About Oriental: Where To Stay

oriental location mapOriental, a 19th Century fishing village on the Neuse River near the Pamlico Sound, has been known for decades as “North Carolina’s Sailing Capital”. At ICW marker 181, Oriental is a popular stop for cruising sailors on their trek north or south.

Home port for 900 people – and some 2,700 boats – Oriental is also coming to be known as “North Carolina’s In-shore Fishing Capital”, as anglers can find a wide variety of sport and game species present year-round.

The Neuse River, 5 miles wide at its mouth, provides unparalleled year-round sailing while the village offers a fine selection of shops, restaurants, inns, B&Bs, marinas, boatyards and brokerages.

We think you will agree that Oriental is the perfect little town for a boat show. Here is a downloadable map of the village of Oriental.

Lodging for the Oriental In-Water Boat Show

Lodging In Oriental:

Beth Frazer & Associates (cottages, homes & condos near the show)
502 Hodges Street, Suite 1, Oriental
web: www.bethfrazer.com
email: info@bethfrazer.com
** some properties have 10% off rental rates for boat show exhibitors **

The Inn at Oriental (restful B&B three blocks from the Oriental Bridge)
508 Church Street, Oriental
252-249-1078, 800-485-7174
web: www.innatoriental.com
email: info@innatoriental.com
** offering 10% off room rates for boat show exhibitors **

Lazy River Cottages (private cabins on the channel into Pecan Grove Marina)
513 Oriental Road, Oriental
** offering 10% off room rates for boat show exhibitors **

Oriental Harbor Real Estate Services (comfortable waterfront condos across the bridge from the boat show)
516 Water Street, Oriental
email: markcrowder1@hotmail.com

Oriental Marina & Inn (nice condotel with slips adjacent to the Oriental’s Town Dock)
103 Wall Street, Oriental
web: www.orientalmarina.com
email: orientalmarina@msn.com
** offering 10% off room rates for boat show exhibitors **

River Neuse Suites (sweet suites on the river near Lou-Mac Park)
201 Mildred Street, Oriental
web: www.riverneuserentals.com
email: frontdesk@riverneuserentals.com
** offering 10% off room rates for boat show exhibitors **

Sail Loft Rentals (cottages, houses & condos near the show)
1000 Broad Street, Oriental
web: www.sailloftrentals.com

Tidewater Real Estate (all types of short-term lodging, many near the show)
22826 NC Hwy 55, Oriental

Lodging Near Oriental:
The Boonedocks (secluded private cabins 7 miles from the show)
1108 Fork Point Road, Oriental
web: www.boonedocksmarina.com
email: innkeeper@boonedocksmarina.com

Mariner Realty (rental villas near the Minnesott ferry, 7 miles from the show)
704 Hodges Street, Oriental
web: www.orientalncwaterfront.com
email: info@orientalncwaterfront.com

Transient slip rentals for the Oriental In-water Boat Show

Blackwell Point Marina (across the bridge from the show with slips to 50’ – limited
to masts under 45’)
354 Blackwell Point Loop Road, Oriental
email: blackwellpointmarina@gmail.com

Clancy’s Marina (across the bridge from the show – limited to masts under 45’)
309 Midgette Street, Oriental
252-249-2925 or cell 252-675-1410

Oriental Marina & Inn (transient slips at the Marina & at Oriental Harbor)
103 Wall Street, Oriental
web: www.orientalmarina.com
email: orientalmarina@msn.com

River Dunes (slips to 65’ with lodging available, about 6 miles from the boat show)
465 East Harborside Road, Oriental
800-348-7610 or 252-249-4908×2
web: www.riverdunes.com
email: info@riverdunes.com

Sea Harbour Yacht Club (slips to 18’x45’ in quiet surroundings 1 mile from show)
6020 Harbour Way, Oriental
Paul Olson at 252-675-3327
web: www.seaharbour.org

Whittaker Pointe Marina (1/2 mile from the show by water or 3 miles by courtesy car)
5001 Maritime Drive, Oriental
web: www.whittakerpointe.com
email: harbormaster@whittakerpointe.com

Camping/RV Parking

Bay River Campground/Marina (quiet natural setting with a boat ramp and fishing/crabbing pier, about 8 miles from the show)
672 Weaver Camp Road, Merritt
web: www.bayrivercampground.com

River’s Edge Family Campground (on Bay River, with boat ramp, pier and camp store, about 15 miles from the show)
149 Tempe Gut Road, Bayboro
web: www.riversedgefamilycampground.com


Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (“EWN”, served by USAir & Delta, with a general aviation facility, 35 miles from the show)
200 Terminal Road, New Bern
web: www.newbernairport.com

Also, please refer to the following for more information:

www.pamlicochamber.com, Pamlico County’s Chamber of Commerce and a good resource for background on the county.

TownDock.net, the boat show’s web host and Oriental’s unofficial news and weather website, with current events and info on local happenings.