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On the Water at The Crystal Coast

There’s water everywhere you go on the Crystal Coast. And the opportunities for fun and excitement are everywhere too, both above and below the waves. Whether you’re into scuba diving, fishing, boating or just splashing around the shoreline, you’ll find a great time waiting for you.

To plan the details of your water adventure, check out the tabs on the left.

70 West Marina

A North Carolina landmark for more than 40 years, 70 West Marina is a full-service marina equipped to handle all of your boating needs.

View Website 4401 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-5171

Ahoy Boat Rentals

Half Day and Full Day Rentals Power boat rentals: 23' Pontoons & 19' Carolina Skiffs.

View Website 232 West Beaufort Road
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 726-1900

Airport Marina

294 W. Beaufort Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-2010

Anchorage Marina

Located on the Southern Outer Banks in beautiful Atlantic Beach, NC, Anchorage Marina boasts a protected, deepwater harbor, making it a perfect spot for deep sea fishing as well as sound fishing. Add to that one of the area’s best boat ramps, ample parking, and a fully-stocked ship store—featuring everything for the serious fisherman along with food, drinks, boat parts/supplies, navigational charts, and more—and Anchorage Marina truly is A Fisherman’s Paradise!

View Website 517 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-4423

Atlantic Beach Diving Services, Inc.

Wreck Diving and Dive Charters to the NC Shipwrecks

View Website 713 Shepard Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(757) 617-2208

Atlantic Beach Surf Shop

Since opening our doors in 1964, we've served generations of surfers, locals and travelers alike, offering the widest selection of Surf Equipment, Apparel and Accessories available.

View Website 515 West Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

252-726-9382

Atlantis Charters

The Atlantis IV is the most comfortable way to dive in North Carolina! "Once you go 'pink', you don't go back!"

View Website 145 Intracoastal Drive
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 728-6244

Barrier Island Kayaks

Nearest outfitter to Bear Island (Hammocks Beach State Park).

View Website 160 Cedar Point Blvd
Cedar Island, NC 28584

(252) 393-6457

Bathhouse at Fort Macon State Park

The picnic area and bathouse at Fort Macon is located on the right before getting to the fort at the end of the road.  Provides 335 parking spaces, outside showers, informational kiosk, picnic gazebos, oceanfront gazebo, and bathroom facilities.

From June through Labor Day, a seaside bathhouse and refreshment stand are open and lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Because of strong water currents, visitors are encouraged to swim only in the protected area. Surfing is not allowed in the protected swimming area. Wading, swimming and surfing are not allowed on the inlet beaches.

East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Beagle Fishing Charters

Deepsea & Shark Fishing Charters in Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Emerald Isle with Captain Bill Dillon.

View Website PO Box 216
Harkers Island, NC 28531
(252) 670-1080

Beaufort Docks Marina

500 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-2503

Beaufort Pirates Revenge

Come aboard NC’s newest and largest pirate ship holding 73 passengers, the 65’ M/V Renegade, and you are immediately taken back in time to the “Golden Age of Piracy." Our Pirate Cruise for children of all ages, departs daily and feature costumed crew, a fun-filled adventure with sword fights, singing, a chase on the high seas and water cannon battles for treasure -- an all-around good time!

Our Treasure Hunt begins with hoisting the colors, and tattoo/face painting. our pirate crew will teach you how to talk, sing, dance like a pirate, and share the tale of the treasures of Beaufort and explain how the evil pirate, Billy Bonez, stole a chest of this fortune. All crew members aboard the Renegade that assist with capturing the treasure share in the booty! We also offer pirate birthday parties, themed weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners aboard this timeless beauty.

View Website 600 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-7827

Bert's Surf Shop

Mr. Pearson, still surfing after 60, looked back over the growth of a Southern subculture. He began selling surfboards over 30 years ago in his shoe store in Kinston, an inland North Carolina community. Now Bert's Surf Shops populate the Carolina Coast.

View Website 304 W. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

252-726-1730

Bill Collector

Whether you are fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper, or King Mackeral, our goal is to make your fishing experience the very best. Capt. Stephen Draughon has over 25 years experience fishing the waters off the North Carolina coast.

View Website 1905 Club House Dr.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 247-5617

Blackskimmer Access

4-wheel Drive Access Point in the winter, single handicap parking space.

7500 Ocean Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

1-800-786-6962

Blown Kiteboarding

View Website 3205-A Hwy 24
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 269-9843

Blue Water

The Blue water is a 54' custom Sport fisherman built by Harris Boat Works in Marshall berg, N.C. Bluewater is a big and comfortable fishing platform that has a great ride in the choppy weather conditions we often encounter in North Carolina waters. Blue water is fully equipped with tournament grade tackle by SHIMANO and PENN. We have a Murray Bros. fighting chair for blue marlin and bluefin tuna. The boat is equipped with excellent navigation and fish finding equipment. Chartered by Captain Gray Hall.

