Island Activities

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

From the Archives: Morty Gaskill Ocracoke’s youngest commercial fisherman

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August 2006 “I’m glad he showed up when he did. Morty jumped right in, he knows what he’s doing,” says Tom Payne about Morty Gaskill,...

Pirate Jamboree rocks the island

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By Connie Leinbach Organizers of the Second Annual Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree were thrilled about the success of this post-season event despite the threat of serious...

October fishing: harvesting ocean treasures

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By Megan M. Spencer It’s the time of year anticipated by anglers from all around. Fall fishing in Ocracoke rings in some of the finest fishing...

Caesar: the earliest notable black resident of North Carolina

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By Connie Leinbach New research by author-historian Kevin Duffus of Raleigh has revealed that the positive identification of an African-American member of Blackbeard’s crew provides...

Welcome to Ocracoke: A few items for your consideration

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We hope you enjoy your visit to our beautiful island.  As you will see, it’s different from most shore points.  Here are some tips to...

‘A Tale of Blackbeard’ is the talk of Ocracoke

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June 2014 By Connie Leinbach The revival of the play “A Tale of Blackbeard” after a 20-year hiatus is the talk of Ocracoke. An original musical...

Endless possibilities for July fishing on Ocracoke

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July 2014  Ken DeBarth Surf fishing on Ocracoke’s beaches in July is about variety. Different baits and techniques can produce a variety of fish species....

Live music around the village in October and November

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(Addresses below) Monday, Oct. 27 Gaffer’s: Monday Night Football Tuesday, October 28 Gaffer’s: Hatteras Poker League 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 Gaffer’s: Kids Night 4 to 7 p.m. Topless Oyster: View...

Gentle reminders: A morning spent with pelicans, oysters, O’cockers

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By Kelley Shinn Anyone who has spent at least a few seasons on Ocracoke will tell you that things here happen differ­ently. Often, despite what...

Moonlight kayaking: magical moments

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Health & WellnessJuly 2014By T.L. GraceI just returned from leading a full-moon kayaking tour and am reminded of how much kayaking contributes to one’s...