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Marinas are so booked, they’ve stopped taking names on years-long waitlists

Regional growth and post-pandemic interest in boating has led to a depleted supply of slip and storage opportunities in the Wilmington...
A 2019 Army Corps of Engineers' surveys of Carolina Beach Inlet showed water depths shallower than four feet in some regions. (Port City Daily photo / U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard: Carolina Beach Inlet unsafe to navigate, boaters travel ‘at their own risk’

CAROLINA BEACH --- After recent surveys showed Carolina Beach Inlet had a water depth of less than four feet in some areas, the U.S....
Every year boaters call Wrightsville Beach home as they make their way up and down the coast, but proposed regulations are causing them to push back against more rules (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Wrightsville Beach revisits talk of boat restrictions, enforcement options

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH --- Boaters visiting Wrightsville Beach might be in for a surprise as elected leaders continue to discuss amending town code to restrict...
The "Rooster" is a commercial fishing vessel-turned houseboat docked near Masonboro Island on the Intracoastal Waterway. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Where We Live: Climb aboard the ‘Rooster,’ a houseboat fit for two

WILMINGTON---Inside the "Rooster," you'll find two "cruisers" in training. Shared by Jill Caldwell and Curtis Jacobson, the Rooster is a commercial fishing vessel-turned houseboat...

Boater’s Safety Day offering free lessons for the first 30 boaters to sign up

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH---Aside from money, nothing can stop a 30-year-old from buying a boat and launching it into the water with no experience. In North Carolina,...
The Town of Wrightsville Beach will vote to approve or deny the request to the NCDOT to install landscaping on the right-of-way where boaters have made an impromptu overflow parking lot during busy days (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL PRAATS)

Wrightsville Beach looks to DOT to end parking on west side of drawbridge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH --- The Town of Wrightsville Beach is looking to end the parking of trucks and boat trailers on the west side of...

Carolina Beach State Park hosting Marina Day for centennial celebration

The North Carolina State Parks system is celebrating its 100th year, and a local state park is observing it with a special event this...

Greenfield Lake boathouse reopens, renovations complete

Renovations to the boathouse, wooden walkway and dock at Greenfield Lake are now complete. According to the City of Wilmington, work started in January and...