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Osprey Photography Boat Tour

Osprey Photography Boat Tour

Or Call 888-315-9439

Osprey Photography Boat Tour

Or Call 888-315-9439

Osprey photographers and bird watchers alike, we are going to get you up close and personal for some great pictures/viewing of these family-oriented birds in their natural habitat. The Osprey return here every year in March to mate, rebuild their nests, have and raise their young and migrate South by late August. There are many active Osprey nests along the beautiful and natural region of the untouched Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. It is a photographer and wildlife lover’s dream, whether you are a bird watcher or a amateur/professional photographer. It is a joy and trial to try to capture the perfect shot of the Osprey catching its prey, feeding their young or carrying materials to build their nests. Of course, other wildlife just might cross our path along the way so have your cameras or binoculars ready!

Space is limited to 15 passengers to allow everyone to move about more freely to take pictures (monopods only please). In addition, the Captain will maneuver the boat for the best shots/views to allow all sides to have great photo/viewing opportunities. Check the schedule for dates and times and book early!


1.5 hour Osprey Photography boat tour


This tour is not for children (12 years and under)


Adult (13+): $29.95

Tour Runs

March – June

Tour Size

Tour is limited to 15 photographers to allow everyone to move about freely on the boat to take pictures. Minimum of eight guests required for this tour to run.


  • Beverages and snacks are available for purchase at the gift shop. Purchase drinks/food may be taken on the boat only. No personal coolers or drinks/food.
  • Make sure to bring your camera. Bring your longer lens as well, some of these nests are up high and some are not. Pack an extra battery and film card! You will take lots of photos!!
  • No tripods allowed for safety reasons. Monopod is allowed.
  • Groups: We also work with groups on request and based on availability.
    Groups may contact us at: 1 (843) 668-4250 and please leave a message. We will return your call to set up an Osprey Photography Boat Tour for your group.

What Is Not Included?

Admission to the Waccatee Zoo is not included. The zoo is a completely separate business. You do not need to purchase a zoo ticket to do the Waccamaw River Tour or vice versa. Enter the zoo road and follow the signs to Waccamaw River Tours Boat Rides. Waccamaw River Tours has its own parking area in the very back along the river! Parking is free.

Important To Note

Discounts will not apply to this tour. Tour space limited to allow movement for photographing.

You May See:

  • Osprey hunting and fishing on the river. Some flying or in trees with large fish in their talons.
  • Baby osprey in the nest learning to fly and hunt for food.
  • Majestic osprey swooping by the boat.
  • The natural nesting habitat of osprey

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