Outdoor Exploration

Canoeing the Salt Marsh

A three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities may include crabbing, clamming, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults, ages 12-14 must be accompanied by one adult. Fee: $20.00 per participant, does not include general aquarium admission. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Fort Fisher Hermit School of Common Sense

Have you ever heard about the Fort Fisher Hermit? Maybe you were lucky enough to meet him. Watch the award winning documentary, entitled “The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life & Death of Robert E. Harrill.” Then take a walk in the Hermit’s footsteps out through the marsh to the bunker where he lived. Learn how the Hermit lived in the marsh surviving largely on plants and animals. Test your own skills catching and releasing food from the marsh. For ages 15 and up. Fee: $18 per participant, includes general aquarium admission. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Rocky Outcrop Expedition

Explore the only natural rock outcrop on the North Carolina coast and discover the marvelous marine invertebrates that live in this dynamic habitat. Closed-toed shoes are required for this program. For ages 7 and up, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10.00 per participant, does not include general aquarium admission. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Salt Marsh and Crabbing Expedition

North Carolina has over 2,000 acres of salt marsh. Hike the marsh and discover animals and plants found in this rich environment. For ages 7 and up, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $15.00 per participant. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Salt Marsh Exploration

Hike the salt marsh trail and view first hand the activities of marsh-dwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment. Closed toed shoes are required for this program. For ages 7 and up, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Surf Fishing Workshop

This three-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait is provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather. For ages10 and up. Fees: $12 per participant, does not include general aquarium admission. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Surf’s Up Link

Experience a wide variety of high-quality surfing opportunities through Surf Camp. Please visit: www.wbsurfcamp.com to register directly for these programs.