Wildlife Photo Safaris with Eric Horan

Eric HoranJoin 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

Eric Logan Photo Excursions for Rhett House Inn's Exclusive ActivitiesSee 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.
followed by
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

Eric Logan Photo Excursions for Rhett House Inn's Exclusive ActivitiesHunting Island State Park:
August 12, 19, 26
Individual instruction

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.

Baby Sea Turtle Watch – July and August

Sea Turtle Walk an Exclusive Rhett House Inn ActivityJuly 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

Rhett House Inn Shrimp Boat ExcursionTake 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

Top Gun Charters exclusive activity for Rhett House Inn, Beaufort, SC.Captain Tom Thomas is a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and charters “TopGun 5” out of the Beaufort Downtown Marina, one block from The Rhett House Inn.

“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.

◦ Tuna
◦ Mahi Mahi
◦ Cobia, Sailfish
◦ Wahoo, Grouper
◦ King Mackerel
◦ Spanish Mackerel

Charter Rates:
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