Scenic Cruise

Located on the wide shores of the Neuse River, not far from Pamlico Sound, Oriental was originally discovered by one Louis B. Midyette in the 1870’s. Legend says that "Uncle Lou", as he was known, anchored his sailboat in the protected waters of Oriental, at the mouth of Smith Creek, to escape a gale. He was sailing from New Bern back to his home in Dare County where he was a farmer and a fisherman. Storytellers claim that the next morning Lou went ashore and climbed a tree. He was captured by the beautiful landscape and all of the waterfront created by the many creeks. He returned home to persuade others to join his family in moving to the area.
- text from The Town Of Oriental

Where To Stay

Lodging and meals are not included in the course fees.
Here are links to places to stay in Oriental:

And a few links:

  • The "unofficial" guide to most everything happening around Oriental

  • US Sailing certifies our Sailing School Courses

  • US Powerboating certifies our Safe Powerboat Handling Courses

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