Morning Kayak Tour

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Come see the diverse wildlife of our salt marsh up close and personal! The morning kayak nature tour goes through our winding wetlands and out into the Pamlico Sound. All levels of kayaking ability are welcome.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

$40 per Person

Afternoon Kayak Tour

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Come see the diverse wildlife of our salt marsh up close and personal! The morning kayak nature tour goes through our winding wetlands and out into the Pamlico Sound. All levels of kayaking ability are welcome.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$40 per Person

Turtle Patrol

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Join us on the beach and help us excavate a mock turtle nest, identify turtle tracks, and learn everything you want to know about the life cycle of our local sea turtle species. Discover what you can do to help save our endangered sea turtles as we take a look at what it takes to rehabilitate these amazing creatures!

Tuesdays & Thursday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

$10 per Person

Campfires, Crabs, and Constellations

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Photo Credit: Ryan Deloge

Relax around the campfire with an iconic Hatteras sunset and an exceptional stargazing experience. Learn about Outer Banks history, legends, and nighttime beach creatures underneath some of the darkest skies you’ll find along the East Coast. Both kids and adults will enjoy searching for ghost crabs in the tide, eating s’mores, and laying back under the Milky Way.

Every Weeknight, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

$10 per Person

Ocean Detectives

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Put on your detective hats and help us as we try to deduce what’s going on at the beach! Walk down Cape Hatteras National Seashore with our guides as we search for clues that will help us understand the forces that help shape our island and everything on it. Identify shells, plants, creatures, and beach features to become a true ocean expert!

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$10 per Person

Marsh Madness

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Our new and improved version of Let’s Get Crabby! Salt marshes are one of the most interesting and intricate ecosystems on the planet…and we have one right in our backyard! Throw in a line, pull up some blue crabs, and discover what kinds of plants and animals call this wetland home. Then, take to the skies and get a bird’s eye view of the marsh with our drone!

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

$10 per Person

Rainy Day Program

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Need something to do on a rainy, windy day? Trying to get out of the hot sun for a little while? Sign up for our all indoors “Rainy Day” Program where you’ll get to take four crash courses all about Hatteras Island …Not just for rainy days!

Every Weekday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., & 4 p.m.

$10 per Person

Don’t see a time that works for you? Contact us to schedule a time that will.

Monday

  • Marsh Madness

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  • Ocean Detectives

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  • Afternoon Kayak Tour

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  • Campfires, Crabs, and Constellations

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Tuesday

  • Morning Kayak Tour

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  • Ocean Detectives

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  • Turtle Patrol

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  • Campfires, Crabs, and Constellations

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Wednesday

  • Turtle Patrol

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  • Marsh Madness

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  • Ocean Detectives

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  • Afternoon Kayak Tour

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  • Campfires, Crabs, and Constellations

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Thursday

  • Morning Kayak Tour

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  • Ocean Detectives

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  • Turtle Patrol

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  • Campfires, Crabs, and Constellations

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Friday

  • Turtle Patrol

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  • Marsh Madness

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  • Ocean Detectives

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  • Afternoon Kayak Tour

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  • Campfires, Crabs, and Constellations

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