The Ocracoke beach is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Photo: C. Leinbach

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The Cape Hatteras National Seashore will host an orientation session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Ocracoke Community Center for businesses wishing to provide services on National Park property.

Anyone interested in conducting business on National Park Service property is encouraged to attend this Commercial Services Orientation and Open House.  

The presentation will provide an overview of the Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) that permits businesses to provide the following visitor services at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, such as:

  • Beach Equipment Services
  • Beach Fire Services
  • Guided Fishing Services
  • Guided Horseback Tours
  • Guided Waterfowl Hunting
  • Interpretive and Educational Programs
  • Non-motorized Boat Tours (for example, kayak tours)
  • Off-Road Vehicle Driving Tours
  • Outdoor Fitness Classes (for example, yoga)
  • Photography Instruction
  • Road-Based Commercial Tours and Transportation
  • Water sport Instruction (for example, surfing lessons)

The presentation also will provide information on the Park Service’s standardized Road-Based Commercial Tour CUA Program, which will go into effect across the National Park System for road-based commercial tour operations occurring after Sept. 30.

Other open houses on this service will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Fessenden Center, Buxton, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Outer Banks Group Headquarters at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo.

For more information about this program and instructions on how to apply, visit:
For information about the National Park Service standard process for road-based commercial tour operations occurring after Sept. 30, visit:


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