A rich natural resource and one of the most productive environments on earth, Cape Romain is a haven for wildlife. Over 293 species of birds can be found on the refuge, with concentrations of seabirds, shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, and raptors. In addition, over 24 types of reptiles, 12 varieties of amphibians, and over 36 species of mammals have been recorded on the refuge.
Activities at Cape Romain NWR:
Sea Turtle Program:https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Cape_Romain/wildlife_and_habitat/Loggerhead_Sea_Turtles.html
The Bulls Island Ferry runs year-round, taking passengers to Bulls Island from Garris Landing in Awendaw. Following a 30-minute ecotour through Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, the Ferry docks at Bulls Island and passengers depart to explore the island on their own.
Ferry trips run from 9am-2pm and 11am-4pm. Passengers must depart the island at the assigned return time.
Make sure every person in your party reserves a spot, regardless of age.
If you are taking a different tour (Bulls Island Beach Drop, Lighthouses Tour, etc.), please check your reservation for departure times and/or departure point.
March 1 - November 30
Departs 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Returns 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
December 1 - February 28
Departs 10 a.m.
Returns 3 p.m.
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