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Archive For: NC9 – Adams Creek to Beaufort and Morehead City

  • Praise for Cape Lookout Bight Anchorage, near Beaufort – Morehead City, NC

    This lovely anchorage lies well off the AICW, and is accessed via Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. We have received many positive comments about this locale, and, in fact, Cape Lookout Bight may well be the single most popular anchorage on the waters of coastal North Carolina!.

    This is worth a special trip. Cruisers who by-pass this on their way south are missing one of the most beautiful places on the eastern seaboard. If you are headed to the Exumas, well here is a preview for you. Clean water, miles of undeveloped gorgeous beaches inside the Bight and outside on the ocean with world-class shells (it’s a National Seashore). Break out the dinghy and stay a few days! Only 12 NM from Morehead City. You are on open ocean, so mind the surf and current forecast for navigating the inlet and the trip over there. In good conditions you can cut straight to Masonboro Inlet 70NM from here and miss some of the less attractive parts of the ICW (in our opinion)
    George and Ann aboard Hatteras 56MY

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Cape Lookout Bight Anchorage

  • North Carolina Do-It-Yourself Boatyard Recommended (Statute Mile 198)

    The DIY boatyard recommended by Captain Rachelle below resides in the Jarret Bay Boatworks complex on the eastern shores of the AICW/Core Creek, north of Beaufort, NC. There are many independent repair firms in this complex, and the second message posted below specifically identifies which is the subject of Captain Rachelle’s message.

    If you ever make it to NC, DIY Boatyard and Storage caters to DIY boaters. ICW Marker 198- Private boatyard. Hope this helps the DIYer’s out there.
    Rachelle

    Hello Capt. Young,
    Yes, definitely more details! (I wasn’t sure if links or mentions of websites were permitted on posts). Thanks!
    The name of the boatyard is DIY Boatyard and Storage. It is located at 1125 Spartina Dr., Beaufort, NC. The boatyard is inside the Jarrett Bay Industrial Marine Park, but is independently owned and operated. You can find more details on the boatyard at this website: http://www.diyboatyard.com. ICW Mile Marker 198 is the location by water.
    Hope this helps!
    Rachelle

  • Anchorage Preference and Good Words for Town Creek Marina in Beaufort, NC (AICW Statute Mile 201)

    Taylor Creek Anchorage opposite the Beaufort Waterfront is a popular and often crowded anchorage. Captain Chris prefers the less busy Town Creek Anchorage. Note that Town Creek Marina is indeed still in business, part of the welcome expansion and improvements the City of Beaufort is making to its waterfront.

    I’d highly recommend the Town Creek anchorage over the Taylor Creek anchorage. We stayed at the Town Creek anchorage for a couple of weeks in December of ‘09 while waiting for a good window to Charleston. We always held well, never really saw a west wind that we cared about and it’s an easy dinghy ride around the corner to the town dinghy dock. I don’t know if the Town Creek Marina is still in business, but the restaurant there was pretty good (excellent steamed oysters and shrimp in season). They were also pretty nice people – one guy who worked there gave me a ride to the gas station to fill my dinghy tank (their pumps were shut down for service). If you don’t mind walking (which we never did), the Piggly Wiggly is literally 1.0 miles from the anchorage, and the marina didn’t seem to mind us tying up our dinghy. Things might be different during peak season vs. December though.
    Captain Chris aboard SV Pelican

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Town Creek Inner Anchorage

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Town Creek Outer Anchorage

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Taylor Creek Anchorage

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Town Creek Marina

  • Report on Taylor Creek and Beaufort Waterfront Anchorage (AICW Statute Mile 201)

    This anchorage has good shelter for vessels up to 48 feet, but it can be very crowded as we have heard from numerous boaters.

    We were there in May, 2010. Lots of moorings with little space to anchor. Lots of current. Lots of Fishing boats on the docks. Not suggested.
    Captain Lew Hill

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Taylor Creek/Beaufort Anchorage

  • Observations on Sea Gate Marina (AICW – Core Creek Canal, near St. M. 194)

    Sea Gate Marina guards the Waterway’s western banks, just north of the Core Creek bridge. This facility has a well sheltered harbor, but we’ve noted some thin depths here in the past.

