Family Activities

Programs Offered Daily - Click Here for Schedule   

Become a BHI Conservancy Member for a 10% discount on programs! 


ISLAND EXPLORATION


Introductory Nature Tour


Island Nature Tour

Explore beautiful Bald Head Island on this guided tour of beach, marsh, and maritime forest habitats. Discover what makes the island so unique, search for animals at several wildlife hotspots, and learn about the Conservancys’s conservation initiatives.

Personal golf cart transportation is required.


$25/person 

 


Bald Head After Dark


Bald Head Island Birding

Bald Head Island has been designated an “Important Bird Area” by Audubon due to the incredible diversity of birds that can be found here. Join us on this guided tour as we search for many different species of birds among various island ecosystems. No previous birding experience required.

​Personal golf cart transportation is required.  

 
$25/person 


Bald Head After Dark


Guided Maritime Forest Hike

Explore the beautiful nature that Bald Head Island has to offer! This guided hike strolls through the North Carolina Coastal Reserve which is a protected Maritime Forest. This hike is easy to moderate and is about 2 miles long. Maritime Forests are home to beautiful plants and animals including live oak trees, southern toads, and sabal palmettos. The hiking guide will teach about the beauty this forest has to offer. 

Meet at the parking deck near the North Carolina Coastal Reserve Sign on the south side of Federal Road. 


$15/person 


Ibis


Middle Island Exploration

Explore secluded Middle Island for an exclusive nature tour featuring the Ibis Sanctuary and views of Cape Creek.

​Personal golf cart transportation is required.  

$25/person


Kayaking the Creeks


Kayaking the Creeks

Explore the pristine creeks of BHI on a 2-hour guided tour at high, mid, or low tide. A combination of single and double kayaks will be used.

Meet at Village Creek Access on Federal Road.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Trips are tide and weather dependent. PFDs, paddles, and kayaks will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, and clothes that can get muddy and slightly damp. Must sign up at least 1 hour before program start time.


$60/person


  


Bald Head After Dark


BHI After Dark

Have you ever wondered what creatures come out at night on Bald Head Island? Join us as we explore the island after dark and search for deer, alligators, frogs, and more! Learn some of the techniques the Conservancy uses to locate these animals, including radio telemetry and spotlight surveys.

Personal golf cart transportation is required.


$25/person 


FISHING PROGRAMS


Marsh Kid's Fishing


Kid's Marsh Crabbing and Fishing
(Ages 5-12)

Head to the creek and prepare to get your hands muddy catching fish and crabs. No fishing experience required.

Meet at Village Creek Access on Federal Road.

Equipment and bait are provided. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult at no additional fee .

$25/person


Fishing BHI


Night Surf Fishing
(Ages 10-15)

Learn hands-on how to catch fish at night in the surf! Fishing experience strongly recommended.

Meet at Beach Access 2.

Equipment and bait are provided. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult at no additional fee .

$60/person
    


ON-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES


Sea Turtle Savvy


Sea Turtle Movie

Join us on the journey that is the life of a sea turtle. Follow a loggerhead sea turtle from birth on an adventure around the Atlantic Ocean. Experience the dangers a hatchling may face and how she overcomes all odds to lay a nest on the very beach she began her life. Popcorn will be provided!

Meet at the Barrier Island Study Center.

Movie Title: Turtle: The Incredible Journey


$5/kid  |  $10/adult


Reptile Round Up


Reptile Round-Up

Meet and interact with some of the Conservancy’s ambassador animals, including turtles and snakes. Learn about our scaly friends and find out how the Conservancy is working to protect these important animals. All participants (children and adults) are required to register.

Held at the Conservancy. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

$5/person


Tidal Exploration


Tidal Explorations

Touch tide pool critters and learn about animals that live in places where tides rise and fall every day. All participants (children and adults) are required to register.

Held at the Conservancy. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 


$5/person


Hands-On Dissection


Hands-On Dissection

Understanding the internal and external anatomy of an animal is an important part of conservation science. Join us as we examine and dissect either a squid or dogfish shark to learn out more about these animals. 

Held at the Conservancy. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.


$30/kid  


SEA TURTLE PROGRAMS


Sea Turtle Patrol Ride Along


Beach Patrol Ride Along

SUMMER: Join us as we ride along the beaches at night in our all-terrain vehicle, with a chance of witnessing a nesting mother sea turtle or a hatching nest (option to stay until 2 AM).

Meet at the Conservancy.

SUMMER: $175/person 

FALL Ride along as we check on the health of our sea turtle nests. 

Meet at the Conservancy.

FALL$100/person


Turtle Walks


Turtle Walks

As a thank you to our members, this is a members only activity during the summer and early fall seasons. Members join us at night and get the chance to see a mother sea turtle laying eggs or a nest hatch.  

Free - Members Only  |  Passes distributed upon Membership purchase
 

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