View Website P. O. Box 264
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 504-0651
or (252) 726-2476

Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier

Bogue Inlet Pier is newly rebuilt from Hurricane Irene and has been reconfigured to be Spanish Mackerel friendly on the end, in addition to allowing for an equal King Mackerel fishing area. We have an observation deck at the end of the pier where spectators can watch all of the action. There is no charge for spectators and we have plenty of beach parking.

View Website 100 Bogue Inlet Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-2919

Breakday Charters

Captain Justin Ragsdale. Inshore/Nearshore charter fishing the beautiful Crystal Coast waters in and around Morehead City, NC.  22' Tidewater bayboat with half tower and 23' Dusky with full tower. We do it all: casting, trolling, jigging, bottomfishing. Top notch gear and modern electronics. From beginner to expert, all are welcome. From Marsh to Ocean, we have your fishing needs covered. "It's your Breakday, Go Fish!" 

View Website
(252) 732-0990

Cape Lookout Charters

We do it all, Plug, Grub, Jig, Topwater, Live Bait, Cut Bait and Fly Fishing. All the Equipment is provided Spin or Fly! Corporate trips, multiple boat trips, off shore trips (fly/spin/conventional) we can handle all your needs.

View Website 202 Panama Ter
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-2850

Capt. Bill Dillon

Deepsea & Shark Fishing Charters in Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Emerald Isle

View Website PO Box 216
Harkers Island, NC 28531
(704) 495-4717
or (252) 728-0544

Capt. Dave Dietzler

We do it all, Plug, Grub, Jig, Topwater, Live Bait, Cut Bait and Fly Fishing. All the Equipment is provided Spin or Fly! Corporate trips, multiple boat trips, off shore trips (fly/spin/conventional) we can handle all your needs.

View Website
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-2744
or (252) 240-2850

Capt. Dean Lamont, Tightline Flyfishing and Crystal Coast Adventures

Crystal Coast Adventures in North Carolina specializes in fly fishing and light tackle guided fishing charters as well as sightseeing in the Cape Lookout, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island areas of North Carolina. We offer a unique variety of services utilizing two boats; an 18ft Maverick used for redfish and trout on flats and a 25ft Hydra Sports Center Console used for inshore and offshore deep sea fishing.

View Website
(919) 414-2452

Capt. Joe Shute's Bait & Tackle

Capt. Joe Shute's Bait and Tackle, established in 1991, is a "full service" tackle shop for all your fishing needs. We offer a wide variety of both inshore and offshore baits, tackle, supplies, and accessories along with providing custom rigging and instruction. Capt. Joe has 23 years experience and knowledge in fishing the Crystal Coast and surrounding areas as a fishing guide. He is available for individual lessons and group meetings as a speaker or an instructor.

View Website 601-H Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(800) 868-0941
or (252) 240-2744

Capt. Pete Manuel

Delta Dawn Charters

213 Raleigh Ave
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-1403
or (800) 844-5605

Capt. Pete Zook

Capt. Pete Zook has been in the chartering business for about 30yrs and has been a licensed Captain for over 25yrs. Capt. Zook has a Master License by the US Coast Guard and certifications which include Commercial Towing and the 200 ton Masters. Capt. Pete supports "Catch and Release" and is available to charter for all local tournaments.

View Website 3009 Tootle Rd.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-1097
or (252) 726-2944

Capt. Rob Edwards

The Atlantis IV is the most comfortable way to dive in North Carolina! "Once you go 'pink', you don't go back!"

View Website 145 Intracoastal Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-6244

Capt. Rob Pasfield

Last Cast Charters

View Website
(252) 728-3907
or (252) 504-3823

Captain Stacy Fishing Center

Welcome to Capt. Stacy Fishing Center, your source for Emerald Isle, North Carolina fishing trips. We offer shark fishing trips, marlin fishing trips and a number of other sportfishing trips for you to enjoy. We have over 50 years of fishing experience and will have you well on your way to hooking a marlin on one of our half day, full day or overnight fishing excursions.

View Website 416 Atlantic Beach Cswy.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 247-7501
or (800) 533-9417

Captain Stacy IV

We offer shark fishing trips, marlin fishing trips and a number of other sportfishing trips for you to enjoy. We have over 50 years of fishing experience and will have you well on your way to hooking a marlin on one of our half day, full day or overnight fishing excursions.

