The Albatross Fleet has been in business in Hatteras Village since 1937. Captain Ernie Foster offers full-day Gulf Stream charters or half-day charters. The boats are historic Hatteras-style with twin turbo diesel engines and complete electronics. Guides are second generation. Foster's Quay is the docking site of the Albatross fleet fishing charters. It's right between Oden's and Village Marina.
Location: 57976 NC Highway 12 Foster's Quay at the Village Marina Hatteras, NC 27943
Stretching about 600 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, the recently renovated Avon Fishing Pier offers excellent fishing plus a pier house store selling fishing gear, bait and tackle, drinks, sandwiches, gifts and T-shirts. You can also rent fishing gear if you need it. Ask about the October drum tournament and the August children's tournament. The Avon Pier closes in the winter months.
The largest remaining maritime forest in the Southeast consists of pine- and oak-covered dune ridges and maritime swamp forest. It's a rare ecosystem for a barrier island, and most visitors don't even realize it exists. The N.C. Division of Coastal Management maintains a 968-acre portion of the woods for research, education and recreation and offers some great hiking trails for the public to use to experience this amazing ecosystem. You might see one of 360 species of birds, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons, plus gray fox, white-tailed deer, mink, river otter, box turtles, salamanders or other creatures.
Part of the National Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Enjoy a hike in the beautiful woods of Buxton with views of the Lighthouse. Near the lighthouse is a three-quarter-mile trail through the maritime forest of Buxton Woods. When heading toward the lighthouse, turn right on the road that heads toward the Cape Point Campground. A pine-needle-covered path leads back into the forest. Along the way there are informational signs about the maritime forest ecosystem and the health of Buxton Woods. You'll pass a naturally occurring freshwater pond called Jennette's Sedge. This is a mostly flat, easy walk, though it's not recommended for the disabled due to uneven terrain.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is open seasonally from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day for self-guided climbs, but the grounds are open year round. There are 257 steps from the ground to the balcony with handrail only on one side, two-way traffic, and a landing every 31 steps, and with no air conditioning, often high humidity and no elevator, the climb is strenuous! But those who are healthy enough to climb to the top will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Hatteras Island.
The "Double Keeper's Quarters" is used to house the "Museum of the Sea" and the Buxton Visitor Center. The Visitor Center offers and Eastern National bookstore and several bulletin board displays. The Museum is within the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Double Keepers Quarters. The two-floor museum contains exhibits on various aspects of history touching the Outer Banks, and some natural history display. A small audiovisual room provides for a variety of presentations.Most visitors visit both the Visitor Center and Museum during their visit to the adjacent Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There is beach parking nearby, as well as the Buxton Woods Nature Trail.Ranger programs are scheduled during summer months and offered intermittantly, or as posted, the rest of the year.
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe is the most complete site of remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina and one of the nation's most complete sites. The station's purpose is to restore, preserve, protect, educate and interpret the rich history of these valiant men and their dedication to the U.S. Life-Saving Service. They are open to the public from mid-April through November and host tours, programs, reenactments and special events.
Location: NC Highway 12 in the village of Rodanthe, on Hatteras Island at the MP 39.5
Frisco Cove Marina and Campground is located halfway between the Hatteras Lighthouse and the Hatteras to Ocracoke Ferry in Frisco. Available services include boat repairs, boat ramp (fee), dockage and slip rentals. Bait, ice and tackle are sold.
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
In Frisco, the Native American history of Hatteras Island and the Native American culture of our nation are preserved. The owners have taken great care to preserve Native American heritage, with their collection of artifacts, exhibits and natural history displays. Galleries include information on Native Americans across the United States, and arts and crafts from around the nation. A dugout canoe, tools, instruments and other items found on the museum property offer a glimpse into the island's former life. The gift shop has a wide variety of Native American-made items and arts and crafts. While you're there, be sure to walk on the nature trails that wind through several acres of forest.
