Our nature programs will begin Memorial Day, May 29, 2023. 



Kayak Nature Tours

Begins MAY 29, 2023

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Come see the diverse wildlife of our salt marsh up close and personal! Our guided kayak nature tours go through our winding wetlands and out into the Pamlico Sound. All skill levels of kayaking are welcome.

(Program ends August, 2023)

Morning Tours: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Afternoon Tours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 2:00-4:00 PM

$40 per Person


Marsh Madness

Begins MAY 30, 2023

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Salt marshes are one of the most interesting and productive 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.

(Program ends August, 2023)

Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 PM

$10 per person




Turtle Patrol

Begins MAY 29, 2023


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Attend a brief presentation and learn everything you want to know about the life cycle of our local sea turtle species.  Join us on the beach and learn how the NPS works to assist these endangered 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!

(Program ends August, 2023)

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 11:00 AM

$10 per Person

Campfires, Crabs, & Constellations

Begins MAY 29, 2023

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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, legendsd, 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. Beach chairs, towels, or blankets are recommended.

(Program ends August, 2023)

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

 $15 per Person