Well I've been reading through the posts and the many links for several hours today. Emerald Isle sounds very nice! I really like to snorkel from the beach looking for fish and whatever in the water, etc.
I googled for snorkeling on EI and found http://www.tourbeaufort.com/emeraldislenc.htm which mentions snorkeling, but the links don't once you click on them.
Any advice? We're coming in August.