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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 28 May 2016

Yesterday I enjoyed a tour with Captain Bob. We were able to spot horses and learn about Rachel Carson Reserve. Captain Bob is very knowledgeable of the water and the town of Beaufort. The Waterbug itself is wonderful because it provides shade for hot days...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Captain Bob was great fun and so well versed on the horses, birds and surrounding areas. This was our 3rd time visiting Beaufort, but our first time seeing the horses...we were thrilled. Over 20 horses were grazing along the shoreline and we were able to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank mgervais2016
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Our tour was taken on May 19. It was a great day to be on the water - some clouds and some sunshine. It was low tide and the water was calm. Capt Peggy took us down the channel to see the wild horses on...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Wanderer1960
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Captain Bob was a great host and taught us a lot of history and fun facts. He showed is horses and all the natural attractions. Best water tour in Beaufort!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The Captain is very knowledgable of the area and local history. Very funny and entertaining. Although we did not see the horses, which is out of his control. It was still $15.00 well spent.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank mville24112
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Took the tour with Cpt. Bob on May 7th. He was a very able seaman and knowledgable about the area. The tour only takes about 45 minutes and is a great way to see the Beaufort waterfront from a different perspective. We did see a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Isabella-McKania
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour with Captain Bob. He was very knowledgable about Beaufort and told us lots of historical facts about the area. He recommended a great place for lunch (which we went to, it WAS great) and other attractions to visit in the area...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank ajcoll06
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Our guide Peggy was very sweet and knowledgeable. The weather the day we went was perfect for this tour. I was a little disappointed that the horses were sooo far away, we didn't see any dolphins and the price was a bit high I thought....More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank freespirited5421
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This was an exciting ride for my grandson. He loved seeing the horses on the island. He was so excited when we saw Dolphins. Everyone became excited when they swam so close to the boat. It was a great adventure. The captain, our guide, also...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank B B
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great boat ride, Captain Bob was very informative and we had a very nice time. They let us bring the dog along. I highly recommend this tour/ ride.

Date of experience: March 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