Arrive by Watercraft
The Blue Crab Tavern was a fish house when it was first built in the 1950s. Fishermen created a channel deep enough for pleasure craft to enjoy today. Visiting the Blue Crab by water gives you a sense of what life was like on the Outer Banks during a simpler time.
Colington Creek connects Kitty Hawk Bay to Buzzard Bay and the Roanoke Sound. Small craft have no issues navigating the Creek. But exercise caution as you approach the marsh islands north of the bridge, as these are mostly shallow areas.
Blue Crab channel
Ride to the bridge and take a sharp turn up the marked channel. The water is deeper close to the bank. Stay to the inside of the white channel markers. Use extra caution if the wind is blowing strong out of the east, as it will lower water levels in this portion of the creek.