Boating and Watersports in Topsail Island, NC

Topsail Island's a haven for all things aquatic.  Whatever activity you wish to do in, on or near the ocean, canals or waterways is easily attainable, without straying far from your home or vacation rental.  Jet Skis, boat charters, surf, kite, and paddle boarding lessons, all things fish related, or even becoming scuba certified— all are here and all are designed simply to satisfy your urge to dive head first into Topsail Island's tepid waters. 

Featured Local Businesses
Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures
Belle of Topsail

Canoeing and Kayaking

Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
Topsail Island, NC
(910) 308-6955

Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures, Inc. is a guide service offering kayak fishing and paddling tours along 26 beautiful miles of Topsail Island saltwater marshes. Just like the pirates that roamed the shores in days gone by, the Paddling Pirate guides will lead you to the saltwater treasures of Topsail Island....more about Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures

South End Outfitters Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
627 South Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 541-0832

South End Outfitters in Topsail Beach, NC is a complete upscale outfitters store for shopping and beach activities on Topsail Island’s southern tip. South End Outfitters is in the heart of Topsail Beach’s business district, making it easy to spot and a must for shoppers to stroll through in the quaint...more about South End Outfitters

701 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-3291

Originally started in 1962 by Edgar "Johnny" Herring as a bait and tackle shop, the store has passed through the generations, expanded in size and product to include kayaks and quality outdoor apparel and gear. Top name-brands like Patagonia, Costa Del Mar, Life Is Good and Kiss my Face can...more about Herring's Outdoor Sports

8315 N.C. Hwy. 53 E
Burgaw, NC
(910) 259-5743

Here's a chance to really get away from it all and enjoy a peaceful afternoon on Holland's Shelter Creek in Burgaw, NC. Rental canoes, kayaks and flat-bottom paddleboats are available for the solitary explorer and for families or groups. After a long day's paddle, stop in at Holland's restaurant for some great home-style cooking and a wide...more about Holland's Shelter Creek

Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures

Paddle Surfing

North Topsail Surf & Paddle Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
4021 Island Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
(910) 859-0151

This family-owned and operation business is all about passion for and love of the water. Joel and Ann Ligon bring more than twenty years of experience to the lessons, tours, and surf camps. Surf lessons are one-on-one or for up to three people to learn basic paddling, proper technique, and practice...more about North Topsail Surf & Paddle

South End Outfitters Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
627 South Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 541-0832

South End Outfitters in Topsail Beach, NC is a complete upscale outfitters store for shopping and beach activities on Topsail Island’s southern tip. South End Outfitters is in the heart of Topsail Beach’s business district, making it easy to spot and a must for shoppers to stroll through in the quaint...more about South End Outfitters

Surf City Surf School Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
106 B. North Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 616-6318

Topsail Island's Surf City Surf School in Surf City, NC (SCSS) has everything one could need for a future life in shredding! SCSS is locally owned and operated with 20+ years of surfing and instructional experience, all utilized in daily group and private surf lessons, as well as paddleboarding tours. Whether...more about Surf City Surf School

Jet Skis, SeaDoos and WaveRunners

318 Fulcher Landing Rd
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 237-9223

NC Extreme Watersports in Sneads Ferry, NC is the go-to business for your business on the water. NC Extreme Watersports can set you and your companions up for speed or comfort – rent and race their jet skis through the Intracoastal Waterway, or just cruise on one of their pontoon boats...more about NC Extreme Watersports

Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures

Surfing Lessons

Surf City Surf School Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
106 B. North Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 616-6318

Topsail Island's Surf City Surf School in Surf City, NC (SCSS) has everything one could need for a future life in shredding! SCSS is locally owned and operated with 20+ years of surfing and instructional experience, all utilized in daily group and private surf lessons, as well as paddleboarding tours. Whether...more about Surf City Surf School

North Topsail Surf & Paddle Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
4021 Island Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
(910) 859-0151

This family-owned and operation business is all about passion for and love of the water. Joel and Ann Ligon bring more than twenty years of experience to the lessons, tours, and surf camps. Surf lessons are one-on-one or for up to three people to learn basic paddling, proper technique, and practice...more about North Topsail Surf & Paddle

10 Palmetto St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 233-8908

Interested in learning how to surf with your family on your next vacation? Looking to work one-on-one with a professional surf instructor to sharpen your skills? Carolina School of Surf will travel to you, providing private surf lessons or group surf camp at Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail Beach, Holden Beach,...more about Carolina School of Surf

Paddling Pirate Kayak Fishing Adventures

Surfing Gear and Supplies

The Fishing Village and East Coast Sports Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
409 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-1887

