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Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center

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Even I learned there.

This place is very educational and informative about sea life/ The have a large exhibit area where... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim E
Beaufort, South Carolina
Great For Kids and Adults

Learn about the sea,and South Carolina history and the habitat of the low county ocean, marsh and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Perry N
Beaufort, SC
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We are excited to share with you the home of the Port Royal Sound Foundation - the Maritime Center. The Foundation renovated the former Lemon Island Marina to establish an engaging and exciting educational experience. The center opened in November...more
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310 Okatie Hwy, Beaufort, SC 29909-3915
+1 843-645-7774
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very educational and informative about sea life/ The have a large exhibit area where you can see quite a few things. Our great grandson wanted to touch everything. Great place to take the children.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Learn about the sea,and South Carolina history and the habitat of the low county ocean, marsh and inland water ways. If you plan a day in the Beaufort SC area, include this informative maritime museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Perry N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a very small FREE place to visit to learn about the uniqueness of the local low country. It focuses on the history, the culture, & the environment & how important all this is to this area. Mostly self guided, but the volunteer docents...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

What a lovely place to visit while in Beaufort! You can learn a lot about the marine life and history of Beaufort while visiting the Maritime Center. We met a friendly volunteer who shared information about the animals in the touch tank area. Kidfriendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank beachbumchick777
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We were vacationing on Fripp Island and the approximate one hour drive to the maritime center was worth it. Upon entering the door, we were greeted by a knowledgeable volunteer who took us to a large area map and explained the Beaufort water basins, etc....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I and my two teenage grandsons enjoyed our visit. It was well worth the trip from Hilton Head. The drive to the center was scenic. There is no entrance fee. The docent who spoke to us when we arrived introduced us to the uniqueness of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank moonchild07
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We stopped to visit this great attraction during a recent stay in Port Royal. It presents a fascinating look at the history of the area. Lots of hands-on exhibits and live aquatic animal displays, including an amazing floor to ceiling fish tank. The rocking chairs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

This facility is completely run by ardent, knowledgeable volunteers who are dedicated to protecting local sea life. You can’t beat the price- free! Donations are welcome. Come learn about oysters, crabs, turtles and dolphins from docents willing to answer all your probing questions!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TexasOU
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This place isn't easy to find and is out of the way but is a wonderful facility for anyone interested in understanding the geography or natural life of this area. It has a huge fish tank, lots of interactive displays, changing exhibits and a small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Interested in sea life? How about shrimping? Want to see what's swimming out there or how many types of sharks visit the Sound? Are you an oyster fan? This Center is a bottomless pit of information, photographs, maps, history, aquariums, fossils, and more. Or you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Yes it is very accessible.