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Ocracoke Attractions and Activities

Ocracoke Lighthouse

North Carolina’s oldest operating lighthouse, the Ocracoke light is 75 feet from focal plane to base.  Not open for climbing, but there is a small park surrounding the structure.  
(888) 493-3826

Ocracoke preservation society

49 Water plant Road

Ocracoke, NC 27960

(252) 928 -7375

This non-profit, community-based organization is dedicated to the preservation of Ocracoke’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Free admission museum, research library.

Morning Starr Beach Rides
1070 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 921-0383
Guided horse rides and horseback weddings on the beaches of Ocracoke Island.

Austin Boat Tours: Dolphin Cruises & Sunset Cruises
138 Loop Road
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-4361
Trips to Portsmouth Island’s unspoiled beaches. Great shelling, secluded beaches, ecotours, local history, Blackbeard's hideout!

Ocracoke Ghost & History Walk
170 Howard Street
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-6300
Authentic Spook Tales & Island History. Tours are offered on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Begins at Village Craftsmen on Howard Street. Call ahead for reservations.

National Park Service Ocracoke Island Visitor Center

At the ferry Dock, Ocracoke

Free programs on nature and history.


Portsmouth Island ATV Excursions
396 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-4484
Two tours daily from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting.)

Portsmouth Island Boat Tours
278 Irvin Garrish Highway
Community Square Docks
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-4361
Tour takes you to enjoy secluded beaches, birdwatching, shelling, fishing and camping. The boat tours also include surrounding islands including Blackbeard's hideout, Fort Ocracoke and dolphin watching.

Ride the Wind Surf & Kayak Shop
486 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-6311
Surf camp, lessons., Kayak eco-tours. Rentals of surfboards, boogieboards, skimboards wetsuits, fishing kayaks, kayaks. Located on Highway 12 at Silver Lake.

Schooner Windfall Pirate Cruise
278 Irvin Garrish Highway
Community Square Docks
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-7245
Schooner Windfall sails daily from the Community Store dock. 1 hour family pirate cruises with free loot for the kids.






Ocracoke Island, NC


Campground, hotel, motel, or B&B -- whatever your style,we can point you to great local lodging.


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