Roanoke Island Activities

Whether you're coming to Roanoke Island for a day or two weeks, don’t misinterpret its small size – Roanoke Island activities practically spill flow from this community. Any anticipated boredom will have to clear out of your schedule as you meander through festivals in downtown Manteo, battle giant cobia on charter fishing trips, clap and cheer during plays and concerts or expand your knowledge at museums and aquariums. If you’re looking for some athletic activity, check out the boats available for charter fishing trips, led by captains and mates who can take you to the best fishing spots. Join a yoga class one day to activate your vacation Zen. Or take part in the weekly runs through town that happen on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Enjoy the area’s natural environment through Roanoke Island activities like walking along the Manteo boardwalk that overlooks the waterfront, running around in Roanoke Island Festival Park and listening to the stories the interpreters tell, and deepening your appreciation for Mother Nature’s local splendor with a workshop at the Elizabethan Gardens or exploring the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge alongside a wildlife ranger.

Roanoke Island Activities  for Everyone

Roanoke Island activities bring people from all over the Outer Banks together for a bit of fun and entertainment. Families will find plenty to keep everyone fascinated, no matter their age. The whole family can enjoy an outing together and immerse themselves in Roanoke Island culture. Check out the Island Farm where you can go on ox rides, or visit the North Carolina Aquarium where kids (and adults!) have regular chances to engage in classes and activities to learn about marine life. Peruse the listings below to see what fun awaits you in your Roanoke Island adventure.

Narrow your scope of Roanoke Island activities by reading through all the possible things to do in Manteo, NC. And remember to branch out! Expand your learning and fun by checking out all the activities and programs offered from Corolla to Ocracoke with our guide for Outer Banks things to do