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Boating and Watersports in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Boating and watersports are a way of life in Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island, NC. Who knows — after a trip to these lovely coastal islands, they might become a way of life for you too. The call of the water can be addictive — whether you're a boater, a fisherman, or a surfer.

Looking to rent a boat and tour about the Intracoastal Waterway? Or maybe you'd like to take a trip with an experienced waterman who can show you the best places to fish and the best technique? You'll find both of these options here. A good place to start is Marina Street in Wrightsville Beach where the folks at Reliant Marine can steer you in the right direction.

There is nothing quite like the utter relaxation and letting go that happens when you paddle the marshes in the area. The people at Hook, Line, and Paddle Canoe and Kayak Outfitters can answer all your questions. Or maybe you'd like to try paddleboarding? Cape Fear Paddleboarding on Causeway Drive offers classes, lessons, and tours.

Of course, it goes without saying, that many people come to the area to surf. At Wrightsville Beach, you'll find fantastic surf shops where you can get the scoop on where to surf as well as local surf teachers and camps. Some teachers will even come to you for person lessons - it doesn't get much better than that.

This section provides information on kayaking, sailing, surfing, paddleboarding, motor boating and personal watercraft rentals. If fishing interests you, be sure to check out our fishing section for information on fishing licenses and where to get supplies.

Featured Local Businesses

Canoeing and Kayaking

435 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 792-6945

Hook, Line & Paddle Canoe & Kayak Outfitters is one of the largest kayak fishing and paddleboard fishing dealers in North Carolina. As the sport of paddle fishing grows in popularity, so does the store's large stock of fishing kayaks, fishing stand up paddleboards and tons of paddle fishing accessories. Join...more about Hook, Line & Paddle Canoe & Kayak Outfitters

Jet Skis, SeaDoos and WaveRunners

Wrightsville Beach, NC
(910) 279-3769

Serving the Wrightsville Beach area since 2005, Wrightsville Beach Jet Ski Rentals provides rentals of top of the line Yamaha jet skis for vacationers and residents looking for an adventure in the sun....more about Wrightsville Beach Jet Ski Rentals

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

7041 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 392-4386

This PADI training facility is Wilmington's largest and oldest full-service SCUBA charter service and dive shop. The Emporium offers instruction, air fills (including Nitrox and trimix) and a full range of equipment for sale and rental. Dive trips on their USCG-certified 48-foot and 30-foot custom dive boats are available, and both...more about Aquatic Safaris & Divers Emporium

Surfing Lessons

WB Surf Camp Wrightsville Beach Boating and Watersports
222 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-7873

Since 2001, WB Surf Camp has offered a variety of high-quality surf camps and surf lessons for all ages. From children's day surf camps (starting as young as age 6), teen day and overnight surf camps, and surf lessons, paddle board lessons, rentals, and day camps for adults, WB Surf Camp...more about WB Surf Camp

10 Palmetto St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 233-8908

Interested in learning how to surf with your family on your next vacation? Looking to work one-on-one with a professional surf instructor to sharpen your skills? Carolina School of Surf will travel to you, providing private surf lessons or group surf camp at Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail Beach, Holden Beach,...more about Carolina School of Surf

Surfing Gear and Supplies

Sweetwater Surf Shop Wrightsville Beach Boating and Watersports
10 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-3821

Sweetwater Surf Shop, located right on the beach, has been serving surfing needs in Wrightsville Beach since 1976. Sweetwater carries the surfboard brands like Firewire, JS, Robo, Pyzel, Sol Life, Sharp Eye, Global Surf Industries, Surftech, Greg Eavey, Perfection, AJW and Mayhem, plus a huge selection of body boards, skim boards...more about Sweetwater Surf Shop

The Landing, 530 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2265

Celebrating 34 years in business, Surf City describes itself as "a shop for surfers by surfers" and carries a large variety of surfboards, body boards, skateboards and other gear. Whether you're into the classic boards — Hobie, Takayama, Yater, and Robert August — or the newer shapes — Lost,...more about Surf City Surf Shop


Cape Fear Paddleboarding Wrightsville Beach Boating and Watersports
222 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 686-9787

Looking for the perfect vacation or weekend adventure? Cape Fear Paddleboarding offers stand-up paddleboarding lessons, tours, and fitness classes for all levels. Explore the salt marsh on a sunrise or sunset tour or challenge yourself in the open ocean with their professional instructors. It's sure to be an experience you won't...more about Cape Fear Paddleboarding

Coastal Urge Wrightsville Beach Boating and Watersports
6686 Main St.
Mayfaire Town Center
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 256-6468
(800) 383-4443

With the most popular brand names in swimwear and active wear, paddlers and sports enthusiasts alike can outfit their life at Coastal Urge. Whether shopping for apparel by Patagonia, The North Face, Costa Del Mar and Teva or paddleboard equipment like Kialoa Paddles and Surftech Paddleboards, Coastal Urge offers one-stop shopping. Once...more about Coastal Urge


2815 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 799-6820

Learning to swim builds confidence and self-esteem. The YWCA Lower Cape Fear has been teaching people to swim for more than thirty years. Whether our child is starting the first swim lesson or you are training for the next triathlon, they can help. In YWCA aquatics programs, they teach people how...more about YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear


Wilmington, NC
(910) 231-6133

Plan your next inshore or offshore fishing adventure through Hieronymus Fishing Charters. They offer a wide variety of inshore fishing from slight casting for red drum in two feet of water to exploring 50 feet of water around near-shore reefs for big king mackerel. you're sure to catch fish aboard the...more about Hieronymus Fishing Charters

275 Waynick Blvd. (across from Blockade Runner)
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 200-4002

In the spring and summer, a cruise aboard a 26-foot motorized catamaran affords breathtaking views of Masonboro Island and Wrightsville Beach. Daily, guided shelling and eco-tours to Masonboro Island make for a special experience. Dolphin sunset cruises in the back creeks, bird watching on protected islands, or exploring coastal islands on...more about Wrightsville Scenic Tours and Taxi

Motorboat Rentals

2 Marina St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-0638

Reliant Marine offers a variety of services from rentals and charters to fractional ownership and training. They even have a members-only boat club with a discounted boat-rental program. Full-day and half-day rentals include names like Grady White, Mako and Sea Pro in sizes from 18 to 37 feet. Reliant Marine is...more about Reliant Marine

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