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Paradise Dolphin Cruises

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708 Harbor Rd, Wanchese, Roanoke Island, NC 27981-9419
+1 252-573-0547
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Very nice but wish we had stuck to the dolphins

It was very hard to get photos of the dolphins which is totally expected, but given the 2 hour time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
elmtacha
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Springfield, Oregon
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Good tour, great price

Dolphins were a little slow to come around, but we saw a ton in the last 15 minutes or so, and that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
suehutch
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Toronto
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Eager to channel your inner explorer while visiting Wanchese? Join us aboard the Kokomo for the ocean excursion of a lifetime. With over ten years in the business and a true love of the open water, our captain and crew are here to ensure your safety and provide an exhilarating experience for the whole family. We’ll cruise the Roanoke Sound and keep an eye out for the majestic Bottlenose dolphins that inhabit the waters. There’s no telling what exciting encounters are in store! So climb aboard, and we’ll set sail for adventure -- we can’t wait to share the ocean and all its magic with you. Reserve over the phone Monday-Sunday 7:30am-8:00pm
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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708 Harbor Rd, Wanchese, Roanoke Island, NC 27981-9419
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very hard to get photos of the dolphins which is totally expected, but given the 2 hour time frame I would have liked to have more time to get good photos instead of cruising around not seeing them for a huge part of...More

Thank elmtacha
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dolphins were a little slow to come around, but we saw a ton in the last 15 minutes or so, and that made the trip totally worth it. I thought $20 each was an excellent price. We did not see 100 dolphins, as some one...More

Thank suehutch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time dolphin cruise and I was not disappointed. Surf was a little rough but boat and captain handled it well. Speaking of captain and crew, very knowledgeable. Highlight of whole trip was, of course, dolphins. And we saw dolphins galore.i even got the money...More

Thank John C
Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It's fantastic you got so many great shots, John! We enjoyed sharing our knowledge of the sea and wildlife with you. Rest assured, you'll always be welcome aboard our boat. Thanks for the support, Paradise Cruises Family

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 11 in our group and had a fantastic trip. The kids loved being able to move freely on the boat and we saw so many dolphins, swimming, tail flapping and a couple even jumped! Our guide and captain we knowledgeable...More

Thank stacs24
Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's awesome you got the chance to see a pod of dolphins swim, jump, and truly enjoy themselves in their natural habitat. Rest assured, you'll be welcome on our boat any day. Wishing you well, Paradise Cruises Family

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this dolphin cruise. Saw dozens, maybe over 100, dolphins. Captain and his mate very knowledgeable and friendly. The cruise is on smooth water and the scenery is beautiful, along with water view of Bodie Light House.

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's fantastic you've had the opportunity to spot so many dolphins with us! The whole crew appreciates your support. You're welcome to join us on another cruise any day! Have a great week, Paradise Cruises Family

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went on this tour in august of 2016 .had a gfeat time .captain was very knowledgeable about the area we seen a lot of dolphins beautiful area .highly recommend

Thank Kelly J
Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for recommending our cruise, Kelly! It's been awhile since you dropped by -- we hope to share the waterfront with you again soon. Wishing you well, Paradise Cruises Family

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Did the 10 am cruise today and saw many dolphins! Had a great time. Would definitely recommend. Can't resist posting our best picture although we had a million to choose from as well as videos!!!

Thank Kelly N
Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

That's awesome! We're glad you guys got some good shots. Thanks for sharing your photos with us and feel free to post as many as you'd like -- hoping you'll drop by again someday! All the best, Paradise Cruises Family

Reviewed 21 July 2017

We took the sunset cruise and definitely saw many dolphins. Some swam right along side of the boat. This trip is a must if your family includes children of all ages. Our crew worked hard to find the right place to find the dolphins. The...More

Thank sehrlich2017
Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

There's nothing quite like an evening on the waterfront! It was a pleasure sharing the sunset with you all and discovering the dolphins together. Hoping you'll drop by again sometime! Thanks for the support, Paradise Cruises Family

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Our group of 11 did the sunset dolphin tour aboard the Chief Wanchese with Paradise Dolphin cruises and it was awesome! Our guide Christian was very friendly and knowledgeable and the skipper knew right where to take us for best viewing... at one point the...More

Thank lgrainmiller57
Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

We've got to agree -- you joined us at a great time! The dolphins were quite active and some of the photos your group snapped were amazing. We'll pass these kind words along to Christian as soon as possible. Rest assured, our crew will happily...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This tour was as promised - we saw multiple (and a baby!) dolphins fairly close to the boat. Captain and crew were great - had a good time and would definitely recommend to those who want to see dolphins in their natural habitat.

Thank snorkelbuff
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I see they don't have email, just phone. I actually booked it by calling them from my OBX house just 24 hours before. It was very easy that way, and they have cruises several times each day. I think you'd be safe in booking... More
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