    Stopped in for diesel a couple times. Nice, friendly place, competitive prices. One concern – chatty young dock-hand is inexperienced and spent most of his time working on chatting up my teenage daughter and her friend, who later described this young man as “creepy”. Seagate would be best served letting this chatty fellow mow the grounds, plant some trees, and scrape some barnacles until he can develop a better customer persona. I still churn some mud when turning around in there (should have used a spring line from the dock, but didn’t), and I draft 3-1/2″. I heard a cruiser on Ch16 turn away from Seagate because they reported 5ft he draws 5-1/2. Great place otherwise, it looks like they’ve beefed-up their fuel dock with better pilings and planking. They keep on improving.
    Captain Ben

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Sea Gate Marina

  • Praise for the Sanitary Fish Market (Morehead City near Statute Mile 205)

    The Sanitary Fish Market Restaurant has a long and interesting history and has pleased the palates of many a seafood lover. My wife and I first dined there twenty eight years ago when it was still a screen porch with picnic tables on open-planked floors over the water and the food was delicious! When we were last there, tied up overnight at their free dock, the air-conditioning, carpeting and upscale decor had not diminished the quality of the menu, as John agrees.

    We have always found the food at the Sanitary very enjoyable. We don’t read the Internet… just drive there and enjoy!
    John

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Morehead City Yacht Basin

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Morehead Gulf Docks

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Morehead City Docks

  • Ruddy Duck Tavern (Morehead City, NC, near St. M. 205)

    This is not the first laudatory posting we’ve had here on the Cruisers’ Net concerning the Ruddy Duck Tavern in Morehead City. This fine dining spot is within walking distance of Morehead City Yacht Basin (A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR), the city dock and the Morehead Gulf Docks. I can’t wait to check the Ruddy Duck out for myself! However, note Captain Bender’s warning that overnight dockage at this restaurant is not guaranteed!

    The menu is extensive, food is prepared impeccably, and the taste is definitely palate-pleasing. If you’re in the area, you simply must sample their fare.
    However, despite several sites’ comments on free dockage and power with a meal purchase, this is not necessarily so. I made the mistake of calling ahead for “permission” and was told that was for small boats who’d be in and out and not for a stay of several hours nor over night. I now realize that it’s better to act first and ask forgiveness second! When we arrived, there was a large sailboat tied to RD’s dock so we were happy to go to Sanitary’s dock for $10. 24 hours later when we departed, the sail boat was still there. I called, spoke with owner, Bill, who asked that I disseminate the information to all that the offer for overnight dockage is valid during his off-season. I never did get an explanation of the sailboat’s “special privilege”.
    And again, their food is a gastronomic delight!
    Laura Bender
    M/V Kindred Spirit III
    Grand Banks Classic 42

    I am a big fan of Ruddy Duck and stayed on the float a month back. We stayed Thursday night and were planning a second night when we were asked very nicely to not stay since Friday was a busy night. Every night we have been there the place is packed. I guess the reasoning is that several small boats can fit in the spot we occupy and bring mucho customers and we are only two. We asked when landing about using the power and were told NO but later we were allowed to connect.
    There are junior staff that one runs into and they really do not know what to say. I spoke to Fabian the owner or the woman who seems to be in authority and they gave me a straight answer. Small boats have several temporary docking opportunities close by and we have the Sanitary dock. I would offer to let small boats raft to me if I notice them. As a rule I would not expect to stay more than one night.
    I am such a fan of the place that I often route people going into Sanitary Rest. (an awful place) to RD. I pointed to one big group (who asked my advice) that the great smells they were smelling were coming from RD and not Sanitary. Sanitary is the one restaurant that whenever its name is mentioned people volunteer that the food is awful. The owner thanked me for the recommendation later since the group mentioned my comments to him. BTW the combo fish platter is hands down the best seafood I have eaten and the leftovers fuel next nights dinner.
    Greg and Susan Han

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Morehead City Yacht Basin

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Morehead Gulf Docks

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Morehead City Docks

  • Comments on Cape Lookout Bight Anchorage near Beaufort/Morehead City, NC (Statute Mile 205)

    As many of you know already, the horseflies – along with the heat wave – have been busy all along the North Carolina coast and, as Captain Ben points out, Cape Lookout Bight was not spared. “Bight” was an apt name for his weekend, don’t you think?

