Take a journey back in time on a tour of Sandy Island, a hidden jewel on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast that is only accessible by boat.
Located between the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee rivers in the Pawleys Island area, Sandy Island is the last true undeveloped island on the east coast of South Carolina. Residents still travel to and from the island by boat, as they have for generations.
Tours de Sandy Island offer year-round two-and-a-half-hour tours, by reservation only, which include an in-depth history of the Gullah people of Sandy Island. Tours visit the old Mt. Rena cemetery, Sandy Island’s schoolhouse, its volunteer fire department, its villages, as well as a stop at Pyatt’s General store. Upon request, experience a taste of Sandy Island cuisine, hosted by Laura Herriott.
Book online at the website below, or by calling the number below. For questions, contact Tours de Sandy Island by email.
Tour rates are $35 for adults, $32.90 for seniors, $20 for children ages 8-16, $10 for children ages 7 and under, $31.50 for military.
Winter pricing (Nov. 1 – March 31): Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays are the same rates as above; but Saturdays & Mondays, rates are $45 for adults, $42.90 for seniors, $30 for children ages 8-16, $20 for children ages 7 and under, $41.50 for military.