Boating Guide Sections:

Local Charter Boats

Nautical Mile Charters – Regulator
Nautical Mile Charters – Regulator

Wilmington, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Ofishal Charters L.L.C
Ofishal Charters L.L.C

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 21 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Flats Fishing


South End Anglers
South End Anglers

Topsail Beach, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Spartina Guide Service LLC
Spartina Guide Service LLC

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 17 ft

Capacity: 2 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Fin-Addict Fishing Charters
Fin-Addict Fishing Charters

Holden Beach, NC

Length: 31 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Dockside Fishing Charters
Dockside Fishing Charters

Oak Island, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing


ProWire Marine-Fishing & Spearfish
ProWire Marine-Fishing & Spearfish

Wilmington, NC

Length: 24 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Atlantic Sportfishing
Atlantic Sportfishing

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Conjured Up Fishing Charters
Conjured Up Fishing Charters

Oak Island, NC

Length: 31 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Topsail Fishing Company
Topsail Fishing Company

Holly Ridge, NC

Length: 27 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Green Creek Outfitters – Cape Fear
Green Creek Outfitters – Cape Fear

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Gone Coastal Charters
Gone Coastal Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 30 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Party Time II
Party Time II

Calabash, NC

Length: 35 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Leverdrag Charters
Leverdrag Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Reef Raider Charters
Reef Raider Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 53 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Southern Sportfishing
Southern Sportfishing

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 38 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Circle Bak Fishing
Circle Bak Fishing

Wilmington, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Reel Cranky Charters
Reel Cranky Charters

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 30 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Dialed In Fishing Charters
Dialed In Fishing Charters

Hampstead, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Katfish Kayak And Fishing Adventures, Llc
Katfish Kayak And Fishing Adventures, Llc

Hampstead, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Seabbatical Charters
Seabbatical Charters

Southport, NC

Length: 30 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fish Hook III Charters
Fish Hook III Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 32 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Shallotte Outdoors Fishing Charters
Shallotte Outdoors Fishing Charters

Holden Beach, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Brannin Charters, LLC
Brannin Charters, LLC

Kure Beach, NC

Length: 18 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Top Knot NC
Top Knot NC

Wilmington, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Hieronymus Fishing Charters
Hieronymus Fishing Charters

Wilmington, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 48 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Let's Hook Up Charters
Let's Hook Up Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service

Topsail Beach, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Ol' Blue Fishing Charters
Ol' Blue Fishing Charters

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Captain Big Fish – Light Lines
Captain Big Fish – Light Lines

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 19 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Victory Charters
Victory Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Wet N Wild Sportfishing
Wet N Wild Sportfishing

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 54 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing


BFM Fishing Charters
BFM Fishing Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 24 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing


S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 42 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Wrightsville Fishing
Wrightsville Fishing

Wilmington, NC

Length: 21 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Seaquest Fishing Charters
Seaquest Fishing Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 53 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Seabattical Charters – Inshore
Seabattical Charters – Inshore

Sunset Beach, NC

Length: 21 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Southern Run Fishing Charters
Southern Run Fishing Charters

Wilmington, NC

Length: 31 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Caught Up Fishing Charters
Caught Up Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 19 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Flats Fishing


Tried And True Charters
Tried And True Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


High Tide Fishing Charters
High Tide Fishing Charters

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Captain Hook Outdoors
Captain Hook Outdoors

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing


Port City Inshore Charters
Port City Inshore Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters
Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 36 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fillet And Release Fishing Charters
Fillet And Release Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 36 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


NC Inshore Fishing Charters – 22'
NC Inshore Fishing Charters – 22'

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

River Fishing, Lake Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Go Fish Inshore Charters
Go Fish Inshore Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing


Seas The Sting
Seas The Sting

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 42 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Cape Fear Shark Company
Cape Fear Shark Company

Southport, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing


Topsail Island Fish & Dive Adventures
Topsail Island Fish & Dive Adventures

Hampstead, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Hounddog Fishing Charters
Hounddog Fishing Charters

Southport, NC

Length: 21 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing


Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail

Topsail Beach, NC

Length: 38 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Seagate Charters
Seagate Charters

Wilmington, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Just A Fluke Gigging Charters
Just A Fluke Gigging Charters

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 18 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

River Fishing


Carolina Fishing Charters
Carolina Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 28 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Shearwater Fishing Charters
Shearwater Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Nearshore Fishing


Carolina Water Adventures
Carolina Water Adventures

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


OMC Fishing Adventures
OMC Fishing Adventures

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 31 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Offshore Fishing


Sea J’s Fishing Charters
Sea J’s Fishing Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 28 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Coastline Charters
Coastline Charters