    Went to Cape Lookout on June 9th. Beware – the Horseflies will feast on you! Keep your cabin doors closed and check your screens! I am still scratching! (Of course we went on shore and got eaten there too). Early in the morning we saw sea turtles swimming in the bight, they are a bit shy. Bring a mask and snorkel for seeing the underwater life. Enjoy!
    Captain Ben

    Click Here To View an Earlier Posting on Cape Lookout Bight Anchorage

    Click Here To Read Earlier Comments For Cape Lookout Bight

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Cape Lookout Bight

  • Anchorage in Cape Lookout Bight southeast of Beaufort Inlet at Beaufort/Morehead City, NC

    Cape Lookout Bight is almost due north of Cape Lookout and, as Claiborne points out in the link below, is best accessed via the Beaufort Inlet, rather than through Back Sound, departing the AICW at Statute Mile 205 and running the short distance down the coast.

    Agree with everything but launching the apples. The national seashore restricts feeding the horses because they’re digestive systems have been adapted to the shore grass with low nutritional value. Eating apples, carrots, etc. can give them colic. The horses are not regularly checked out so there’s not anyone there to treat this condition. Better to row over to Shackleford and hike in to see them. The shelling on Shackleford is outstanding.

    Click Here To Read Earlier Comments For Cape Lookout Bight

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Cape Lookout Bight

  • Troubles on the East End of Taylor Creek (Beaufort, NC)

    Yes, Captain Frank is quite right. For at least the last ten years, I’ve discouraged even experienced skippers from attempting to take cruising sized vessels out the eastern end of Taylor Creek. That’s really too bad, as these waters lead to the likes of Harkers Island, the Straits, and eventually Core Sound. These are some of the least discovered waters along the North Carolina coastline, but, then again, after perusing the photos below, you will quickly understand why!

    Claiborne…….you have always said that the east end of Taylor’s Creek was a great mystery….thought you would get a kick out of these photos !
    Regards,
    Frank

  • Taylor Creek/Beaufort Waterfront Anchorage (Statute Mile 201)

    Evidently, private moorings which reduce swing room are an ongoing problem in Taylor Creek. In case you missed Claiborne’s comments of last October, please read on:
    The installation of private moorings on Taylor Creek has been going on for some years now. The town has chosen not to regulate this practice, at least not yet. I’m very sorry to hear the reduced swing room is one of the results of this activity. So many of us in the cruising community like to anchor on Taylor Creek and experience the delights of the Beaufort Historical District. Of course, you can always pick up a slip at the Beaufort Town Docks. Everything except a supermarket is within easy walking distance. If you do anchor on Taylor Creek, there are free dinghy docks at both the eastern and western ends of the principal waterfront. The westerly pier is particularly convenient to the downtown shopping district.

    Kinda tight anchorage, but good location.
    Capt. Sterling

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Taylor Creek/Beaufort Waterfront Anchorage

  • Sea Gate Marina (AICW – Core Creek Canal, near St. M. 194)

    Sea Gate Marina guards the Waterway’s western banks, just north of the Core Creek bridge. This facility has a well sheltered harbor, but we’ve noted some thin depths here in the past.

    We have been shopping marinas. We like Seagate because of it’s price and closeness to the beach. We looked over Seagate in March 2010. They have remodeled the inside of their marina lounge, and seem to be improving the facility. My wife and I were surprised to find they remodeled the old plastic-walled dingy bathrooms with hard tile. Great job!
    For some pretty cheap money, they should add some coverage trees (Leyland Cypress grow fast!) and some shrubs to eliminate that barren look they have. They still have a “last outpost” feel about the place. Nice marina, but still feels a bit sparse on atmosphere. Improving though, keep it up!
    Ben

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Sea Gate Marina

  • Praise for Core Creek Marine (Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park, near St. M. 197)

    Core Creek Marine is located on the grounds of Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park. This complex, in turns. overlooks the Waterway’s eastern banks between Neuse River and Beaufort/Morehead City. I know from personal experience that Jim Flynt, the owner of Core Creek Marine, does nothing except top quality work, at very fair prices. Give them a try! You won’t be sorry!

