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School Groups

Every Day

by request


per student

  • Field Glasses
  • Guide Book
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes

School Group Tours

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and The Cape Fear Naturalist, Wilmington's Local eco-tourism company, are proud to announce the advent of a new series of nature tours focused on understanding the Unique Ecosystems of Southeastern North Carolina.Trip destinations can include: the Green Swamp (carnivorous plant id), Town Creek (Black Water Cypress), Masonboro Island and Hutaff Island (Shorebird Ecology and ID) The program goal is to raise local conservation awareness about these sensitive habitats and wildlife that occur in southeastern North Carolina.

Guided Environmental Education Cruises

Come join us while we explore wonder of Cape Fear's local barrier islands, creeks and inlet waterways. A trained naturalist guide will point out the unique features and answer questions. Includes: Guide fee, bathroom facilities, soft drinks, shell bags. Eco-Cruise tours last two hours in duration, and are aboard a specially rigged 26ft catamaran boat. Trips will leave from Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach. Eco-Cruises are appropriate for individuals, couples, families and other groups.

Read our Letter to School Groups interested in Masonboro Island

Program activities include:

  • Coastal Plant Identification
  • Shorebird Identification and Ecology
  • Tidal Creek Water Quality
  • Sea Shell Collecting and Identification
  • Coastal marine invertebrate collecting

Trip Package include:

  • All trips are led by experienced educators
  • Chartered boat and Captain
  • Destination is Masonboro Island, NC
  • Duration of trips are three hours
  • Cruise leaves from Blockade Runner Dock at Wrightsville Beach

Group pricing:

$15 / student (groups over 20 people)
$35 / student (groups under 20 people)
Teachers are free.

Individual pricing:

$35 / person (Min 3 people)

naturalist tours

Download our Environmental Education Opportunities brochure.