The Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center offers various educational and recreational opportunities for all ages. Some programs and activities have fees associated with them to help defray the cost of material, supplies and leaders. Our offerings will continue to expand. Let us know if you have a particular interest you would like us to offer or if you would like to volunteer as a program guide.

Check our calendar for dates of individual programs. Register by phone or in person.


Current programs include:

Birding*  This class is being restructured so we can offer a new experience this fall. It will include a review of the different types of water birds (wading, water fowl, shore birds) and an outdoor field experience at Widgeon Point.
Tuesday Talks*  A classroom series led by area experts on a variety of topics, ranging from Lowcountry plants to sharks to photographing the Lowcountry. $8 for adults, $5 for students with ID, free for those 17 and under.
Story Time. Special time and activities for preschoolers and toddlers at 10 a.m. every Wednesday. No charge. No reservation needed.
Eco Boat Excursions*  A scientific expedition of the Port Royal Sound area. More than a dolphin-watching experience (although you’ll most likely see one or two), this is a classroom on a boat. Click here for more information on these excursions. $40 for adults and $30 for ages 6 to 11. Scroll down for registration information.
Kayak Tours*  An up-close and personal way to explore the waterways. Kayak classes and tours offered on alternating weekends. Kayak and gear provided or bring your own. All reservations handled through Marshgrass Adventures. Call (843) 684-3296. $40 for single and $50 for tandem. Children under 12 required to be in a tandem. Reservations and prepayment required. No refunds unless trip canceled by tour operator due to weather conditions. Scroll down for registration information.

Registration Information

There are two ways to register for Maritime Center programs.

In person: Visit the Maritime Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to register and pay by cash, check or credit card.

Phone: Call 843-645-7774, option No. 2, to reserve with a credit card.

*Programs with fees require reservations and prepayment by noon the day before the program. Limited seating or minimum attendance requirements apply for some programs. No refunds unless program canceled due to weather conditions or attendance requirements. Weather cancellations made by 9 a.m. the morning of the program. Other cancellation decisions will be made by noon the day before program.