“Go outside, and let your breath
be stolen away.
Find the forests, seek the seas,
meditate on the mountains,
mist covered from morning.
We are nurtured by nature, born for the wild places –
Go outside, and begin living again.”
-Tyler Knott Gregson
get to know captain robbins
Outdoorsman. Wilderness Guide. Conservationist. Environmental Activist. Community Leader. Outdoor Educator.
Captain Charles Robbins has always felt most at home in the outdoors. He grew up in the Cape Fear area, and remembers getting lost in the surrounding swamps as early as nine years old. His love of nature and plant life led him to earn a Horticulture degree at NC State University. After spending many years in the Northwestern part of the United States as a wilderness area guide, he returned to the Cape Fear region. Since then, he has made it his life’s mission to study, protect, and advocate for the precious remaining natural habitats in the area, and to use his knowledge to inspire and educate others to reconnect with the natural world. His wealth of knowledge, passion for these waterways, and rich storytelling abilities make him a guide like no other.
Captain Robbins’ research has been featured in multiple documentaries, articles, and news stories. He is a sought-after speaker and educator, and he lends his voice to numerous conservation and environmental groups throughout Southeastern North Carolina.
committed to our waterways
Captain Robbins is an active member of the following research, conservation, and education organizations:
Cape fear river watch
ancient bald cypress consortium
Chairman of the Board
coastal land trust
north carolina partnership
eagles island coalition
north carolina arch conservation group
the tree house
Looking for a unique place to stay while you’re in town? Sleep among the trees at the “Robbin’s Nest.”