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Cape Hatteras National Seashore Commercial Services Orientation and Open House in Nags Head, NC

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Date: October 27, 2017
Contact: Sarah Blizzard Merrill, 252-475-9033

On Monday November 6, 2017, Superintendent David Hallac and Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff will host an information session about the Seashore’s Commercial Use Authorization program, which permits businesses to provide commercial visitor services.

The meeting will take place on Monday, November 6 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the Nags Head Planning Department - Police Training Room at 5401 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC. Meeting participants should park on the back row of the parking lot and enter at the southeast corner of the building. The Police Training Room is located on the first floor.

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


The meeting will begin with a presentation from 2:30 to 3:00 pm, followed by a Q & A session, discussion, and networking.


The presentation will provide an overview of the Seashore’s Commercial Services program with an emphasis on Guided Fishing Services and newly-added Guided Waterfowl Hunting.


The complete list of permitted services is below:

  • 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)

Important note: Before conducting commercial activities in the Seashore, businesses or individuals must submit a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) application, receive approval from the Seashore superintendent, and have a copy of the CUA present at all times while conducting business in the Seashore. Businesses and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the Seashore without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA.

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

For information about the Seashore’s Waterfowl Hunting locations, regulations and application process, visit:

Last updated: October 27, 2017

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