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Lake Murray
Purple Martin Tour

Lexington, SC


The Safari

Join Captain Zach Steinhauser for a pontoon tour of the largest purple martin roost in North America… right here on Lake Murray. Zach has been all over the United States, and even to Brazil, studying this migratory songbird. You’re sure to enjoy this sunset cruise to Bomb Island, with undeniably the most knowledgeable safari guide on the lake. Evening tours showcasing the daily return of the martins to Bomb Island at sunset will be available Tuesday through Friday, beginning June 25 thru August 23. The martins leave the island at dawn each morning for their day of insect hunting and training their newborns for the long flight to Brazil in the Fall.   


Price: $50 - AdulT
            $45 - Child 12&U

Trip Length: 2 HouRs

220 Jake's Landing Rd
Lexington SC 29072

Lake Murray, SC

*All Payments subject to*
3% Processing fee



We will meet in the parking lot of Jake's Landing Marina promptly at 6:30pm and begin our tour at 7pm. From there we will cruise out to the island with a few special stops to observe any birds & wildlife we come across. We will arrive back at the dock around 9pm.

Guests who arrive late will be left behind and unable to receive a refund.

Please note: There is a $3 fee per car to park at Jake’s Landing, and carpooling is encouraged. Please pay for parking inside the building, before you board. Chilled water will be provided on the tour, and you are welcome to bring beverages or snacks. There are no restrooms onboard, but Jake's will be open when you arrive. 


In the unlikely event of inclement weather, we may cancel or postpone the trip the day prior to departure and will call the number you provided on your reservation to let you know. If a trip is cancelled prior to leaving the dock, we will try to reschedule your trip for a later date or offer you a full refund. We can't control the weather, but we can make sure you get the best experience possible.


Cancellation Policy

We require 3 DAYS NOTICE to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund. If you cancel within the 3 day period, you will not be refunded.


All cancellations must be made by email to or by phone at 732-996-4732

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