GCO Business Spotlight

Eco-Tours of South Mississippi offers a variety of tours, including motorboat swamp tours, kayak trips, photography trips, and custom tours.

Owners Captain Kathy and Jeff Wilkinson work tirelessly to promote our natural resources and to educate their guests about the ecosystems, wildlife, history, heritage and conservation of the Pascagoula River and the Mississippi Sound.  Kathy is a Master Naturalist and is Leave No Trace certified. Jeff Wilkinson is a nature photographer and enjoys sharing the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through his photos.

Recognized as a Gulf Coast Outpost business in 2018, Eco-Tours of South Mississippi offers an incredible opportunity to experience the coast’s natural environment with experienced captains.

To book a tour, visit their website, ecotoursofsouthmississippi.com or call 228-297-8687.

The Gulf Coast Outpost business recognition program is part of the 2016 Nature-Based Tourism Plan for Coastal Mississippi. It was developed for the Heritage Area by stakeholders in the industry. Business owners and operators are recognized through a checklist that focuses on training, sustainability and stewardship. The program is aimed at those companies whose primary business is dependent on the natural environment in Mississippi’s six coastal counties. This includes eco-tours, locally owned outfitters, charter boat operators, tour guides, eco-lodges and agritourism entities. To become recognized as a GCO, email heritage@dmr.ms.gov.

Photo: Eco-tours of South Mississippi