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Welcome to DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. I would like to introduce you to our museum located in Fenwick Island, Delaware; a perfect destination for all your group tour needs. You have been chosen as one of the select Motor Coach Tour Operators to receive our "hot off the press" DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum group tour newsletter. As you will soon see we have a lot to offer.

First, a little about our museum. We are located on Bayard Street and Coastal Highway, just seven blocks from the Ocean City, Maryland / Delaware State Line. Delmarva's maritime past of shipwrecks and piracy is vividly brought back to life here at DiscoverSea Museum. The museum features an ever-changing "edutainment" exhibit. It houses one of the most comprehensive collections of shipwreck artifacts on the Delmarva Peninsula. There are thousands of items on display ranging from gold and silver bars, coins, weapons, china and items used aboard early day sailing ships. Our working lab will help to educate guests of all ages about the aspects of treasures from our ocean's depths.

HELP WITH YOUR TOUR

The staff of DiscoverSea Museum is dedicated in helping you, the Motor Coach Tour Operator. We understand that your job is not an easy one. We will do everything in our power to help you in the planning stages of your visit. We will gladly help you by providing additional information on the quality, group-friendly attractions and group lodging that DiscoverSea highly recommends in our area. We can also provide information on some commercial businesses due to a lot of our guests wanting to take advantage of Delaware's tax-free shopping. We understand that planning a Motor Coach Tour involves making sure that lots of activities are available whether for a day trip of a week-long getaway. We are sure that this information is helpful in your planning and that it will make your tour a memorable experience.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

We have done numerous types of tours, lectures, and outreach programs in the past. We have put together programs ranging from simple narrated hands-on tours of the museum, beach treasure hunts, and lectures to week-long Road Scholar programs on marine archaeology. We are very proud of our multi-maritime museum program, which allows your clients to visit multi-site maritime museums in a single day trip. Below you will see an example itinerary for this type of program. When planning, please remember that you may spend as much or as little time at each site as you see fit. We are happy to say that most of our past groups doing this program, have spent more time at DiscoverSea because of the interesting narrated tours that they have received.

  • 10:00 a.m. - Arrive at the Indian River Lifesaving Museum (Tour museum and Historical Site)

  • 11:00 a.m. - Leave for one of our recommended restaurants for lunch

  • 1:30 p.m. - Arrive at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum (We can plan your visit and tour with your for our site)

  • 4:00 p.m. - Arrive at Treasures of the Sea Museum in Georgetown, Delaware

AFTER YOUR VISIT

After your visit to our museum, take time to enjoy the romance of Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach, which are among the coastal towns near Delaware's southern border known as the "Quiet Resorts". Along this strand, there are several quaint communities with their own unique character, and miles of pristine beaches, bays, and wildlife preserves that provide a sanctuary for those who desire escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Beautiful shorebirds, wildlife, and beaches will transform you into another place and time.

Fenwick Island also boasts the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Built in 1858, it stands majestically at the southern edge of the Island. Earlier in Fenwick's history, a team of surveyors ran the 1751 Trans-peninsular Line from east to west across Delmarva. The first stone set by those surveyors still rests in the center of the lighthouse property. DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum would like the opportunity to educate your groups more about the wonderful Maritime Heritage along the Delmarva Coast.

For more information, or help in planning your groups activities,

please contact us at: (302) 539-9366 or 1-888-743-5524.

- Dale W. Clifton (Director)

(302) 539-9366 / 1-888-743-5524 

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