As the first inlet into NC waters south of the Chesapeake, Oregon Inlet is very tempting to offshore cruisers. HOWEVER, Oregon Inlet is notorious for shoaling and Cruisers’ Net recommends attempting navigation ONLY with shoal draft and good local knowledge.
SEC NC BNM 192-18
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO WIMBLE SHOALS
(CHART 12204) MARINERS ARE ADVISED OF SEVERE SHOALING IVO OF THE BONNER BRIDGE NAVIGATIONAL SPAN IVO OF OREGON INLET BUOYS 16 AND 17 (LLNR 28050 AND 28055).
MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO TRANSIT WITH CAUTION.