Nature Tours
Nature Tours

The Fripp Island Resort offers several nature tours to help you discover all the wonders of Fripp Island. From crabbing and canoeing, to gator and turtle walks, you'll be amazed at the abundance of wildlife on Fripp and the sights to see. Bring the family and get ready for adventure.

Tours start at the Activity Center, unless otherwise noted. Nature Tours vary by season and many are weather permitting. Learn more about upcoming activities from Fripp Island Resort.

Please contact the Activity Center for scheduling and availability. ☏ 843-838-1516

Birding ▼

Being a wildlife preserve, Fripp Island is home to hundreds of species of birds: Black-bellied Plover, Common Tern, Great Blue Herons, White Ibis, Pelicans, Great Egrets, Oyster Catchers, Marsh Hen and so many more. Explore the island on this 1 hour tour and see how many you can spot.

Botany 101 ▼

This walking tour will teach you about the native plants on Fripp Island and how they are important to the region. The program concludes with a hands-on activity like painting a pot or sampling a food or drink made from local plants.

Canoe to Pritchard's Island ▼

If you're looking for adventure, join this tour to canoe across Skull Inlet to the uninhabited shores of Pritchard’s Island. The beach has the best shells just waiting to be collected.

Crabbing ▼

Learn to bait, set, trap, and release the Blue Shell Crab along with any other unwitting critter to fall into our traps. You will learn about the life cycle of this crustacean and its significance to the environment.

Feeding Frenzy ▼

Feeding Frenzy is a fun and exciting activity. And this is not for the faint at heart. Come help feed the snakes at the Activity Center.

Frippin' Frogs & Reptiles ▼

Ribbit, Ribbit! Go introduce yourself to the reptiles at the Activity Center, and then go experience the real thing in the wild terrain of Fripp Island. You will learn about the habitat, diets, and anatomy of various reptiles and amphibians.

Gator Walk ▼

Come meet Archie, Fripp Island Resort’s baby alligator. Then proceed to the golf course ponds to search for gators lurking in the still waters of their home.

Marsh Kayaking ▼

The Intercoastal Waterway gives you the unique opportunity of observing a land meets sea environment. Only on a Fripp Island Kayak trip will you get to see Eagles and Ospreys as well as dolphins and other marine life.

Kayak tours depart from the Marina Boat Ramp, ages 14 and up.

Nature Cruise▼

Join the Resort Naturalists to learn about dolphins and other inhabitants of the salt marsh.

Nature by Bike▼

Start pedaling! The bike tour will take you to the most beautiful views on the island as well as showcase the wildlife on Fripp. You will see multiple species of birds and maybe a few gators. This tour is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bicycles).

Nature of the Night▼

Learn about our residents that only come out at night. Look for Screech Owls, night hawks and bats. If you’re lucky you may find gators, spiders and frogs too. Close-toed shoes are required for this adventure.

Ocean Seining▼

Join this tour on the beach and discover who’s swimming in the surf and tide pools on Fripp Island. Learn how to cast a net and be prepared to get wet as you help pull in the prize! This catch and release adventure meets at the end of Tarpon Blvd.

Sunset Kayaking▼

Nothing is more peaceful than paddling through the tidal creeks and enjoying a beautiful sunset. Have your adventure and relax at the same time. Be sure and ask about the full-moon tours. This tour departs from the Marina Boat Ramp.

Turtle Walk▼

Join Fripp Naturalists on this tour to find sea turtles that return to the island each year to nest. This beach walk is relaxing and educational.

What the Shell?▼

When the water cools and the beach gets quiet, beachcombing is at its best! Take a guided beach walk with a Fripp Naturalist to find the best shells and learn about all the wonderful things on our beaches. You might see jellyfish, starfish or even a sea urchin; each walk is a little different.