Summer Public Field Trips to the Rachel Carson Reserve 2018

Summer Public Field Trips to the Rachel Carson Reserve 2018

101 Pivers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516 | (252) 220-0779

Public field trips to the Rachel Carson Reserve occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30am during June, July and August. All programs are open and free to the public but reservations are required as boat space is limited.

For more information or for assistance making your reservation, call 252-220-0779. If you leave a voicemail, please expect a return call from Reserve staff within 24 hours.

The Reserve offers three types of field trips:

  • Nature hikes occur during low tides, when the most amount of land is exposed on the island. Be prepared to get your shoes wet and muddy. We require closed-toe shoes because of the abundance of oysters on the island. You may also have the opportunity to swim on the nature hike, so dress accordingly.
  • Boardwalk trips occur at high tide, when the water is high enough in the estuary for our 27’ skiff to easily navigate around the island to our boardwalk located on Carrot Island.
  • Circumnavigation cruise on our 27’ skiff around the Reserve allows visitors a chance to view Middle Marsh after a brief stop at the boardwalk.
  • On all three trips, we encourage you to bring sunglasses, hats, binoculars, water and sunscreen.

    All field trips are free; however, we do accept donations for our nonprofit organization, FOR (Friends of the Reserve)