View Website P.O. Box 3013
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-4675

Carolina Kitesurfing

Stand up paddleboarding, kitesurfing & surfing lessons, tours, rentals and sales

View Website 142 Fairview Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 659-2534

Carolina Lady

We offer full and half day fishing charters, as well as eco-tours and sight-seeing tours. Our excursions can be tailored for family, small groups and corporate events. We specialize in Inshore and Offshore fishing, with either live bait, trolling dead bait, or lures (which ever is working best at the time of your trip).

View Website Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(919) 219-0781
or (252) 247-7500

Carolina Princess

The Carolina Princess has been a well known name around the Carolinas from the 1960's to the present. From our first trip 47 years ago on the original Carolina Princess, to the current Carolina Princess, we have always been a premiere force in "Headboat" fishing by providing the very best in bottom and sport fishing with a flair that gives our fishing friends the utmost in service. From the time you talk to our office staff until you disembark the "Princess" you will be treated "just like family". Our primary goal is to make sure your fishing experience with us is the most memorable and enjoyable day on the ocean that can be offered. Our knowledgeable and friendly boat crew will be there to help with anything you need while you are onboard.

View Website 6th St. Waterfront P.O. Box 1663
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-5479
or (800) 682-3456

Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters

View Website 414 Orange Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 515-2876

Cedar Street Park

(Located at the end of Cedar Street on the Sound Side). Parking Available for 10 cars with a pier and Public Sound Access. Launch your kayak from here!

7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

1-800-786-6962

Channel Drive Access

Provides 16 parking spaces and is located at intersection of Station St. & Coast Guard Road. Access the beach via Channel Dr.

11001 Station Street
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

1-800-786-6962

Clamdigger Inn Public Access

20 spaces, is located north of the Clamdigger Hotel at milepost 8.5 with an associated ocean access positioned along the western boundary of the Clamdigger property.

511 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

1-800-786-6962

Continental Shelf

The Continental Shelf offers a variety of charters to accommodate you. Morehead City's Largest and Fastest Party Boat!

View Website 8th Street (Waterfront)
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-7454

Coral Bay Marina

Coral Bay Marina offers boat storage and great maintenance on-site.

View Website 4531 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 247-4231

Critter Gitter Fishing Charters

Here on the Crystal Coast located along the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, we love fishing! If you are planning a family vacation or a weekend fishing trip, give us a call. Create your own water adventure...Cruise to Beaufort for lunch, go clamming, have a picnic on an island, or enjoy a day of deep sea fishing! We offer Clamming trips and Exploring in the sound!

View Website
(252) 354-4414
or (252) 646-6743

Crystal Coast Adventures

Crystal Coast Adventures specializes in flyfishing and light tackle guided charters as well as cruising and sightseeing in the Cape Lookout, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island areas of North Carolina. We offer a unique variety of services utilizing two boats (18ft Maverick Master Angler & 24ft Hydra Sports CC) for Red Drum on flats, inshore and offshore fishing.

View Website 515 Atlantic Beach Causway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28594

919-414-2452

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises

"Beaufort's Premiere cruising fleet offering daily sightseeing tours on the M/V Crystal Coast Lady.

The 75’ M/V Crystal Coast Lady is the largest, most comfortable super cruiser in Beaufort! She features the areas only large fully enclosed top deck that is able to be customized to fit every occasion.  This yacht is also equipped with state of the art electronics (GPS, Fish Finders, Sound and Lighting systems), kids steering station, and a giant bow viewing area that enables guests to walk out over the water, taking large group photos or intimate portraits.  On board amenities include: a fully stocked galley with full ABC permits and two restrooms.  From ½ day family fishing to dolphin and pony watching, Lunch Cruises and Dinner Cruises, the M/V Crystal Coast Lady will provide your group with an experience to last a lifetime.  This vessel is USCG certified for up to 149 passengers and specializes in customized private charters. www.crystalcoastlady.com   

617 Front Street 
Beaufort, NC 28516  (252) 728-8687 or (252) 728-7827"

View Website 600 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-8687
or (252) 728-7827

Dancin' Outlaw

Give Capt. Thomas Wood a call for an adventure of a lifetime!

View Website 209 Lewis Street
Harkers Island, NC 28531

(252) 241-8346

Davis Shore Ferry Service

Davis Shore Ferry Service is proud to offer vehicle and passenger service
to  Cape Lookout National Seashore. Our Ferries leave from Davis, NC to South Core Banks (Great Island) and return. Ferry Service, Ice, Bait, Tackle, and other supplies are available through Davis Shore Ferry Service.