    Subject: yard work
    Cruising News: I just finished having Core Creek Marine work on my boat, a 1973 48\’ Meridian. They installed new throttles and shifts (control head and cables) as well as some interior carpentry and bottom painting. I was very pleased with the work. I wanted to do some things myself and have them do other parts, a very difficult arrangement with some yards. They were agreeable to any arrangement and charged 2/3rds of what it would have cost in my own yard near Annapolis. They are located in the Jarrett Bay Industrial Park and use Jarrett Bay’s travel lifts.
    John Walsh

  • Don’t Miss Anchoring in Cape Lookout Bight (usually accessed from Beaufort Inlet)

    I could not agree with Captains David and Dixie more! Some of the very best nights we have ever spent on the water have been enjoyed while swinging on the hook in Cape Lookout Bight!
    While it is possible to find your way to this anchorage from Harkers Island and Back Sound, by way of Barden Inlet, this route has some real shoaling problems, and the aids to navigation are scattered and hard to identify on some parts of this passage. Most cruisers will want to cruise to the Bight from Beaufort Inlet.

    We live in NC and love the Beaufort/ Morehead area. If you decide to stay there be sure to spend some nights out at Cape Lookout. There are no marinas, restaurants, traffic, …. just a lot of quiet and beautiful beaches. You should be able to watch the weather and have several 60 degree days. Perfect for walking the beaches.
    You will be far enough away from light pollution to see the milky way at night.
    Be sure to take a spud launcher to launch apple halves to the wild horses. Launch a couple and the horses will appear shortly. Fun to watch the horses chase the apples.
    Watch the tide in this area. It can have a 6 foot swing and turns in a hurry. I’ve grounded there once and have seen locals from Harkers Island get grounded there also (course they would rather say they got liquored up and fell asleep than admit to making a nautical mistake).
    David and Dixie

  • Familiarize Yourself With the AICW Channels Going Through Morehead City

    This writer has the distinct advantage of having spent a good part of his boyhood in Morehead City and Beaufort. Thus, there I times I think I could almost navigate these waters blindfolded.
    However, for those without such long standing local knowledge, I heartily endorse Captain advice below. There are LOT of channels in this region, and first timers could be hard put to follow the correct track on the chart, without some advance study.

    Cruising News: The southbound ICW channels approaching and through Morehead City NC is a difficult area if one isn’t familiar with them. We recommend that anyone transiting this area for the first time make sure they familiarize themselves with the twists and turns the southbound ICW channel takes as the charts are so congested, that they are hard to follow.
    Bob and Teddie Viola
    on “Lady T”

  • Taylor Creek/Beaufort Anchorage (Statute Mile 201)

    The installation of private moorings on Taylor Creek has been going on for some years now. The town has chosen not to regulate this practive, at least not yet. I’m very sorry to hear the reduced swing room is one of the results of this activity. So many of us in the cruising community like to anchor on Taylor Creek and experience the delights of the Beaufort Historical District. Of course, you can always pick up a slip at the Beaufort Town Docks. Everything except a supermarket is within easy walking distance.
    If you do anchor on Taylor Creek, there are free dinghy docks at both the eastern and western ends of the pricipal waterfront. The westerly pier is particuarly convenient to the downtown shopping district.

    This anchorage is filling with moorings which, as far as I can tell, are not legal but remain nonetheless. While there is good depth in the part of the cut east of G”7″, the narrower channel causes the current to run much faster than to the west of G”7″. It’s easy to find enough water for boats drawing 7-8′.
    At the moment, there are two boats riding to Bahamian moorings, many boats riding on moorings, and the rest riding on one hook (our boat included), some with excessive amounts of scope out. The different swing circles makes finding suitable swing room a challenge (we saw one boat spend over an hour to find a usable spot and it took us three passes to get the hook set in the right place). A quick check shows very few boats are showing anchor lights or even a cockpit light as a low-level anchor light – not good news for an after sunset dinghy ride.
    There is some fetch from the west and somewhat less from the east, and virtually nothing to the north or south. But there’s very little wind shelter from any direction save to the north, and that from the buildings and trees on shore. While Beaufort has much to commend it, Taylor Creek is probably best rated as “advanced skills or better needed”.
    Rick Emerson

    Click Here For The Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For he Taylor Creek/Beaufort Anchorage

    Click Here For The Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For the Beaufort Town Docks

  • Strong Recommendation for Jarrett Bay Marine (Statute Mile 197)

    The Jarrett Bay Marine Marine Industrial Park is located directly on the Core Creek portion of the AICW, north of Beaufort, NC. There are many other superb marine repair firms located in this park, including our good friends at Core Creek Marine. The Jarrett Bay Company itself, as described below, offers not only superb repairs, but fuel and some overnight dockage.

