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An Exciting Start to the New Year

13 Jan Posted by in Blog, fishing, Special Trip | Comments Off on An Exciting Start to the New Year
An Exciting Start to the New Year

To quote John Lennon: "Another year over, and the new one just begun…"

To bring in the new year, we're excited to announce our newest addition to the Shamrock's tour catalog: the Blue Crab Tour.

The life of a waterman has always meant one thing: freedom. Freedom to enjoy the wild air, salt, and sun that comes with a career on the open sea. Your horizons are bound by nothing, the air you breathe is clean and pure. You are always in close, personal contact with the natural world around you. This feeling of freedom is something watermen have been experiencing for centuries in coastal North Carolina, in towns with names like Sneads Ferry and Harkers Island and Okracoke. Whether it's tonging the outer bar for oysters, or hand-dipping crabs from the teeming waters, or fishing for whatever is biting that day, that feeling of exhiliration and adventure is now available to you.

Come with us on the Shamrock and we'll show you how it's done. We cruise from our dock (257 Waynick Blvd, accross from the Blockade Runner hotel) and go out onto the open waters of Banks Channel in search of that quinessential seafood dish: the Carolina Blue crab. We'll pull up crab pots and learn about what's inside- you never do know what you're going to pull up. Learn to speciate the different types of crustacians that live on our seafloor. Discover how to tell a male crab from a female. Find out what a sponge crab is, and why you can't eat them. We'll also talk about the history of working on the water, and how, through sustainable practices, this way of life can be protected for years to come.

Think of it as a test ride before you quit your job, sell your house, and buy a boat. Famliy fun for kids of all ages.

Starting Spring 2015: Dates TBA. Call Capt. Joe at (910) 200-4002 for more information and to make your reservation.