Pea Island is for the birds - literally! Throughout the year, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge has close to 400 species of birds live here or pass through. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll enjoy this casual stroll beside North Pond. Field guides, binoculars, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended. Some field guides and binoculars will be available for loan. Meet at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, approximately 4 miles south of the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet, Hwy 12. Bird walks are free year-round except during the Wings Over Water Festival (October; see Events page for details). This program is free.
Reservation required. Visit the quiet side of Pea Island. Explore the marshes, islands, and creeks of Pamlico Sound. Our two- hour tour is designed especially for kids and others who are looking for a hands-on experience and who don't mind wading in shallow water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water are recommended. Reservations and secure footwear are required. We provide canoes, paddles, life jackets and two leaders. Meet at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, approximately 4 miles south of the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet, Hwy 12.
Approximately 2 hours - $35 per person; $20 for children 12 and under. Call 252-216-9464 for reservations. Registration closes at 2:00 pm the day before the trip. You must cancel before registration deadline, or you will be charged for the tour. NO CANOE TOURS IN 2022
What are the differences between sea turtles and land turtles? Why are sea turtles endangered? What can you do to save these gentle giants? Find out about sea turtle conservation and learn how you can be a part of the solution. Meet at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. This program is free.