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Address: 610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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+1 252-342-3577
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

45-60 Minute...Wild Ponies,Nature & History Cruise: Cruising along the...

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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AMAZING guide on Sunset Cruise

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!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!!

Thank cherylteal18
Newport, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Because it's relatively small, it snuck us into interesting spots along Carrot Island and we got a great up-close water tour. Nice interaction with the Captain because of smaller crowd size. This is the best!

Thank Kris7282
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We wanted to go to Shackleford Banks to see the horses, but they were closed due to Hurricane Matthew heading our way, so we took this tours instead. It was great! All the horses from the Rachel Carson came down to the shore to greet us including the little babies nursing from their moms. Quite a sight. Our guide was... More 

1 Thank Joanne T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It is a one hour tour up and down they peninsula area but the guide could put you to sleep. If you are going to do one of the tours would recommend you try another

1 Thank Ray B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were able to get on the last tour of the day after our other reserved boat ride was cancelled (the other company was great but other patrons cancelled due to clouds, I guess? Because it didn't even rain.) So these kind folks and inexpensive ride saved the day by letting us get our kids out on the water and... More 

2 Thank KEW591
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great tour even with my two and four year old in tow. We had perfect weather and saw well over a dozen horses! It was a very informative and fun tour of historic Beaufort. I would definitely recommend for a relaxed personal tour, that is great for families!

1 Thank Alyssa B
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon tour on Waterbug earlier this week. Our toddler loved being on boat. Our tour guide/captain was friendly. She was great with kids...there were several on our tour. Saw some fish, birds, islands, historic homes....AND WILD HORSES!!! So happy to only be an hour from this tour...we already have plans to do it again with extended family. Highly... More 

2 Thank Caytoncristy
Jonas Ridge, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We arrived as the 4:15 tour was leaving but I was taking a new camera and lens and needed a few extra minutes to prep some photography gear (Canon 7DMkII and the new 100-400 IS II L lens). Once I told the folks at the booking kiosk I was wanting pics of the horses (across from them on Carrot Island)... More 

1 Thank David K
New Bern, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Peggy was our Captain and she gave us a lovely ride on the waters. We werent really interested in the horses, so she took us on an impromptu tour around the Beaufort waterfront. Was great.

1 Thank Captain_DaveB
Sidney, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a great time our party of 8 had. Captain Bob was full of knowledge without being boring. Thank you for a pleasant outing!!

1 Thank gtschutte

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