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Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours

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112 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2529
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The Highlight of our Crystal Coast Vacation!

This was our 3rd tour with Captain Jess Hawkins, and once again, it was fantastic. We saw dolphins... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Janice C
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Bloomfield, Canada
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Crystal Coast Ecotours is deserving of its rating as #1 outdoor activity in Morehead City! Captain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura B
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112 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2529
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our 3rd tour with Captain Jess Hawkins, and once again, it was fantastic. We saw dolphins swim right next to our boat, the wild horses on Shackleford Banks walked right along the shoreline towards us. We caught 2 Spanish Mackerel, a first for...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It both humbles and pleases me that folks desire to spend their precious vacation time with Crystal Coast Ecotours, especially multiple times. Another great time with Janice C and her hubby. Always a pleasure. Thank you for the kind words and have a wonderful vacation.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crystal Coast Ecotours is deserving of its rating as #1 outdoor activity in Morehead City! Captain Jess took my family (including four kids aged 9-17) on a 4-hour afternoon tour, where we got to see dolphins and wild horses, and collect sand dollars and shells....More

Thank Laura B
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am glad your family had a good time and logged away some precious memories. I am glad you enjoyed the "critter" bucket; never know what you will see! Please consider going out with us again if...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My wife, 7 year old daughter and myself had a fantastic time with Captain Jess. He is friendly, engaging and a wealth of knowledge. My daughter wanted to do shelling and she wasn’t disappointed. Went to sand dollar island and found about a dozen sand...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

So glad you and your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind review and nice words.. I had a great time with Capt. Paige also. She is an awesome boat captain and a precious young lady. If you come this way again...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Captain Hawkins took our group on a four hour tour looking for winter birds around the Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks area. His expert navigation got us to places where we could see lots of great birds such as Great Cormorant, Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck,...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review. I had a good time with all of you birders also. Plus I learned alot and got to see my first Eider and Great Cormorant. A special day all the way around. Would enjoy taking any or all of...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Captain Jess was amazing. He knew everything about the area and some incredible history as well. He’s personable, professional, and just a wealth of information. We had a wonderful time and I would recommend him highly. Perfect outing on a beautiful day.

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review. I am glad you both had a good time and helped make your stay at the Crystal Coast an enjoyable one. I would love to host you again if you travel back to the area.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

If your time permits, choose the 6-hour tour option because a tour with Capt. Jess is such an adventure that the time will go by quickly. Jess customizes your day on the water to include the activities of your choice; we chose searching for sand...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review and your gracious comments. I had a great time you you and your family also. Meeting folks like your family and sharing the beauty of nature is why our family created Crystal Coast Ecotours. I hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We took our first trip with Captain Jess a few years ago and now we have to go every year! We always make sure to book him way in advance of our trip to Emerald Isle. He's so knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife, and...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you very much for continuing to want to go out with Crystal Coast Ecotours. Thank you also for your kind words. I always enjoy my time with your family. Hope to see you in 2018!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks again Captain Jess! We had a great time today on our half-day tour. If anyone is looking for a personalized tour of this beautiful area, go with Captain Jess! He took us to several amazing locations so that my husband was able to get...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and complimentary words. I am glad that you had a nice time with Crystal Coast Ecotours. I enjoyed my time with you also. I am blessed that I live in such a beautiful place and am able...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

With his knowledge of the waters, ecology, and area history, Captain Jess conducted a fascinating and fun tour that was tailored to our group. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The tour with Capt Jess was great! The boat tour was my favorite of the things I did in Morehead City. It was a four hour tour and the time went by too fast. He is very personable and has so much knowledge about the...More

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ter83kat
5 June 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Fees are shown on their website under "Reservations." If you'd like a tour in just a few weeks, I'd advise contacting them soon. This is a popular activity during the summer months!
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Don C
26 June 2015|
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Response from Van K | Reviewed this property |
From the Crystal Coast Eco-tours website: "The Lucky Dog is insured to take up to 6 passengers, excluding the Captain, and has all the required federal safety equipment."
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