* USS North Carolina Battleship (Wilmington): (910) 251-5807 * Poplar Grove Plantation (Scotts Hill): (910) 686-4868 www.poplargrove.com * North Carolina Aquarium (Fort Fisher): (866) 301-3476Boating You can sail or motorboat in the sound, Intracoastal Waterway or the ocean. Public boating facilities are located at the Surf City bridge near the Surf City park. Boat docking, storage & gas facilities are found at: * New River Marina (Sneads Ferry) (910) 327-9691 * Sea Haven Marina & RV's (Sneads Ferry) (910) 327-0844 * Swan Point Marina (Sneads Ferry) (910) 327-1081 * The Beach House Marina (Surf City) (910) 328-2628Chamber of Commerce: For additional information on things to see and do on Topsail Island and surrounding areas, please visit the Chamber of Commerce, 13775 Ocean Hwy. 50, Suite 105, Treasure Coast Landing, Surf City. (910) 329-4446 or 1-800-626-2780Charter Fishing/Cruises/Tours * Bucaneer (910) 545-7433 * Headhunter Outdoors (910) 329-0818 www.headhunteroutdoors.com * The Belle of Topsail (910) 328-1621 or (910) 328-3323 * Vonda Kay (910) 328-3641 or (910) 545-3474Churches * Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel (Topsail Beach) Sunday Worship: 10a.m. * Faith Harbor United Methodist Church (Surf City) Sunday Worship: 9:30 am, Sunday school: 10:45 am * St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church (Surf City) Saturday Mass: 7 p.m. and Sunday Mass: 9 & 11 a.m. * Surf City Baptist Church (Surf City) Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Worship: 11 a.m.Ecological Marine Tours Learn about our local ecological system and the animals that live in or near the ocean near Topsail Island. Typically for children ages 5-12, parents and families can also participate. Join them for daily Beach Adventure Walks and nightly Ghost Crab Hunts in Topsail Beach (meet at Public Beach Access #0-19). For more information, visit http://www.ematopsail.webs.com. Please call (704) 578-3505 to make your reservation.Fishing Piers * Jolly Roger Pier, Topsail Beach (910) 328-4616 * Sea View Pier, North Topsail Beach (910) 328-3172 * Surf City Pier, Surf City (910) 328-3521 * There are also several bait and tackle shops in the area to supply your fishing needs.Fitness: * Coastal Fitness Center (Hampstead) (910) 270-4044 Massage Therapy * Arammietherapy Massage, 305 Moores Landing Rd, Hampstead. (910) 232-1058. You may also visit their website at www.arammietherapy.comMissiles and More Museums Museum featuring Topsail's history during World War II and the U.S.'s first rocketry efforts in the 1940's. Located within the Assembly Building at 722 Channel Blvd., Topsail Beach (910) 329-4446. You may also visit their website at http://topsailhistoricalsociety.org/Miniature Golf * Patio Playground, 807 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach * Shipwreck Point Golf, 14418 NC Hwy 50, Surf City (910) 329-4653Parks There are 3 public parks in Surf City. One is at the Surf City swing bridge that offers picnic areas, a playground, fishing & public boating facilities. The second park is located .6 miles south of the Surf City traffic light on S. Topsail Drive. It offers a playground, picnic areas & a basketball court. The last one is located approximately 2 miles north of the Surf City traffic light on N. New River Drive. It offers a playground. The one park in North Topsail Beach, located 10 miles north of the Surf city traffic light offers a playground, basketball court, tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoe pits and picnic areas.Photography For memories that will last a lifetime -*George Mitchell - 910-328-3644 http://www.surfcityphotographer.com *Bud Taylor Photography & Studio, located at 307-B Roland Ave., Surf City, NC 28445 (910) 328-5553. *Ocean View Photography, located at 6209 Oleander Dr., Suite 300, Wilmington NC 28403 (910) 297-1320 or visit Ocean View's Photography website at www.oceanviewphoto.com *Yvonne's Photography, located at 4605-4 Franklin Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 793-3990 or visit Yvonne's Photography website at www.yvonnesphoto.com. Rentals - Water Activities, Etc. Beach umbrellas, bicycles, boogie boards, hydroslides,, kayaks, surfboards, etc. may be rented at the following places: * Herrings Outdoor Sports, 701 N. New River Dr., Surf City (910) 328-3291) or visit them on the web at http://www.herringsoutdoorsports.com * For rentals such as baby items, beach items and miscellaneous needs during your Topsail Island vacation: Topsail Sunsational Rentals at 1-800-910-6088, http://www.topsailsunsationalrentals.com or Seaside Rental and Linen Company at 1-866-615-4636, http://www.seasidelinen.comSea Turtle Hospital The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, the only facility in North Carolina which cares for sick and injured turtles is a must see while on Topsail Island. It is located at 822 Carolina Blvd., Topsail Beach right behind the Topsail Beach Town Hall. Call (910) 328-3377 for more information and hours of operation.Tennis Public tennis courts can be found at the Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Drive (910) 328-4887 or at the park in North Topsail Beach.