Oak Island Activities

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It may be hard to imagine yourself doing anything other than going to the beach during your stay in Oak Island NC, but we have a ton of great things to do around here. Take a look below to explore the many things you can do in Southport, Oak Island, and surrounding areas! There are so many fun and exciting Oak Island activities and attractions to enjoy.


oak island activities - guy scuba diving with sea turtleIf you are the adventurous type we have numerous adventure activities that will take you from under the sea to the top of the clouds. Many of these activities are great for the entire family and are guaranteed to provide exhilarating vacation memories that last a lifetime.

There are so many watersport activities in Oak Island NC for
everyone from beginners to experts. You can scuba dive wrecks, kayak the backwaters of guy skydiving over oak island ncthe Intracoastal Waterway, get your stand-up paddleboard fix on the gentle ocean waves, take surf lessons at the point or rent jet skis or a pontoon boat and put the wind in your hair!

Try out a new perspective and see Oak Island NC from the sky. You can take fun flights, jump out of a plane and just take in the picturesque view of the coastline from a cloud’s perspective in a helicopter! Click the photo or this link to view your sky-high adventurous options!


cannon at southport's fort johnston

brunswick townHistory buffs of all ages will find that our area is steeped in rich history – from pirate graves to significant civil war sites – there is so much to explore!

You can visit the Battleship North Carolina, Old Brunswick Town or take a historical bicycle tour through Downtown Southport – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Click here to view all options!


little girl and mom at nc aquariumyoung boy playing putt-puttThe attraction and tours section is filled with family-friendly things to do in and around Oak Island NC. You can explore the deep waters of our coast at the NC Aquarium in Fort Fisher or the highest stars in the sky at the Ingram Planetarium.

If you are interested in mixing things up a bit, you’ll find fun activities around every turn. Click here to view all options!


Fishingyoung man with mahi mahi catch is one of the most popular activities in the Oak Island area because there are so many options for putting fish on the
hook. You can fish from the beach, catch a world-record holder from the pier, charter an inshore or deep sea trip or just go fishing boating on the intracoastal waterway in oak island ncor crabbing from the doc. If you are unsure where to fish, whether you need a license or where to find the bait and tackle, we’ve got you covered right here!

Boating adventures are equally as popular due to the numerous bodies of water to explore. If you didn’t bring your own boat, you can rent boats from canoes to power boats. Be sure you know the rules of the water and follow all safety guidelines. Click here to find out about boat ramps and marinas in the area.


bald head island golf courseOak Island NC and surrounding Brunswick County is a golf lover’s paradise, with more than 25 area golf courses in the nearby vicinity offering scenic views, natural settings and award winning play. Less than an hour’s drive will have you teeing off in leopard golf courseWilmington or on most any of the courses South Carolina’s Grand Strand has to offer.

Whether your desire is a casual game with friends, or something to challenge your skills, Margaret Rudd & Associates can help you find exactly what you want.  We offer discounted rates at many area courses for our Oak Island vacation rental guests, and will be happy to book your tee times whether you’re planning ahead or deciding at the spur of the moment, simply call our office 800-486-5441 for assistance.