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Explore coastal South Carolina with Eric Horan, professional Wildlife Photographer and Master Naturalist. With a wealth of local, regional, national & even international photo credits and over 30-years shooting and being a wildlife photo guide in the region, Eric offers his guests the unique opportunity to travel along to some of his favorite remote destinations by boat.  

As Master Naturalist, Eric also provides his guests information-filled tours about local wildlife behavior and best practices in the field - equally appealing to photographers, birders and nature lovers of all skill levels.  

Eric knows where to travel and when safely - year round - in a region complicated by fluky weather, daily tide changes, sand bars, soft mud banks, oyster bars and sinewy back waterways. Each season offers new adventure opportunities along a dramatic chain of barrier sea islands.

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Eric Horan


Eric's information filled tours are open to photographers of all skill levels and birders or just nature lovers. You’ll join him on a journey through the salt marshes and along pristine beaches of the barrier islands. Because he is also a master naturalist, Eric’s tours become a lesson in not only wildlife photography, but also local natural history as well. All tours are designed with conservation at the forefront, not disturbing the natural behavior of wildlife while viewing and photographing the best activity of the season.

Boat tours are limited to small groups of five guests or less, enabling Eric to give his attention to all participants. Transportation is aboard his new 21ft Carolina Skiff during the first or last three hours of the day when the light is best. Custom trips can be arranged for kayaks, hiking, biking or driving tours. The coastal region offers an amazing range of wildlife viewing opportunities around the calendar year.  See wading birds, sea birds, shore birds, birds of prey and a variety of other mammals while working the beaches, backwaters, maritime forest and salt marshes.  Learn from a pro how to plan, what equipment to bring, how to dress, where and when to go.  Photo and camera gear tips are shared en route, along with techniques for approaching wildlife. Bring your photo issues and questions with.

Trips are tailored for the season’s best wildlife adventures. Winter (Dec-Feb) includes photographing eagles, the shorebird population and identifying many visiting waterfowl.    Springtime (Mar-May) includes Osprey feeding, wading bird rookeries and spring migrations.  Summer (Jun-Aug) includes shorebirds with summer plumage, Dolphin, seabirds and shrimp boat activity.  Fall (Sep-Nov) will focus on Dolphins, deer, fall migrations, birds of prey, shrimp boat activity and color transition of the Lowcountry marshes.

Standard Fee:  $120 for public boat tours

Private Tour Fees (1) person $300 -1/2day, $550- 2 consecutive 1/2days

Private Group tours - 3 hrs. for 2 people-$175 each, 3P-$133 each, 4P-$112.50 each, 5P- $98 each


1/ Monthly Newsletter List:

Join the monthly newsletter list to receive information on the upcoming months tour schedule plus any out of town photo adventures planed and Eric's Talks and Exhibitions calendar

2/ Local's "Seats Open List" for anyone who lives within driving distance of the Lowcountry who is interested in hearing about available seats on upcoming tours. The list presently is 100 people and the seats go fast on a first to reply basis. All seats go for $110.

Please indicate in the form whether you want to join Monthly Newsletter only or both lists - "Seats Open" as well