Clearly, the Outer Banks is a boater's paradise, with water in every direction spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the boarders of the Intercoastal Waterway. As a result, marinas have popped up all along these barrier islands and the adjourning mainland, giving mariners a place to dock and rest, visitors a place to launch for a day of deep sea fishing or a waterfront tour, and everyone a new and fascinating locale to explore along the Outer Banks' many harbors.
The marinas on the Outer Banks can be an attraction on their own, with a number of locally owned marinas featuring small gift shops, restaurants, and even waterfront motels. For adventurous vacationers who want to enjoy a full day of fishing or exploring the water, the marinas serve as a portal to the open waters, and a number of local boat tours call these waterfront port o' calls home.
On your next vacation, pull up to a local marina and check out the scene. From fresh catches being hauled onto the docks to the sunset or sunrise over the boat-lined harbor, the local marinas are worthy of exploration, and perfectly capture the Outer Banks' seafaring culture.
Oregon Inlet is one of the most dynamic waterways on the East Coast, so it is fitting that the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is the home of the coast’s largest, most modern fishing fleet. Situated on the northwest corner of the inlet overlooking the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, the fishing center offers a full service m...