Want to kick your Outer Banks family vacation up a notch? Wanchese Marina offers the finest charter fleet on the OBX (252) 423-3157!

Wanchese Marina and Landing Grill

Located in Wanchese Village, North Carolina on Roanoke Island, Wanchese Marina is famous for its fishing culture, beautiful scenery and quick access to the awesome splendor of the Atlantic Ocean. The Village of Wanchese was named after Chief Wanchese who was the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe encountered by English colonists in the sixteenth century. Wanchese was also the very first fishing village on Roanoke Island.

Wanchese can easily be considered as home to the "true" character of the Outer Banks. Our village offers a salty, rusty and scenic atmosphere along with a truly memorable up-close and personal view of every day life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Wanchese Marina is designed to cater to Outer Banks visitors and fishermen.

Wanchese Marina can meet all your boating and fishing needs. We offer a one of the finest fleets of professional charter fishermen and charter booking service, dolphin tours, dive charters, shrimp charters and even crabbing charters. We have both diesel and non-ethanol fuel, a professional fish cleaning facility and an official North Carolina Citation weigh station. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Landing Grill & Restaurant and check out our Ship's Store for ice, beverages, snacks, souvenirs, bait and much more. Our Ship's Store is open seven days a week in season from 5am to 8pm.


Chart your course! Destination Outer Banks. Need a place to dock? We offer transient dockage right here in beautiful Wanchese, NC.

  • Family posing with tuna after their Wanchese Marina charter trip.
  • Group of young ladies showing off their catch of tuna on an Outer Banks fishing charter trip.
  • Happy anglers holding his huge red drum just before releasing it on a spring Outer Banks charter.
  • Young man holding a cobia on a summer Outer Banks charter trip.
  • Family sightseeing on a Wanchese Marina Dolphin Cruise.
  • Anglers kneeling behind some large red drum on an Outer Banks spring charter.
  • This wanchese Marina charter group had a spectacula catch of Outer Banks tuna.
  • Family posing behind a nice catch of mackerel on a Sea Hag charter trip.
  • A Carolina style charter trip produced this nice catch of spanish mackerel for this family.
  • Gentleman angler holds up a beautiful Outer Banks mahi during his Outer Banks charter.
  • Happy group of anglers show off their marlin for pictures before releasing it on an Outer Banks Charter trip.

Wanchese Marina Landing Grill Steamed Bar

The Landing Grill

The Landing Grill is the "heartbeat" of Wanchese Marina. Our restaurant hours are 5am to 9pm so you can start your day with a hearty homemade breakfast of biscuits, eggs, grits, french toast, omelettes, juice, coffee, milk and more before heading out for your fishing excursion. Or you can stop in for a great Wanchese lunch featuring fresh caught tuna or chicken salad, awesome burgers and a made to order pizza.

After your Outer Banks day come back and join us at our Steam Bar for some fresh local seafood while enjoying our beautiful view overlooking the water and the charter boats.

Need something on the go? Stop by any time of day because we'll have you covered with plenty of snacks, drinks and other convenience items to keep you replenished for your day of sightseeing or fishing.

Charter boat with Carolina hull.

Our Outer Banks Charters

We offer one of the finest charter fleets on the OBX. Whether you're looking for the thrill and excitement of an offshore, inshore, or near shore fishing charter or a shrimping or crabbing family excursion. We offer a fleet of licensed captains with the experience to deliver adventures for you and your family.

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Dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean jumping.

Harbor Star Dolphin Tours

Enjoy watching the wild Bottlenose Dolphins of the Atlantic! On this tour your family will be amazed by the abundant life bustling about in the near shore waters of the Outer Banks. This 2-hour cruise happens aboard the beautifully remodeled Harbor Star multiple times a day, including a popular sunset cruise.

Dolphin Tours
Wanchese Marina Rental Home

Need a Place to Stay?

For convenient accommodations we recommend our Wanchese Marina Rental Home available through Airbnb and located right at the Marina. Also check out the new and beautiful Oasis Suites Hotel on the Nags Head Causeway with a spectacular view of the Roanoke Sound and just a short five mile drive from marina.

Marina Rental House