Cabin rentals/reservations are controlled by and made with the
National Park Service on Core Banks South. 
Cabins and Gas will be paid for on the Island and not at Davis Shore Ferry Service. 
(Payment on the island can be made by cash, check, or credit card)
Reservations available online through Recreation.gov
http://recreation.gov
For those without web access, please call 1-877-444-6777 to make your reservation.
For more info visit http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/lodging.htm

148 Willis Road
Davis, NC 28524
(252) 729-3474

Daycation Charters

Sightseeing, Cruising, Fishing.  Departs from either the Beaufort or Morehead City waterfronts- whatever is convenient for you!

View Website 1506 Scotts Landing
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 515-6878

Delta Dawn

Experience a first-class fishing expedition with Delta Dawn charters. Based out of Morehead City in North Carolina, the Delta Dawn and her award-winning crew are what you need to experience the true excitement of salt-water sport fishing off of the Outer Banks. The Delta Dawn sails year-round reeling in a the biggest game fish, including Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin tuna, and the giant Bluefin Tuna.

213 Raleigh Ave.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-1403
or (800) 844-5605

Diamond Girl

The Diamond Girl is a NC deep sea fishing charter boat out of Historic Morehead City, North Carolina Waterfront. Our boat is a custom 61` Carolina Sport Fish, constructed by Paul Spencer Yachts. The Diamond Girl has a fast cruise speed and state of art electronics. The plush and extremely comfortable interior, with A/C, heat and full entertainment center will keep you well rested while you experience your North Carolina sportfishing adventure. Full restroom accommodations, spacious seating, refrigerator and even the kitchen sink. We offer full and half day fishing excursions and also sunset cruises.

View Website 674 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 504-0651

Discovery Diving Company, Inc.

Your headquarters for North Carolina's world class, warm water, wreck diving. Located in Beaufort, North Carolina, an historic seaside town on the Crystal Coast, we are in close proximity to the shipwrecks of the acclaimed Graveyard of the Atlantic. In addition to our dive charters, Discovery is a full service dive operation offering training, gear sales and rentals, shop1 and equipment repair. So, if you're planning a North Carolina dive vacation, have questions about dive training, or are in the market for new equipment, stop in or give our friendly staff a call today. We look forward to diving with you!

View Website 414 Orange St,
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-2265

Diver Down Diving Services

Come aboard the Diver Down and dive the tropical Gulf Stream waters off Morehead City, North Carolina, with water temperatures up to 80 degrees and visibility up to 100 feet. Tropical and Game fish abound on the historical shipwrecks and artificial reefs. We run 7 days a week with 10 to 18 divers. Mid-week trips mean fewer divers on the wrecks!

View Website 110 Atlantic Beach Cswy.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-2043

Dockside Marina and Ships Store

301 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 247-4890

Down East Guide Services, Inc.

Professional Guides, Great Boats and Vacation Planning info@pamlicoguide.com

View Website 1907 Paulette Rd.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 671-3474

Dragonfly Parasail

Parasailing boat tours offer spectacular aeriel views of Fort Macon State Park, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, wild horses on Shackelford Banks and the abundant sea life of this beautiful inlet.

View Website 517 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 422-5500

Dudley's Marina

Dudley's Marina is a full service marina that can accommodate vessels up to 125'. The marina has both floating and stationary docks. The staff monitors VHF channel 16. Summer hours are from sunrise to sunset daily and winter hours are 6am-7pm daily. We only close on Christmas Day. The marina building houses the dock offices and a complete ship's store. Transient sail and power yachts are always welcome.

View Website 106 Cedar Point Blvd.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

(252) 393-2204

Eastern Regional Access

The site of the former old Emerald Isle Pier and provides 245 parking spaces, a picnic gazebo, outdoor showers, bathrooms, and drink machines.

2700 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
1-800-786-6962

Emerald Isle Adventures, Inc.

Captains Roy and Hunter Heverly both were born and raised fishing the waters around Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast. We offer great family fun as well as hard core fishing trips. Our main goal is to make sure you have a great time and catch fish. We depart from Island Harbor Marina in Emerald Isle which is close to Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, and Beaufort Inlet. Our local waters have great fishing and you don't have to go far to do it.

View Website 510 West Marina Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(910) 538-2749

Emerald Isle Boating Access Area

The access includes 4 ramps and 112 vehicle/trailer spaces, making it the largest public boat launching facility along the North Carolina coast.

The access will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NC 58 (Emerald Drive) near Mile Marker 18-adjacent to Chapel by the Sea
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Emerald Isle Surf Shop

3102 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-8422

Emerald Woods Park

41-Acre park located off of Coast Guard Road, turn right before reaching Deer Horn Dunes. Walking trails and sound access. Seasons/Hours Open year round from sunrise to sunset.

7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

1-800-786-6962

Energizer

Energizer Sportfishing is about experience. Experience that can give you the fishing adventure of a lifetime. We have fished the North Carolina waters for more than 35 years. We have fished from the Bahamas to Ocean City with lots of stories to tell. We fish for billfish, dolphin, wahoo and tuna.

