Carolina Marina Remains Open!
On Friday, March 27th, Governor Roy Cooper issued a 30-day statewide stay-at-home order. After obtaining advice from the Governor’s office, Carolina Marina will remain open. Please continue to check the website for updates but, for now, the drystack and the service center will operate as usual. The Marina store is open for transactions made over the phone only; this includes gas sales, pontoon rentals and ramp passes. The event center is closed for the month of April, as are our rental cottages. Our security staff and hours will be unchanged.
We will be operating with a slightly reduced staff and hours may change in the coming days or weeks. Our goal is to send e-blasts and update the website as changes are made.
Please note: Marina employees will strictly follow the health and safety protocol of wiping down surfaces as well as key elements of the Executive Order which ban gatherings of more than 10 people and directs people to stay at least six feet apart from one another.
Thanks so much for your patience. Please know we are doing everything possible to remain open and operating as usual so you can enjoy your time on the lake!
Drystack Will Be Closed for Two Weeks Beginning Monday, April 6th
In consultation with the Governor’s office and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Carolina Marina must close ALL ACCESS to our drystack for 2 weeks, beginning April 6th. We will be unable to launch any boats from the drystack during this time. Boats left on the dock after-hours on Sunday night will be put back in the drystack Wednesday, April 8th.
Last Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121 (EO121), which instituted a stay at home order and strategic directions for a statewide unified response to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in our state. Outdoor activities are allowed under EO121; however, individuals MUST, with the full force and effect of law, comply with the following Social Distancing Requirements:
- Individuals using shared or outdoor spaces when outside their residence MUST, at all times, maintain social (physical) distancing of AT LEAST six (6) feet from any other person, with the exception of family or household members.
Hunting, Fishing, Boating and many other wildlife-associated activities can be accomplished in compliance with this requirement; however, based on field observation from law enforcement and other agency professionals over the past week, many people are disregarding the requirements. Those actions raise the clear and present danger of increased community spread of COVID-19.
This is a time for each of us to work together to be part of the solution and not the problem. We are asking each of you to do your part when using any of our public areas. We are doing our best to remain open during this difficult time but we must rely on the compliance of every person. According to the latest information from NC Wildlife Resources Commission, failure to comply WILL LEAD to CLOSURES of boating access areas. Please help us stay open by complying will all requirements.
Please call the Marina with questions. Mr. Frank Sizemore will return your call as soon as he is able. Thank you for your help!