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Waterbug Tours

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“captain bob”(46 reviews)
“water bug”(13 reviews)
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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 July 2016 via mobile

Great time with Captain Peggy. She was awesome. Saw the horses! Great time and would recommend with kids.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank bljonesrr
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Bob was great! He has been running the tour for over 14 years and has a wealth of knowledge about Beaufort and all the islands. There's a few trivia questions too so speak up if you know the answer!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank jasondS2120WW
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Small launch takes passengers up and down the harbour giving a view of several barrier islands a few yards off shore. There was much ado about the wild horses who live on these islands. We saw only one old mare who was so emaciated one...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and my 2 young adult children went on a tour of Beaufort by boat to get a better view of the town. The tour guide was very informative and took time to try and get us a view of the wild horses. We...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank ReneD452
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Waterbug gives fairly short tours of the islands in Beaufort Harbor - Carrot Island, Horse Island and a view of the wild horses on Shackleford Banks and the Rachel Carson Reserve. The captain gives 6-8 tours every day and has been doing it for over...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank jakerson9
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We happened to come across this tour boat and it was perfect for a romantic trip for my fiancé and myself. Captain Peggy was amazing and very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot more than we asked. I highly recommend her. Don't skip this!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank MJ411
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Very informative guide. We got to see 25 wild horses grazing on the beach which we were told is a rare occasion. Well worth the $15 for an hour tour.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun. Captain Bob taught us so much told us about restaurants that were good we went and tried the restaurants and they were awesome. If you come here start your trip with Captain Bob he give you the layout of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Sean S
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We ended up taking a tour on the Water Bug on a whim and I was not disappointing! Our party had Capt. Peggy who was very friendly and a wonderful guide. On our trip we saw some of the wild horses as well as some...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Lindsay K
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We recently had a waterfront tour of Beaufort, NC with Captain Bob on the Waterbug. Having taken many tours on the water in varied places, this by far is the very best. Not only did we see wild horses as well as dolphins, the tour...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Paddington13
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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