Activities

Ahoy Boat Rentals

With our proximity to the main waterway, you can be in any number of great places in just a short time. There are so many great sights to see we can’t bring them all to you here on the web, you’ve just got to experience the Crystal Coast for yourself. We will provide you with Garmin charts and navigational orientation to help you go see what you want, or find some good fishing, perhaps just relax on the boat in a quiet cove.

Beaufort Inlet Watersports

Welcome to Beaufort Inlet Watersports, Historic Beaufort’s exclusive watersports company since 2002. Every seat is a window seat!! See the shoreline of Shackleford Banks and Carrot Island, aerial views of historic landmarks like Cape Lookout lighthouse and Fort Macon National Park, and observe marine life such as sea creatures,wild horses, and tidal pools in the beautiful waters of the Crystal Coast.

Beaufort Paddle

You have found your way to one of the most scenic small towns on the East Coast, and Beaufort Paddle is ready to show you exactly why we call this area of the Crystal Coast home. We are a small, local, family owned/operated business located a mere stone’s throw from historic downtown Beaufort and the stunning Rachel Carson Reserve.

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises

The Crystal Coast Lady is the largest and most comfortable cruise in the area, with a fully enclosed top deck, a galley on each deck, bathrooms on each level, climate controlled cab on main deck, state of the art sound system and dance floor on the top deck and on the main deck we have a giant bow viewing area for creating amazing photo opportunities. Sailing Daily from Beaufort’s docks.

Discovery Diving

Discovery Diving is your headquarters for North Carolina’s world class, warm water, wreck diving. Located in Beaufort, North Carolina, an historic seaside town on the Crystal Coast, we are in close proximity to the shipwrecks of the acclaimed Graveyard of the Atlantic. In addition to our dive charters, Discovery is a full service dive operation offering training, gear sales and rentals, and equipment repair.

Beaufort Historic Site

Welcome to the Beaufort Historic Site, set in the quaint seaport village of Beaufort, North Carolina. Beaufort, North Carolina’s third oldest town, lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Originally a fishing village and port of safety dating from the late 1600’s, Beaufort has been visited by patriots, privateers, merchants and skilled craftsmen who built Bahamian and West Indian style homes and public buildings.

Hungry Town Tours

While pirates and old homes are a part of Beaufort, there’s so much more to our little seaport destination. Learn where the locals go, what the locals eat, and hear some of the more unusual stories about Beaufort that you might not hear on a typical tour. Think of us as your insider connection to the best that Beaufort offers. If it’s your first visit to Beaufort, we guarantee it won’t be your last. That’s why we offer so many different tours.

Island Express Ferry Service

Our experienced captains and crew will strive to exceed your expectations to make this an “Experience to Last a Lifetime” as you become more than a customer but part of our family having a fun and enjoyable time on one of our Island Express Ferry Service vessels.We will provide park visitors with great service while facilitating visitor understanding and appreciation for the park.

Island Ferry Adventures

While in Carteret County, come discover some of the hidden treasures of our Crystal Coast. Relax and enjoy our warm sandy beaches, pristine waters, gentle Atlantic breezes, maritime forests, descendants of shipwrecked horses and unparalleled shelling. Come visit one of the few remaining undeveloped coastal barrier island systems in the world. Observe the natural beauty, wind shaped sands and maritime influences on these uninhabited islands.

Kitty Hawk Kites

If you’re looking for adventure on the Outer Banks, look no further! Kitty Hawk Kites is the Outer Banks’ leader in adventure and recreation. Choose from over 25 adventures at locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, including hang gliding, kiteboarding, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surf lessons, jet ski rentals and tours, parasailing, JetPak, aero tours and flight instruction, sailing cruises, dolphin tours, horseback riding and wild horse tours, Segway tours, clamming, drone school, and more!

Lookout Cruises

Sailing Fun For the Whole Family! Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board. Whether it’s two people, a family outing, tour group or business party, Lookout Cruises offers a memorable sail on the NC Coast complete with cool breezes, saltwater and breathtaking scenery. So make your reservations today for one of these unforgettable Lookout Cruises!

North Carolina Maritime Museum

The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship,Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center teaches boatbuilding for all ages.

Port City Tour Company

Port City Tour Company is your destination for entertainment, education, talented acting and history! We can also deliver a catered experience for your special events. And be sure to visit our “Port Stories Escape Rooms” located in our store at 108 Middle Ln. in beautiful Beaufort NC. Our store is also the beginning location for two of our tours, The Beaufort Ghost Walk and the Legend of Blackbeard Tour. Welcome to the Crystal Coast!

Waterbug Tours

Captain Bob Rust started Waterbug Tours in 2003. His knowledge of the local waters will translate into a great tour for you along the Beaufort waterfront. You can relax aboard Captain Bob’s while going in search for local wildlife. Captain Bob’s 16-passenger vessel comes complete with cushioned seating and a covered top providing shade on the boat. Its unique blue and white facade is a familiar scene touring the historic Beaufort waterfront.