Things to Do on Ocracoke: Nature & Outdoor Oriented

For a proper Ocracoke Island experience, you have to be willing to go outside. Watersports and onshore adventures make up the vast majority of things to do on Ocracoke. Take a walking tour of the village as night sets in. See how the natural environment reflects the area’s history and culture at nature preserves. Familiarize yourself with the island’s surrounding water environments with guided ecotours led aboard kayaks or standup paddleboards. Explore the island by way of bike, starting in the village and then continuing down the bike path to see pristine stretches of marshland, national seashore, ponies, wildlife and more.