Father’s Day Roundup

Reconnect with Dad this Father's Day at Kure Beach

Do something different for Dad this Father's Day. Want to meet a prehistoric shark, an albino alligator and an endangered sea turtle? You can at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Explore the aquarium’s 235,000 gallon shark tank, conservatory with exotic plants and reptiles, loggerhead sea turtle habitat, and interactive megalodon shark exhibit. For Dads who love the outdoors, rent a kayak or canoe and paddle around our marshes, inlets and the Intracoastal Waterway. Ride along the island via surrey or bicycle, or cycle along one of our bike paths. Fish from one of the oldest piers along the Atlantic Coast, or charter a boat for offshore fishing or you can walk the trail encircling the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

Here’s more family-friendly things-to-do, events, and ongoing entertainment:

Father and daughter fishing off the Kure Beach Fishing PierKure Beach Fishing
Dad can choose from pier fishing, surf fishing, or inshore, off-shore and Gulf-Stream charter excursions. Or, book a half-day family fishing adventure and learn to catch fish in area bays, creeks, and waterways.
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Tee Time for Dad
Dad will have more than 50 golf courses to choose from within an 1.5 hour's drive of Kure Beach, including a municipal course designed by Donald Ross. If miniature golf is to his liking, check out Carolina Beach Jungle Mini Golf on the island. 
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Saturday, June 15
CanoeingCanoeing the Salt Marsh: Admission Charged
Explore nature on a 3-hour canoe exploration of Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve. Activities include crabbing, seining or birding.
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Saturday June 15 & Sunday, June 16
Father and son hikingCarnivorous Plant Hike: Free
Bring Dad to hike with a park ranger at the nearby Carolina Beach State Park and learn about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap.
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