63. B.Y.O.B.(Bring Your Own Boat!)

boatMost visitors to the Outer Banks are attracted by the water sports. Whether you bring your boat or watercraft or you cruise in, the Outer Banks offers many options for you to bring your own boat with you and enjoying it during your stay.

Large motor or sailing yachts can find safe harbor at marinas as far north as Coinjock in Currituck County, and at the Manteo Waterfront, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Island. Most marinas offer a place to stock up on food and supplies, access to utilities, as well as parts and repairs availability. Some marinas are within walking distance of local restaurants, attractions, and taverns.  Hotels and bed and breakfasts afford nautical visitors a variety of comfortable lodging options if they want a break from sleeping on the water.

Many places from Carova to Ocracoke that offer public boat ramps and access to dockage. Consider renting a cottage on one of the canals, bays, or sounds which will enable you to get started with your boating fun more quickly. Or pick a different launch point each day so that your an explore the Outer Banks from a whole different perspective, enjoy water sports like water skiing and tubing, or simply drop a line in the water and see if the fish are biting.

No matter the size of your boat there are plenty of places on the Outer Banks you can enjoy using it. So, for fishing, sightseeing, bird watching, or just enjoying your time on the water, you’ll find the facilities you need on the Outer Banks. Spectacular sunsets included!