6. Shrimping, Crabbing & Clamming Adventures

The Outer Banks is world famous for its fresh seafood.  Our ideal location means that we have access to a huge variety of fish, from freshwater to deep sea, and seafood like crab, clams and shrimp.  Some visitors to the Outer Banks love the convenience of dropping by a seafood shop and picking up some local fare to enjoy while others want to experience the fun in catching their own.

If you are one of those people that likes to try something new, how about organizing a day on the water with one of our local captains and learning how to catch crabs, dig clams, or troll for certain shrimp. Bring your catch home and enjoy your own seafood feast!

Your boat will take you into the sound where you can tow a shrimp net, set crab pots for hard or soft-shell crabs or visit a small island or sandbar to dig for clams.  While out on the water you may have the added delight of seeing marine wildlife including pelicans, dolphins, and osprey.

Or, you can try catching crabs from one of the Outer Banks famous piers.  Rent or buy you own crab traps and drop them over the side of the pier.  Cast a line off the pier and do a little fishing while you wait.  After a bit, pull in your traps to see what tasty delights are awaiting you.

Sorting the harvest by hand, you’ll get to keep all the fish, shrimp, and crabs that are legal-sized.  Clean your catch and take it home so you can enjoy a wonderful meal of fresh North Carolina seafood. This is so much fun you’ll have to be careful not to get hooked.

(Please remember licences are required for a number of fishing related activities and limits are in place so please be sure to abide by the laws.)

Croatan Charters – Specializing in crabbing, shrimping and fishing adventures on the fishing vessel, Wendy Kay. They are great for the entire family. Local family owned and operated business. Book online or call (252) 473-8784

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obx crabbingOBX Crabbing and Shrimping Charters – Experience a Hand-On Adventure aboard the Jodie Kae. Your Family Will Love Sorting the Catch & Encountering all Types of Marine Life Along the Way. Call Capt. Marc Mitchum (252) 423-0421

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