Things to Do in Manteo, NC: Nautical

Surrounded by the Roanoke and Croatan sounds and close to Oregon Inlet, which opens into the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no wonder why boating, sailing and other nautical activities abound among Roanoke Island's things to do. Discover the area’s nautical history in boathouses, museums and aquariums. Then, experience it for yourself! Set sail or start the motor when you get underway aboard a head boat or charter boat. 

Captain Johnny’s Dolphin Tours

Nautical in Manteo, NC
400 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 473-1475

It’s very exciting to watch bottlenosed dolphins frolicking and rolling through the water. Dolphins live in the sounds and from June through October frequent the local waters. Capt. Stuart Wescott, a ninth-generation Roanoke Island native, has been conducting dolphin watch tours in the Roanoke Sound aboard the 53-foot pontoon-type boat Capt. Johnny for nearly 25 years. If you miss the dolphins on your first trip,...read more

It’s very exciting to watch bottlenosed dolphins frolicking and rolling through the water. Dolphins live...read more

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Nautical in Manteo, NC
374 Airport Road, Manteo
(252) 475-2300
(800) 832-3474 x4

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks. With 213 species of animals, including otters, sand tiger sharks and jellyfish to see, the aquarium is a wondrous place to explore. Yes, it's perfect for a rainy day, but you will also appreciate the cool, quiet environment when you've had enough of the sun. Just stepping...read more

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the most popular attractions on...read more