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Waterbug Tours

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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Nice Tour

The captain told us lots of interesting information about the area. Saw a few wild horses on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheKirbyz
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Cary, North Carolina
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Nice boat ride!

Very nice and informative! I would recommend it to others. Even my 18 year-old son liked it!! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
twise3535
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Huntington, West Virginia
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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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“captain bob” (38 reviews)
“carrot island” (17 reviews)
“wild horses” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The captain told us lots of interesting information about the area. Saw a few wild horses on the island and several types of birds. The family really enjoyed it and we’d recommend it to friends. Great value for the price.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and informative! I would recommend it to others. Even my 18 year-old son liked it!! The captain was very knowledgeable about the area.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Took this tour with the family and enjoyed it. Saw dolphins, a family of horses, and plenty of birds which the guide/captain named but I promptly forgot. Very relaxing but it seemed too short. TIP: Sign up for the last tour of the day so...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a 45 minute boat tour of the nearby island where there are wild horses. Capt. Bob gave us excellent information as we viewed the horses and their environment. Can't say enough about how excellent this tour is -- would recommend it over the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We were all pleased with our trip on Taylor Creek with Captain Bob. He was informative and took us down the creek and into the estuary where we saw more than a dozen horses, then we headed back down the creek and he spotted Scruffy...More

Thank Meg F
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

You can pick different trips for different lengths of time. We took the 45 min - 1 hour nature trip. The guide is fun and knowledgeable and considerate. Toured the waterfront and the harbor, the oyster beds, saw the wild ponies and a lot of...More

Thank Mayh791
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

There was plenty of parking right in front of boat boarding. Parking is free after labor day. Captain Peggy was very nice and knowledgeable of all of the wild life and historic beaufort district, We saw a wild horse and a lot of different birds....More

Thank blackriverwoman
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
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eliaseggers4
1 April 2018|
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Response from Meg F | Reviewed this property |
I believe the daytime tour is $18 per adult and $10 per child, but check their website. We felt the tour fee was reasonable and it was a highlight of our trip.
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Kaile R
15 September 2016|
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Response from BCMjr | Reviewed this property |
Per Coast Guard regs, there are adult and children's life preservers on board. Kids on our tour were not asked to put on a life preserver. All passengers including young children were to remain seated at all times while the... More
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