Sit back in an Adirondack chair and listen to the waves come in. Walk out on the pier. It's about a one minute walk from the Cartwright House.
From the Cartwright House multiple local restaurants are within walking distant. On your walk, wander by the harbor. You'll see fishing trawlers, plus power and sailing vessels that can come from all over the world.
Rent a powerboat or a sailboat, and see the waters near Oriental. Bow To Stern Boating has a fleet of boats waiting. You can take a boat out yourself, or hire a Captain to guide your voyage.
Paddle the creeks of Oriental.
Oriental is home to multiple renowned fishing guides. Ask the Innkeeper for a list.
Take a contemplative turn around the community labyrinth or just enjoy the view. Right across the street from Lou Mac park and the 4 1/2 mile wide Neuse River.
Pedal by the harbor, the waterfront... or just the easy streets of Oriental.