Category: Boating

The Neuse River and the creeks surrounding Oriental and Pamlico County are a mecca for boaters.

Oriental Has Fishing, Sailing and The Arts

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do in Oriental.  Like me, you can fish for trout, rockfish, flounder, or our world-class bull red drum.  The Neuse River is also fantastic for sailing, paddleboarding, tubing, or running around on a

Awesome Beauty on the Neuse Even in Storms

This afternoon produced the latest installment in a line of thunderstorms that have moved through Oriental. Here’s a striking photo of a 75 foot fishing trawler, barely discernible at a little over two miles offshore, motoring into a squall.  Unlike

More Great “Phishin’ Photos” in Oriental, NC!

Stuart Creighton loves to fish – and we’re always glad to see him here at River Neuse Suites hotel in Oriental, North Carolina.  He always seems to have pretty good luck too.  Maybe he should retire and become a fishing

Got Fish? Are You Kidding?

Stuart Creighton Caught A Whopper of a Fish This Past Weekend in Oriental, NC And Another . . . And Another!   Stuart and his Guide Gary Dubiel from Spec Fever Guide Services Landed Over 50 Fish in One Short Morning. 

Tarpon Tournament Begins Today in Oriental, NC

The Annual Tarpon Tournament opens today with an “Inshore Slam,” which is a catch and keep contest.  On Saturday, the catch and release segment begins as sport fishermen vie for cash prizes given for the largest tarpon caught in our

If You Love to Fish – Come to Oriental!

River Neuse Suites is Right on the River so Come Join us for Some Great Fishing! As you can see from the above photo, this is a great time of year to do some fishing in our charming village.  And if you

The Dragons are Coming! The Dragons are Coming!

Dragon boats that is.  On August 10th and 11th Oriental will once again play host to the increasingly popular sport of Dragon Boat Racing. This annual event continues to draw ever larger crowds as Dragon Boat Racing has become the fastest growing sport in the country. Dragon


Photo Courtesy of The Oriental Rotary Club will hold their 4th Annual In-Water Boat Show this coming weekend at Pecan Grove Marina here in Oriental North Carolina. Rooms are still available for the 13th and the 15th and our

Autumn Activities in Oriental

Fall is a great time to visit Oriental. By the end of October the mosquitoes have finally cleared out for the season, the weather is mild and usually sunny and the water beckons. It’s a quieter time in our little

Oriental Dragon Boat Festival Is This Weekend

Oriental’s second annual Dragon Boat Festival is today and tomorrow, July 22 and 23 on the Neuse River, mostly in front of River Neuse Suites. Downeast Destinations made last year’s inaugural event such a success that people wanted more. See