Connecting people with the waters
and the lands of 
Port Royal Sound


Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day

310 Okatie Highway
(former Lemon Island Marina)

(843) 645-7774 


at the Maritime Center

Family Fun Day -- Saturday, November 22

An experiential (hands on learning) day is planned with shark teeth and other fossils, visiting animals, a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and many activities for the whole family.  Sea Eagle Market will have lunches for sale so come out and enjoy the day at the Maritime Center. 

"Tuesday Talks" kick off -- November 25
Our Maritime Center classroom series "Tuesday Talks" will offer educational opportunities on a variety of topics throughout the year. Our first speaker will be Dr. Geoff Scott on What makes the Coastal Lowcountry Unique and what You can do to Protect It. Dr. Scott is a well renown authority on the interplay between human activities and their subsequent effects on water quality.  He is currently the Chair of USC’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences and will be addressing the importance of keeping our coastal waterways clean and healthy.  Dr. Scott will be addressing the importance of each individuals vigilance in protecting our fragile ecosystems and how with everyone’s help we can protect our waters for safe swimming and safe harvesting of aquatic resources. $8/person. Call 645-7774 or stop by the Maritime Center to reserve your seat.

Eco tours on the Chechessee -- Friday, November 28
Capt. Amber will return to the Maritime Center the day after Thanksgiving for an extended version of the eco tour.  What a great lowcountry treat for your holiday visitors! Tickets are on sale now! $20/person. Call 645-7774 or stop by the Maritime Center to reserve your seat. ALMOST SOLD OUT! Call today!

"Tuesday Talks"  -- Tuesday, December 2
Our "Tuesday Talks" continue with Dr. Tom Murphy (retired DNR non-game biologist) speaking on Bald Eagles of the Sound. The principal investigator for the Bald Eagle Program for 33 years, Dr. Murphy will share his knowledge of the natural history of Bald Eagles in the Lowcountry. Once nearly extinct in the state, this presentation will cover the successes and difficulties in recovering and maintaining Bald Eagles in South Carolina. More details to come. $8/person. Call 645-7774 or stop by the Maritime Center to reserve your seat.

"Tuesday Talks"  -- Tuesday, December 9
Dr. Andrew Beall: The Real Colonization of America. Dr. Beall is the executive director of the Santa Elena Foundation and comes to us from a business background where he worked and lived internationally.  Dr. Beall will be exploring the early colonization of America.  Specifically the development of the Charlesfor-Santa Elena site which is found on Parris Island.  A wealth of new research has shown that this site is among the oldest in America dating back to 1562.  $8/person. Call 645-7774 or stop by the Maritime Center to reserve your seat.




Port Royal Sound Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to the betterment and conservation of the waters and lands of our unique salt marsh ecosystem that is the Port Royal Sound Estuary system. 

Our mission is to advance the awareness of Port Royal Sound and its contributions to the environmental, cultural, and economic well-being of our area, the region, and the Atlantic Ocean.  

 The Port Royal Sound Area is our area of outreach which includes the many connected tidal rivers and creeks and surrounding lands influencing our special salt marsh ecosystem. We also include nearby bodies of water that have similar characteristics.



Please call us at (843) 645-7774 or email Jody Hayward at with questions, comments, inquiries or to receive a copy of our latest newsletter!



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