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Waterbug Tour: Great!

We took the tour this morning. Captain Bob was very informative and friendly. Just a really good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patricia M
Columbus, Ohio
Nice Little Boat Tour

We were pleasantly surprised with this boat tour. The woman who was driving the boat was friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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45-60 Minute...Wild Ponies,Nature & History Cruise: Cruising along the Rachel Carson Reserve in search of wild ponies... it's common for us to see Dolphins, Sea turtles, and a variety of wildlife along the way enjoy panoramic views of Beaufort's charming old homes & working waterfront. While learning the history of our quaint Seaport Village, hear about the best places to eat & the local sights not to miss! Don't forget your camera! A Little History A Little Nature A Lot of Fun!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
+1 252-342-3577
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the tour this morning. Captain Bob was very informative and friendly. Just a really good tour of the Rachael Carson Preserve, Beafort bay.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised with this boat tour. The woman who was driving the boat was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We rode up the river and went near an island that had some wild horses on it. She went close enough for us...More

Thank RaceTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Bob took us across the harbor to Carrot Island where we saw the wild horses and shore birds. During the ride he gave us lots of information about the island, history, horses and their habitat, and so on. It was a delightful hour spent...More

Thank MandR65
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This boat tour is short and very informative. If you just want to get out on the water for a (one hour) ride around the Beaufort waterfront, this tour fits the bill. The captain explained some eco-tour type stuff to us and was very good...More

Thank Maggie11928560
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a quick up-and-back in the inlet in front of Beaufort. We were unlucky in that the horses weren't out, and there was no mention of dolphins. Seeing the wild horses would have been interesting, but the captain wasn't able to make the trip...More

Thank Boilermanny
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was a great tour to get information on the area and to see what nature has to offer. Our captain was very informative and took extra time to show you the different areas of the islands. We can't wait to go back again. The...More

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Just an average boat ride up and down the Beaufort Inlet. Smooth waters even on a windy day. Very little Wildlife which was surprising.

Thank David O
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We enjoyed our Wild Horse, Nature, and History cruise with Captain Bob who shared his wealth of knowledge about the Beaufort and Outer Banks. He helped us grasp the geography of the various islands while educating us about the wild horses, grasses, and sea life...More

Thank bethbriggs
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We've traveled many many times to Beaufort but have never tried the Waterbug Tour......we didn't know how great it was! It's a small boat that holds only maybe 10-14 people. Our tour had only 6 people on it, and that was perfect. We have never...More

1  Thank Sandyw248
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Capt. Peggy was our guide and she was fantastic. I plan to do it again on my next trip in a month. Informative, beautiful sunset and FUN!!!

1  Thank cherylteal18
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Kaile R
15 September 2016|
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Response from Captain_DaveB | Reviewed this property |
Coast Guard regulations "require" all children under 12 to be wearing PFDs while aboard. Its up to the tour operator to enforce.