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


Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 5pm

310 Okatie Highway
(former Lemon Island Marina)

(843) 645-7774 


at the Maritime Center

"Tuesday Talks"
Tuesday, December 2, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Our "Tuesday Talks" continue with Dr. Tom Murphy (retired SC 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. $8/person. Call 645-7774 or stop by the Maritime Center to reserve your seat.

Art Show
Thusday, December 4, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the Maritime Center!  We are hosting an art show featuring the work from local Lowcountry artists.  Exhibits will include work from Callawasie Island Photography Club, Eric Horan, Mary Segars, and more.  We will be using this art show as a fundraiser with 30% of all sales benefiting the Maritime Center.  We look forward to seeing you at this great event that truly captures the essence of the Lowcountry.


"Tuesday Talks"
Tuesday, December 9, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
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.

"Tuesday Talks"
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Christine Hand, a wildlife biologist with the SC Department of Natural Resources and an expert on Wading Birds will be sharing her knowledge of the many spectacular species that make teh Lowcountry their home. $8/person. Call 645-7774 or stop by the Maritime Center to reserve your seat.

"Tuesday Talks"
Tuesday, February 3, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Did you know new evidence shows that white sharks live more than 70 years in the North Atlantic? Shark expert Bryan Frazier, with the SC Department of Natural Resources - Marine Resources Division, will share his knowledge of the local Port Royal Sound sharks, as well as his work with Ocearch, a non-profit oranization studying the movement, biology and health of sharks, including tiger sharks tagged here in the Port Royal Sound area this past summer. $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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