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Winter Marsh Boat Tour

Kayaking at Hammocks Beach State Park
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Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429



  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Closed Christmas Day


There is currently no ferry service to Bear Island due to COVID-19. Please check back here for updates.




Winter Marsh Boat Tour

Enjoy a birding boat tour with a ranger as we explore the marshes behind Bear Island looking for the various bird species that winter down in our area every year.  Eagles, hawks, warblers… just to name a few!  Bring a birding field guide and binoculars if you have them. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!  NOTE: Subject to cancellation due to the weather.

Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881.

Start Location: 
Visitor Center