Cape Hatteras OPENS to visitors May 16th

We’re excited to announce that Cape Hatteras will open to visitors on Saturday, May 16th.

We are now booking lessons and camps for kiteboarding, surfing and foiling, as well as accommodations through Watermen’s Retreat, with stays starting at three nights. Preferred dates are already filling fast, so if you have specific dates in mind, please call or book today to start your adventure.
“Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience that inspires confidence in our customers, students and guests. Just as we’ve done with everything else here at REAL and Watermen’s, we will set the standard as to how travel, watersports, shopping and dining can be enjoyed. “ -Trip Forman REAL and Watermen’s Co-Founder

 Here are some updates for what you’ll see between now and opening day on May 16th:

REAL Watersports

REAL has stayed open throughout this period for phone and online orders, as well as curbside pickup. REAL has been shipping worldwide daily and will continue to do so. Our hours of operation for sales and customer service are 9am to 8pm M-F and 9am-6pm S-S.

Beginning Saturday, May 16th, we will be open for in-store shopping 10am-6pm. Customers will be required to wear a cloth face covering and sanitize their hands at entry. We will also be wearing face coverings, sanitizing our hands, and regularly sanitizing all surfaces. Patron numbers may be limited to ensure safe social distancing.

In the event you do not have a cloth face covering or would prefer to not enter the shop, we will continue to offer curbside pickup for orders placed online at or by phone 252-987-6000. You can even order a cloth face covering delivered to your car so you can come inside and shop👍🏽.

REAL Lesson Center

The REAL Lesson Center is geared up for the 2020 season with all new gear, certified coaches and the best conditions on the planet. Starting May 16th, we’ll be teaching kiteboarding, surfing and foiling lessons and camps, as well as offering jet ski tours in the Pamlico Sound.

For our regular visitors, you’ll notice changes to our programs and facilities to ensure your safety during your instructional experience. Cloth face coverings and sanitizing hands at entry are required for both coaches and students when using our classroom and lesson center indoor spaces. Coaches Lineup and Student Meet and Greet will now be performed outside to provide safe social distancing. Each and every process from gear rental to jet ski operation has been thought through to provide the safest experience possible.

The conditions this spring have been all time, with non-stop wind and waves daily. We’re looking forward to having all our students back in the water to enjoy their watertime with us!

Watermen’s Retreat

We’ve been working all winter and spring at Watermen’s Retreat to create an unmatched experience. We feel staying with us at Watermen’s is the most enjoyable and safest vacation option worldwide, with unlimited social distancing potential, and the best watersports activities right out your door. With accommodations for all budgets, including pet friendly, and stays as short as three nights, we have options for every guest and experience.

You’ve always know us to go above and beyond to set our own level of 5-Star Service and Accommodations. Our most recent improvements include upgraded cleaning and sanitization of all accommodations and common areas, remote check in, and optimized facilities to ensure your safety, confidence and overall enjoyment of your stay with us.

Cloth face coverings will be required in all common areas, and at our Welcome Desk. Hand sanitization is required at entry when visiting our Welcome Desk.

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Watermen’s Bar & Grill

Watermen’s will be open 9am to 8pm daily serving coffee, baked goods, lunch, dinner, dessert, beer, wine and mixed drinks.

In accordance with state and county Phase Two regulations, we have spaced all outside tables 6ft plus apart and are encouraging social distancing throughout our site. Masks and sanitizing your hands are both required indoors when placing your order. Indoor dining and live music are on hold until Phase 3. 

Orders can be placed at the bar for takeout, and curbside pickup is still available by calling 252-987-2000. 

Watermen’s Bar & Grill has also upgraded their facilities to ensure a safe, confident and enjoyable dining experience. Cloth face coverings are required indoors while placing orders and hand sanitization is required at entry.

The delicious food, drinks and friendly staff at Watermen’s awaits you. The sunsets have been incredible. The view at happy hour is waiting for your return.

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So pack your bags and get ready to return to one of your favorite places on earth. We can’t wait to have you back!!

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