Wade into adventure on Topsail Island

Wade into Topsail Island’s Summer Adventures

PENDER COUNTY – While a relaxing day on the beach is nice, don’t miss the opportunity to take a Summer Adventure on Topsail Island.

This is the summer to experience something new!

The Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Pender County’s rivers provide a watery playground.

There’s no better way to enjoy Topsail Island than from the water – via kayak, boat, or paddleboard.

Here’s a few suggestions (ssshh, and some insider tips too) that will make your summer an adventure to remember:

A&B Saltwater Adventures, based from Bush Marina in Topsail Beach, offers fishing excursions. Run with a school of fish and bring home a whopper! 910-915-5256 .
Cruise or taxi to an uninhabited island with Tuck’s Water Shuttle. Tate offers hour-long cruises or shuttle service. Insider’s scoop: the best time to experience Lea Island is on Mondays, after the weekenders have left town! 910-616-7106 .

East Coast Sports is an outfitter for all things outdoor. Book a charter boat, go fishing, clamming, crabbing on the sound. Or book an ocean charter to deep sea fish. Rookies are welcomed! They’ll teach you how to fish or navigate a boat. Also check out Topsail Charter Fishing for a tailored excursion experience. 910-328-1887 .

Launch a kayak or paddleboard into the Intracoastal Waterway from the rear of Herring’s Outdoor Sports. Guided tours are available. 910-328-3291 .

Onshore Surf Shop offers kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and tours from Surf City to Goat Island. No group is too small or too large. Call George today! 910-328-2232 .

Surf City Surf School offers surf instructions for toddlers to grandparents. They pride themselves on safety, but they are so much fun, you won’t resist a lesson or two. They also offer paddleboard tours and rentals. Insider’s scoop: have lunch as Shaka Taco after a morning lesson! 910-616-2280 .

Surf 50 South has a team of helpful staff who will make your surfing, kayaking, or just bicycling down the beach a reality. (910) 328-7911

Hop aboard the Tiki Time or the Tiki Queen for a perfect family ride down the Intracoastal Waterway. Tiki Tours Captain James grew up here and he can point out sea life, sandbars, waterfowl and more. 910-650-3223 .

It’s the freedom of a motorcycle except the pavement is water. Take a jet ski ride with Surf City Jet Ski Rentals. They offered guided tours too. 910-899-8606 .

So, you know how to navigate a boat on the Intracoastal Waterway. You know the rules of safe boating. Why not rent a boat from Surf City Boat Rentals for a day of relaxing enjoyment on the water? 910-352-2171 .

Spinnaker Surf  Shop in Surf City offers surf lessons and they carry a wide selection of beach gear. (910) 328-2311

The Queen Jean is a 70-ft. party boat that offers half day fishing trips for families. Private charters are available. There’s no better way to see Topsail Beach than by boat! 910-328-3474 .

If you’re a visitor on vacation or a local looking for a new adventure, these businesses offer you an experience in which you can boast to your friends, “Do you know what I did this summer?”