Welcome To Fisheagle Wildlife Tours & Paddle Santee!

The Wildlife Swamp Tour is our original and most requested tour. It lasts approximately 2 hours round trip from Santee State Park and 3.25 hours round trip from Wyndham Resort. You can anticipate seeing pristine wildlife including several species of wetland wading birds including egrets and herons, as well as anhingas, ducks, and neo-tropical migrating songbirds. Along the way we’ll journey through “Osprey Village” where we view over 20 osprey nests in the middle of the swamp.  Occasional alligators and lots of turtles can also be seen. The voyage meanders through a Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo Forest that is absolutely beautiful. We’ve been conducting this tour for over 23 years and repeat customers come back year after year!Best Eco Tour SC

Come join us on our 40 ft. pontoon boat The Osprey. She holds 30 passengers, so bring your family, friends, church groups, senior groups, scouts and school groups to us and enjoy an exciting voyage!

Choose from Eco-boat tours on Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie, The Pinopolis Lock, The Tailrace Canal and the Cooper River. Our scenic trips are fully narrated by an experienced Naturalist and are enjoyed by school groups, church groups, scout groups and family reunions. Curriculum based field trips available as well.

Narration includes cultural history of the Santee-Cooper Lakes, area folklore tales and natural history interpretation of the area wildlife flora and fauna. Each trip is very unique because we never know what we will see.  It is always a wonderful journey as we explore sunken, flooded forests, wildlife refuges and unique places only accessible by boat.                                                                                                                   Santee Tour Captain        

Repeat customers love us, so be sure to call us for a reservation!  Swamp tours are offered year round. The BIG boat is available on  regularly scheduled days as well as for additional trips for your convenience.

  • Wildlife Swamp Tour – Regular Departures:  (March-September) Wednesday Friday & Saturday at 1 pm at Santee State Park (12:20 from Wyndham Resort),  . Groups of 20 or more available year round. Call to schedule. Other times available upon request.
  • Historical Lock TripApril 12th-21st 2019 (New This Season) & October, Wednesdays – Sundays (Mondays & Tuesdays available with a group of 20 or more), 10:00 am and 2:00 pm departures (from Gilligan’s Dock in Moncks Corner)

The Wildlife Swamp Tour is our original and most requested tour. It lasts approximately 2 hours round trip from Santee State Park and 3.25 hours round trip from Wyndham Resort. You can anticipate seeing pristine wildlife including several species of wetland wading birds including egrets and herons, as well as anhingas, ducks, and neo-tropical migrating songbirds. Along the way we’ll journey through “Osprey Village” where we view over 20 osprey nests in the middle of the swamp.  Occasional alligators and lots of turtles can also be seen. The voyage meanders through a Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo Forest that is absolutely beautiful. We’ve been conducting this tour for over 23 years and repeat customers come back year after year!

Historic Locks Trip – The Santee-Cooper Locks in Pinopolis, SC are an engineering marvel. They were constructed during the building of the Santee-Cooper Project which began in 1939 and were completed in November of 1941, one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor.    The Locks were built to handle elevation changes on a river for transportation of vessels. Lake Moultrie water level at full stage is 75.5′ above sea level, but is only about 30 miles upstream from the ocean. Originally they had planned to build a number of locks encompassing 7 1/2 separate locks each with a 10′ drop to arrive at sea level. Instead, they decided to do it all at one time with this incredible engineering masterpiece, which was at that time, the world’s tallest single-lift lock.