||MarineQuest programs are based out of UNCW's main campus at 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. The campus is located approximately 7 miles (15-20 minute drive) from Wilmington International Airport (ILM).
For your convenience, MarineQuest staff can pick-up your child from ILM on the first day of the program and drop them off on the final day of the program at no cost. This service is provided only on the first and last day of the program.
Preferred Arrival and Departure Times:
Arrivals should be on the first day of the program (Sunday). Arrival times should be selected between a 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm time frame (when possible)
Departures should be on the last day of the program (Friday). Departure times should be selected between a 11:30 - 2:30 pm time frame (when possible)
If your arrival or departure flight times can not be booked between the above listed time frames, please contact the MarineQuest director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910/962-2640 before booking your flight to confirm that staff is available for airport pick-up or drop-off.
ILM is served by US Airways and Delta. Check with the airlines for details/restrictions about children flying alone. Generally, airlines require an additional fee as well as forms listing the exact information about the individual(s) meeting your child.
NOTE: Your child must have a form of legal identification with them to get on the plane for their trip home.
NOTE: Parents must handle all out-bound flight baggage fees with their selected airline prior to arrival at MarineQuest and/or send their child with all necessary baggage fee payments (pre-paid credit/debit cards are suggested). MarineQuest is not responsible for baggage fee payments, nor can we be responsible for any money you leave with your child for these fees.