Wilmington, NC

Length: 21 ft

Capacity: 3 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fired Up Charters
Fired Up Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 42 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing


Dos Cervezas Dos
Dos Cervezas Dos

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 46 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Tiderunner Charters
Tiderunner Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Laidback Charters
Laidback Charters

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Length: 39 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


NC Inshore Fishing Charters
NC Inshore Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

River Fishing, Lake Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Fish Hook I Charters
Fish Hook I Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 36 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters

Calabash, NC

Length: 40 ft

Capacity: 15 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Second Sport Charters
Second Sport Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 37 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Playin' Hooky Too Charters
Playin' Hooky Too Charters

Southport, NC

Length: 26 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing


Long Bay Fishing Company
Long Bay Fishing Company

Southport, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Calabash Fishing Fleet
Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash, NC

Length: 46 ft

Capacity: 16 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 38 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Coastal Lines Fishing Charters
Coastal Lines Fishing Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing


Fish-On-Outfitters
Fish-On-Outfitters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Eco tours
Eco tours

Hampstead, NC

Length: 22 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Flats Fishing


Family Ties Charters
Family Ties Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters

Calabash, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing


Fellowship Charters
Fellowship Charters

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Xcessive Risk Sportfishing
Xcessive Risk Sportfishing

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Rip N Lips Charters
Rip N Lips Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Flats Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Southport Fishing Charters
Southport Fishing Charters

Southport, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

River Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters

Holden Beach, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fish Whistle Chartering
Fish Whistle Chartering

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 42 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Hot Ticket Sportfishing
Hot Ticket Sportfishing

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 39 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Grassy Sound Outdoors
Grassy Sound Outdoors

Hampstead, NC

Length: 31 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fired Up Charters
Fired Up Charters

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 42 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters

Holden Beach, NC

Length: 31 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Matunahoo Sportfishing
Matunahoo Sportfishing

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 28 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Captain Big Fish
Captain Big Fish

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 30 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters

Calabash, NC

Length: 40 ft

Capacity: 12 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Reel Deal Sportfishing
Reel Deal Sportfishing

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


ChaseNFins Charters
ChaseNFins Charters

Holly Ridge, NC

Length: 23 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Release Me Sportfishing
Release Me Sportfishing

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 28 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Wilmington, NC

Length: 21 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

River Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Flats Fishing



Rising Sun Fishing
Rising Sun Fishing

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Length: 19 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing


Streamline Charters
Streamline Charters

Wilmington, NC

Length: 30 ft

Capacity: 5 persons

Inshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Calabash Fishing Fleet – Navigator
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Navigator

Calabash, NC

Length: 65 ft

Capacity: 40 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fin Reaper
Fin Reaper

Carolina Beach, NC

Length: 45 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Captain Scotty's Fishing Charters
Captain Scotty's Fishing Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 25 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing, Backcountry Fishing


Hot Pursuit Fishing Charters 35'
Hot Pursuit Fishing Charters 35'

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 35 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Blue Fin Fishing Charters
Blue Fin Fishing Charters

Calabash, NC

Length: 38 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Reel Addicted Fishing Charters
Reel Addicted Fishing Charters

Holden Beach, NC

Length: 24 ft

Capacity: 4 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Flying Fish Charters SC
Flying Fish Charters SC

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fugitive Fishing Charters
Fugitive Fishing Charters

Southport, NC

Length: 33 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing


Reel Deal Sportfishing - 32'
Reel Deal Sportfishing - 32'

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 32 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Fish Hook II Charters
Fish Hook II Charters

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Length: 45 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


Pelagic Hunter Sportfishing
Pelagic Hunter Sportfishing

Sneads Ferry, NC

Length: 30 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing


With a perfectly coastal location that borders the Intracoastal Waterway as well as the Atlantic Ocean, Wrightsville Beach is a prime destination for mariners of all varieties. From vacationers who just want to enjoy a day on the water, to boaters who are cruising the Eastern Seaboard and need a spot to dock for a night or two, the region has a lot to offer for travelers who believe everything is better when you’re on board.

Plan a boat tour of the area for an incredible perspective of the local landscape, or bring your vessel along for days of fun in the sun. With ample options for exploring the area, Wrightsville Beach is an ideal destination for adventurous mariners.

Boat Ramps and Launches

While many area marinas that are stationed on the borders of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the Wrightsville Beach Causeway boast boat ramps and launching areas for visitors, the Cape Fear region also has an array of ramps that are open (and free) to the public.

Mariners who have brought their own vessel along will want to check out these destinations where getting into the abundant local waters is a breeze.

