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Waterbug Tours

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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
+1 252-342-3577
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Beaufort Inlet to Newport River Excursion

Just an average boat ride up and down the Beaufort Inlet. Smooth waters even on a windy day. Very... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
David O
Frenchtown, New Jersey
via mobile
Lovely scenery, educational tour!

We enjoyed our Wild Horse, Nature, and History cruise with Captain Bob who shared his wealth of... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
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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!
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“captain bob” (39 reviews)
“water bug” (12 reviews)
“carrot island” (17 reviews)
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
+1 252-342-3577
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Just an average boat ride up and down the Beaufort Inlet. Smooth waters even on a windy day. Very little Wildlife which was surprising.

Thank David O
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We enjoyed our Wild Horse, Nature, and History cruise with Captain Bob who shared his wealth of knowledge about the Beaufort and Outer Banks. He helped us grasp the geography of the various islands while educating us about the wild horses, grasses, and sea life...More

Thank bethbriggs
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We've traveled many many times to Beaufort but have never tried the Waterbug Tour......we didn't know how great it was! It's a small boat that holds only maybe 10-14 people. Our tour had only 6 people on it, and that was perfect. We have never...More

1  Thank Sandyw248
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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!!!

1  Thank cherylteal18
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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!

1  Thank Kris7282
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...More

2  Thank Joanne T
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
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...More

2  Thank KEW591
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank Alyssa B
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...More

2  Thank Caytoncristy
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Kaile R
16 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