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.

06jun(jun 6)11:00 am(jun 6)11:00 amCanceled - All About ButterfliesSTEAM Saturdays at the Maritime Center11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

06jun(jun 6)1:00 pm(jun 6)1:00 pmCanceled - All About ButterfliesSTEAM Saturdays at the Maritime Center1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

13jun(jun 13)11:00 am(jun 13)11:00 amCanceled - Homemade Ice CreamSTEAM Saturdays at the Maritime Center11:00 am - 12:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

13jun(jun 13)1:00 pm(jun 13)1:00 pmCanceled - Homemade Ice CreamSTEAM Saturdays at the Maritime Center1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 310 Okatie Highway

27jun(jun 27)11:00 am(jun 27)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

Thank you so much for your patience during this time of uncertainty.

We are thrilled to announce that the Maritime Center will open to the public on Tuesday, June 2nd!

The health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers remains our top priority. We are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for reopening.

We are prepared with proper safety equipment and clear procedures to keep everyone safe!
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