Wrightsville Beach boat ramp

Wrightsville Beach Boat Ramp
Channel Walk Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
34° 13'06.41" N    77° 48'40.80" W
This launch site is in the heart of Wrightsville Beach and directly connects with the ICW. Situated on the edge of the Wrightsville Beach Causeway, this popular launch spot features five launching lanes, and 68 parking spaces for vehicles with boat trailers. From here, it’s just a 3 mile cruise to Masonboro Inlet and the Mansonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve.

Carolina Beach State Park boat ramp

Carolina Beach State Park Boat Ramp
B Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
34° 02'59.05" N    77° 55'08.71" W
Located south of Wrightsville Beach, this launch site is found within the Carolina Beach State Park, and features roughly 40 parking spaces for vehicles with trailers, as well as two launching lanes. This launch spot is an easy cruise away from Zeke’s Island Reserve and Bald Head Island State Natural Area.

Snow's Cut ramp

Snows Cut Boat Ramp
220 Annie Drive, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
34° 03'25.09" N    77° 53'30.06" W
Located just a quick drive away from Wrightsville Beach, this popular launch site straddles the borders of the ICW and Snow’s Cut, and features five launching lanes, a separate hand launch site for kayaks, and approximately 100 total parking spaces, which includes about 80 parking spaces for vehicles with trailers.

Dram Tree Park ramp

Castle Street Boat Ramp
Dram Tree Park (Castle Street and Surrey Street), Wilmington, NC 28401
34° 13'38.95" N    77° 57'01.12" W
Visitors who want to cruise the Cape Fear can head to this launch site on the edge of nearby Downtown Wilmington, NC, which features two launching lanes, a separate hand launching area for kayaks, and parking for 36 vehicles with trailers.

Trails End boat ramp

Trails End Boat Ramp
621 Trails End Road, Wilmington, NC 28409
34° 09'21.50" N    77° 51'24.97" W
Located just south and slightly inland of Wrightsville Beach, this launch site features a single launching lane, parking for about 40 vehicles with trailers, and a courtesy dock for day trippers. From here, mariners can reach the ICW / Masonboro Sound, and are an easy cruise away from the Mansonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve.

River Road Park ramp

River Road Park boat ramp
River Road Park, Wilmington, NC 28412
34° 06'49.57" N    77° 55'32.22" W
Also bordering the Cape Fear River and located just inland of Wrightsville Beach, this launch site features a single launch lane, as well as an on-site fishing pier and public amenities, (such as restrooms and picnic areas.)

Federal Point ramp

Federal Point / Buzzard Bay
2515 South Fort Fisher Blvd., Kure Beach, NC
33° 57' 34'' N    77° 56' 30'' W
Located on the southern tip of Kure Beach / Fort Fisher, this launch site connects with the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Fear River, and Zeke’s Island Estuarine Reserve, and features launching lane(s) as well as parking for 36 vehicles with boat trailers.

There are several marinas in the area

Wrightsville Beach Marinas

The Wrightsville Beach area is home to a wide variety of marinas, which are often located directly along the ICW, and which can offer a wealth of amenities for transient and long-term mariners.

Services for visitors can include on-site fuel, repairs and service, and supplies via marina ship’s stores, and several marinas may have even more amenities for visitors staying an evening or two, such as full hook-ups (including cable and / or Wi-Fi), community bathhouses, laundry facilities, game rooms / gathering places, and even on-site restaurants and shops.

Because many of the area’s marinas are a shell’s throw away from area attractions and beaches, it’s often easy to dock and explore the shore with an overnight visit. Some marinas may also offer extras to make it easier for visitors to get about and about – such as community bikes, golf carts, and other modes of transportation – which makes a day at the beach even more accessible.

Not sure where to start? Then check out these area marinas that are close to everything, and which are conveniently located in the heart of the Cape Fear area action.

Wrightsville Beach Marina
6 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone: (910) 256-6666
http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/

Seapath Yacht Club
330 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone: (910) 256-3747
http://seapathyachtclub.com/

Bridge Tender Marina
1418 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 256-6550
http://www.bridgetendermarina.com/

Dockside Marina
1306 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 256-3579
http://www.thedockside.com/

Airlie Marina
1402 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 231-6099

Sea Gate Boating
2 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone: (910) 256-0638
http://seagateboating.com/boat-storage-valet/

Cape Fear Marina
1701 Jel Wade Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 762-1256
http://capefearmarina.com/

Port City Marina
10 Harnett St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 251-6151
http://portcitymarina.com/

Wilmington Marine Center
3410 River Rd # 201, Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: (910) 395-5055
http://wilmingtonmarine.com/

Masonboro Yacht Club & Marina
609 Trails End Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409
Phone: (910) 791-1893
http://www.masonboroboatslips.com/

