Our goal is to provide you with the itinerary that meets your goals and expectations for a trouble free and enjoyable field trip.  Our staff of tour planners and guides will direct your activities. 

NC Coast


The Wilmington and Cape Fear area beaches offer an unlimited variety of field trip opportunities. North Carolina History, Marine Sciences, Biology and Ocean Studies become your classrooms as we visit Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Masonboro Island.

One and two day Itineraries are available.


NC Aquarium
Fort Fisher Recreation Area
Fort Fisher Historic Site
USSNC Battleship
Dinner Dance Cruise 

Carolina Ocean Studies

One Day Trip


North Carolina Aquarium

Self guided exhibits and hands-on critters in the touch tank

See over 2,500 sea creatures from live sharks, alligators,

baby sea turtles, horseshoe crabs, moray eels and stingrays

Staff-led programs available


USS North Carolina Battleship

Tour of the famous and the most decorated WW ll Battleship


Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Staff-led activities: barefoot beachcombing, shell collecting,

scavenger hunt, games, and a sandcastle competition with prizes

Park Ranger programs on Sea Turtle Nesting


Add these activities for two and three-day trips


Dinner and Dance Cruise

Cruise down the Cape Fear River on the Royal Princess Party Boat

for an evening of dining and dancing



Eat a meal at Wagoner Dining Hall, followed by a staff-led tour of the campus


Masonboro Island Adventure

Boat across Masonboro inlet for a three-hour COS staff-led, hands-on

day of crabbing, specimen collection and identification


Kure Beach Fishing Pier

A two hour staff-led pier fishing lesson and fossil hunt


Fort Caswell Coastal Environmental Program

A four-hour coastal activity, including programs that can include:

Crabbing, pulling seine net and identification of specimens,

Pulling plankton nets for Lab study, and other

ocean and environmental related activities


Fort Fisher Historic Civil War Park

The last Civil War Fort to fall, that led to the end of the war,

closing Wilmington as the last port available to the Confederates


Poplar Grove Plantation

Programs demonstrate the Colonial life in 18th century,

with hands-on activities at this former peanut plantation

Opened as a museum in 1980.


Other Possible extended-day activities

Tryon Palace , Historic Beaufort, Maritime Museum, Fort Macon ,

Lunch at Sanitary Seafood Restaurant


UNC-Chapel Hill

Morehead Planetarium and Museum,

UNC Basketball Museum

Lunch and Scavenger hunt on campus


Myrtle Beach

Wonder Works, Medieval Times Theater,

Alligator Adventure, Ripley’s Aquarium



Contact us to customize an itinerary that meets your interest, goals and budget


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