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Tips For Having The Perfect Masonboro Island Tour

20 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Tips For Having The Perfect Masonboro Island Tour
Tips For Having The Perfect Masonboro Island Tour

Planning an island tour is always exciting, no matter what part of the world you might be in. But if you are particularly contemplating the Masonboro Island Environmental Program as you are passionate about natural gems, you should get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience. Be prepared to receive an in-depth introduction to the breathtaking Masonboro Island ecosystem alongside the Cape Fear Naturalist. Remember you don't have to be a kid to take this tour. But you do have to be ready to learn all about birds, plants, shells, and whatever else can be found on the barrier island. Our expert educators and trained naturalists will take care of all the details for you; all you will need to do is come prepared to absorb a lot of interesting information, admire and respect the nature, and leave home with amazing memories.

And, of course, pack light and know how to stay safe.

Make The Great Escape From City Life

  • Leave your laptop, tablet, pagers, and, if possible, phone behind – preferably, back home, but more realistically, in your hotel room before the big island tour. The last thing you want to do is be bothered by work phone calls or the latest celebrity gossip/sports results on your newsfeed.

  • Leave work behind, ditch the stress, and try to restrict the time you do need to spend on your phone, checking emails or making project updates.

  • Avoid being on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram nonstop; you can post all those pictures once you return home – and it will be better for your home safety too.

Be Prepared For Less Than Ideal Scenarios

  • It is however recommended you do pack at least one phone with you as you will most likely need it to call cabs, keep in touch with the owner of the pace you have rented, or call an emergency locksmith or the police in case of an emergency.

  • Keep emergency numbers on speed dial; do some research before traveling to your destination and get car key replacement service contact numbers for the city, state, or country you will be traveling to. Assuming you will be using your persona vehicle or a borrowed/rented vehicle for transportation, you will need to hit the road prepared. Keys get lost, stolen, or misplaced often times, especially during vacations when we visit places we are not familiar with and we are constantly wandering and in a state of surprise.

  • Always look behind when leaving diners and gas stations so you do not forget keys, wallets, or kids – yes, it happens to the best of parents!

  • Have a car locksmith in the area on speed dial and make sure they work 24 hours a day so you can switch your ignition or reprogram your transponder key whenever necessary.

  • Talk to a locksmith who can recommend and even sell the best personal alarms or portable locks on the market; pack them along, so you can feel safer inside the hotel room where you will be spending several nights.

Put On Your Comfy Shoes!

Get ready to do some walking and also to immerse yourself to the gorgeous sights of nature. Since our tour involves spending a full morning or afternoon (three hours in total) with the a naturalist who will teach you how to identify shells, plants and birds, you should wear your most comfortable clothes and shoes and not be distracted by anything.

Also pack field glasses, sunscreen, and a guide book, shoes and let yourself be lulled away to the mesmerizing sounds of nature.