Shelling Excursions on Otter Island

  • $40 per adult/$20 age 10 and under
  • Make reservations early as there are minimum numbers required for a tour.
  • This adventure only takes place at low tide.
  • Please bring your own water, towels, snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars.

Just across St. Helena Sound lies Otter Island, a wonderful part of the ACE Basin and a naturalists' and photographers' paradise.  The island is protected by the Department of Natural Resources.  It is part of the St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area. Enjoy 2.5 hours on this deserted island in the heart of the ACE Basin (boat ride is 15 minutes each way for a total of 3 hours).  You are likely to see bottle nosed dolphins on the boat trip over and back.  Teeming with birds, this is a great place to find sand dollars or whelks. Some folks have even found WWII artifacts!