Ecological Marine Adventures, Surf City

4.8
#3 of 6 in Adventure in Topsail Island
Lesson / Workshop · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ecological Marine Adventures (EMA) is a Marine Education Center that specializes in hands-on, in the field education adventures for children.

Here at EMA we believe that hands-on learning is the best kind of learning! Our programs ignite children’s natural curiosity in the world around them while providing them with the knowledge and tools to preserve, protect, and enjoy our environment for the future!

Ecological Marine Adventures operates our own Marine Exploration Lab

116 South Topsail Drive

Surf City, NC 28445

Ecological Marine Adventures offer a wide variety of fun, exciting, and educational class for children and families year round!
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  • This was a great experience for our family! SUP lesson and catching crabs, shrimp and fish. Our tour guide was great! Booked another experience, Ghost crab for later in the week!  more »
  • Wonderful experience. Took my 10 and 13 yo children (while the college guys went jetskiing). We learned so much! Very fun and very educational.  more »
  • The sign up is easy. Instructors are the best part. They love their job, the kids and the ecosystem.  more »
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  • They accommodated a cub scout group of 18 on short notice after the sea turtle hospital cancelled their "scout day" a week prior to our planned arrival. Taylor and his wife did a wonderful shark presentation, took the group on a beach clean up, showed them how to find sharks teeth, and taught them how to use a seine net. The love for what they do shines through!
  • My 4 and 6 year old sons had a blast at day camp. They can’t stop talking about all they learned and are so excited to go again. My 4 year old was very nervous about being at camp without his parents, but he quickly warmed up and can’t wait to learn more. The staff is attentive, caring and knowledgeable, my kids now have a greater appreciation for the ocean. You absolutely must take your kids to EMA if you are local or visiting.
  • Our 5 and 9 year old grandchildren attended the evening ghost crab monitoring event and a one day class. The staff is great, very engaged and helpful. The kids really enjoyed it! Will be coming back next year!
  • Fun, educational, and pretty much just awesome. We took our church youth as a Wednesday night activity and they enjoyed it very much. Taylor the owner is such a great and genuine guy. It is a hands on experience so dress accordingly. After catching and learning about different ocean specimens the group went in for a swim at the beach. If you love the beach, Ecological Marine Adventures will make you love it even more.
  • Love this place!!! Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable, my kids love this place!

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