Manteo Treasure Hunt

Time to Complete – 1 Hour

Difficulty Level – ★★

Ahoy there! Rusty Doggett is a master fisherman who owns a boat docked in Downtown Manteo. Back in his prime, Mr. Doggett could smuggle goods off to the Bahamas and get back to the Outer Banks in less than 12 hours. His knowledge and experience will help you navigate the ever-changing waterways around Roanoke Island.

Can you partner up with ole Rusty to sneak treasure out of historic Downtown Manteo without getting caught?

Manteo Waterfront Scavenger Hunt Rules

You have a boatload of treasure to find. During this treasure hunt, all the clues and answers can be found along the waterfront of downtown Manteo. You won’t need to come into contact with anybody, all locations will be outdoors, and on public property. No answers require touching or lifting items. If you encounter others please be respectful and stay 6 feet apart at all times. The 10 clues will be delivered by text, if at any point you get stuck just reply “hint” for more info.

Safety is our top priority. Using the internet to look up answers or giveaway answers is considered cheating and takes away from the spirit of the game. The treasure hunt is timed and should take about an hour so make sure to have water and sunscreen. Please be aware of your surroundings and weather conditions. Now let’s get going!

About Manteo, North Carolina

Manteo is one of the oldest towns in North Carolina. The beautiful, coastal community is located on Roanoke Island, home of the infamous Lost Colony. With so much rich history, there’s a charming place here for everyone. Meet the locals while sitting on the docks at the marina or outside in the downtown park. Be sure not to miss the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and North Carolina Aquarium.

You’ll also want to stop and smell the flowers at the Elizabethan Gardens. Visitors come for the history and stay for the outdoor activities, fine local fare, and sprawling coastal views. There’s something for everyone in this beautiful and remote Outer Banks community.


Historic Corolla Park

Search for clues around Historic Corolla Park, The Whalehead Club, Currituck Lighthouse, and the surrounding historic village.

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Kill Devil Hills

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Clues are found outside the Wright Brothers National Memorial’s reconstructed buildings and monument.

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Town Boardwalk

Hunt for treasure in the Town of Duck around town park’s boardwalk and shops located on the sound side.

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Nags Head

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Clues are hidden near the Jockey’s Ridge State Park Visitor Center located in Nags Head. Search the majestic dunes to solve the clues!

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