- Legend has it that the infamous pirate Edward Teach aka Blackbeard has buried treasure on the island. The U.S government originally purchased the island in the early 19th century for the timber to build naval ships. It was used as a quarantine station in the late 1800s and is now one of the oldest national wildlife refuges in the country, established in the 1920s.
Explore the maritime forests and bone yard beaches on this very remote barrier island. This trip is for experienced paddlers only with a minimum of a twenty mile round trip. This trip can also be done as a self guided trip. Tides and winds make this our most difficult trip. Please call for details and availability.
For information on US Fish & Wildlife
Service - Blackbeard
Island National Wildlife Refuge