All of our outdoor programs are weather permitting. We will meet at the Activity Center unless otherwise noted. We recommend sunscreen and bug spray for all outdoor activities. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call us at 843-838-1516 with questions, to check program availability and time, or to reserve a spot. Prices are shown as Member/Guest prices.

These new programs will be offered May through August only. Call the Activity Center or check our social media pages for more information about our new nature programs that we’re trying out this summer. Some examples of programs will be be testing this summer include “Critters & Cabernet, “Frippin’ Frogs, “Plants & Pollinators”, “Small Mammal Program”, “Nature Walks with a Naturalist” and a Venomous Snakes Program.

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Nature Programs at Fripp Island

Come check out some of our nature programs! Possible programs include:

  • Critters and Cabernet
  • Edible Plants and Fungi
  • Flowering Plants
  • Kayaking Trips
  • Nature Cruises
  • Alligator Programs & Identification Surveys

Call the Activity Center at 843-838-1516 to learn more info about these and our other programs!

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birdingFripp is Certified Wildlife Habitat and an Audubon Important Area. A variety of birds use our beaches, maritime forests, golf courses, ponds, and marshes. This walking tour will depart from the Activity Center and we will search for wading birds, shore birds, and woodland species. Beginners to expert birders are welcome!

  • $10/$12, 1 hour
  • Meet at Activity Center

A closeup of an alligator under waterFripp Island is home to a ton of alligators! First we’ll introduce you to our baby alligators, Savannah and Veranda. Then our naturalists will take you looking for these prehistoric predators in some of Fripp’s golf course ponds. As we watch for gators you’ll learn all about Fripp’s most awesome predator.

  • $10/$12, 1 hour.
  • Scheduled year round, but dependent on weather.


Come aboard the Fripper II with one of our naturalists for a pontoon boat tour of the tidal creeks and islands around Fripp. Hear stories of pirates and learn about the creatures of the marsh. We will stop to beach comb at Bull Point on Caper’s Island, so bring along a re-useable bag for the shells you find and learn about!

  • Adults $65, Children 4-9 $45, 3 hours
  • May through August
  • Reservations required by closing time the day before the program

Turtle-Walk-255x170Fripp Island’s beach is an important nesting area for endangered sea turtles. Every summer dozens of loggerhead sea turtles crawl onto our beach at night and lay hundreds of eggs. Join our naturalists for a beach walk to check out some of the nests and to learn everything there is about our awesome sea turtles!

  • $10/$12, 1 hour
  • May through September only

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