Local Marine Information



   We patrol the Intracoastal Waterway several times a week during boating season from buoy 21 in Bogue Sound to buoy 71 in Stump Sound.  This includes Bogue Inlet, the waterways that feed the Intracoastal Waterway and up to twenty miles offshore.

   The boating waters in our Flotilla's area of operation are distinguished by a tide of roughly three feet and hundreds of acres of shallow water less than a foot deep at low tide. Tidal flows can exceed five knots. Staying in navigable channels is essential for safe boating.

   Inlets can be challenging when winds and tidal flows are against each other. Boats not designed for inlet transit can cause safety issues when conditions that were marginal when going out have deteriorated to dangerous when it is time to return.

Useful Links:

NOAA Online View Chart 11541 - View local charts online

NOAA Charts

NOAA Booklet Charts - Print at home for free. BookletCharts are made to help recreational boaters locate themselves on the water. The BookletChart is reduced in scale and divided into pages for convenience, but otherwise contains all the information of the full-scale nautical chart.

U.S.Coast Pilot NOAA

Local Buoy BFTN7 Weather Information

Current National Weather Service Marine Weather

Current NOAA Weather Forecast

Local Tide Tables

NOAA Bogue Inlet Tide Information

Army Corps of Engineers Bogue Inlet survey charts - Here you'll find the latest hydrographic  survey charts of Bogue Inlet and other inlets and crossings in the area.

Notice to Mariners

Coast Guard Navigation Center

N.C. Department of Marine Fisheries 

Find a State Boating Access Site

Detailed Boating Information:

Find Any Location by Putting in Lat/Long

Coast Guard Light List - for every Aid to Navigation in the U.S.  Updated January of each year. Note: Top left box provides link for Weekly updates and corrections.

The Local Notice for Mariners - This document provides dredging activities, regattas, missing or damaged Aids to Navigations - both public and private.

Reporting a Boating Accident - For NC Accident Report for accidents within three miles of the NC Coast, call the NC Wildlife Dispatch Center, 800-662-7137.

 Langston Bridge to Emerald Isle White Oak River Towing on the Intracoastal Waterway
Langston Bridge to Emerald Isle
 White Oak River
 Towing on Intracoastal Waterway

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