Tours are about three hours long, traveling through the marshes and sea islands of the ACE Basin. Tours leave from the ACE Basin Tours dock on Coosaw Island (see Location). The dock was featured as the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in the movie Forrest Gump and other scenes from the movie were filmed at nearby sites.
Captain Stan, tour guide and captain, is a former coast guard captain and shrimper with life-long experience of the ACE Basin. He has extensive knowledge of the history and wildlife of the area.
The tour boat is the Dixie Lady, a 38-foot, coast guard-certified covered pontoon boat holding up to 21 passengers. Cold drinks are available on board. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages. A restroom is available on board.
Birds of the ACE Basin...Come see them with us!
Two regular tours are scheduled weekly from March through November, leaving at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Special tours can be arranged at other times. Reservations are advised but please feel free to call or just stop by early on the day of a scheduled tour to see if any room is left.
To view a larger image of our tour boat, please click here.