Magnolia Plantation
Rice Field Boat Tour

Rice Field Boat Tour

LENGTH: Allow one hour

LOCATION: Departs from a dock in the historic Garden.

TIMES: Seven days a week from March through October each year.

COST: ($8 per person with paid garden admission, children under 6 free)

Slip back in time as your boat glides through Magnolia's old flooded ricefield along the Ashley River. While you explore the cattail-fringed canals, your naturalist captain will transport you to the age of rice growing and river-going. Alligators still slip silently across canals as egrets wade along shore, stalking fish or frogs. You might even surprise a flock of wood ducks or spy a grackle building its nest. Today the rice is gone, but the history is still alive.

The boat tour is also a perfect way to take a break from walking. You can cool your heels and enjoy the breeze of the Ashley River as you glide through a water world unknown to most visitors. Come see the wild wetlands as the "locals" do – from the water.

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