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Your Ticket to America's Best Beach

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

For the past 30 years Dr. Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University, also known as “Dr. Beach” has rated America’s Best Beaches. This year he rated Ocracoke’s Lifeguard Beach as the number one beach in America. Known for its pristine, undeveloped 16 mile coastline, and its famed connection to Black Beard the Pirate, Ocracoke is only accessible by boat, ferry or private plane.

Outer Banks Airlines has been flying folks to and from Ocracoke Island for years. The unattended, 3000 foot runway limits itself to the size and type of aircraft that can safely land at this airstrip. Outer Banks Aviation’s fleet of single engine aircraft are the perfect match for reaching exclusive, hard to reach destinations like Ocracoke Island. If you’re vacationing in Ocracoke there’s no faster, more scenic way of getting there than an Outer Banks Aviation private charter.

Visiting the OBX but not staying in Ocracoke? You may want to consider one of our exclusive air adventures that allow you to visit the island and experience all of its beauty, history and charm. We’ve developed some great relationships to provide you with a one of a kind, exclusive experience that will be a highlight of your trip to the Outer Banks.

The Fun at Howard’s Air Adventure package departs from Manteo Airport and provides some of the very best aerial views of the Southern Outer Banks. Upon arrival you’ll get the chance to put your toes in the sand and take a dip on America’s top rated beach. Provided transportation will take you to a local landmark, Howard’s Pub for refreshments and lunch at the raw bar. Then jump in the golf cart and explore. Do some shopping, visit the lighthouse or just take in the scenery as you explore the village and Island before heading back to the airstrip for the scenic ride home.

Being rated the Top Beach in America is quite the honor and we'd be honored to take you there!


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