Links to Local Resources

Wild Horse on Shackleford Banks NCUnder the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be
Out of the sun
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be havin' some fun
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be fallin' in love
(Under the boardwalk) Yeah (boardwalk)  --The Drifters

Atlantic Beach
Friends of Ft. Macon, Captain Mark is a Lifetime Member of this fine organization supporting Ft. Macon State Park.

Beachside Boat, Bike & Scooter Rentals at their new location 601 Atlantic Beach Causeway!  Why go with H2O Captain if you can captain a boat by yourself?  Ask for Leisa or Hilbert.  Tell 'em Captain Mark sent you. (252) 646-2294.

Bahia Beach House & Surf Bar, is a local favorite at the Atlantic Beach Circle. Ask for Don and tell him Captain Mark sent you!

4 Corners Diner Hungry?  Do you want to eat now?  Fast service, good food at this diner…where the locals go!  Ask for Anita, the manager.  Tell her Captain Mark sent you!

Internet providers in Atlantic Beach

Keith Rittmaster Bonehenge Whale Center with Captain MarkBeaufort
Bonehenge Whale Center, Beaufort  H2O Captain, through its financial support, is in the Donor Hall of Fame.

North Carolina Maritime Museum Captain Mark is a member of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at this waterfront museum which preserves the tradition of wooden boat building as well as other facets of North Carolina's maritime heritage.

Friends Of Maritime Museum Brick Laying CeremonyBeaufort Historic Site Depicts 18th and 19th-century life in Beaufort. The site includes six restored buildings that are open for tours.

Inn on Turner Beaufort’s UNIQUE & BOUTIQUE lodging, Not a B&B, More than a hotel, Inn on Turner provides a European Auberge Experience.  Freshly renovated in 2022 the Inn boasts contemporary coastal decor and luxury linens with exceedingly comfortable pillow top mattresses for an exceptional night’s rest.  217 Turner Street. Miss Kim is your Innkeeper.  919-271-6144

Feel like having a drink?  If you BYOB you will have a great time.  Reserve your (up to six) seats now on Cruisin' Tikis in Beaufort

Capt Ron's Island Tours We are not sure anyone can find dolphins, alligators, manatees, large stingrays, sea turtles, sea otters, and horses like Captain Ron and his literal 1st Mate Kathy. Book your adventure now! Flush toilet bathroom aboard. Features incredible views from their Upper Deck!  Call or Text 984-209-0724

Front Street Grill at Stillwater and Rhumbar  300 Front Street 252-728-4956. Right on the water. You may see the H2O Captain boat docked at this wonderful vibe restaurant as this is where Captain Mark and his 1st Mate Lucky the Dog choose to eat when in Beaufort. Ask for Eric the GM as well as Freida the waitress (although all will deliver to you great service). Tell 'em Captain Mark sent you!

Morehead City
Momentum Yoga & Wellness, Kristin Martin is the owner of this wonderful place located in Morehead City. So wonderful that Captain Mark tapped her to be the yoga instructor for his 5-in-1 Beach Yoga excursion. So go online, book your excursion, grab your beach towel, and head for our boat! 

Impressions Art Gallery & Studio, featuring paintings by Stephen Moore.  H2O Captain has taken Mr. Moore out several times to find subjects for his many wonderful paintings and owns one of his pieces!

Emerald Isle
Fish Hut Grill, your beach-vibe place for relaxation and refreshment located at 301 Mangrove Blvd, Emerald Isle.  Pet friendly too!  Ask for John or Sarah.  Tell 'em Captain Mark sent you!

The Trading Post; Southern Food & Spirits in Emerald Isle.  Family style, fun style, dine inside our in their outdoor area.  Look for Greg behind the bar.  Tell 'im Captain Mark sent you!

Salter Path
Billfish Grill & Bar 1440 Salter Path Road.  Hungry?  Go where the locals go!  Ask for Lana or Bill owners of this establishment.  252-499-9811

Normans 1026 Salter Path Road.  252-241-7919 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Fresh Local Shrimp.  Say no more, the place to go when you want to cook 'em yourself!  (also scallops, crab cakes, key lime pie, etc.)  Tell 'em Captain Mark sent you!

Island Water Sports for Rentals of Jet Skis, kayaks, SUPs (with free delivery), Banana Boat Rides, and more.   Ask for Don, tell 'im Captain Mark sent you! (252) 247-7303

H2O Captain is a proud member of Sailors of the Sea, uniting boaters to protect the world's oceans.  Click for your Green Boating Guide.

The documentary ‘Seaspiracy’ On Netflix.  This is a MUST-WATCH!

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary  Captain Mark serves as the Immediate Past Flotilla Commander of YOUR U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and supports boaters operating around the northern end of Bogue Banks. Members also support operations at Coast Guard Station Ft. Macon.  Ask Captain Mark about becoming a valued member!

Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency Local office is in Atlantic Beach. Entertainment Agency supplying headline entertainment for meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, special events, and concerts, across the US.

Cruise (and land) Planners:  Expert travel advice and insider tips from the destinations specialist, Niki Forrest.  919-586-8687, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Different Things you can do Ways to Help Wild Horses 

Photo (top) by David Jaworski Impressions Art Gallery & Studio, Morehead City, NC
Photo (middle), selfie by Captain Mark with Keith Rittmaster, Director, Bonehenge Whale Center
Photo (bottom), The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum Board of Directors and Staff welcomed guests to its Commemorative Brick Reception on June 11th.  The red arrow points to Captain Mark.

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Captain's Log

Captain's Logbook - 09. 10. 2022


Adventure Awaits!  H2O Captain is authorized by the National Park Service to have both boat and guided land excursions to The Cape Lookout National Seashore which includes seeing the wild horses and great shelling on Shackleford Banks, our most popular excursion.  Captain Mark looks forward to serving you in 2022 at the 3-way intersection of Fun, Safe, and Educational.

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