PRSF Awarded 2% ATAX Funding

The Port Royal Sound Foundation (PRSF) received $52,380 of funding from a Beaufort County 2% Accommodations Tax grant to be used for a family field trip marketing campaign and fleet of kayaks. As PRSF has grown, the Maritime Center has become a welcome center for the Port Royal Sound area. Tourists visit to learn about the ecology, history, art, culture, and recreation of the Port Royal Sound area; spend time on our beautiful waters; and continue to explore everything Beaufort County has to offer. Offering a kayak tour program from the Maritime Center is a natural fit, and this funding will provide people the opportunity to get out on the water and better understand the crucial resource that is the Port Royal Sound.

“We are so grateful for this partnership with Beaufort County that allows us to reach more people across the state and country. The Port Royal Sound is what draws millions of people to our community, and it is crucial that they understand how important the Sound is to our unique Lowcountry environment and culture. These funds help us reach new visitors, connect them to the Sound, and continue promoting the vitality and resilience of this critical resource for years to come.”

Executive Director, Jody Hayward

At A Glance


From creature feedings to nature hikes, we’ve got exciting events for the whole family to enjoy.


We are centrally located in Beaufort County, where S.C. 170 crosses the Chechessee River. Just take the right exit from either direction at the bridge.

Field Trips

Fun for all ages, field trips enhance students’ classroom curriculum and gives them a unique understanding of our coastal environment.


Truly the heart of our Foundation, volunteering is the perfect way to learn more about what makes the Sound so important to us.

Ways to Give

Help us make a more profound impact for generations to come, not only for the Sound but for our community too!

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