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3 of the Best Ways to Create the Ultimate “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” Vacation

06/20/2022 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Outdoor Recreation

The North Carolina coast is home to tons of fantastic outdoor activities revolving around the ocean. That nautical prowess is everpresent in the culture and way of life throughout the area. Television captures this in shows like “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks,” where they showcase fishing as one of the keys to success on the coast. Fans of the show and anglers will love seeing some of the show highlights on Roanoke Island! Plus, you can test your fishing skills with one of the incredible local guides!

For more ways to make the most out of your trip to the Outer Banks, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best restaurants, attractions, and activities in the area.

How to Make the Ultimate “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” Adventure

1. Book Your Pirate’s Cove Rental

The first step to creating the ultimate “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” trip is booking one a Pirate’s Cove vacation rental. Some of the shows anglers stay with us while filming each season. You and your family can call one of our properties home during your fishing adventure. We have an incredible collection of houses and condos that give you plenty of space to kick back and relax.

Whether you want to be able to walk to the shops and restaurants in the downtown Manteo or enjoy the peace and quiet of our private gated community, you’ll find the perfect place to stay when you book with Pirates’ Cove!

2. Plan a Charter Fishing Excursion

The best way to replicate a “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” excursion is hitting the water with one of the incredible charter fishing boats on Roanoke Island. Pirate’s Cove Marina and Wanchese Marina both offer an array of guided fishing tours that are among the best in the area. Spend the day casting your line in during an inshore or offshore excursion before heading back to your Pirate’s Cove rental.

3. Explore Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island has plenty of fun things to do for the entire family. You can take a self-guided tour of the area, checking out all of the highlights of “Wicked Tuna” at Wanchese Marina. It serves as the main harbor for boats on the show. From there, you can head up to Manteo, where there are many shops and restaurants on the waterfront. You’ll also find attractions like Roanoke Island Festival Park that are great for kids. 

Plan Your Outer Banks VacationManteo, NC

So, are you ready to head to the Outer Banks and explore our incredible fishing heritage? Check out our collection of Pirate’s Cove homes and condos in downtown Manteo, our gated community, and several other spots on the island. With so many family-friendly activities, you’ll want to come back with your family over and over again!

Start planning your Outer Banks getaway today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family!