Local Info

Discovery Diving Co., Inc.
414 Orange St
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516



Located on North Carolina's Crystal Coast, Beaufort is a quaint historic fishing town with beaches, golf, fishing, and a host of other activities located nearby. Regardless of whether you're traveling alone, with family, or with a group, you'll sure to delight in all the area has to offer. Below are a few of our favorites, but for a complete listing of local businesses and attractions, be sure to visit the official website for the Crystal Coast. You can also visit the North Carolina's tourism website for great info on the state.


NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

1 Roosevelt Dr. - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore shipwrecks – without getting wet. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic, much as a raindrop makes its way to the ocean.



NC Maritime Museum

315 Front Street - Beaufort, NC
From pirates and the Coast Guard to wooden boat building and whaling vessels, the NC Maritime Museum is an ideal activity for adults and children alike. Featuring artifacts from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, sunk only a mile from Beaufort Inlet, the museum is located a short distance from the dive shop.



Fort Macon State Park

2300 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC
This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore salt marches and estuaries vital to the coastal ecosystem.The park is also home to a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound.



Cape Lookout National Seashore

Accessible by ferry or boat
Outer Banks Ferry (Beaufort): 252-728-4129
Calico Jacks Ferry (Harker's Island): 252-728-3575
Take a boat trip three miles off-shore to the islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, watch wild horses and other wildlife, and see the lighthouse. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch for the day.



Beaufort Paddle

We are a small, local, family owned/operated business located a mere stone's throw from historic downtown Beaufort and the stunning Rachel Carson Reserve. When you explore the waterways with Beaufort Paddle, you are under the constant care and watch of the staff who have grown up in and around the water their entire lives. 




Kitty Hawk Kites

With over 40 years of experience teaching Hang Gliding and retailing on the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Kites is excited at all of these new opportunities in Beaufort. Please visit the store and book an Adventure to enhance your Beaufort experience.




Core Sound Waterfowl Museum 

Core Sound Museum welcomes you to come visit with us "at the end of the road" where Core Sound traditions are livid and shared every day throughout the year. Programs, events, special guests and dedicated volunteers will make sure your time with us is meaningful and you will leave eager to return.




Hungry Town Bike Tours

Pedal, walk, nosh and sip your way through 300 years of Beaufort's history. It's the best way to see America's Favorite Town.




Beaufort Ghost Walk

Take an after dark stroll through a Historic Town full of Haunted Talkes. Chilling stories of murderous pirates, unexplained happenings, ghost ships and haunted houses will have you looking over your shoulder on the way home. As enjoyable as it is entertaining, the Beaufort Ghost Walk is one of our most popular attractions and one that shouldn't be missed.




Island Express Ferry Services

Ferry Trips to Cape Lookout National Seashore as well as Shackleford Banks depart daily from the Town of Beaufort Ferry Gateway and Harkers Island Visitor Center. 






nctodo.com was created by two busy moms who live and play in Eastern NC. Havelock, NC is the place we call home and is the hub of all our adventures. We wanted an opportunity to share some of the wonderful things to see and do in NC and beyond. Whether you are looking for a great place for date night or a day trip for the whole family….this is the site for you.

U/W Bike Race

eventsiconJoin us on July 4th for this annual event benefitting the Children's Mile of Hope.

Lionfish Tournament

eventsiconWe need your help to make Carteret County's 6th Annual "If you Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em" Spearfishing Tournament a success! This Tournament is a joint effort between Discovery Diving and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA).

Treasure Hunt

eventsiconFood, prizes, diving, and fun! Proceeds benefit the Mile Hope Children's Cancer Fund and DAN's research in diving safety.


2013Join us in support of the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association.  Click here for more info on this great event and how you can help to bring more Wrecks to the Graveyard of the Atlantic.