We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Outer Banks Cruises

Features Animals
400 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Water Front Boardwalk, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9815
Share
Save
Review Highlights
BEST TOUR EVER!

These guys are awesome! Friendly staff, great personality! Captain was very knowledgeable, funny... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bridget M
via mobile
Great experience, great captain

Our family had a wonderful time. Saw lots of dolphins. Our captain was very knowledgeable and... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashlee M
Read all 186 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Guaranteed Dolphin Watch is our most popular tour from June to October. This two hour cruise is ideal for all ages.You will hear a factual narration on the Bottlenose Dolphin. Dolphin mating and birthing observed on many cruises. See the most respected aquatic mammal in it's natural habitat. Breathtaking views are all around you on this tour. Our large viewing areas offer everyone a good spot. Each vessel is covered for sun protection with a restroom on board and Coast Guard inspected. Our crews are usually native to the Outer Banks. They love to answer questions and show off the local area to all of our visitors. We believe you'll have the time of your life and it will be the most memorable afternoon of your trip to the Outer Banks.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dolphin tour” (27 reviews)
“captain johnny” (19 reviews)
“dolphin watch” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
400 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Water Front Boardwalk, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9815
Write a ReviewReviews (186)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"dolphin tour"
in 27 reviews
"captain johnny"
in 19 reviews
"dolphin watch"
in 13 reviews
"saw dolphins"
in 18 reviews
"sunset cruise"
in 17 reviews
"pontoon boat"
in 3 reviews
"dozen dolphins"
in 2 reviews
"excellent cruise"
in 2 reviews
"baby dolphins"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful week"
in 2 reviews
"great captain"
in 4 reviews
"trip fun"
in 2 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
in 2 reviews
"family business"
in 2 reviews
"great sense of humor"
in 3 reviews
"awesome sunset"
in 2 reviews
"an unforgettable experience"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These guys are awesome! Friendly staff, great personality! Captain was very knowledgeable, funny, and just best all around good guy! We all so enjoyed our trip and the dolphin tour made it the perfect trip! Kids will be talking about it for years to come.

Thank Bridget M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family had a wonderful time. Saw lots of dolphins. Our captain was very knowledgeable and funny. Would definitely recommend

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Ashlee M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

A sour woman "greeted" us with a terse "yes?" when we entered to confirm our reservation. Neither she, the captain, nor the first mate smiled once during the 2+ hour ordeal. We were herded like cattle onto the boat, "cheek to cheek" as the "captain"...More

Thank lr1118
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a post-stormy day, but we still saw a few dolphins. The Captain and mate are good guys that will show you some dolphins if at all possible. Definitely worth the trip!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank XMANOFSTEELX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the 8:30am tour. The Captain was very friendly and gave us interesting info of the area and about the dolphins. About an hour into the tour we saw approx. 20 dolphins swimming around the boat. We stayed there for a good amount of...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Christine S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time I’ve booked this venue in the last few years. I didn’t realize it until we arrived that it was the same captain and boat. The experience was exceptional. The captain is kind and generous and always willing to go out...More

Thank Maricela M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the afternoon cruise and their Ad said they always see Dolphins . We were out on the water for almost 3 hrs and we didn't see one Dolphin. This was a Friday afternoon tour and their Ad says if you don't see dolphins...More

Thank kerlinglinda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, especially if they love the water and all that thrives there. We got to see several dolphins close up and still made it back to shore before the storm broke. The captain is very knowledgeable and shares...More

Thank Sunshine_in_SC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who loves the water and nature! It’s well worth the time and money!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank dblackstreet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Every year I bring our 8th grade class to the Outer Banks. This year I tried something new and booked a tour aboard the Captain Johnny with Captain Stuart at the helm. The kids (and staff) loved it! Captain Stuart's knowledge of the area was...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Lucy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Roanoke Island Hotels
Dare Haven Motel
51 reviews
.75 km away
Elizabethan Inn
241 reviews
.83 km away
Oasis Suites Hotel
412 reviews
5.21 km away
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
520 reviews
6.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Hungry Pelican
148 reviews
.09 km away
Stripers Bar and Grille
591 reviews
1.19 km away
Front Porch Cafe
181 reviews
.94 km away
1587 Restaurant
225 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Outer Banks Distilling
119 reviews
.52 km away
Roanoke Island Festival Park
437 reviews
.39 km away
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
242 reviews
.85 km away
Dare County Arts Council
29 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jamiir R
12 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ed H | Reviewed this property |
$55 per adult
1
Vote
;