RHETT HOUSE INN SUMMER EXCLUSIVES
Wildlife Photo Safaris with Eric Horan
Join award-winning wildlife photographer Eric Horan, regional co-host of PBS’s “Wild Photo Adventures” as he takes you on a fun, informative trip and gives you his personal instruction and tips on taking the best wildlife pictures possible.
Advance reservations required
Wildlife Photo Boat Safaris
See 12 species of waterfowl - including gulls, terns, pelicans, wading birds, white egrets, and dolphins up close in the marsh rookeries.
Saturday Morning Boat Trips: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., or 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mid day lecture and workshop with Q&A back at the Rhett House Inn:
August 4, 11, 18, and 25
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$90 per person
Sunday Walking Beach Sunrise Photo Safari
2 hrs. $75
Wide angle to medium lens suggested
Private instruction also available.
1 person: $300 - 3 hours; 2 people: $350 - 3 hours
Please call The Rhett House Inn at 888.480.9530 for availability and/or to sign up for
photo safaris with Eric Horan. Limited availability; advance reservations required for all dates.
July and August is when the giant endangered female Loggerhead turtles come in to nest. Join Harbor Island Turtle Watch volunteers to search for turtle tracks and mark new nests for protection from predators. They never know what they will find. The walk is about 1 1/2 miles for each section (3 total).
The baby turtles start hatching from July thru October. Team leader Fran Nolan also goes into the hatched nests three days after they emerge on their own to inventory the nest counting egg shells, unhatched eggs, and she sometimes finds babies that did not go out with the group.
Inventory: 7:30 a.m.
Walks: starting daily at 6:30 a.m.
$10 suggested donation to the Harbor Island Turtle Watch Program
Notice needed the day before to allow access to the gated island.
Shrimp Boat Excursion
Take a ride on a real, working Lowcountry shrimp boat and catch net fulls of wild local shrimp with third generation shrimp boat Captain Cameron Reaves on the 80′ “Gracie Belle”. This fascinating and unique experience gives you an up close encounter with dolphins, seabirds, and the many sea creatures caught in the net. As you return home from a day of shrimping, you will eat a lunch of just caught seafood cooked right on the deck. Bring your camera!
$100 per person
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Please call The Rhett House Inn for dates and availability
July and August dates sold out; September and October dates available
Deep Sea Fishing
“I have been fishing in the Beaufort waters for over 28 years and I decided to share my experience and the beautiful Lowcountry with both young and old. TopGun Charters has Gulf Stream and wreck fishing trips, Sunset Cruises and Dolphin tours leaving from the Downtown Marina.” Check out the fishing report on www.topguncharterfishing.com.
July-August: ”The bite is on and most species are spawning and eating profusely. The huge Kings started biting the 16th of June. Judy caught her first King and Cobia on Topgun 5. Andy caught 4 Kings in the 24-28 pound range by 9a.m. and Capt Tom caught a 35 pound King while Andy rested for his upcoming Cobia.”
Offshore Fishing: 31’ “Pursuit” – 46 mph max / 40 Cruise. Depending on the season, these are some of the more popular species you can have the opportunity to catch.
◦ Mahi Mahi
◦ Cobia, Sailfish
◦ Wahoo, Grouper
◦ King Mackerel
◦ Spanish Mackerel
Sunset Cruise: $300 per group of (6)
Wrecks: $850 per group of (4)
Gulf Stream: $1,950 per group of (4); $50 for each additional up to (6)
Bait, Ice, and all equipment provided; Bring your own lunch
4 weeks advance reservation highly recommended