View Website 3009 Tootle Rd.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-2944
or (800) 808-4235

Fish Finder

Fish Finder Tackle Inc. has some of the best quality saltwater skirts and terminal tackle that an offshore saltwater fisherman could ask for. With over 25 years of charter boat fishing experience and 22 years experience in both the retail and wholesale saltwater tackle industry, we have come up with what we believe are some of the best fish catching lures, rigs and accessories that will help you have a more successful day of fishing on the ocean. Whether you are looking for skirts to dress up your ballyhoo, or custom tied rigs, we have the tackle that can help you get the job done!

View Website 601-H Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

1-800-868-0941

Fish On Excursions

Fish On Excursions, providing fishing and sightseeing trips in and around Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Shackleford Banks, and Cape Lookout. No matter whether you are fishing in Beaufort Inlet for spanish mackerel or at the Big Rock searching for a blue marlin, aboard the Sea Lizard you are sure to always hear a fisherman's favorite words: Fish on!

View Website Snug Harbor Cottages
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 528-0040

Fish'n Warrior Charters

Join us for a day of fishing the beautiful water out of Atlantic Beach/Morehead City, NC. We have the best prices on the island. We encourage customer participation so you don't just "ride and reel".

View Website Triple S Marina/Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 230-5315

Fish'N4Life Charters

Inshore/Backwater fishing and ecology tours. NC Licensed educator Jeff Cronk- 24 years professional experience fishing the Crystal Coast.

View Website 113 Ryan Glenn Drive
Swarnsboro, NC 28584

(252) 764-2174

Fort & Inlet Access

Located at Fort Macon proper Fort & Inlet Access provides 267 parking spaces, bathroom facilities, and an overlook gazebo.

P.O.Box 127
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 726-3775

Fort Macon Marina

Fort Macon Marina has been family-owned and operated for 36 years as Carteret County's full service boating facility providing you with services for all of your boating needs. We offer dry storage, forklift service, bottom cleaning/painting, detailing, and engine parts and repair. We are factory authorized to service Suzuki, Yamaha, and Volvo Penta engines. We are the largest dealer for Suzuki engines in Carteret County, specializing in repowers. We offer new boat sales of the following brands: World Cat, Livingston, Carolina Cat (all made by the Powercat group) and C-Hawk. We also offer brokerage sales of used boats - Use the links to the left to learn more about these products. We have a ship store on site with all of your boating supplies, including engines and parts, boat hardware & accessories, vending items, gasoline/oil and more. Call or come visit today and let us make your boating experience as enjoyable as it can be!

View Website 417 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-2055

Freebird

Homer Smith Seafood
Salter Path, NC 28512

(252) 943-8912
or (252) 946-7106

Gale Anne

Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 247-3694

Great Escape

Morehead City waterfront
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-7941

Hampton Inn & Suites Public Access

A public access along the western boundary of Atlantic Beach with associated parking located along Oakleaf Drive at its intersection with Hwy 58 (10 spaces).

121 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
1-800-786-6962

Highlander Charters, Inc.

Inshore Charter Fishing Services operated by Captain Ron McPherson.

View Website 221 Moonlight Drive
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 723-8616
or (252) 726-2762

Homer's Point Marina

Homer's Point Marina & Seafood provides the perfect launching point for your fishing, boating, and family fun on the water. We offer boat rentals, fishing charters, boat slips, gas, boating supplies, and fresh seafood. We are located in Salter Path, right next to Emerald Isle, North Carolina. We are right next to the Crab Shack Restaurant. Come visit us before or after your meal.

View Website 160 Shore Dr.
Salter Path, NC 28575

(252) 247-3676

Hook'd Up Guide Service

Hook'd Up Guide Service offers a complete line of fishing vessels from inshore flats fishing to blue water offshore boats. We offer charters for corporate trips, groups, multi-boats, families and individuals. Run by Captain Robert "Stick" Sandlin.

[email protected]

View Website 1535 Island Road
Harkers Island, NC 28531

(252) 728-7828
or (252) 241-1191

Hot Wax Surf Shop And Camp

At HOT WAX SURF SHOP we are celebrating our 25th year as a core family owned surf shop with everything you need to surf, including the best instruction on the east coast. Brand name Sportswear, Clothing, Sunglasses, Hats, sandals and Accessories. A large selection of HOT WAX Tees for the entire family starting at only $12.99. Emerald Isle's largest selection of Surfboards, Stand-up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Skimmers, and Body boards, surfboard accessories, sales & repair. Used surf board appraisals are also available. Complete WATERSPORTS rentals, a wide verity of sizes and types to meet your needs. www.hotwaxsurf.com 252-354-6466.

