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Ecological Marine Adventures

116 S Topsail Dr, Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6742
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Highly recommend for families the ghost crab hunt was so much fun

Our trip to Topsail was May 20 - 27. We really wanted to do the ghost crab hunt but didn't see and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Angie B
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Windber, Pennsylvania
Loved it!

My sons, 11 and 8, did the Shark Discovery class during our visit there. They loved it! They... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Amanda O
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Here at EMA we believe that hands-on learning is the best kind of learning! We offer classes for kids ages 4-7 and ages 8-12. Our summer program consists of a variety of shorter (1 day or 3 day) programs and are designed to be fun and encourage children to explore the outdoors. We strive to ignite children's natural curiosity about the world around them while providing them with the knowledge and tools to preserve, protect, and enjoy our environment! We also offer a FREE Community Class every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Kinston Street beach access! We can't wait to adventure with you!
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“ghost crabs” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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116 S Topsail Dr, Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6742
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Reviewed yesterday

Our trip to Topsail was May 20 - 27. We really wanted to do the ghost crab hunt but didn't see and classes available to book. I contacted them via facebook and they offered to ope a class up for us. We ended up having...More

Thank Angie B
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My sons, 11 and 8, did the Shark Discovery class during our visit there. They loved it! They learned so much and talked about it for days. They look forward to going back next year. I highly recommend anyone visiting Topsail to give this place...More

Thank Amanda O
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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for the amazing review! At EMA, we LOVE sharks and are so glad that your sons enjoyed their class about sharks! We can't wait to have them join us this year! Our curriculum is always changing so they are welcome...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were in town for one week on vacation and this was a great activity for our 4 year old. He had a great time with the instructors.

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your son's experience! We know that vacations can be busy and we feel lucky to have been a small part of your vacation! We hope to see you again this summer! Taylor Maready

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do, and found the web page for Ecological Marine Adventures in Surf City. Most of what they offer is camp-type activities that cost $. Then we found their free Tuesday activity, and went. The owner, Taylor, led the activity....More

Thank Bob M
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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you so much for coming to our Community Class! Seine netting is on of our favorite summer activities! It is the perfect way for families to get an amazing hands-on learning experience! Hearing your kind words about me really means a lot! I consider...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We scheduled a Ghost Crab Monitoring session with Ecological Marine Adventures. We were impressed with the whole experience, and our kids loved it! The hosts were knowledgeable, excited about the event, learned the kids' names, and really tried to make it enjoyable for them. Kudos...More

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing words about your Ghost Crab experience! I am glad that you and your family were able to use what we taught to catch lots of Ghost Crabs during your vacation! Ghost Crabbing is a perfect end...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

My family had a great experience! In fact, it was the highlight of our whole trip!! My nephew (8 yrs old) had the time of his life! We did the ghost crab adventure, and I highly recommend it! The staff is great!!More

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

"The highlight of our whole trip!!" WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We love Ghost Crab Hunts! They are so fun and the perfect way to wind down a summer night!! It is starting to warm up- We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

My daughter has participated in their camp the last 3 years! What a wonderful experience we highly recommend!!

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Thank kristiwilliford
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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review! We feel lucky to have your daughter join us each year! We look forward to having her back this summer!! Taylor Maready

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

My daughter loved spring break camp and looks forward to coming back! Staff was well informed and very polite.More

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Thank mandysY9439DQ
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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Spring Break Camp is a blast for us, I am glad to hear that your daughter enjoyed it as well! Spring Break Camp is our only all day, all week camp currently at EMA and we look forward to it each year! Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Just returned from our third year driving down from Raleigh for my 9 year old to attend classes here. These folks are absolutely amazing! My son looks forward to this every summer.More

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Thank robincK5250LS
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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you so much! Wow a trip from Raleigh to see us? We really appreciate the support and we feel lucky to have the opportunity to share part of your son's summer with him! We can't wait to have your son again this summer!! See...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We have registered our 3 grandchildren in the EMA Topsail Island NC marine adventures for over 5 years now when they come to visit. They do the 3 hour one day class which is the perfect length of time for their attention span (ages 7-10-12)...More

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Thank Sue F
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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome experience with us at EMA! Our goal is to make learning about the ocean and it's importance super fun and hands-on, so reading your experience about your grandchildren having "so much fun they don't even realize...More

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