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 shown are Guest prices.

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Nature Programs at Fripp Island

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

  • Critters and Cabernet
  • Edible Plants and Fungi
  • Flowering Plants
  • Alligator Programs & Identification Surveys

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

Want To Experience Fripp Island to the Fullest?

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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!

  • $12 per person, 1 hour
  • Scheduled year round
  • Meet at Activity Center

Be sure to stop by the Activity Center on Fridays to see all of our resident animals get fed! You will get to see all of our snakes, turtles, and alligators eat as well as learn about their diets, feeding habits, and how their bodies are designed to eat the way they do

  • FREE, 1 hour
  • Year Round
  • Meet at the Activity Center

fripp-islandThe best way to experience the winding tidal creeks behind Fripp is by kayak. Share a tandem kayak with a buddy or paddle yourself in a single. On this guided two hour tour we will watch for eagles and ospreys soaring overhead, fiddler crabs and clapper rails walking the mud flats, dolphins splashing on the shore line and so much more! Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Tour departs from the Marina boat ramp.

  • Single Kayak $45
  • Tandem Kayak $70
  • Reservations required by closing time the day before the program

Our classic golf cart scavenger hunt program with a nature twist! Our clues will take you on your own wildlife and plant tour of the island and teach you about some of the interesting things you will find along the way

  • $12 per team, 1 hour
  • May through August

If you’re a budding herpetologist (a person who studies reptiles and amphibians) this is the program for you! Get familiar with some of the Activity Center’s resident reptiles before we head out to find some wild critters. We will discuss habitats, diets, anatomy, and more. We will check our humane traps for snakes, turtles, lizards, etc. We may even get to spot an alligator or two. Closed-toed shoes are required.

  • $12 per person, 1 hour
  • March through September only
  • Closed-toes shoes are required

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