Island Activities

Some of the things you can do when visiting Ocracoke; activities on Ocracoke Island, NC.

Spring fishing: the red drum are hungry

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By  Ken DeBarth As the air and water tem­peratures rise and the days get longer, large red drum begin their annual spring migra­tion. In...

OPS to commemorate Lt. Robert Maynard’s role in Blackbeard’s demise

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Bailey Herndon British Naval Officer Lt. Robert Maynard had a big role in the Blackbeard saga, and...

Ocracoke honors fallen British WWII sailors

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By Connie Leinbach Jim and Carroll Gray were young boys when they attended the burial in Buxton of a sailor from the torpedoed San Delfino...

Dan Robinson’s lifelong love of decoy carving will be on display...

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By Peter Vankevich Dan Robinson always loved the outdoors. Growing up in Beaufort County, he and his friends did just about everything outside, but he especially...

October is the month for fishing on Ocracoke

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October is best the month for surf fishing on the island, according to Alan Sutton at Tradewinds Tackle Shop. “Anything you can catch at the...

The further adventures of real-life pirates Mary Read, Anne Bonny revealed...

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To read about Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree activities, click here By Connie Leinbach North Carolina author Bill Furney wants to give pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny their due. The...

Local theater artist to offer physical comedy workshop

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Emmett Temple, a theater-artist born and raised on Ocracoke, will conduct weekly physical comedy classes aimed at awakening your inner clown at 10 a.m....

Ocracoke Fishing: October on the Beach

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October 2013 by Ken DeBarth There is an old saying that tells us the best day to go fishing is today. This is especially true...

Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament canceled

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By Peter Vankevich Not that it was unexpected, but it’s sad, nevertheless. Woody Billings announced on Tuesday that the 37th Annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing...

Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit: An ‘arggh!’ for all

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach Before pirates became all the rage, Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit was telling the story of...