OBX sunset cruise with drinks

Enjoy a Dinner Cruise When Visiting OBX

06/29/2023 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities Outer Banks Outdoor Recreation Outer Banks Tours

Spending time exploring and enjoying the scenic Outer Bank of North Carolina is always a captivating experience. When you’re here, there’s no reason you can’t pair sightseeing with savory moments by booking a dinner cruise or two to top off your journey in style! The following are a few to consider booking the next time you’re here and looking to dine and sail in good company.

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Discover 3 of the Best Dinner Cruises in OBX

1. Sail on the Pelican with Coastal Sols

Dinner cruise OBX - couples getaway romantic getaway

The beauty of sailing and dining is brought together seamlessly for guests onboard the Pelican with Coastal Sols. This company invites guests to come aboard a Hinckley Custom Pilot 35 which is one of only five crafted, to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Outer Banks adventure on the water. Those who partner with Coastal Sols for their dinner cruise will depart from Manteo on either a private daily sail or a private sunset sail. Day sails last 2.5 hours and tour the Roanoke Sound while guests enjoy charcuterie boards and complimentary drinks onboard. Sunset sails take the same route and provide the same flavor profiles, but add that stunning color across the sky! Both options are available for up to 6 guests at a time. The day sail costs $575 and the sunset sail costs $675. Additionally, there are options to book a private sunset sail and coast-to-table dinner through Coastal Sols priced anywhere from $800 for a single guest up to $1,025 for 4 guests. This experience includes a sunset sail, charcuterie board, complimentary drinks, and a three-course coast-to-table dinner at anchor. Craft taco dinner options are offered special on Tuesdays.

2. Enjoy the Crystal Down-Sooey’s Dockside Dinner Cruise


If it’s a southern-style BBQ you’re looking to enjoy onboard, the Sooey’s Dockside Dinner Cruise is just for you. Guests can book this on-the-water experience at $33 for kids and $48 for adults. Dinner cruises depart from Pirate’s Cove Marina at 2000 Sailfish Drive in Manteo and sail through Wanchese Harbor. Your captain narrates the route before stopping off at Sooey’s Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar so guests can savor the moment dining on everything from fried chicken to sensational seafood selections!

3. Book a Sanctuary Vineyard Voyage

distillery barrelsThis cruise is the perfect precursor to a full meal and is provided by Kitty Hawk Kites for $89 a person. A Sanctuary Vineyard Voyage is an on-the-water wine tasting sail with the views and vibes to match. It typically lasts 2.5 hours and departs from Kitty Hawk Kites in Duck. These private cruises are ideal for a family reunion or a bachelorette party too. Vessels can accommodate up to 16 passengers and travel across the Currituck Sound straight to Sanctuary Vineyards. Here, guests will enjoy a vineyard tour and private wine tasting session before stepping back on board and returning to their point of origin.

Your OBX Vacation Rental

If you’re too worn out and your rental is just too cozy, many of our properties offer incredible views over waters like the Roanoke Sound, Shallowbag Bay, canals, and harbors. Catch a beautiful sunset over the Outer Banks right from your rental home. Or, take a walk along Pirate’s Cove Resort’s exclusive miles-long boardwalk with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

We offer an array of property options, including homes and condos in a gated community and downtown Manteo. We also have several condo complexes bordering the scenic Roanoke Sound. Each location gives you easy access to the shops in town and attractions like the Outer Banks Aquarium and Elizabethan Gardens. You’re also just a quick 10-minute drive from the sandy shores of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills 

Heard enough? Start planning your North Carolina beach vacation today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family. See our pet friendly vacation rentals in Outer Banks here!