View Website 200 Mallard Street
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-6466

Houseboat Rentals On The Crystal Coast

Houseboat rentals include a skiff for exploring Crystal Coast islands. All details included. A perfect getaway.

View Website 324 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-4129

Indian Beach Regional Public Access

Includes 36 parking spaces and a 4-wheel drive access ramp

1425 Salter Path Road
Indian Beach, NC 28575
1-800-786-6962

Iron Steamer Public Access

A regional, oceanfront area (50 parking spaces) located just west of the former Iron Steamer fishing pier, near milepost 7.5 and includes a bathroom facility.

345 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
1-800-786-6962

Island Essentials Tents & Events

View Website 208-A Bogue Inlet Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-8887

Island Express Ferry Service

Your local ferry service to Cape Lookout National Seashore and Shackleford Banks! Departing from Beaufort and Harkers Island.

New Fast Comfortable Ferries - Local Experienced Captains- Finest Pristine Waters & Sandy Beaches - Best Shelling in NC- Wild Horses - Hiking - Fishing - Photography.Leave your stress of the mainland behind. "An Experience to last a lifetime" 252-728-7433

Beaufort to Shackleford Banks Round Trip
$15-adults, $8-children 11 & under

Beaufort to Cape Lookout Round Trip
$35-adults, $25 children 11 & under

Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks Round Trip
$15-adults, $8 children 11 & under

Harkers Island to Cape Lookout Round Trip
$15-adults, $8 children 8 & under

View Website 701 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7433

Island Girl

Island Girl fishing charters offers visitors to Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina a wide variety of sport fishing charter adventures. Our charter boats take you to some of the best offshore gulf stream fishing all year round.

View Website 110 Morehead Ave.
Morehead City, NC 28512
(252) 728-0544

Island Harbor Marina

With channel access off the ICW, Island Harbor Marina has 150 wet slips for boats up to 50 feet, three launch ramps, a ships store, gas and diesel fuel, fenced storage for boats on trailers and boat rentals.

510 W. Marina Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-3106

Island Water Sports

612 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 422-0520

Kathi T

Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 223-5238

Lady Faye Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Captain Bobby Ballou Sr. & Captain Bobby Ballou Jr. have 75+ years combined local fishing experience!

View Website 2302 Bay Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-3060

Land N Sea Tours

Offering overnight yacht cruise packages with a great selection of itineraries/destinations!  Also small boat rentals, limousine services and a 30 foot double decker pontoon boat for groups of up to 10 for comfortable and customizable day and night cruise tours on the Crystal Coast.

View Website 501 Marine Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 342-8687

Local Yokel Ferry

Offering relaxed scenic boat tours around Cape Lookout National Seashore and Shackleford Banks (home of the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks). Tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours long. Call the day before to make a reservation- 252-728-2759.

516 Island Road
Harkers Island, NC 28531
(252) 728-2759

Mako

Morehead City waterfront
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 728-3520

Memorial Park Public Access

An oceanfront facility located just west of milepost 6 and includes 40 parking spaces, an overlook deck, and a picnic table.

201 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
1-800-786-6962

Mermaid Express Harbour Tours

View Website
(252) 646-9312

Morehead City Docks

The newly-completed Morehead City Docks is a mid-Atlantic stopping point for those cruising north/south, fishing the Bogue / Core Sound and Outer Banks’ waters, or beginning the ocean voyage to the Caribbean and beyond. This sheltered, deep-water basin has 8-10 foot minimum depths at dockside, and easy access to the Intra-coastal Waterway and Beaufort Inlet. MCD now offers 10 slips (26 ft. to 50. ft. long with widths to 24 ft.). Floating docks assure easy passenger access to docked vessels regardless of tide conditions. Amenities include: electric hookups and water.

View Website 9th & Shepard St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-2457

Morehead City Yacht Basin

This prime locale was selected nearly a century ago; establishing it as the first marina in the area. Morehead City Yacht Basin is a world-class, premier marina in the Mid-Atlantic area adjacent to the ICW. Conveniently situated in historic downtown Morehead City, within walking distance of many fine restaurants, shopping and a short distance from the beach. Only a few hundred feet west of the ICW just north of the Morehead City causeway bridge and State Port, the Calico Creek deep water channel leads to a well protected basin dredged to a depth of 10-13 feet at mean low water.

View Website 208 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-6862

Morehead Sports Marina, Radio Island

Radio Island Marina is conveniently located at the base of the high rise bridge between Morehead City and Beaufort, NC. We are the closest marina to Beaufort Inlet, providing easy access to the ICW, Shackelford Banks, Cape Lookout, Beaufort Inlet, and the Beaufort and Morehead City Waterfronts. At Radio Island Marina we offer a full range of support so your family boating experience is an enjoyable package. From our fully stocked ship’s store with fuel sales on site, to our well appointed clubroom for relaxing with your family, our service department that keeps your boat in top running condition, Radio Island Marina takes care of your family.

