Connecting people with the waters and lands
of the Port Royal Sound Area

No matter where you travel in Beaufort County and the surrounding area, you’ll likely cross the waters of Port Royal Sound. These are some of the most pristine waters in the country. We want to keep these special waters special for generations to come. We believe raising awareness and educating residents and visitors alike about our special ecosystem is the first step.
Watch the video for a preview of the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center.

We opened the Maritime Center as a doorway to the journey of discovery.
Please come inside and join us:

Experience dynamic exhibits and the rich variety of life found in the Port Royal Sound Area. See what a 10-foot tiger shark looks like.
Discover our amazing local marine life in a 3,000-gallon aquarium and the educational touch tanks.
Explore the water by boat, kayak, canoe and more.
Connect to the stories and rich history that make the Sound unique.


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Pollinator Plant Sale
Saturday on the Sound - May 27
11a-2p at the Maritime Center

Build your own Pollinator Garden. Our thanks to members of the Spring Island Native Plant Project who will have the following for sale:

Asclepius tuberosa - Butterflyweed
Solidago sempervirens- Seaside Goldenrod
Gaillardia pulchella - Blanketflower
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Hibiscus coccigea - Scarlet Hibiscus
Eupatoriun coelestinum - Hardy ageratum or Blue Mist Flower
Salvia coccinea- Scarlet Sage
Aquilegia canadensis - Columbine
Rudbeckia triloba- Orange Coneflower
Helianthus anguvstifolia - Swamp Sunflower
Symphyotricum elliottii - Elliott's Aster
Helianthus helianthoides - Oxeye Sunflower

For more information about the Project, please go to the and select the Native Plant Project tab.

Maritime Center

The Center features exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where everyone can learn and celebrate the uniqueness of the Sound!

Live Webcam

See what's currently happening at the Maritime Center through our live webcam, provided by The Salty Dog.


Summer Camp is just one of the many opportunities we offer to learn about the ecology, history, culture, art and more of the Port Royal Sound area.