Watermark Marina
4114 River Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: (910) 794-5259
http://www.eventsatwatermark.com/

Bradley Creek Marina
6338 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 392-2584
http://www.bradleycreekmarina.com/

Middle Sound Marina
2107 Middle Sound Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411
Phone: (910) 262-5566
http://middlesoundmarina.com/

Creekside Yacht Club
6334 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 350-0023
https://www.creeksideyachtclub.com/#home

Scotts Hill Marina
2570 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411
Phone: (910) 686-0896
http://www.scottshillmarinanc.com/

Carolina Marina & Yacht Club
1512 Burnett Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409
Phone: (910) 790-0172
http://www.carolinamarinaandyachtclub.com/

A sunset boat cruise in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach Boat Tours and Rentals

Visitors who want to cruise the local Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and ocean waters, and who don’t happen to have a boat handy, will find ample options for booking a tour or commandeering their own vessel when they visit Wrightsville Beach.

Due to its heavy visitor population and proximity to the ICW, Wrightsville Beach has a number of tour providers who can take visitors on a myriad of different open water adventures. There are a number of both inshore fishing charters and offshore fishing charters available for anglers, as well as eco-tours that shuttle visitors to unique island destinations like Mansonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve and Zeke’s Island reserve. These tours can encompass a world of activities in a single 1-4 hour expedition, or can concentrate on a popular activity like dolphin watching, shelling, birdwatching, or just enjoying a sunset on the open water. For options, visitors can contact individual tour companies, like Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours, or marinas which feature lots of options, like the Sea Gate Boating Center – both of which are based in Wrightsville Beach.

In addition, the Wrightsville Beach area is home to roughly a half dozen rental boat providers that offer a wealth of vessels – including skiffs, pontoons, and even yachts – on an hourly, daily, or even weekly basis. Local marinas and companies like Sea Gate Boating, Nauti Time Boat Rentals, and Wrightsville Boat Rentals provide visitors with everything they need – from gas to life jackets – and then let them explore on their own through the generally calm waters. (Note that a little boating experience may be required, especially for larger vessels.)

In either case, with lots of options for boat tours and rentals, enjoying a day on the water is a breeze in this enthusiastic maritime community.

Any of these would be fine, Dad

Wrightsville Beach Boat Sales and Services

Wrightsville Beach is also a popular destination for visitors who are in need of repairs or service, or who are shopping for a new (or uses) vessel to chart their own explorations. Roughly a dozen boat sale businesses call Wrightsville Beach home, and the majority of these establishments are nicely easy to find, thanks to a cluster of options that are located along the Wrightsville Beach Causeway.

For repairs, visitors can also head to one of the area’s many marinas, which often feature on-site service centers for vessels, as well as other amenities such as long-term wet slips or dry dockage.

While mariners can certainly find everything they need without leaving the Wrightsville Beach borders, visitors who want to explore all their options can also head inland to Wilmington, where another dozen or so boat dealers can also be found. Considering that many locals and frequent visitors have docks, waterfront homes, or just an inherent love of the water, it should come as no surprise that Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding areas are a prime destination for mariners in the market for a new ride.

Tips and Tricks for Wrightsville Beach Boating

  • Sailing is also a popular activity in this region of North Carolina, and visitors can acquire lessons, charters, and vessels through local establishments like Wrightsville Performance Sailing or Sail Ava Grace Charters.
  • For an easier and more leisurely trek, visitors can get their toes wet with a kayaking or canoe expedition. A number of beach gear companies and watersports stores offer kayak or canoe rentals on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis.
  • Transient mariners who want the best access to area attractions should check out marinas along the Wrightsville Beach Causeway and in the heart of neighboring Downtown Wilmington, NC. These marinas are often walking-distance close to local attractions, shops, and restaurants.
  • Book a boat slip, cruise, or adventure well in advance – especially if your visit coincides with one of the region’s big annual festivals, like the Azalea Festival or Riverfest. During these busy times, transient boat slips and / or boating trips can fill up quickly.
  • Visitors who want to bring along a boat will want to consider booking a “soundfront” or waterfront vacation rental. These properties can have mariner-friendly extras, such as on-site and /or community docks and boat ramps.

Wrightsville Beach is a veritable hot spot for mariners, and it’s easy to see why. Located on the edge of the ICW and ocean, and close to the Cape Fear River, area inlets, and other major bodies of water, this region is arguably best explored – and enjoyed – from a seaworthy vessel.

Book a tour of the region via a local boating company, or bring your boat along for miles of on-the-water fun. In Wrightsville Beach, enjoying the endless waterfront terrain is simply a breeze.

Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni

Museum of Coastal Carolina