December 5, 2018

National Park Service Enters Into 20-Year
Lease for Oregon Inlet Marina

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is pleased to announce that the National Park Service (NPS) has executed a lease with Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC, managed by Russell C. King, to provide for the maintenance and continued operation of Oregon Inlet Marina, also known as Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, for use as a charter boat marina. The lease is for a 20-year period and will commence on December 31, 2018. Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC was selected to negotiate a lease for Oregon Inlet Marina in accordance with the Request for Proposals (RFP), which was issued on June 7, 2018, and closed on September 5, 2018. The NPS received multiple proposals in response to the RFP and selected Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC as the best responsive proposal in accordance with the selection criteria published in the RFP.

In accordance with the lease, the lessee will be authorized the use of the marina premises for the following purposes:

  • Marina slip rentals only for: charter fishing boats (for-hire fishing vessels); headboats; tour boats; dive boats (collectively such boats and watercraft are referred to as “Commercial Watercraft”); and large commercial or governmental vessels such as dredges;
  • The rental of non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks, canoes and sailboats (excluding Personal Watercraft).
  • The sale by Lessee to the public of opportunities for activities on Lessee-owned Commercial Watercraft;
  • The sale of fishing and boating goods and services including: ice, bait, tackle, fishing and boating apparel, camping supplies, fish cleaning services, photography supplies and services, and fuel;
  • Booking services for users of Commercial Watercraft;
  • The sale of food and beverage items (non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages);
  • The sale of other retail items not included above provided that the sale of such items is consistent with Park Area purposes;
  • Special events associated with the use of the marina for charter fishing boats, such as fishing tournaments; and
  • Provision of a small children’s play area.

As Oregon Inlet Marina comes under new management, the National Park Service would like to thank Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, LLC for its many years of providing high-quality charter fishing services on the Outer Banks. “The Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and the talented captains docking at the marina have put Oregon Inlet on the map as one of the best offshore fishing destinations in the world,” stated David Hallac, Superintendent National Parks of Eastern North Carolina.

For more information about the RFP and NPS entering into lease negotiations with Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC, please visit the following press releases: RFP:

Lease Negotiations:

Please direct any questions about this announcement to NPS Outer Banks Group Management Analyst Sarah Merrill at [email protected] or 252-475-9033.

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