Boating and Watersports in Oriental/Pamlico County, NC

The riverfront location of Oriental, NC is a boating and watersports paradise, complete with bustling docks and access to the Intracoastal Waterway's far reaching travel potential. As North Carolina's sailing capital, the riverfront is filled with sailing schools, full-service marinas and charters for fishing and cruising. The busy boating activity in Oriental also lends itself to plenty of boat rentals and sales, as well as repair facilities. Visitors and residents of Oriental and Pamlico County aren't afraid to venture out to the Crystal Coast either, where a short drive and ferry ride offers up the surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving in Atlantic Beach and wind surfing along the shores of Bogue Banks.

Featured Local Businesses
Olympus Dive Center

Motor and Sailboat Rentals and Sailing Instruction

404 Broad St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 974-6000

American Sailing Association–certified instructor Jim Edwards' dream in February 2008 came to be a summer sailing program with a fleet of wooden Optimist boats and a waiting list in June of that year. Community members and business owners in Oriental and Pamlico County volunteered hundreds of boat-building hours, donated materials, resources...more about Bow To Stern Sailing School

310 Hodges St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 474-6000
(866) 395-5471

Captain Jim Edwards at Bow to Stern Yachts offers local sunset, half-day or full day, and overnight charters. Sailing instruction is available with charter or in the on-site school. Individualized vacation packages offer custom charters to Ocracoke, Cape Lookout or other destinations of choice suitable to a 52-foot Irwin with refrigerator/freezer,...more about Bow To Stern Yachts

711 Broad St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-2111

Chartering a yacht from Cape Lookout Yacht Sales & Charters for a vacation or weekend getaway sets water lovers up for unforgettable possibilities. Discovery of blue waters, quiet rivers, sparkling beaches, deserted islands and a day or an afternoon in interesting ports are some of the options. For the price of...more about Cape Lookout Yacht Sales & Charters

502 Church St.
Oriental, NC
(252) 249-2135

Carolina Sailing Unlimited no longer operates its own craft, but Captain Reg Fidoe contratcs to provide sailing instruction and charter pilot services to World Wide Marine Training in Oriental and to Downeast Rover in Manteo. Fidoe is from London by way of Detroit. For the past 20 years, he has has...more about Carolina Sailing Unlimited

Oriental Harbor Village and Marina
518 Water St.
Oriental, NC
(252) 249-0960

Oriental's School of Sailing offers programs in sailing, powerboats and coastal navigation. Class schedules are online for U.S. Sailing School Certified Basic Keelboat Certification, power boat safety and Navigation. Novice sailors wanting to discover whether or not water travel is as much fun as it looks may safely try out their...more about Oriental School of Sailing

111 Pittman Cir.
Oriental, NC
(252) 249-1597

Coast Guard–approved PT-1 Charters in Oriental, operated by Captain Roy Pittman, introduces the waterways to first time sailors so they want to come back for more. Pittman provides guided sight-seeing tours and fishing trips, as well as instruction. Those well experienced in boats return to Pittman because they recognize and respect...more about PT-1 Charters

22532 N.C. Hwy. 55 E
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-2135
(866) 249-2135

Captain Jim Holley at World Wide Marine Training prepares sailors for Captain's Licenses and upgrades up to 200-Ton Master. The school also offers training and testing for Able Seaman, Radar, ARPA, STCW-95 Basic Safety Training, tow and sail endorsements. A sailor himself, and in the marine training business in Oriental for...more about World Wide Marine Training

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Discovery Diving Company Oriental/Pamlico County Boating and Watersports
414 Orange St.
Beaufort, NC
(252) 728-2265

When you're ready to learn, Discovery can teach you to scuba dive or snorkel. On the water on Orange Street, the company offers Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water Diver training ranging all the way to instructor courses. Discovery has an in-house repair shop and rents and sells just about...more about Discovery Diving Company

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