Week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Military Appreciation Day

  • Saturday, June 1st
Morehead City,Morehead City


The largest “Take the Troops Fishing” event in the world! Over 100 volunteer boats, with all time, fuel, gear and everything needed for a fishing trip donated by our event Captains. We charter the Carolina Princess, an 80 person party fishing boat located along the Morehead City Waterfront as well as The Crickett II, the boat that inspired the book and movie "JAWS"

Several Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament participant boats are in our event each year. We take approximately 350 Soldiers out on the water fishing, and entertain hundreds of family members back on land. We have boat rides, Carrot Island Pony Tours, Sugarloaf Island tours, kids dockside fishing derby, we also charter the Beaufort Pirates Adventure who come pickup at Jaycee Docks on event day making four trips. Crafts, coloring, face painting, all kinds of snacks, Live DJ and live bands, dunk tank, we also have a full blown cooking crew that prepares ALOT of food for our May 31st 5 pm Friday night Captain meeting, and also serves lunch and a big BBQ cookout on Saturday June 1st (event day) Event day is in two places, 1001 Arendell Street at Depot Park, and 807 Shepard Street aka Jaycee Park.

Week of June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Monday, June 10th - Saturday, June 15th
Morehead City

Known as one of the biggest and best fishing tournaments along the Eastern Seaboard, the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a Crystal Coast-wide celebration that extends from the open and offshore Atlantic waters to the local docks of the Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.

Week of October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 16th - Saturday, October 19th

Head to the Crystal Coast to enjoy some of the best fishing conditions all year long by participating in October’s annual Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament. This popular fishing tournament features up to $180,000 in prizes for participants, and is a great way to enjoy the down home culture, hospitality, and great coastal waters of Swansboro and the greater Crystal Coast region.

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