From the downtown marinas you can walk and explore all of the historic downtown of New Bern. New Bern is a town of firsts. It was North Carolina’s first capital, and the home of the state’s first printing press, as well as its first publicly chartered school, its first motion picture theater, and was also the first town to hang electric Christmas lights above city streets. Be aware that New Bern residents are quick to point out that Caleb Bradham’s soda pop (Pepsi-Cola) has a better kick than the “other” brand.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!