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Guided Purple Martin Tours of Bomb Island All Summer LongPurple Martin Tour



12 (FULL), 13 (FULL), 14 (FULL), 19 (FULL), 20 (FULL), 21 (FULL), 25 (FULL), 26 (FULL), 27 (FULL), 28 (1 OPEN)


3 (1 OPEN), 4 (1 OPEN), 9 (FULL), 10 (FULL), 11 (1 OPEN), 16 (1 OPEN), 17 (1 OPEN), 18 (RAIN), 23 (RAIN), 24 (RAIN), 25 (RAIN)

  •  Maximum per tour is 6 guests.
  • Availability last updated as of 7/05/2017 and is subject to change. 

If you haven’t been out to see the Purple Martins, here’s your chance… 

Join us as we take you on a Guided Purple Martin Tour of the “Bomb Island” roost with Zach Steinhauser, our resident wildlife specialist, and manager of Wingard’s “Wings & Things”.  Join Zach and Master Captain Kenny Hardee for an informative cruise to Bomb Island, from Jake’s Landing. You will learn the history of Lake Murray and all about the Purple Martins, from two credentialed experts!  Even if you’ve been to the island before, on your own, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this natural phenomenon. 

At dusk, thousands, perhaps 500,000 or more, Purple Martins descend on Bomb Island to roost for the evening and depart early the next morning in one of nature’s spectacles right here in our own backyard. Bring your cameras and enjoy the rhythmic dance of the Purple Martins as they settle onto the island for the night. Every summer Bomb Island comes alive as these birds make the island their summer home.   

Tour will leave promptly at 7:00 p.m. from Jake’s Landing and will return at 9:00 p.m. 

Jake’s Landing –  220 Jake’s Landing Rd, Lexington, SC 29072

Click here for directions to Jake’s Landing

Bring your own food and beverages if you like; we will provide ice water. There are no refunds, however, if for some unlikely reason the trip has to be canceled, it will be rescheduled so that you may enjoy another time. PLEASE NOTE: Restrooms are not on board, but available at Jake’s Landing 


Reservations can be made at Wing’s & Things or ordered over the phone by calling 803.359.9091