30 golf carts. Golf carts are perfect for getting from A to B and they are worry free. Have a problem with your cart? Just call us and we'll be right there. Your golf cart can be delivered to your vacation home rental before you arrive, so it will be there as soon as you get settled in and are ready to cruise! No waiting on us!


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The Plantation Course

The sole golf course on the island enjoys an interesting history dating back to its origin in 1973. Originally known as 'Oristo' and later as 'The Edisto Beach Golf Club', the course takes pride in its new name... ‘The Plantation Course at Edisto’. After completing a total renovation of the course in 2006 and moving into the new Pro Shop in May 2007, The Plantation Course at Edisto ensures that your golfing experience will be enjoyable and memorable.

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Stono Ferry Golf Course

The Links at Stono Ferry is set amidst South Carolina Lowcountry breezes from the Intracoastal Waterway and centuries-old live oaks, Stono Ferry is a refuge from society's hustle.  This championship, Ron Garl design offers one of the most exciting tests in all the Lowcountry.

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