The Marina

Welcome to Wanchese Marina

We are located in Wanchese, North Carolina, a village on Roanoke Island famous for it’s fishing culture, beautiful views, and quick access to the Atlantic Ocean.  The town of Wanchese was named after "Wanchese" the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe encountered by English colonist in the sixteenth century.  Wanchese was also the site of the first fishing village on Roanoke Island.

Wanchese can easily be considered as home to the true character of the Outer Banks. Salty, rustic, and scenic, a trip through Wanchese allows visitors to have an up-close-and-personal view of everyday Outer Banks life.

Eager to get a taste of life on the high seas?

Join one of our knowledgeable captains on a charter or tour!


The Wanchese Marina Charter Fleet

Our captains offer a variety of chartered fishing trips sure to suit your personal interest and family needs. So, whether you are curious about spotting a bottle nose dolphin , catching a cobia on one of our inshore trips or some great fun nearshore catching spanish mackeral, bluefish and sharks! For the ultimate fishing adventure head offshore  and catch tuna, mahi and billfish.  Whatever your passion is, Wanchese Marina is your go-to spot for family friendly, recreational fun on the water.

It's sure to be a highlight of your vacation.


Food, Fuel and Convenience Items

Out for the day exploring all the wonders of the Outer Banks on you own boat? 

Wanchese Marina is your one-stop for all you boating needs.  We have fuel, ice, bait and a full menu available for you to take out on your adventure.

Or stay for a bit and enjoy some fresh local seafood at our Waterfront Steam Bar overlooking the gorgeous marina!


Planning a Small Wedding On the Outer Banks

How amazing would it be to be married out with the dolphins?  The Harbor Star offers wedding cruises for that small personal wedding for your closet family and friends. Once back at the dock, plan to have your reception in our all new Steam Bar overlooking the water.  We have a variety of packages for you to choose from, from hors d'oeuvres to buffets.

Wanchese Marina

Hayden Express Bluefin Tuna

Steam Bar Waterfront reception