One of the best parts about staying in Beaufort is playing in Beaufort. You’ll find kayak rentals, fishing charters, biking and walking tours with Hungry Town Tours as ways to fill your days. If relaxing is more your style of play, there are cruises and eco-tours that will help you get an up-close and personal view of the Crystal Coast. Not to mention, the bevy of nonprofit organizations that host events throughout the year.

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 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.

Beaufort Oars

The Beaufort Oars is a community based, traditional rowing club that encourages enjoyment on the water, social activity, and exercise. The Beaufort Oars rows two boats that were built at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The group is open to all active Friends of the Museum members. The primary goal is to provide an affordable community based rowing club that encourages enjoyment on the water, social activity, and exercise. The group currently rows two 34 foot Crestwood Gig’s.

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.

Beaufort Pirates Revenge

Jump aboard the pirate ship “REVENGE” at 600 Front Street in Beaufort, North Carolina. Our interactive voyages offer fun and adventure for families and swashbucklers of all ages. Come join our crew, take part in a live pirate show, and enjoy festive music guaranteed to unleash your inner pirate. But be warned; we may need to enlist your expertise to man the water cannons and help defend our ship. Pirate Kegger is always trying to steal our treasure!

Historic District Bus Tour

Hop aboard and see Beaufort’s historic district from atop our 1967 English double-decker bus! Local narrators tell tales of Beaufort’s rich past of pirates, star-crossed lovers, and Confederate spies.

Carteret County Public Library

The Carteret County Public Library is located down Highway 70 from the Beaufort Historic District in Beaufort Square Shopping Center. It has computers with internet connection and wifi available for use by the public in addition to books, magazines, DVDs, and reference materials.

Coastal Ecology Sails

See the Crystal Coast under sail aboard the 41’ custom ketch, Good Fortune. Go on a private sailing tour and get personal attention from marine biologist/dive instructor Captain Ron White aboard the Good Fortune yacht. He will guide you to the rare and fragile ecology of the Cape Lookout National Seashore on dolphin watch, sunset, all day, or half day tours. Enjoy the beauty of nature on this beautiful wind and solar powered yacht!

Craving Art Studio

Come to the Craving Art Studio an adult or children’s art workshop. Plan a painting party! Or just stop in to watch owner Heather paint and to see the featured gallery artwork. Craving Art Studio is situated in a beautifully restored house on the corner of Craven Street and Middle Lane, just off Front Street.

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.

Fraid Knot Adventures

Fraid Knot Adventures will take you on a scenic boat trip, a fishing trip out to the Gulf Stream, or on a motorcycle ride through Down East Carteret County. Full day, half day and two hour adventures are available.

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.

Old Burying Ground

Located on the 400 block of Ann Street in Beaufort’s historic district, the town’s oldest cemetery holds fascinating stories about Beaufort’s 300-year history! Established in the early 1700’s, its weathered tombstones chronicle the heritage of North Carolina’s third oldest town and the surrounding coast.

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!

Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve

The Rachel Carson Reserve is located between the mouths of the Newport and North Rivers and directly across Taylor’s Creek from the historic town of Beaufort. More than 200 species of birds have been observed at the site, which is located within the Atlantic Migratory Flyway. Many species are considered rare or decreasing in number. A diverse array of mammals inhabits the island including river otter, gray fox, marsh rabbit, raccoon, and a herd of feral horses.

Seavisions Charters

Seavisions Eco-Heritage and Agritourism excursions are guided boat tours that take you to places you’ve heard and wondered about. The boat tours explore Shackleford Banks and the Rachel Carson Reserve. Seavisions go in search of banker ponies, dolphins, seashells and sand dollars. The six hour tour begins with a cruise to Cape Lookout where you will explore the Lighthouse and Historic Village. Online booking available. Private charters available upon request.

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.