|A television series celebrating the coastal waters
of North Carolina
Currituck, New Bern, Edenton, Manteo, Hatteras,
Southport, Wilmington, Oriental....
These are just some of North Carolina's coastal gems - cities and
towns that take pride in their natural beauty and historic roots.
They are fiercely protective of their unique way of life, and totally
embrace the waters that surround them. And they are the
communities celebrated in Cruising Carolina, a series of EMMY-
nominated public television specials that pay homage to North
Carolina's inland coastal waters.
"Cruising Carolina: Currituck" is the newest program (2010) in the
long running series. We explore the far northeastern corner of the state, taking in everything from the stark beauty of the
sands of Currituck Banks, to the fascinating history of the old hunting clubs founded by some of the nation's weathiest
businesspeople of the 19th century.
"Cruising Carolina: The Sounds" debuted on UNC-TV in 2009. This episode follows on the success of "Cruising Carolina: The
Northern Albemarle" (2006), "Cruising Carolina: Cape Fear" (2007), and "Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks" (2008). Click
here for more details about each program. The programs are an off-the-beaten-path exploration of the coast via the region's
sounds, rivers, and estuaries. Cruising Carolina makes the Intracoastal Waterway a highway for a boating "road trip"
designed to spotlight the incredible natural beauty of the region as well as the unique culture and stories of these "hidden
from Cruising Carolina: The Sounds
All of the programs are based on the highly acclaimed Cruising Guide to Coastal North Carolina,
Claiborne Young's definitive guide to cruising the waters of eastern North Carolina. Young, who
also hosts the programs, blends his enthusiasm and knowledge with a comfortable style that builds
an instant connection with viewers. For more than twenty years, Young has explored and written
about these waters, thus offering a unique perspective on this corner of the world. The Cruising
Carolina series brings it all together with stunning cinemamatography, lyrical writing, and memorable