View Website 202 Radio Island Rd,
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 726-5676

Morehead/Beaufort Causeway Boat Launch

The Morehead/Beaufort Causeway boat launch is on the left as you come off the high rise bridge going east toward Beaufort. There is also a public pier for fishing.


Morris Marina Ferry Service

Passenger and 4-wheel drive vehicle ferry service to North Core Banks and Portsmouth operates mid-March through early December. Pets on leash or in vehicles are accommodated.

View Website 1000 Morris Marina Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28511

(252) 225-4261

Nancy Lee Fishing Charters

The Nancy Lee Fishing Charters with Captain Lee Manning features the 45-foot Nancy Lee III and the 52-foot Nancy Lee V which are docked at the Nancy Lee Fishing Center located "between the bridges" in Swansboro, NC. The Nancy Lee Fishing Charters are designed to meet your group or individual needs. Headboat pricing (per person) and accessibility for larger private groups is available. Deep sea trolling, bottom fishing or perhaps its just a waterway or dolphin watch cruise, you'll be glad you chose the Nancy Lee Fishing Charters!

View Website 128 E Corbett Ave
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-3474

Ocean Club Access

10 spaces and access are located between The Ocean Club and Grande Villas Condominiums, milepost 11.5.

1701 Salter Path Road
Indian Beach, NC 28575

1-800-786-6962

Ocean Venture Rentals

A Rental Business company that rents Jet Skis, Kayaks, Bicycles, Surfboards, Paddle Boards, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas.

View Website 612 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 422-0520

Oceanana Fishing Pier

View Website 700 E Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-0863

Old IB Pier Access

An oceanfront facility with 10 parking spaces located at milepost 12

1831 Salter Path Road
Indian Beach, NC 28575
1-800-786-6962

Olde Town Yacht Club

Olde Towne is ideally located less than one mile from both the Intracoastal Waterway or Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Within a few minutes, the boater can be at Shackleford Banks, Cape Lookout or the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf Stream. Amenities include a beautiful clubhouse overlooking the marina and Taylor’s Creek, large bathroom facilities with showers, laundry room, security gate, fitness room, steam room, diesel fuel available at every slip and a large swimming pool with a whirlpool.

View Website 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 726-3066

Olympus Dive Center

View Website 713 Shepard St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-9432

Portside Marina

Portside Marina is the Carolinas’ best kept secret with deep water slips and dockage for vessels up to 125 feet. We also offer complete marina services including deep water slips, transient boat slips, dry stack storage, professional boat maintenance & repair, a complete ship store, and fuel docks.

View Website 209 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-7678

Radio Island Marina

Radio Island Marina is conveniently located at the base of the high rise bridge between Morehead City and Beaufort, NC. We are the closest marina to Beaufort Inlet, providing easy access to the ICW, Shackelford Banks, Cape Lookout, Beaufort Inlet, and the Beaufort and Morehead City Waterfronts. At Radio Island Marina we offer a full range of support so your family boating experience is an enjoyable package. From our fully stocked ship’s store with fuel sales on site, to our well appointed clubroom for relaxing with your family, our service department that keeps your boat in top running condition, Radio Island Marina takes care of your family.

View Website 156 Radio Island Rd.
Morehead City, NC 28516

(252) 726-3773

Randy's Way Access

A single handicap parking space with beach access.

9519 Ocean Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
1-800-786-6962

Reel Mistress

Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 727-5455

Salter Path Regional Public Beach Access

It includes 75 parking spaces, outside showers, picnic tables, and bathrooms located within the Roosevelt State Park area.

1050 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575
1-800-786-6962

Sea Isle Plantation Access

(10 spaces) located in wooded area just east of milepost 10

770 Salter Path Road
Indian Beach, NC 28575
1-800-786-6962

Sea Water Marina

Located on the Atlantic Beach Causeway. 25 wet slips, on-site fuel stations, and ship's store.

400 Morehead Ave.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-2707

Second To None

Emerald Isle Charter Fishing with Captain Shane Brafford on a Custom Carolina Sportfisher About Time. Located at Island Harbor Marina in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. We offer 3/4 day and half day trips.

View Website 209 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 422-0066

Sensation Sportfishing Charters

The Sensation is a custom built 53' Carolina style Sportfisher led by Captain Dale Britt.

