Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Crystal Dawn is conveniently accessible for anyone based on the northern Outer Banks. The comfortable 65-foot double-decker boat offers head boat fishing in the sounds and around Oregon Inlet as well as a variety of fun cruises around Roanoke Island. On a head boat fishing trip you'll catch fish such as flounder, croaker, spot, trout, sea mullet, sea bass and more, depending on the season and conditions. All bait, tackle and licenses are furnished, and this is a great way to introduce kids to fishing. Cruise options include sunset cruises, moonlight party cruises and more. The Wanchese Harbor Tour heads right into the heart of Outer Banks commercial fishing, offering a view of fish houses, commercial fishing vessels, marinas and boat-building operations, with a fabulous dockside seafood and barbecue dinner at OBX Marina included. Half-day fishing trips, leaving at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in summer and 8 a.m. only in the off-season, cost $48 for adults and $38 for children ages 10 and younger, and sunset cruises cost $25 for adults and $20 for children. Kids younger than 3 go for free on all trips. Ask about other tours for the 2019 season, including Purple Martin Excursions in late July and early August. Crystal Dawn is available for private charters, bachelor and bachelorette parties, ashes at sea ceremonies, family functions and more. The boat can accommodate up to 150 passengers, though they limit the number to 50 on fishing trips for the comfort of all passengers. Small coolers are welcome.
Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
2000 Sailfish Drive, Docks at Pirate's Cove Marina, Manteo