Something to Behold

Birding, underwater exploration, dolphins, or a leisurely kayak through the marsh – explore our coastal waterways on a variety of different programs, tours, and cruises that fit your individual interests and bucket lists.

Have you ever wondered what leaves those holes in the sand at the beach? Do you know why the island is named “Hilton Head”? Why do the crabs in the marsh look like they’re waving?

To answer these questions and more, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of guided walks, talks, cruises, and excursions throughout the year. Activities for all ages are available at the museum’s historic Honey Horn location as well as off-site, taking you to nearby waterways, beaches, or historic locations.

Something to Behold

Birding, underwater exploration, dolphins, or a leisurely kayak through the marsh – explore our coastal waterways on a variety of different programs, tours, and cruises that fit your individual interests and bucket lists.

Have you ever wondered what leaves those holes in the sand at the beach? Do you know why the island is named “Hilton Head”? Why do the crabs in the marsh look like they’re waving?

To answer these questions and more, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of guided walks, talks, cruises, and excursions throughout the year. Activities for all ages are available at the museum’s historic Honey Horn location as well as off-site, taking you to nearby waterways, beaches, or historic locations.

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TOURS
ON LAND

Join a museum naturalist on a nature tour of the wonders and creatures that inhabit our local beaches. Enjoy a walking tour of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge guided by an experienced bird watcher and explore the refuge’s three natural habitats: The Salt Marsh, the Maritime Forest, and a freshwater lagoon.

Uncover old Civil War tales as you stroll through a guided history tour, reimagining the Battle of Port Royal and the historic sites of Fort Walker.

If a "walk" isn't in your favor, PEDEGO! These state-of-the-art bikes allow riders to travel further, faster, cruising through the flat bike paths and making It a breeze to go beyond the boundaries, exploring the special gems of the island.

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TOURS ON LAND

Join a museum naturalist on a nature tour of the wonders and creatures that inhabit our local beaches. Enjoy a walking tour of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge guided by an experienced bird watcher and explore the refuge’s three natural habitats: The Salt Marsh, the Maritime Forest, and a freshwater lagoon.

Uncover old Civil War tales as you stroll through a guided history tour, reimagining the Battle of Port Royal and the historic sites of Fort Walker.

If a "walk" isn't in your favor, PEDEGO! These state-of-the-art bikes allow riders to travel further, faster, cruising through the flat bike paths and making It a breeze to go beyond the boundaries, exploring the special gems of the island.

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TOURS
ON WATER

The famed Daufuskie Island awaits! Take a boat cruise from Hilton Head to Daufuskie and learn about Native Americans, European Settlers, and the Gullah People who originally made this land their home and laid the foundation for today’s islanders. This 90-minute cruise in a comfortable and stable power boat lets you join a museum docent as you head out into the open water explore the salt marshes of Broad Creek and see the area’s large and active population of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.

Up close and personal: Join a naturalist guide in a kayak-exploration of Jarvis Creek. Paddle through the salt marsh looking for dolphins, wading birds, and a host of local wildlife. See a true historic southern coastal village from the water. Enjoy an excursion that begins with a scenic view of Savannah’s Historic Riverfront, then ventures upriver to the Georgia Port Authority.

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TOURS ON WATER

The famed Daufuskie Island awaits! Take a boat cruise from Hilton Head to Daufuskie and learn about Native Americans, European Settlers, and the Gullah People who originally made this land their home and laid the foundation for today’s islanders. This 90-minute cruise in a comfortable and stable power boat lets you join a museum docent as you head out into the open water explore the salt marshes of Broad Creek and see the area’s large and active population of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.

Up close and personal: Join a naturalist guide in a kayak-exploration of Jarvis Creek. Paddle through the salt marsh looking for dolphins, wading birds, and a host of local wildlife. See a true historic southern coastal village from the water. Enjoy an excursion that begins with a scenic view of Savannah’s Historic Riverfront, then ventures upriver to the Georgia Port Authority.

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GROUP
TOURS

Arrange a private experience! The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of experiences for organized clubs, tour groups, wedding parties, conferences, school and children’s outings, families, and friends. Create a unique experience for your group or organization. If you have a party of 10 or more please contact us to make special arrangements.

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GROUP TOURS

Arrange a private experience! The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of experiences for organized clubs, tour groups, wedding parties, conferences, school and children’s outings, families, and friends. Create a unique experience for your group or organization. If you have a party of 10 or more please contact us to make special arrangements.

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PRIVATE
TOURS

Arrange a private experience! The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of experiences for organized clubs, tour groups, wedding parties, conferences, school and children’s outings, families, and friends. Create a unique experience for your group or organization. If you have a party of 10 or more please contact us to make special arrangements.

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PRIVATE TOURS

Arrange a private experience! The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of experiences for organized clubs, tour groups, wedding parties, conferences, school and children’s outings, families, and friends. Create a unique experience for your group or organization. If you have a party of 10 or more please contact us to make special arrangements.

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