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Waterbug Tours

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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...more
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Captain Peggy was amazing and extremely informational during our sunset tour. Celebrating my birthday with family and friends on the Waterbug will always be a memory of love!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank AAACMA
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Kim and I recently took a group out for the "Sunset Cruise". Everyone absolutely loved "Peggy". She is so knowledgable about the area. Whether it be Flora, Fauna, Birds, or Horses. If you come to Beaufort, please be sure to enjoy this experience. It will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The price is not bad (under $20) for a boat ride. Parking is limited, and costs, but our total was under $2 I believe for the time we spent in Beaufort. There are a few huge steps to get down in the boat, which may...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Midday tour with Captain Bob - very informative and entertaining and we also got to see ponies! Highly recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 28 July 2018

As a single Mom with two kids, I always appreciate attention to detail, providing attention to the kids, and the ability to modify the journey based off of their needs/desires/excitement. Captain Peggy was super nice and very accommodating with my kids who are 5 and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank LMY328
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This ride along the Creek might be interesting if you pay attention to the tide before booking your time. If the tide is high, you won't get to see the horses up close and personal, which is pivotal to the money spent on this tour.More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank marycp98
bhrust, Owner at Waterbug Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for riding on the waterbug... and your review. Unfortunately The information you've given about the tides and seeing the horses is incorrect! I couldn't begin to count the times my guest have seen the horses right on the shoreline at high tide. There favorite...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Before we set off for the boat ride I had to insist my 5 year old granddaughter be given a life jacket.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rshadrosky
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Had the opportunity to take a beautiful evening tour on the Waterbug with Captain Bob Friday evening. I have been on his tour several times and he always amazes me each time with more stories and information about this beautiful town. Captain Bobs knowledge is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lmc1ny
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Rode the Water Bug this afternoon. The vessel was helmed by Captain Peggy and she was soo knowledgeable! We even got to see the wild horses. Thank you all for a wonderful, adventurous hour!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James R
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Waterbug Tours will be one of the highlights of your trip to Beaufort. With Captain Bob at the helm, armed with volumes of information and a great sense of humor, you will enjoy seeing the wild horses (and new colt), oyster beds, historic homes and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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1 April 2018|
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Response from MegF217 | 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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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