Island Activities

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

A Trip to Portsmouth Island with the Austins: More Than Just...

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July 2013 By Pat Garber Off the coast of east­ern North Caro­lina lies the re­mote island of Portsmouth, renowned for birds, sea­shells, and history. Acces­sible only...

Spring Fishing

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April 2013by Ken DeBarth It is that time of year again! Spring is here and it is time to go fish­ing. After the long...

The April Blues

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April 2013by Ken DeBarth After a long cold and quiet winter, many fishermen feel the blues. By the time April arrives most of us...

Spotted On Ocracoke: A Great Shell Collection 

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Text and photos by Peter Vankevich There are many reasons to visit the Ocracoke Preservation Society’s David Williams House Museum at 49 Water Plant Rd....

Yoga on Ocracoke

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Health & Wellnes April 2012 By TL Grace Yoga is a word many people are familiar with and know it is a path to health and wellness. On...

Restoring the “Blanche”: A traditional Ocracoke fishing boat

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September 2011 By Pat Garber Seventy-five years ago an Ocracoke fisherman, Stacy Howard, commis­sioned a master boat-builder, Tom ‘Neal, to begin building him a fine new...

Ocracoke Fishing-Scents: “Fish Smell Real Good”

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September 2011 By Ken DeBarth I was in Tradewinds Tackle the other day and over­heard Alan sharing his opinions on insect repellent and sun block with...

First aid for fishing injuries

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August 2010 By Ken DeBarth We all expect every­thing to work out well. We expect to catch fish, have a good time, and return home safely....

From the archives Dear Santa: winter fishing on Ocracoke

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Reprinted from the December 2009 Ocracoke Observer By Ken DeBarth Dear Santa Claus: This winter I will be surf fishing on Ocracoke. I need some equipment to...

A Snapshot of July 4th

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August 2009 By Lou Ann Houman I remember a spectacular morning, fog rising, loons calling, an occasional splash in an otherwise peaceful morning. I took photos...