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Experience Ocracoke Island by Boat

Ocracoke's experienced local captains will show you Ocracoke and Portsmouth Island's surrounding waters as you have never seen them before. Search our list of boat tour operations to begin your Ocracoke open water adventure.

Austin Boat Tours

Offering boat tours to historic Portsmouth Island.  Departing daily from Silver Lake Harbor at the Community Square dock.  Learn about area history.  You will be dropped off at the historic Portsmouth Village.  Self-guided tour maps are available to explore the village and beach area. Bring mosquito spray.  Boat tours of the surrounding islands, dolphin and sunset cruises also available. For reservations call 252-928-4361 or 252-928-5431 

Laura Linn Sunset Cruises

Explore Ocracoke from a different perspective while basking in the beauty that only a sunset on the water can provide.  Typically departing from the dock 1 hour prior to sunset and returning shortly after sunset.  The 46’ Laura Linn offers sunset cruises for up to 6 people.  Departs from the Berkley Manor dock.  252-368-8283

Portsmouth Island Adventures (Formerly Portsmouth Island (ATV's) 

Portsmouth Island is one of the best places to go shelling in the Outer Banks.  For the 2021 season you can schedule shelling tours (ATV’s tours not available).  Shelling/fishing trips travel to the new inlet cut out by Hurricane Dorian.  Be sure to visit Portsmouth Island Adventures for additional photos from customers and comments shared about their recent tours.  Portsmouth Island ATV tours has been family owned and operated for over 15 years. Guides Wade and Gwen Austin are natives of Ocracoke with in depth knowledge about local waters, Portsmouth Island’s history, beaches and natural beauty.  Located at the Berkley Dock.  For details and to reserve a tour call 252-928-4484.

Windfall II

The Windfall II is a 32' Lazy Jack Schooner designed by Ted Brewer. She offers 1.5-hour sunset sails daily and is also available for private charter. Departing from the Community Store Dock in historic Ocracoke village, she sails out onto Pamlico Sound and visits Teach's Hole where the infamous pirate Blackbeard was beheaded in 1718.  252-928-7245