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Sea Tow Ocean Isle

Serving our members in Southport, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach and Sunset Beach

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My Local Sea Tow

My Local Sea Tow Captain

Capt. Clay & Heather Hughes
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You may rest assured that your vessel will be in good hands due to the trained and committed captains we have on staff. Our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction has helped make us the leading and most respected marine assistance provider in the world. Our captains are standing by 24/7 to assist our members both on and off the water. Give us a call any time, we can help or just say hello!

Our Team

Sea Tow Ocean Isle is happy to have a dedicated team to assist boaters in the Big Bend region. All of our Captains are USCG licensed and standing by if you ever need expert, local knowledge of the area.

  • Clay Hughes, owner & Captain
  • Heather Hughes, owner & marketing
  • Stan Gurganus, Sr. Captain
  • Brad Stevens, Sr. Captain
  • Larry Coble, Sr. Captain
  • John Gregory, Captain
  • Kendrick Schwarz, Captain
  • Matthew Benna, Captain
  • Jewel Pearson, Dispatcher

Our Boats

Sea Tow Ocean Isle has a dedicated team of captains, crew and support staff that are standing by, 24/7, to serve our members and other boaters. Our vessels are ready to perform all towing, ungrounding, jump starts, fuel delivery and other on-water assistance operations. Sea Tow boats can be spotted by their distinct yellow hulls 

  • 29' Zodiac RHIB - Twin Engine - 500 HP, Fiberglass hull
  • 26' Twin Vee - Twin Engine - 300 HP, Fiberglass Hull
  • 25' C Hawk - Twin Engine - 300 HP, Fiberglass Hull
  • 21' Triumph - 175 HP, Ropelene Hull
  • 25' Safeboat, Twin Engine - 500 HP, Aluminum Hull
  • 24' Mako Twin Engine - 300 HP, Fiberglass Hull

Local Deals

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Sea Tow Captains work hard to do more than save you on the water - they work hard to save you money as well!


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Boating Life, Your Questions Answered


We are continuing to answer your boating questions in our new Q&A feature: Boating Life, Your Questions Answered. A Sea Tow member from Cherokee County, Ga. who boats on Lake Allatoona sent us this question regarding tips for getting your tube to the lake.

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Winter: A Time to Become A Better Boater


February is the shortest month of the year and it is often wished away by everyone wishing for an early spring. Rather than speed through this month and next, take these months of winter as a chance to make a big difference in your upcoming boating season. And, if you’re lucky enough to be a year-round boater, you can still utilize these tips from the Sea Tow Foundation to improve your time on the water.

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  • Weather & Tides

  • Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Current Conditions

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Wind Speed:
6.4 SW MPH
Gust Speed:
Barometric Pressure:
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11 AM
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70° 0%
12 PM
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1 PM
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70° 1%
2 PM
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70° 2%
3 PM
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70° 3%
4 PM
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70° 8%

Tide Data

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12:38 PM
1:58 AM
16% Illuminated
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