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Waterbug Tours

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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
+1 252-342-3577
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Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank alyssab39
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Caytoncristy
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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank David K
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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!!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank gtschutte
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

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank dougogle
Reviewed 17 August 2016

On an impulse we decided to take the bug boat tour. Had a great time. Saw horses and the Captain told us interesting facts about the area. He recommended us to visit Ft. Macon. Thank you Captain Bob for the advice. We loved Fort Macon...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Tonia M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My son and I had a great time recently for my birthday!!! The captain was wonderful and shared many interesting things about the area. Hope we can go again as each trip is different depending on nature herself.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Elizabeth812
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This was a nice tour and I probably would do it again next time I go. We took the 1:15 ride the same time as the Pirate Invasion. That I do not recommend. The water was very congested and it made the tour not as...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The two people we interacted with were very nice but you're just paying for a boat ride. We went across the inlet to see a horse we could have seen from the dock. Then we went up the inlet about 500 yards, turned around, rode...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.
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