Boating and Watersports

Local residents and visitors flock to the Neuse and Trent Rivers and their tributaries year round. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing opportunities are plentiful.


Marinas, Sailing and Yacht Clubs, Boat Docks and Ramps:

  • Blackbeard Sailing Club, Upper Broad Creek on the Neuse, Bridgeton, NC
  • Duck Creek Marina, 699 Galloway Rd., Bridgeton, 252-638-1702
  • Galley Stores and Marina, 300 E. Front St., New Bern, 252-633-4648
  • Glenburnie Park (public boat ramp), 340 Glenburnie Rd., New Bern, 252-639-2901
  • Lawson Creek Park (public boat dock), Country Club Rd., New Bern, 252-639-2901
  • Matthews Point Marina, 2645 Temples Point Rd., Havelock, 252-444-1805
  • New Bern Grand Marina, 100 Middle St., New Bern, 252-638-0318
  • Northwest Creek Marina, 104 Marina Dr., New Bern, 252-638-4133
  • Sky Sail Yacht Club at the Sheraton, 100 Middle St., New Bern, 252-638-3585
  • Union Point Park (public boat dock), S. Front and E. Front Sts., New Bern

Tour the River:

  • Captain Nick’s Sightseeing Boat Rides, New Bern, contact via email
  • Cruise the Neuse River Boat Tours, New Bern Grand Marina, 252-876-7232
  • Tugboat Cruises LLC, 101 Craven St., 252-349-3819

Boat, Canoe, and Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals:

  • Merchant’s Grocery for Canoe Rentals, 1801 Brice Creek Rd., New Bern, 252-633-4875
  • Stand Up Outfitters, 244 Craven St., New Bern, 252-514-0404
  • Union Point Park (public boat dock), S. Front and E. Front Sts., New Bern

Paddle Clubs:

  • Twin Rivers Paddle Club sponsored by Craven County Parks and Recreation, 406 Craven St., New Bern, 252-636-6606

Scuba Diving Classes, Shops, and Charters:

  • Divin’ Dawgs Scuba Shop, 2909 Brunswick Ave., New Bern, 252-638-3432

Canoe and Kayak Trails:

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