The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.


Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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Friends of Belmar Harbor is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. 

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Michael “Rusty” Carroll
Dock Master/Marine Science Head Instructor SRSSA/FOBH

I always discover something new whenever I come to the water, deepening my respect, and my stewardship, of the ocean and the Shark River estuary.  

As an avid kayaker and snorkeler, cleaning litter as I explored, I was delighted to find people who also cared about the health of the Shark River Basin. I became a Lifetime Member of the FOBH/SRSSA soon after my daughter attended the very cool Discovery Camp. Throughout the years, I really enjoyed seeing parents and children sharing their knowledge of sailing, and of nature, and of craftsmanship, as well. Now, as Marine Science Head Instructor, I’m excited to lead others into discoveries.

Related Experience Includes: Certified Marine Electronics Installer - NMEA.   CPR Certified. Certified Water Treatment Specialist – EWQA. B.A English: Creative Writing, Editing and Critical Analysis - WPU 93, Instructor - Sylvan Learning Center. NJ Certified Substitute: K-12, Field Guide - NJ Marine Science Consortium, Fort Hancock, NJ; GIS Map Technician - Lake Como Environmental Commission, SRCC  Theatre Technician: Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Playwright.