View Website 2012 Shepard Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

252-725-5375

Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari

Spend a morning on one of the few remaining undeveloped coastal barrier islands in the world!  Shackleford Banks is a pristine, undeveloped, 9 mile-long island that is the Southern-most barrier island in the Cape Lookout National Seashore.  It is most famous for the wild ponies that roam the uninhabited island.  These ponies are possibly descendants of Spanish shipwrecks from over 500 years ago, and one of the few remaining isolated groups in North America.  This ecological jewel is a unique place for a naturalist guided eco-tour that will introduce guests to the barrier islands’ natural beauty, wind shaped sand dunes and maritime forests, and make them aware of the importance of these habitats on the plants and wildlife which inhabit the island.  Seashell seekers can also build their shell collections on this guided tour, enjoying some of the best shelling in the area.  We will visit remote areas of the island, and secret shelling spots known only to our knowledgeable and experienced captains and naturalists to find Conchs, Whelks, Queen’s Helmets, Scotch Bonnets, Olive Shells, Sand Dollars, and more.  This tour leaves at 9am, and returns at approximately 11:30am, although guests can board a later ferry if they would like to spend more time on the island.  Cost - $25/adults, $15/children 11 and under. Trip minimums apply.  Reservations required!

View Website 600 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-8687

Station Street Park

Beach access with parking area

11001 Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
1-800-786-6962

Sunrise II Fishing Charters

Fishing charters run by Capt. Bobby Freeman

View Website 221 Smith Street
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-9814

Suspense

Morehead City waterfront
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-5740

T&T Custom Charters

Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 342-4386
or (252) 240-0637

Taylor's Creek Boat Ramp

Curtis A. Perry Park is a public ramp with four launching areas into Taylor's Creek. The park is at the east end of Front Street near the tennis courts. A comfort station is available.

East end of Front Street (at Lennoxville Road)
Beaufort, NC 28516

Teezher Charters

View Website 8904 Dune Ridge Court
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 240-9096

The Les and Sally Moore Public Beach Access

Provides 50 parking spaces, bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and outside showers.

177 New Bern Street
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
1-800-786-6962

Third Street Access

Furnishes 10 parking spaces in addition to a handicap ramp and an overlook picnic area.

305 Ocean Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
1-800-786-6962

Tom Doe Memorial Beach Access

Located on Ocean Boulevard and features outdoor showers, restroom, a foot-washing station, handicap ramp, handicap parking and beach playground. Additional parking along Henderson Boulevard.

205 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

1-800-786-6962

Tortuga Charters

Whether you want a leisurely day on the shallow inshore sites, advanced recreational diving or extended bottom time decompression diving on the off shore wrecks, we can accommodate your goals.

View Website 424 Old Causeway Road
Beaufort, NC 28516

(919) 272-5561

Town Creek Marina

At Town Creek Marina you'll enjoy a full array of yacht and boating services, coupled with an atmosphere of relaxation and hospitality. We have all the amenities you expect from a marina, including diesel and gasoline engine maintenance, dry stacking, in-slip refueling, boating parts and supplies.

View Website 232 W. Beaufort Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-6111

Town Creek Water Access

Town Creek Water Access is located behind the Airport at Turner Street and West Beaufort Road. The Access point offers 2 floating docks, fishing pier, 2 boat ramps and comfort station.

Turner Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
1-800-786-6962

Trinity Center Public Access

Parking (20 spaces) is located underneath the water tower at the Indian Beach/Pine Knoll Shores town boundary, milepost 9.5

697 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
1-800-786-6962

Water Dog Guide Service

View Website
(252) 728-7907

Watersports Rentals

WaterSports Rentals located on the border of Emerald Isle and Indian Beach has everything water related to suit all ages. From Jet Ski rentals to kayaks there is something for everyone. The kayaks can be delivered to your beach home free of charge. Looking for a little more speed, take the family on the Banana Boat and you are guaranteed to talk about it the rest of the day. If you are looking to relax while getting a good core workout, then a Paddle Board on the calm waters of Bogue Sound is what your looking for. Also, for the thrill seekers in the group we now offer the FlyBoard, a jet powered board that is sure to satisfy all your adrenaline needs. We also offer beach equipment and surfboard rentals. Call in advance for reservations!

View Website 1940 Salter Path Road
Indian Beach, NC 28575

(252) 247-7303

West Atlantic Boulevard/Circle Regional Access

Provides 64 parking spaces, bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and outside showers. Paid parking in the summer.

201 West Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
1-800-786-6962

Western Regional Access

Provides 167 parking spaces including bathrooms, outdoor showers, volleyball courts, and a picnic gazebo.

299 Islander Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

1-800-786-6962

Wyndtree Access

A single handicap parking space with beach access.

10535 Wyndtree Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

1-800-786-6962

Yelowfin Sport Fishing

Morehead City waterfront
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 728-5339

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