Masonboro Island





















An 8 mile long, uninhabited island and nature preserve, Masonboro is what separates Pleasure Island from Wrightsville Beach. The south end of the island is closest to Carolina Beach, being that it is only accessible during high tides (twice a day), local knowledge is needed to navigate the waters through the narrow channels that wind through oyster beds. This location is one of our favorites because once you make it up to the shoreline you are steps away from the ocean with nothing but pristine white sand beaches, a plethora of sea shells (more than you will be able to carry), and typically not a person at sight. You can imagine very easily that you have been swept away to your own private island. 


Enjoy shell hunting, a picnic lunch, walking on the beach, relaxing, some good music or a good book, proposals, camping, birding, dolphin watching, or some of the best photo ops around.  Pre-historic looking shells, cereal bowl sized clam shells, sharks teeth, sea glass, and a wide array of welk and scallop shells can be readily found when walking along these shores. Even though parts of this island are only accessible at high tide, we can always find a nook to anchor up in to provide the perfect spot to chill. 


For all of you bird watchers or photography buffs, this is a perfect location to view pelicans, herons, egrets, and so many others can typically be spotted hanging out on the island. These feathered friends love being observed and having their pictures taken. 


If you are in town vacationing and would like to have the day planned for you we can arrange to have it catered so all you have to do is show up and pay. Also offered for reasonable fees during the charters: sand toys, float noodles, chairs, umbrellas, corn hole boards, paddle ball, boogie boards, surf boards, paddle boards, coolers, and a small propane grill. If you have any special requests that would really make the day special, just ask and we will do our best to see what we can make work to make your day care-free. Available upon request are 3 children's sized life vests and 1 infant sized life vest.