We have 18'-24' boats available to rent. We have a 19' semi-v hull Carolina skiff, an 18' v-hull Parker, and multiple 21' and 24' Carolina skiffs. All boats have a center console and a Bimini top for shade, outboard 4 stroke engines ranging from 70 hp to 115 hp. All rental boats are equipped with safety equipment, USCG ready and all life jackets are included. When you rent a boat you will get a lesson about how to operate the vessel, you will be shown how to navigate the waters of the Pamlico Sound and we can direct you to some great fishing and clamming areas. All boats are full of gas when you get them and you refuel the boat at the end of your rental. There is a fuel dock at the Anchorage Marina right next to the boat rental dock.
Our smaller boats rentals, the 19' skiff and 18' Parker, can accommodate 4 people. The half day rate for 4 hours in the morning (8am-12pm or 9am -1pm) or afternoon (1pm-5pm or 2pm-6pm) is $200. The full day rate(8 hours) is $300. The 3 day rental is $650-$700, and a week rental is $950-$1,000. Our week rental is a full 6 days, pickup is around 6pm after you check into your cottage, or in the morning after you check in. Boats are to be returned to our dock, refueled by you, at 5pm the night before you check out. You are responsible for fuel cost. Boats are full of fuel upon pickup and are to be returned with a full tank.
Our larger boats, the 21' and 24' flat bottom Carolina skiffs, can accommodate 6-8 people. The half day rate is $250 for 4 hours in the morning (8am-12pm or 9am-1pm) or afternoon (1pm-5pm or 2pm-6pm). The full day rate (8 hours) is $350. The 3 day rental is $750-$800 and a week rental is $1050-$1100. The week rental is a full 6 days, pickup is at 6pm after you check into your cottage or you can pickup the morning after you check in. Boats are to be returned to our dock at 5pm the night before you check out of your cottage, refueled by you. You are responsible for the cost of fuel. Boats are full of fuel upon pickup and are to returned with a full tank.
Boating is a very enjoyable activity while on Ocracoke, and your safety is our number one concern. You will receive a good lesson when you come to pickup your boat and you must be aware of safety measures that should always be followed in order to avoid injuries and fines. Bow riding is absolutely never allowed. It is dangerous, illegal and can result in injury. All children 13 and under must wear a USCG approved life preserver at all times while on the boat, which we provide. Please stay away from the back of the boat at all times. The motor has a very sharp propeller and can cause injury if accidentally bumped. Operators of the boat must be sober, no drinking and driving or driving while impaired. The Pamlico Sound has some shallow areas, and you may run aground. If this happens, tilt the motor up enough so it is still in the water but not digging into the sand and idle slowly to deeper water. Please don't beach the boats or pull up on top of the sandbar or Portsmouth beach. The boats should be anchored away from shore in 3ft of water in case of falling tides. Always call us with any concerns. Always remember to check your fuel tank to be sure you have enough fuel if you are renting for multiple days. If an issue arises, please call us immediately. We can either talk you through a problem or come to your assistance.
Explore the calm waters of the Pamlico Sound between Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands. Bring your camera to capture beautiful birds, pods of dolphins and the gorgeous scenery. Soak up the sun!
What could be more fun than finding your very own beach for the day? No crowds, just you and your family and the unspoiled beauty of the Pamlico sound. Jump in!
A favorite local pastime is clamming. They are easy to catch and delicious! Clamming is a fun and rewarding activity the whole family can enjoy. We can point you in the right direction for some good clamming areas.
Historic Portsmouth Island is a 20 minute boat ride from Ocracoke. Go back in time as you explore the abandoned village, or take a stroll on the beach where you can find rare and beautiful seashells.
The waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to a variety of fish. Bring your light tackle rod and reels or stop by Tradewinds tackle when you get to Ocracoke. We can show you some great places to go fishing!
Whether you take a day trip to Portsmouth, take a picnic to the sandbar, go fishing at Teach's hole, bird watching at Beacon Island, or clamming on Hog Shoal, you will surely make memories that will last a lifetime.
Please call 252-921-0011 for reservations. If you have questions and would like to send an email, we will be in touch asap!
Anchorage Inn & Marina, 205 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, North Carolina 27960, United States