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Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo

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Address: 4457 Mill Landing Rd, Wanchese, Roanoke Island, NC 27981-9419
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The Kokomo boards in Wanchese on the Outer Banks and cruises the scenic...

The Kokomo boards in Wanchese on the Outer Banks and cruises the scenic Roanoke Sound in exploration of the magnificent paradise we call home. Our North Carolina shores offer breathtaking beauty that becomes a serene portrait aboard the Kokomo.

As you embark on our 2 hour journey into the inland waters, we will witness some of the most spectacular scenes ever seen. Our goal for our guests is to search for bottlenose dolphins and local species of birds while taking pleasure in the many splendid scenes along the way.

Bottlenose dolphins are well known for their intelligence, friendly disposition, and “smiling” faces. Dolphins have been interacting with humans for centuries and seem to have as much interest in us as we have in them. They often swim near the Kokomo, lifting their heads out of the water to get a glance at all the people onboard.

The Osprey, also known as the fish hawk is always a welcomed sight from the Kokomo. Many say that the Osprey rule the Outer Banks, being a constant presence as they fly over our waters in search for their next meal. The OBX is home to a wide variety of birds of prey, waterfowl, wading birds, terns and gulls, and shorebirds.

The spectacular Outer Banks sunsets make our sunset cruises a fabulous way to end your day and begin your evening. When the sun sets over the unobstructed Roanoke Sound, the view seems to stretch forever while reflecting upon the water for miles.

Come and enjoy all this and more on the Kokomo.

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My wife and I were in the Outer Banks celebrating our anniversary the week of 9/26-9/30/2016. We traveled the entire length of the OBX attempting to take in as many adventures in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Glenwood, Iowa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I were in the Outer Banks celebrating our anniversary the week of 9/26-9/30/2016. We traveled the entire length of the OBX attempting to take in as many adventures in the short amount of time we had in the area. We stumbled on Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on Tripadvisor and we are glad that we did. Our... More 

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Thanks for coming aboard with us -- we're so glad you were able to stumble upon us on TripAdvisor. We specialize in dolphins and laughs, and it sounds like your trip had plenty of both -- it's the reason why we do this. We're so glad we were able to give you one of your best memories from your OBX... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This tour is definitely worth the money and more. The ride was smooth and relaxing. The staff was great. So helpful and friendly. We saw atleast 20 dolphins and went beyond the usual route for sightseeing. Definitely a must to do.

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Colby, thanks for the love! We're glad you had a great tour with us, and got to see so many dolphins. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, too. We hope you come back again in the future! Best, Paradise Cruises Family More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You never know what you might see when taking a tour like this. I am always a bit hesitant. But the price was good. We were very lucky to find so many dolphins and be so close to them as almost to touch them. Another must do while at the OBX!!

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Carey, thanks for the love! We're so glad you had such a good time with us. Dolphins and the OBX are some of our favorite things, and we're glad they became some of yours too. We hope you'll come back another time soon! Best, Paradise Cruises Family More 

Richmond, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived early and had plenty of time to wait. The tour filled up fast with walk-ins. Recommend making a reservation. We spotted dolphins soon after leaving the harbor. We had pods all around the boat. A great cruise around Roanoke Sound with several interesting points pointed out by the Captain and Mate. A great trip.

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Thanks for coming aboard with us! We're so glad you had such a good time with us and loved watching those dolphins. We're happy you found us to be informative and friendly while you were here! Hope to see you again another time. Best, Paradise Cruises Family More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Two hour sunset and dolphin cruise for $25. Operators were nice and informative. Took about an hour before we aw first Dolphins. Slowly but surely we saw more and more. Hard to photograph so take videos instead. Please leave any bratty kids at ho. One bad child onb board with inattentive parents almost ruined the whole thing. Screaming kids likely... More 

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

We're delighted that you got a chance to join us for a dolphin cruise, Michael! We always have a lot of fun spotting them, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed as well. To clarify, children are welcome, but safety is important to us, so we always want our guests to remain mindful of their children on the boat.... More 

Merrimac, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the OBX the week of 8/14/16. On the top of our to do list, besides relaxing on the beach, was a dolphin watch. This tour was highly rated on tripadvisor so we called and left a message on 8/15 for a reservation later in the week. No call back. We called again at 2 different times on... More 

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

It sounds like there was some miscommunication when you were visiting, Lisa, and we're deeply sorry for that. This has happened a couple of times this summer. A couple of customers have tried calling and have it ring on their end, but not ours, so we missed the notification. When we brought this to Verizon they said it could be... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This was such a surprise! It was the best thing we did on our vacation. The boat ride out was great (sit in the front if you want to get a little sea spray) and we saw so many dolphins. Very informative and lovely guys run the tour, and have a lot of cool stories about the area and local... More 

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Nicole, thanks for the love! We're so glad we helped make your vacation a memorable one. It sounds like you had a nice time with our staff, too -- we're happy we could be informative. It's awesome you got to see so many dolphins! We hope you come back again when you're in the area. All the best, Paradise Cruises... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great time, saw dozens of dolphins! Very friendly, and even held the boat for us as we were coming from about an hour away. Made sure that the boat didn't leave until we arrived!

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Andrew, thanks for the love! And we never leave anybody behind. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip with us -- so glad you got to see so many dolphins. We hope you come back again another time! Best, Paradise Cruises Family More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had no idea we had so many dolphins on the OBX. Great ride, very informative, and the views are stunning. This is a great tour for anyone, seriously.

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Hannah, thanks for getting on our boat! Glad you guys got to see our great dolphin community in person. We're happy you found us to be friendly and informative! All the best, Paradise Cruises Family More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great for a family with young children, nice stable boat, no real worries about children falling over, nice covered deck so you don't bake in the sun, and we saw over 30 dolphin, the crew was very knowledgeable and courteous. Great trip overall

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Outer Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo-Day Boat TourOuter Banks Paradise Dolphin Cruises on the Kokomo, responded to this review

Mike, thanks for coming aboard with us! We're so glad you had a nice time with your family while seeing the dolphins. We're happy we could be helpful and knowledgeable on your boat ride. Come back again! Best, Paradise Cruises Family More 

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