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Waterbug Tours

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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Best boat tour

Loved it! Because it's relatively small, it snuck us into interesting spots along Carrot Island and... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Kris7282
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Newport, North Carolina
Great trip, great guide! Loved the wild horses!

We wanted to go to Shackleford Banks to see the horses, but they were closed due to Hurricane... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Joanne T
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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!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“captain bob” (39 reviews)
“carrot island” (17 reviews)
“wild horses” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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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
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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...More

2  Thank Joanne T
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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
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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...More

2  Thank KEW591
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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
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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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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...More

1  Thank David K
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were traveling with an older person and wanted a short trip. We settled on the $15 ticket along the waterfront for the 45 minute tour. Very pleased with this choice. Low tide caused some care in boarding, and access to the boat might be...More

2  Thank dougogle
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eliaseggers4
1 April 2018|
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Response from Meg F | Reviewed this property |
I believe the daytime tour is $18 per adult and $10 per child, but check their website. We felt the tour fee was reasonable and it was a highlight of our trip.
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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
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