    If you are anything like us you are always on the look-out for reputable marine repair services that stand behind their work. If you find yourself in
    need of repairs while on the ICW in North Carolina we can heartily recommend Jarrett Bay Boat Works.
    We stopped at Jarrett Bay to have a leaking through hull for one of the main engine raw water intakes repaired. Upon inspection it was determined that both of these intakes had been repaired sometime ago in a less than satisfactoryt manner. We opted to have both of them done correctly, since we had 5,000 miles of the loop ahead of us. Everything appeared to be fine until the port engine through hull developed a small leak while we were in Canada. I called Roger Wetherington at Jarrett Bay, not sure what to expect, since I’ve had other repairs made where the mechanic didn’t want to talk to me when I was 200 miles down the river. I’m happy to report that after explaining the problem and agreeing that the leak was not serious, Roger agreed to make contact with a marina on the Tennessee River where we could have the repair made at his expense. To make a long story short we are headed to Aqua Yacht tomorrow where they will fix the problem and Roger at Jarrett Bay will pay the bill.
    In this case we got what we paid for. We would recommend Jarrett Bay to anyone needing repairs. They definitely stand behind their work.
    Bill & Kathleen

    I echo your attaboy for Jarret Bay. We were in Canada and had an electronic problem with our high-tech shifter and I had remembered others bragging on them, so I called them instead of the manufacturer and they went out of their way to ship us the parts we needed and then
    talked us thru how to re-wire everything over the phone spending hours with us.
    Just Relax

    Click Here For The Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Jarrett Bay Marine

  • Sanitary Seafood Dock, Morehead City Waterfront (Statute Mile 205)

    Well, while I have eaten at Sanitary Fish Market from time to time, as far back as when I was 8 years of age, I must confess to never having docked here. And, wtih the new Morehead City Docks very close by, most cruisers would probably be better served by these city owned and operated facilities. However, as Captain Arnold relates below, it’s hard to argue with the price.

    Mile 205 – Morehead City. I docked in Morehead City at the Sanitary Restaurant just past the City Terminal behind Sugar Loaf Island ($10 for 24 hours). Excellent sea food at the restaurant – and there is a convenience store within walking distance. No power or water however.
    Arnold

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For The Morehead City Docks

  • Morehead City Docks (Statute Mile 205)

    We have had several earlier postings here on the Cruisers’ Net about the Morehead City Docks, which have only been in existence for about a year. A few months ago, I visited these piers for myself, and discovered that they are located on the western (or, you might think of that as southern) end of the dowtown Morehead City waterfront. They consist of modern, floating docks, and all the retail businesses and restaurants in downtown Morehead City are within easy walking distance.

    We are currently in a slip at the new Morehead City Docks. They are floating docks with water and electricity for $1.50 foot. Plans for shower/restroom/laundry facilities are in the works. Right next to a nice waterfront park with trash bins. Very well lit at night.
    Ed & Eva Higginson
    S/V Makai

  • Ruddy Duck Tavern Docks (Morehead City, NC, Statute Mile 205)

    The Ruddy Duck Tavern, located in the heart of the Morehead City, NC waterfront, has made an appearance before on the Net’s “North Carolina” cruising news section. I have yet to sample the bill of fare here, but everyone agrees that it is awesome! Now, it looks like they have free dockage (for restaurant patrons I’m sure) as well. Also, note Captain Feller’s remarks below about the adjacent Morehead City Docks, and the pier at Sanitary Fish Market.

    Subject: Morehead City, NC
    Cruising News: As you’re headed south, be sure to tie up to Ruddy Duck Tavern’s free dock and enjoy their fare. The facility and decor are very nice, service was superb, and food was awesome as well as surprisingly low priced. This restaurant is located next to Sanitary Restaurant and is definitely a stop to not miss.
    Laura Lane Bender

    The city docks were free for the day with electricity and water….fyi ruddy did not have water when we were there……sanitary was only $20 flat fee, no elect or water……we stayed at both
    Bill & Ana Feller
    Knot Tide Down

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