Built in the style of a coastal fishing village and centrally located in Surf City, the Village is home to East Coast Sports, Island Outfitters, On Shore Surf Shop and the boating store. The Fishing Village offers one-stop shopping for everything you need to fish, surf or just hang at the beach. You'll...more about The Fishing Village and East Coast Sports

North Topsail Surf & Paddle Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
4021 Island Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
(910) 859-0151

This family-owned and operation business is all about passion for and love of the water. Joel and Ann Ligon bring more than twenty years of experience to the lessons, tours, and surf camps. Surf lessons are one-on-one or for up to three people to learn basic paddling, proper technique, and practice...more about North Topsail Surf & Paddle

South End Outfitters Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
627 South Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 541-0832

South End Outfitters in Topsail Beach, NC is a complete upscale outfitters store for shopping and beach activities on Topsail Island’s southern tip. South End Outfitters is in the heart of Topsail Beach’s business district, making it easy to spot and a must for shoppers to stroll through in the quaint...more about South End Outfitters

Surf City Surf School Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
106 B. North Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 616-6318

Topsail Island's Surf City Surf School in Surf City, NC (SCSS) has everything one could need for a future life in shredding! SCSS is locally owned and operated with 20+ years of surfing and instructional experience, all utilized in daily group and private surf lessons, as well as paddleboarding tours. Whether...more about Surf City Surf School

302 S. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC
(910) 328-7911

Visitors get tired of hauling surfboards and bikes to the beach and now they don’t have to. At 50 South Surf Shop a fleet of shiny blue beach bikes line the sidewalk and are available for rent by the hour, day, or week, as are boards. The shop is filled with...more about 50 South Surf Shop

310 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-1010

Bert's surf shop is a local favorite and a hot spot for visitors.  This surf oriented store has everything you need to hit the beach, the skate park, or even the mountains.  With name brands like Volcom, Billabong, Quiksilver, Rainbows and many more, Bert's has your surf gear covered.  Along with...more about Bert's Surf Shop

409 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-2232

On Shore has been on the island for well over a decade and going strong.  With every surfing need you could ask for, On Shore has got you covered. Tons of girls and guys clothing and suits from Rusty, Body Glove, O'Neill and more.  Beyond soft goods, the store features an...more about On Shore Surf Shop

111 N. Shore Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-2311

Spinnaker Surf Shop is chocked full of the goods.  With almost entire level dedicated to the ladies, there are more summer-sun dresses, bikinis, hats, sun glasses and tops than any gal could ask for.  But don't worry, the guys are covered, too.  There are plenty of companies well represented— Ripcurl, Volcom,...more about Spinnaker Surf Shop

Tours

North Topsail Surf & Paddle Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
4021 Island Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
(910) 859-0151

This family-owned and operation business is all about passion for and love of the water. Joel and Ann Ligon bring more than twenty years of experience to the lessons, tours, and surf camps. Surf lessons are one-on-one or for up to three people to learn basic paddling, proper technique, and practice...more about North Topsail Surf & Paddle

Surf City Surf School Topsail Island Boating and Watersports
106 B. North Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 616-6318

Topsail Island's Surf City Surf School in Surf City, NC (SCSS) has everything one could need for a future life in shredding! SCSS is locally owned and operated with 20+ years of surfing and instructional experience, all utilized in daily group and private surf lessons, as well as paddleboarding tours. Whether...more about Surf City Surf School

318 Fulcher Landing Rd
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 237-9223

NC Extreme Watersports in Sneads Ferry, NC is the go-to business for your business on the water. NC Extreme Watersports can set you and your companions up for speed or comfort – rent and race their jet skis through the Intracoastal Waterway, or just cruise on one of their pontoon boats...more about NC Extreme Watersports

Motorboat Rentals

318 Fulcher Landing Rd
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 237-9223

NC Extreme Watersports in Sneads Ferry, NC is the go-to business for your business on the water. NC Extreme Watersports can set you and your companions up for speed or comfort – rent and race their jet skis through the Intracoastal Waterway, or just cruise on one of their pontoon boats...more about NC Extreme Watersports

409 Roland Av.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 358-4912

Topsail Charter Fishing offers half, full and three quarter day charters for catching Tuna and Dolphin in the gulf stream to clamming, crabbing and tubing on the soundside. Charter options include family day trips, inshore and offshore trips,  and flounder gigging. Boaters may also rent an 8 passenger 20-ft, T-Top, Century. They'll...more about Topsail Charter Fishing

 
 
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