Nature Boat Tour
LENGTH: 45 minutes
LOCATION: Tours begin at the boat dock on the river located behind the Plantation House.
TIMES: 11 am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm
COST: $10 per person with paid garden admission, Children 5 and under are 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.