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village is a unique museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Outer Banks. This area of coastal North Carolina got its name The Graveyard of the Atlantic from the more than 2,000 known shipwrecks that rest off of the Outer Banks. A section of the museum is open and a portion of its collections are on display, though portions of the museum's interior are still under construction. Some artifacts available in the museum include the "Lost Lens" from the first Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Enigma machine from the U-85 (the first U-boat sunk by the Allies), Billy Mitchell's historic bombing achievements off the Cape Hatteras coast, the Union gunboat Huron, the famous Ghost ship Carroll A. Deering, ship models and more.
End of Hwy. 12 in Hatteras Village next to the Ferry Terminal.
Hatteras Harbor Marina offers charter boat fishing, unique gifts and fishing supplies, as well as a Hatteras Harbor Deli. Either offshore or inshore, Hatteras has it all, and no one takes fishing more seriously than the captains and mates of the Hatteras Harbor Marina Charter Fleet. The largest and most experienced in the area, the fleet enjoys short runs to the gulf stream where an abundance of fish is caught year round. From marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin and wahoo offshore to speckled trout, flounder, striped bass and red drum inshore, our fleet is ready to serve your needs. Bring the entire family and enjoy uncrowded pristine beaches amid a relaxed family atmosphere where southern hospitality is at its best!
This 850-foot fishing pier, locally called the Rodanthe Pier, offers some of the best fishing on Hatteras Island. Daily, weekly and seasonal passes are available, and the pier is open from April through November. The pier house offers bait, tackle sales and rentals, snacks, drinks, beach supplies, souvenirs, restrooms and a game room.
Looking for something to do in Hatteras? The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. With plenty of parking and within walking distance of central Hatteras Village, the Ocean Center is a wonderful resource for visitors and residents, a destination for day-trippers, and a stopover for travelers to and from Ocracoke Island.
Hatteras Landing is open and looking forward to seeing you! This year, when you bring your family to Hatteras Island for all the natural beauty and historic intrigue, plan to make Hatteras Landing a part of your island excursion, where fine shops, fabulous eateries and a first-class hotel overlook a full-service marina. They are conveniently located next to the Hatteras to Ocracoke ferry docks at the south end of Hatteras. The charter fleet at Hatteras Landing Marina offers a variety of fishing options to meet the specific needs of our anglers and the species of fish they wish to target.
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, a 6,000-acre wildlife haven located between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, is located 5 miles south of Oregon Inlet. More than 360 species of birds call the refuge home, and visitors can enjoy seeing a large variety of wading, shore and upland birds from spring to autumn. For your convenience, the observation platforms are located near the parking areas. Public interpretive programs are scheduled weekly during the summer and fall. Hours: Refuge open daily during daylight hours. Admission: Free. Guided canoe tours are available for a fee. Services: Public interpretive programs are scheduled weekly during the summer and fall.
Location: Between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe. Refuge Visitors Center is located five miles south of the inlet.
Teach's Lair Marina has a brand new facility with a store, Billfish Bar and Grill restaurant, charter docks, fish cleaning service and more! Come in for snacks, drinks and check out the new Pelican's Roost store upstairs, filled with clothing and unique nautical gifts. There is a fee per launch for boats.
The first US Weather Bureau Station managed by the Army Signal Service's on Hatteras Island was established at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Keeper's Quarter in 1874; was moved to the Hatteras Life Saving Station in 1880 and later transferred to a Hatteras Village private residence in 1883. On July 1, 1891 the US Weather Bureau was established in the Department of Agriculture by the transfer from the Army Signal Corps, meteorological service. In 1901 the first official building was constructed for the United States Weather Bureau on Hatteras Island. The station manned by an observer and a maintenance man was equipped with telegraph communication to the District Forecast Center in Washington, D.C. Hourly checks were made of the temperature, humidity, wind velocity, solar radiation, barometric pressure and precipitation. An important part of the national weather network, the station received information from lifesaving stations, issued coastal forecasts and storm warnings. This historic site is not open to the public, though you can stop by and view the outside of this unique piece of history.
Village Marina has 23 slips available and can accommodate boats up to 70 feet. All slips (except stacking slips) have 30-50 amp service and a water hookup. We do have two slips with 100 amp service. You can park behind your slip for added convenience. We have a boat ramp($10 fee-free with slip), a fish cleaning station, dry storage space for boats and trailers(see fees below) and shower facilities on the premises. All slips are wi-fi ready.