North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

The North Carolina Aquarium is located in Pine Knoll Shores and offers a look at life “under the sea”. Large tanks offer a variety of marine species including fish, crabs, seahorses, lionfish and sharks. A sea turtle nursery is also featured along with an albino turtle named Nimbus!


25 min.

Drive Time

14 miles

Distance from Hotel
two bright striped fish in aquarium
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