This outfitter, one of 316 in the U.S. and abroad, offers boaters of every stripe just about anything they need to keep their vessel ship-shape, whether it’s used for work or for fun. The store has rows and rows of shelves with boat supplies and equipment for everything from a fishing boat to sailboats to kayaks. There are even some kayaks for sale.  Clothing in stock includes not just the requisite T-shirts and shorts, but also high-quality jackets that are truly wind- and water-proof.  A good selection of electronics, including autopilots, radar and fish-finders are in stock, as well as maintenance, plumbing, electrical and engine supplies. Often, if it can’t be found here, it can be delivered from supply warehouses.  And if it’s not in stock, whatever item you need can no doubt be found in the more than 1000-page West Marine annual catalogue available at the store.  

Nags Head
Hours
  • Monday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am-5:00pm
Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II

Anyone with a fascination of history and America's European roots will love a day exploring the Elizabeth II, a historic 16th century sailing vessel that is docked along the borders of the Roanoke Island Festival Park. This ship can be admired by virtually anyone who takes a stroll along the downtown Manteo waterfront, as it sticks out like a sore thumb amidst the modern day sail boats, yachts, and fishing boats that are docked nearby. The wooden exterior and brightly colored Tudor flags sail in the breeze, and the sight of the resting ship certainly feels like a step back in time.