For the use of our guests we now make available a brand-new fleet of paddle craft and a small
sailboat. We have recently purchased from our friends at the Pirate Queen
a Pamlico 100 (10’) kayak, a Pamlico 120
(12’) kayak, and a Mad River Adventure 16 canoe for use on Broad Creek, Brown’s Creek, and other local
protected waters. Rounding out the fleet is a chance find on TownDock.Net – a 12’ Clark Marine day
sailer. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and a perfect warm-weather boat for use on Broad Creek only.
The paddle fleet is ideal for exploring Broad Creek and environs, especially for
visitors to the Oriental area who are considering a real estate purchase. Looking
at lots on Broad Creek, Ship Creek, Gum Thicket (a/k/a River Dunes), Brown’s Creek,
Button Gut, Tar Creek, Paradise Shores, or Gideon’s Creek? If you want to know how
your waterfront property looks from the water, you have to go see it by boat.
Explore Oriental by water!
Get up close and personal with your potential acreage or home site! We’ll happily
drop you and the kayaks and/or canoe in-town for creek exploration and pick you up later.
Paddle Smith Creek, Pierce Creek, Kershaw Creek, Green’s Creek, Morris Creek, and Whitaker Creek.
Visit Oriental on foot!
Head for Oriental Harbor and take out at the nearby Town of Oriental dinghy dock or the
launch ramp. Have a bite to eat at one of the fine local restaurants, shop for gifts or necessities
in local Oriental shops, and just enjoy a restful walk through this peaceful town on the River Neuse.
Want to know where to go? See our pictorial walking tour for photos of local businesses,
descriptions, and directions.
All boats are available to guests after a quick checkout by the Dockmaster. While we don’t
consider this to be a rental fleet, there is a $10 daily fee for use of the boats. Ten dollars
covers all cabin occupants for use of all the small boats for one day and is your “contribution”
to our Sinking Fund (for the day a PFD doesn’t make it home or a kayak has to be retrieved from
the middle of the sound).
The Clark Marine 12' day sailer (not pictured here - she's out for a bath) is a perfect sail training
boat for your young'uns. She's a small warm-weather craft for use on Broad Creek only. More info and
The Dockmaster is working on the purchase of a pair of older 25' (ish) boats (big being relative and all!). The big
boats are planned for day or overnight use on the Neuse and in the Sound. Obviously, the big boat fleet will
not fall under the $10 contribution plan, but we'll keep the big boat rental modest and affordable for
budget-minded vacationers. We'll keep you posted.
Special Cool (Huntin') Weather Rates
Starting November 1 through February 28 (or 29, depending)
$80.00 per night
$140.00 two nights
$400.00 for a full week of paradise
$10/per day for use of the small boats (kayaks and canoe)
Starting March 1 through October 31
$99.00 per night
$180 two nights
$500 for a full week of paradise
$10/per day for use of the small boats (kayaks, canoe, and small day sailer)