BOLIVIA, NC, April 26 /PRNewswire/ - Featuring five barrier islands and miles of pristine beaches, North Carolina's Brunswick Islands are known for family "fun in the sun," but when visitors look beyond the beach a world of natural adventure unfolds. In a myriad of tidal creeks and rivers, historic towns, uninhabited barrier islands and nature preserves, endless opportunities to get up close and personal with nature lure beach-goers inland and off-shore. For more information, visit www.ncbrunswick.com
"Experience Nature from the Front Row"
Visitors can enjoy a sunset or full moon paddle, explore tidal pools on barrier islands, glide down black water rivers past 400- to 1,000-year-old Cypress trees dripping with Spanish Moss and observe birds and wildlife on guided trips. http://www.theadventurecompany.net/ktours.htm
"Pedal Through the Past in Southport"
Explored by Native Americans since time immemorial and by the French and Spanish in 1524 and 1526, the city of Southport invites present day guests to explore by bicycle. Historical Bicycle Tours of Southport pedal past historic sites and homes, a graveyard, old jail house and more for the true flavor of the town. http://www.theadventurecompany.net/biketour.htm
"Adventure on the High Seas"
Begin with an inlet cruise accompanied by a marine biologist who will acquaint guests with local species of sea life such as urchins, whelks, sponges and sand dollars. Or, head out to the deep sea on a dolphin cruise and tour. Sail alongside working shrimp boats for a taste of how this delicacy is harvested. www.hurricanefleet.com; www.calabashfishingfleet.com; www.supervoyagerdeepseafishing.com
"Nurturing Nature on a Sea Turtle Patrol"
Beginning June 16 to August 18, the Holden Beach Town Hall will host "Turtle Talk" every Wednesday evening, where vacationers are invited to learn about the life cycle of the sea turtle and join efforts to protect them. www.hbturtlewatch.org/turtletalk The Museum of Coastal Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach features seven galleries including a swamp dioramas and a sea turtle display that children will enjoy. www.museumofcc.org
"Bird Watching at Its Best"
Home to nine official sites along the NC Birding Trail, Brunswick County's nature trails explore the area from Sunset Beach and the shores of the Cape Fear River to Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State Historic Site. Observe the variety of plovers, buntings, warblers, eagles and waterfowl that make their home here. www.ncbirdingtrail.org; www.bhic.org
SOURCE North Carolina Brunswick Islands