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Old 03-07-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Looking to make a trip to Morehead City April 7-12 for a few days of offshore fishing. We are staying at Bask Inn. Looking for some recommendations for where to launch, and dock 29' Sea Hunt. I don't mind leaving the boat on the trailer as long as its at a marina.

Although it is a fishing trip the wife and boys (18 and 16) would like to do some "other things". Any suggestion on "other things" to do, or places to go via boat for lunch or dinner.

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Launch at Radio Island and call Denard at Portside Marina for a rental of the city docks right in front of BASK. Can't miss with Ruddy Duck (has dock), if Parrot's has moved by then (Parrotts on AB (the old McCurdy's location)). Walking, Beach Bums is always a good choice (angel hair onion rings & black n bleu burger). Trip to the light house?? AB Skate park, drink @ Promise Land, Visit Marc Montocciho gallery (even the boys will enjoy it).
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Don't the MHC docks Bask in that hotel's shadow?

Marty covered it all.
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Make sure to go eat at Southern Salt. Ate there this past weekend and it scores 11 stars out of 10!!! Trip to the lighthouse is good for the day. Very easy trip. Can either boat or drive over to Beaufort and explore the shops there as well.
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Launch at Radio Island and call Denard at Portside Marina for a rental of the city docks right in front of BASK. Can't miss with Ruddy Duck (has dock), if Parrot's has moved by then (Parrotts on AB (the old McCurdy's location)). Walking, Beach Bums is always a good choice (angel hair onion rings & black n bleu burger). Trip to the light house?? AB Skate park, drink @ Promise Land, Visit Marc Montocciho gallery (even the boys will enjoy it).
This. Also if you want a day trip with the fan Swansboro is pretty cool and a short cruise away.
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Looking to make a trip to Morehead City April 7-12 for a few days of offshore fishing. We are staying at Bask Inn. Looking for some recommendations for where to launch, and dock 29' Sea Hunt. I don't mind leaving the boat on the trailer as long as its at a marina.

Although it is a fishing trip the wife and boys (18 and 16) would like to do some "other things". Any suggestion on "other things" to do, or places to go via boat for lunch or dinner.

Thanks!
. Our favorite place to eat is The Front Street grill in Beaufort. You can dock your boat there and enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck. Their calamari is awesome. Take the family over to Dank Burrito in morehead good eats there. Love their grilled mahi burritos. Sounds like an awesome trip.
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Thanks for the info so far! We normally fish out of Virginia Beach and Oregon Inlet so 50-70 miles runs are the norm for us. How far are we looking to have to run to hit the stream this time of year? Would like to to target Wahoo maybe tuna if they are still hanging out. Just ordered a couple of Top Spot charts to have a starting point. Looks like Beaufort Inlet is not as crazy of an inlet as Oregon Inlet?

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There is the Wooden Boat Museum along the water front. Fort Macon is from the Civil War. Both nice places for some site seeing.
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Thanks for the info so far! We normally fish out of Virginia Beach and Oregon Inlet so 50-70 miles runs are the norm for us. How far are we looking to have to run to hit the stream this time of year? Would like to to target Wahoo maybe tuna if they are still hanging out. Just ordered a couple of Top Spot charts to have a starting point. Looks like Beaufort Inlet is not as crazy of an inlet as Oregon Inlet?

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50 miles give or take will have you in prime time fishing grounds. It all depends. Wahoo, black fin tuna and prolly some gaffer mahi should be around for sure.
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Ruddy Duck, way over priced
Tight Lines, hot pretzels great beer selection.
Beach Bums, OK

After that go to Beaufort
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We should touch base, I will be there the same dates with my family as well. We too always go to Hatteras but the in laws have a condo at AB we have decided to check out.. Since I won't have any fishing help the offshore trip is out, but I do plan to make a lighthouse run, and hopefully do some inshore..

PM me- like to catch you guys on your way in the days you fish!! GL
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You also have Pine Knoll Aquarium and obviously the beach.
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No matter how many times you go, Ft Macon is still a pretty cool place to go walk around and check out some good views of Shack and the ocean. The aquarium is very nice for the kids. We seen to go once or twice a year when the weather is inclement. Beaufort waterfront has a few hours worth of things to do, from the museum to the ice cream or fudge shop.

On the eatery, No Names in Beaufort for Pizza, Subs, and Salads. Snappers for Shrimp and Grits. Dank Burito, Monkey Bar, or Els for lunch. Amos Mosquitos for dinner and then walk across the street and grab a drink at the Barnacle on the pier at Oceana.
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Ruddy Duck, way over priced
Tight Lines, hot pretzels great beer selection.
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After that go to Beaufort
There are many of overpriced and underperforming places in MHC and Beaufort....but Ruddy Duck is not one of them IMHO
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Parrots is AMAZING! (but not kid friendly)
Ruddy Duck is Very Good, great atmosphere on the water (Family friendly)

These are our two staples in MHC.

Also, many of my local friends like Circa 51??? (I think that's the name). I went one time with them and enjoyed it.
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Whew, we we're down last weekend checking out some properties and tried to grab lunch at Ruddy. It was around 2:30-3:00 when we walked in and they had a wait of 1.5hrs. It's good but it isn't that damn good.
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Whew, we we're down last weekend checking out some properties and tried to grab lunch at Ruddy. It was around 2:30-3:00 when we walked in and they had a wait of 1.5hrs. It's good but it isn't that damn good.

The Flounder Rueben or Softshell crab Taquitos (when in season) are out of this world! But yeah the wait sometimes is why we turn the corner and go see Mia at Beach Bumz. The onion rings are not to be missed and if she has the Taco Salad on the specials list, GET IT!
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Ugh, we ended up at Jimmy Johns.
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Ugh, we ended up at Jimmy Johns.
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Ugh, we ended up at Jimmy Johns.
Ioanni's, right across the street, is the best bang for your buck anywhere. I see the Jimmy John's owner at the bar nearly every afternoon I go (2-3 times a week)

Mia is reason enough to go to Beach Bums.
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