With 150 miles of pristine coastline, and some of the East Coast's largest swaths of undisturbed maritime forest, the Outer Banks is a popular destination for nature lovers. As an important spot on America's "Flyway," which is the route that migrating birds take on their northern and southern treks across the country, the Outer Banks is the temporary home to hundreds of species of birds. Combine this with the number of deer, foxes, waterfowl, fish, turtles, and even alligators, and it's clear that the Outer Banks is truly a wild vacation destination.
From exploring the diverse wildlife that crowds the local beaches, to taking a lazy tour through the winding marshes and creeks of the Pamlico Sound, there’s a lot to discover at the Hatteras Island Ocean Center. This unique interactive destination offers a wealth of activities for adventurous locals and visitors alike, and is a great destination to uncover all the wild wonders of the southern Outer Banks.
The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is located in the community of Hatteras village, and the central site is close to miles of beaches and Pamlico Sound waters. As a result, the site serves as a launching point for a wide number of tours and adventures which are held throughout the summer months, and which are open to explorers of all ages. At Hatteras Island Ocean Center, visitors can book a kayak tour to explore the wildlife or catch a sound sunset, can take a beach expedition to discover the unique barrier island landscape, or can even go on a birding hike to uncover hundreds of different species of local and migrating birds. With so many adventures waiting, Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a great first stop for truly amazing and wild Hatteras Island explorations.