Depends on your direction and time you have. Ocrecoke is a full day sail, whether outside or inside.. you do have to time it due to the ferrys and the narrow inlet to enter the lake. check with someone local who does the trip often. from oriental it is 50nm.
Go up the ICW
that is a fun trip and days to go places, our fav spots are Belhaven, Bath, Little Washington
, and Edenton, all these places are acessible by dingy or have nice marinas
. All historical towns too!
those are all off the palmico sound area
the other direction south down the ICW
(adams creek) is Beaufort
, and Morehead.
is historical village and fun to visit, we love the net house resturant for seafood and there are many shops, visit the wine shop across from the net house they have a wine bar btw.
Also is Cape Look out a national sea shore park. its only 35nm from oriental and takes a day to motor
down the icw and then sail across the last 20miles to the inlet, its easy to get in, and fun to go. Shell collecting is the main thing, there is a lighthouse and museum.. its a fun place to ancor and explore by dingy.
you need a chart and figure out where you want to go and what to see.. how to get there also, some places are easier and faster than other places..
i suggest skipper
bobs book on the icw for your reading too, he talks alot about the towns on the icw from oriental north.. its our bible going south each year btw
it has great places to ancor, tells local knowlege of towns and places to stop..
40ft Caliber LRC
Oriental (summer home)