One of the best ways to experience the OBX is on the water. The Pirate’s Cove Marina in North Carolina allows visitors to dock their boats and embark on exciting fishing charters in Roanoke Sound and offshore. Anglers and mariners alike will love our harbor gem.
What Does the Pirate’s Cove Marina in North Carolina Offer?
Here at the Pirate’s Cove Marina, we strive to provide the best customer service a world–class marina can provide. Our goal is for our Manteo marina to be your number one destination in the OBX.
Pirate’s Cove Marina in North Carolina boasts a protected, deep water, full-service harbor consisting of over 194 slips. There is also a charter dock of sportfish boats which ranks as one of the world’s finest. The depth within the basin at mean low tide is between seven and eight feet, with a tide of only about one foot. We have a fuel dock for gas and diesel, but most boats can fuel right in their slips from mid-fueling stations strategically placed along our docks.
Pirate’s Cove Marina Approach and Docking Info
Pirate’s Cove Marina sits on the west side of Roanoke Sound in a sheltered basin just north of the Roanoke Sound High Bridge. The fixed bridge clearance is 60 feet at mean high tide. Heading south, bear southeast after leaving statute mile 65 at the entrance to Albemarle Sound.
The docks are stationary with finger piers and tie-off pilings. Call on VHF channels 78 and 16 for slip assignment and docking assistance seven days a week. The marina is open year-round.
Fishing Charters Out of the Marina
Pirate’s Cove Charters
If you’re searching for the best charter fishing in the OBX, look no further than our very own marina. Pirate’s Cove Charters bases its operations out of Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo. Check our website for a complete list of dates, times, and rates regarding your ideal fishing experience!
Crystal Dawn Headboat Fishing Charters
Crystal Dawn Headboat Fishing Charters offers half-day excursions in the morning and afternoon. You can find this guide service located in our marina, where they also provide sunset and birding cruises.
Things to Do in and Around Manteo
The Elizabethan Gardens
The stunning Elizabethan Gardens consists of 10 manicured acres bordering the Roanoke Sound, where plants, flowers, sculptures, and more create a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. You can check what’s in bloom every month of the year, so you know what to expect when you visit!
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
The Outer Banks Aquarium is an excellent place for kids and adults to discover and learn about the native marine life in the Outer Banks. You’ll see a beautiful mix of stunning aquatic life ranging from sharks to sea turtles. They also offer a variety of tours, activities, and unique experiences for guests!
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
The Fort Raleigh Historic Site in Manteo, NC, preserves the area of England’s first colony in North America. All that’s left of this Roanoke Island attraction are mounds of earthwork that indicate the site of the fort.
Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills Beaches
The beautiful stretches of sand lining the Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills coastline are within a short 15-minute drive from your Pirate’s Cove condo or home. Just grab a book, bring a chair, and head to the beach!
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Adults and kids will love exploring the beautiful Roanoke Island Festival Park. You’ll find several attractions, including a representational ship from the 1585 English voyage to the island, a constructed American Indian town, and an English settlement site! There’s also a large outdoor space for concerts and events.
Find your home away from home with one of our Pirate’s Cove rentals! Our private gated community is home to the marina, allowing you to step right out onto the docks. We have an extensive collection of homes and condos located across Roanoke Island. Whether you want a large home for your next family reunion or a small condo for you and your special someone, you’ll find the perfect rental for you and your family.
Start planning your trip to the Outer Banks today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the North Carolina coast!