- The list below includes 71 free or cheap things to do in or near Oak Island, North Carolina, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Walking Trails, Mini Golf and Beaches.
- From Oak Island Beaches to Ocean Crest Pier, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oak Island and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Southport and Calabash.
Visitors can enjoy deep sea fishing charters and scenic boat tours aboard the King Coffin III and Playin Hooky with Oak Island Charters. The fishing trips are lead by Captain Bob Merritt, who has 45 years of experience.
Accommodating visitors of all skill levels, Barrier Island Excursions hosts stand up paddleboard excursions to the surrounding marshes. Visitors can paddleboard to barrier islands like Oak Island and go bird watching during the trip.
Surf Cinemas is a movie theater that features Real D 3D movie showings, movie showings in IMAX, and a concession stand that serves food and beverages. The theater has special party seating as well as discounts for children.
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2775 Sea Aire Dr Sw, Holden Beach, NC 28462 MoreLess Info
With half-day trips available, Ollie Raja Fishing Charters offers visitors a chance to catch mackerel, flounder, and shark on its fishing charters. The captain is knowledgeable about the fishing spots and the type of fish available.
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W Moore St. and Brunswick St, Southport Town Marina, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
Lighthouse WaterSports - Private Tours is an excursion company that offers kayak tours, boat tours, and kayak rentals. The most popular tour is the 2-hour eco kayaking adventure that goes through a blackwater creek.
Located in the historic village of Southport, the Adventure Company - Day Tours features bicycle and walking tours through the streets of Southport and along the Cape Fear River, and kayak tours and rental services for beginner through advanced kayakers.
A guided tour of historic Southport, the Old South Tour Company - Ghost Walk Tour focuses on the spookier aspects of local history and legend. The tours last about an hour, and are narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
Situated on nine acres, Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and features a fishing pier along with an open grassy field. The park provides benches facing the river, paved walkways and sheltered picnic tables.
The Evans Ricky Lighthouse Collection is an art gallery dedicated to displaying the works of local artist Ricky Evans. The gallery also features works from numerous other local artists that range from prints to photographs to jewelry.