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Ecological Marine Adventures

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Best kids camp on Topsail

Grandkids ages 13, 11 and 8 have been attending EMA's half day science camp for over 6 years. This... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Sue F
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Memorable first hand scientific exploration and more

Kids of all ages can find a class that broadens their horizons and gives them a deeper... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
wvtravlinfools
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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 3-5, ages 4-7 and ages 8-12+, including teen camp and family adventures! Our summer program consists of a variety of shorter (1 day or 3 day...more
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116 S Topsail Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Grandkids ages 13, 11 and 8 have been attending EMA's half day science camp for over 6 years. This year they did the SUP & Science camp and learned how to paddle board in the back waters where they saw several sting rays and other...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Kids of all ages can find a class that broadens their horizons and gives them a deeper understanding of the ecosystems at the beach. They also offer surfboarding and stand up paddle boarding. For years now, a class here has been a highlight of his...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

My six year old granddaughter and I went together to one of the ghost crab hunts and she enjoyed it so much. I'm sure we'll be back to do this again. First we learned a little about the crabs then she caught several crabs and...More

Thank cheryl c
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We were on Topsail Island for vacation with out grandchildren. We signed them of for the "camp" so we could have a break a few hours during the week. They attended camp 3 days during the week for 3 hours each session. Kids were ages...More

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing! When I started reading your review, my heart sank for a second! Haha! I am so glad that they were able to show you some of the cool species that we learned about throughout the week! There were so...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Had a wonderful experience. Booked online stand up paddle board tour for myself and three kids, age 9, 7, 6. Mr. Taylor was exceptional! Equipment was perfect for myself and kids. They had kid sized paddle boards and adult sized. Mr. Taylor made the the...More

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you so much Mr. Jeff! It was a great session with your awesome family! That alligator was definitely a highlight for me as well! I hope that we can head out on another adventure soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! I have twin 5-year-old boys who can’t get enough of going here. The owners are knowledgeable, kind and fun. I highly recommend it. We have already done 3 camps there this summer and will be signing up for more!

Thank mmeyd
Taylor M, Manager at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you so much for this awesome review! It means so much to us! We feel lucky to be able to have your boys! We look forward to having them join us again soon!!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

My daughter 9 and 17 year old son had a fun time. They were able to catch some crabs during Ghost Crab Hunting. They said it was the most fun they had during our trip to Topsail.

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you so much! We are over the moon to hear that it was the most fun! We feel super honored! We had an equally fun time and look forward to next time!!!

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We love coming to this very family oriented, less crowded beach area of North Carolina! Our favorite part is by far the EMA!!’ They have amazing science classes all year long to study marine life and weather! My kids have learned to surf, dissected squids...More

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

Thank you so much Michelle! It means the world to us that you make such sacrifices to come to camp! We cannot wait to have your family join our Sea Turtle 101 Camp!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your kind words made my day!

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Mr Taylor and Cat were very interactive with all of the kids (ages 7 to 11) my daughter had a great time, shared some of what she learned with us and is excited to take another class. I plan to return here again and will...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

My grandchildren attended the squid dissection class and had a wonderful 3 hr. class. My younger grandchildren attended the invertebrate class and also came home explaining everything to the family.

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Taylor M, Owner at Ecological Marine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Squid Dissection and Invertebrates are so fun! Thank you for letting us have them in camp! We hope to have you guys back soon!

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Response from Jennunc | Reviewed this property |
8:30 tonight 7/3/18. Per their website: NIGHT TIME GHOST CRAB HUNTS $20 8:30 pm at the Kinston access located behind EMA every Tuesday + Thursday!
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