What about the weather and tides?
Summers on the North Carolina coast are classic (spring and fall aren’t too shabby either), but how will it affect being on the water? We’ve placed tide and weather info next to this post on the home page so you can easily take a look at current conditions.
First, let’s deal with the issue of tides. The tidal range near Bouge Inlet can be near four feet, but it doesn’t necessarily range that far every day and we can have fun no matter the tidal situation. A high tide might allow us to go more places, but wildlife is often more abundant during a low tide. It’s pretty cool when you see a swarm of fiddler crabs and it makes it look like the sand is moving. Also, jet ski’s are great in that they don’t take a large amount of water to operate. Don’t worry because your guide will make sure you get safely in and out of where you are going!
As to the weather, it can be a bit more difficult to predict. Lightening and water don’t mix, so we won’t go out if there are nearby lightning strikes. Another show stopper is a NOAA small craft advisory for our area. These are usually given due to high winds (20-30mph). Generally speaking, advisories don’t sneak up on us, so if one is in effect we will likely be contacting you ahead of time.
We want you to feel safe so if tide or weather questions make you nervous, let us know! You can find current weather and tide information at the bottom of our site.