Things to do in Emerald Isle

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd. Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Visit one, two, or all three of the beautiful aquariums located on the coast of North Carolina – each offers something new and exciting. The Roanoke Island Aquarium, located on the Outer Banks, hosts 68,000 square feet of sharks, sea turtles, eels, and other native aquatic life. Children are invited to visit exhibits such as the marine-life “touch tank” housing live crabs and sea starts. The Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium will allow you to feel the spray of a mountain waterfall while touching... read more
Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
405 Evans Street, Suite A, Morehead City, NC 28557
Venture to the premier spot for marlin fishing on the East Coast for the “Super Bowl” of fishing tournaments and battle with past champions. For the past 13 years, the total winnings have topped 1 million dollars and have been on the rise since 1974. Register today for your shot at the big prize and take home the biggest marlin!
Ballyhoo's Island Sports Grill
140 Fairview Dr. Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Ballyhoo’s is a local favorite on the Isle, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner year round, always with a side of good times. Late night starts at 10 pm for those 21 or older, and provides the largest selection of Ales and specialty brews. Stop by during the winter to catch your favorite team play or just hang out with friends. Catering is available for large events.
Emerald Isle - Insider Info
Plan your entire vacation on the gorgeous Emerald Isle using all insider information and tips from locals. Find advice from moving to the area to fun-filled family activities to planning your perfect wedding. Visitors just staying the day can also find assistance in planning the perfect activities and outings. If you’re feeling brave, venture outside of the island and discover the many other destinations along North Carolina’s Southern and Central coasts.