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Commercial Services Orientation and Open House on Ocracoke Island

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Date: August 16, 2017
Contact: Sarah Blizzard Merrill, 252-475-9033

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) Superintendent Dave Hallac is excited to announce a Commercial Services Orientation and Open House on Ocracoke Island.

The meeting will take place on Monday, August 28 from 12:30-2:00 pm at the Ocracoke Community Center in Ocracoke: 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke.

Superintendent Hallac and Seashore staff welcome all interested parties to attend.  

The meeting will begin with a presentation from 12:30 to 1:00 pm, followed by a Q & A session, discussion, and networking.

The presentation will provide an overview of the Seashore’s Commercial Services program, which permits businesses to provide the following visitor services through Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs):

  • Beach Fire Services - new for 2017!
  • Guided Fishing Services
  • Guided Horseback Tours
  • Guided Waterfowl Hunting - new for 2017!
  • Interpretive and Educational Programs - new for 2017!
  • Non-motorized Boat Tours (for example, kayak tours)
  • Off-Road Vehicle Driving Tours
  • Outdoor Fitness Classes (for example, yoga)
  • Photography Instruction
  • Road-Based Commercial Tours and Transportation - new for 2017!
  • Watersport Instruction (for example, surfing lessons)
Seashore staff look forward to working more closely with many long-standing commercial partners, as well as engaging new partners, including those interested in learning about how the program may intersect with future passenger ferry service to Ocracoke.

For information about the Seashore’s Commercial Use Authorization program and instructions on how to apply, visit:

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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