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Park Service to Host Business Orientation

OCRACOKE — An orientation for commercial service providers and open house is set for 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Highway.

Hosted by Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Superintendent Dave Hallac and staff welcome all interested parties to attend.

The meeting will begin with a presentation, followed by a Q & A session, discussion and networking.

The presentation will provide an overview of the National Park Service’s Commercial Services program, which permits businesses to provide the following visitor services through Commercial Use Authorizations:

  • Beach fire services
  • Guided fishing services
  • Guided horseback tours
  • Guided waterfowl hunting
  • Interpretive and educational programs
  • Non-motorized boat tours such as kayak tours
  • Off-road vehicle driving tours
  • Outdoor fitness classes, such as yoga
  • Photography instruction
  • Road-based commercial tours and transportation
  • Watersport instruction, such as surfing

“Seashore staff look forward to working more closely with many long-standing commercial partners, as well as engaging new partners, including those interested in learning about how the program may intersect with future passenger ferry service to Ocracoke,” according to the announcement.

For information about the Seashore’s Commercial Use Authorization program and instructions on how to apply, visit the park website.

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