Along North Carolina’s ever-changing coast, shrimp trawlers remain a constant — on the ocean, the rivers, the sounds — thanks to resourceful captains who face challenging headwinds with determination. Want to know how they do it? Come aboard.
Spring Adventures in Clarendon County
Head south to soak in the sunshine as you explore the shoreline of Lake Marion, discover natural wonders in Santee National Wildlife Refuge, explore charming small towns, and more.
Outdoor Adventures in the Upcountry
Discover stunning vistas, state parks, and waterfalls at the edge of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Ferrying Along on Fontana Lake
Hop aboard the Miss Hazel — a venerable 33-year-old pontoon boat — for a scenic tour of Fontana Lake, deep in the Great Smoky Mountains.
A Local’s Guide to Lake Norman
Spend the day on the water, then dock and dine, explore lively downtowns, and see amazing birds soar in the quaint small towns surrounding the state’s largest man-made lake.
One with the Water on Lake Waccamaw
Feel the waves beneath you and the wind in your hair as writer — and Camp Seafarer alumna — Susan Stafford Kelly sets sail.
5 Sunset Sails to Take This Summer
From the deck of a boat, a sunset over the water is even more spectacular. With gentle waves as the stage, charismatic captains as the cast, and an orange glow as the backdrop, these evening cruises put on a show that’s sure to impress.
From Elizabeth Hudson: Working Waters
When Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Hudson climbs aboard a wooden shrimp trawler in Sneads Ferry, she gains a new appreciation for North Carolina’s fishing industry.
For a new view of North Carolina, leave the land behind. A journey by boat unlocks hidden worlds, helping us see another side of our state — within the marshes, creeks, rivers, and sounds — and leaving fond memories in its wake.