Programs & Events

We offer a variety of educational and recreational programs and exceptional events for all ages that are sure to enlighten, inform and delight.

01jul10:00 am31aug(aug 31)10:00 amAround the Sound10:00 am - (august 31) 5:00 pm

11jul(jul 11)11:00 am(jul 11)11:00 amCanceled - All About CrustaceansSTEAM Saturdays at the Maritime Center11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

11jul(jul 11)1:00 pm(jul 11)1:00 pmCanceled - All About CrustaceansSTEAM Saturdays at the Maritime Center1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

25jul(jul 25)10:00 am(jul 25)10:00 amCanceled - Bird Photography Basics: Session 3Featuring Local Photographer Kelley Luikey10:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

25jul(jul 25)11:00 am(jul 25)11:00 amCanceled - Eco-Boat Tour11:00 am - 1:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

Story Time

Story Time

During Summer months (June-August)

Blankets, pillows, a story or two and a craft! Story Time is every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. during the Summer months (June-August).
Check our calendar for special dates, and bring the little ones!

STEAM Saturdays

STEAM Saturdays

View our calendar for dates

Enjoy family friendly events hosted at the Maritime Center. Themes vary by month and are sure to include fun for the whole family! Each include a STEAM foundation (Science, Technology, Engineering. Art or Math). Most programs are free, but a charge may be associated with some programs.

Creature Feedings

Creature Feedings

Every Saturday at 2pm

Come by the Maritime Center to see the animals in action! Our Naturalist will feed and discuss the critters in various tanks. Fun for kids and adults alike!
Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks

View our calendar for dates

Tuesday Talks are a great way to learn about the area! Local experts come and teach on the animals, ecosystems and issues facing the Port Royal Sound.

Tickets: $5
Recommended for ages 16+
Call 843-645-7774 to register

Recycled Art Contest

Recycled Art Contest

View our calendar for dates

To help bring awareness to Beaufort County’s plastic bag ban and keep the water and land of the Port Royal Sound Area clean and healthy.
Eco Boat Excursions

Eco Boat Excursions

View our calendar for dates

Spend time aboard with Captain Amber for a scientific expedition on the beautiful Chechessee River!

$45 Adults / $30 Ages 6 – 11
Tour Time: 1.5-1.75 hours
Call 843-645-7774 to register

Kayak the Chechessee with Outside Hilton Head!

This unique kayak tour offers a glimpse into the less-seen areas of Beaufort County, near Hilton Head. This trip embarks from The Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, and open to all ages and experience levels.

Includes: Professional guide, kayaking instruction, kayak, paddle, and lifejacket rental

Children under 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult.
$45 for adults, $35 for youth 12 and under”

Get in Touch

Maritime Center

(843) 645-7774
310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Get in Touch

Maritime Center

(843) 645-7774
310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Port Royal Sound Foundation

Information for visiting the Maritime Center

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the Maritime Center will be operating on limited hours.
Tuesday-Friday: 1-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

All guests (ages 3+) are REQUIRED to wear a cloth mask or face covering.

Our viewing tank is currently under renovation and  Saturday Creature Feedings are canceled until further notice.
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