Wanchese Marina | Wanchese. NC


Your One Stop Outer Banks Marina for Boating and Fishing


Wanchese, North Carolina was the first fishing village on Roanoke Island. The Village of Wanchese is well known for it’s recreational and commercial fishing culture, beautiful scenery and quick access to the bountiful Atlantic Ocean. Wanchese can easily be considered as the traditional home to the true character of the Outer Banks. With its salty air, rustic look and tight knit community, a trip to Wanchese allows visitors to have an up-close-and-personal view of our everyday "salt-life" on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Wanchese Marina has become a full service marina catering to both the recreational and commercial fishing industries. We are proud to offer a convenient central easy access location for all your fishing, boating and tourism needs. We take pride in giving each and every customer our personal attention and quality services they can return for again and again.

Fishing charter boats docked at Wanchese Marina.



The Wanchese Marina Charter Fleet


Our captains offer a variety of charter fishing trips and various tours sure to suit your personal interest and family needs. So, whether you are excited about spotting a bottlenose dolphin or some unique shore bird, do some shrimping or crabbing beside a true commercial fishing waterman, catching a tasty fish on one of our inshore or near shore trips or experiencing the sportfishing adventure of a lifetime in the world famous Outer Banks offshore Gulf Stream waters we have a boat and captain just for you. Whatever your passion, Wanchese Marina is your go-to spot for family-friendly, recreational fun on the water sure to be the highlight of every vacation. Visit this page to book a charter.

Fishing charter group displaying their catch at the Wanchese Marina docks.



Food, Fuel and Convenience Items


Wanchese Marina is your one stop source for all of your boating needs! From diesel and non-ethanol fuel, professional fish cleaning, bait, ice, t-shirts, light fishing tackle, a Souvenir Shop and our official registered NC Citation weigh station. We also have beverages, snacks, convenience items and a full menu of food items available all day at The Landing Grill for you to take out on your next Wanchese adventure. Our Ship's Store is open 7 days a week from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm

Boats docked at the Wanchese Marina docks.

Plan a Unique Small Wedding on the Outer Banks


How amazing and memorable would it be to get hitched while out playing with the dolphins? The Harbor Star offers wedding cruises designed for that small personal wedding with your closest family and friends. Once back at the dock, you can plan to enjoy your reception in our all-new Landing Grill Steam Bar overlooking the water. We have a variety of packages for you to choose, from tasty hors d'oeuvres to a full spread of buffet items.

Wedding buffet at Landing Grill.