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Nags Head Dolphin Watch

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7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-449-8999
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We say many dolphins on our cruise. They are fast so take quick pics or use a video. We probably... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Fairfield, Ohio
Kids will love this as well as the adults

This is a two hour pontoon boat ride in the Sound. You leave the dock and within a few minutes... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
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7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-449-8999
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We say many dolphins on our cruise. They are fast so take quick pics or use a video. We probably saw about 15 or 20 of them. The boat ride is fun as you go pretty far out. Nice trip, and

Thank rickb0109
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a two hour pontoon boat ride in the Sound. You leave the dock and within a few minutes everyone is being educated on what to look for to spot the dolphins. As you venture out someone will yell out that they have spotted...More

Thank UPSdude
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The thing to keep in mind is that although the people conducting these tours know where the dolphins frequent, the dolphins don't always cooperate with you. However, we had a wonderful time. Saw over a dozen sightings. Definitely would recommend. Both the captain and "1st...More

Thank burnettsny
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The tour itself was decent enough, it is a 2 hour tour, and about 90 mins into the tour we hadn't seen anything, and seemed to be heading back to the dock, when fortunately some small Atlantic dolphin were spotted, and to the credit of...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This will not disappoint, you will see dolphins. The boat ride is relaxing, it had a cool breeze, very relaxing. The crew was great. Had 3 teens with us which thought it was really nice to see the dolphins in the sound.

Thank Ps1lf1
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had a great time on this tour and not only saw many dolphins but learned a lot about them too! Captain John was extremely personable and made everyone feel welcome. First Mate and marine biologist Alaina shared a wealth of information about the dolphins...More

1  Thank MrJets
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have been wanting to do a dolphin tour for a long time and finally took advantage of this. We did see dolphins and had a wonderful tour of the area. Would recommend the Nags Head Dolphin Watch to all ages.

Thank farmgal4947
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Had a great time on the dolphin watch tour. Did not take long to see lots of dolphins all around the boat. Did not get to close so all we saw was body's and fins. They were not leaping out of the water that day....More

Thank Stmwatch
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We weren't one of the lucky groups who found dolphins right away, but Captain John and Elena persisted and they delivered after over 90 minutes of searching. Don't be concerned about the photos. The boat is stable and plenty big enough. Seats were comfortable and...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The Nags Head Dolphin Watch is a great experience for all ages! You will learn about the dolphins and also get to see them in their natural habitat. It took us awhile to find them, but when we did it was so worth it! Highly...More

Thank Cindy A
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22 January 2018|
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Response from UPSdude | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would suggest you go before you get on the boat. No comforts, just the bare bones water closet.
Shelia S
25 November 2017|
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Response from rickb0109 | Reviewed this property |
I think they stop regular tours in early October. You might call them to check that though.
4 September 2017|
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Response from UPSdude | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was $29 for adults. If you get the Sunny Day Guide, you can find this publication at any rental location and at most businesses, there are coupons or sometimes discount rates on different days listed. You can... More