The Bodie Island Lighthouse, (pronounced "Body") is located just south of the town of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, where Highway 158, Highway 64, and NC Highway 12 intersect. Visitors travelling towards Hatteras Island can't help but notice the black and white horizontal striped structure, peaking out over a line of dense cedar trees on the soundside.
Rock On Charters promises you the “best fishing experience you’ll have in the South.“ Rock On’s Mark Kerns, a US Coast Guard approved captain, has been fishing the Outer Banks’ waters most of his life, and he’s always trying new and old techniques to help him improve his and his clients’ angling skills.
Rock On keeps it simple and affordable and yet will still cater a fishing tour to your or your family’s individual needs. Captain Kerns will take you out on a Coast Guard approved and fully equipped Center Console, loaded down with all the rods, tackle, bait and ice you’ll need.
For children and beginners, Kerns provides a professional, courteous and patient approach and for seasoned anglers, he goes the extra mile to locate feeding fish, always living up to Rock On’s reputation of providing locals and vacationers with a satisfying and memorable fishing experience.
Rock On is very kid and family friendly and “takes a great deal of pride” in being the only charter on the beach to offer a Kid Adventure trip with hands-on experience, teaching all the basics: bait & hook, catch & release and the thrill of catching and taking home the keepers. The family trips also double as a sightseeing tour that’s often enhanced by visits from dolphins swimming and playing beside the boat and pelicans diving for fish.
Just call or use the online form any time to book your charter, and Captain Kerns will be waiting for you in the water at the Washington Baum Public Boat Ramp, where you’ll find plenty of parking and clean restrooms.