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Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours

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Excellent Day!

Thank you Captain Jess, for a great trip. The full day outing was way better than the more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike W
Awesome day!

Thanks Jess Hawkins for a terrific day! We saw wild horse upclose, went to a secret sand dollar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geri M
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112 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2529
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you Captain Jess, for a great trip. The full day outing was way better than the more commercialized tours available elsewhere. Jess' knowledge of local history and wildlife adds to the pleasure of the natural environment. We were new to the ocean and a...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Jess Hawkins for a terrific day! We saw wild horse upclose, went to a secret sand dollar beach, collected lots of shells and visited the outside of the lighthouse. It was great to be out on the water with such a personable and knowledgeable...More

Thank Geri M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an AWESOME day with Crystal Coast Ecotours and Captain Jess Hawkins. We booked the 6 hour trip and it was GREAT! Captain Jess shared area and island histories during our tour - he is a wealth of knowledge. We saw some of the...More

Thank julie822017
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Captain Jess gave us the best tour we have ever had as a family. He was extremely knowledgeable about his surroundings and taught our family about birds, sea creatures, and the history of the area. He runs a very safe tour and was kind to...More

Thank famvaca987
Reviewed 5 July 2018

With Capt. Hawkins guidance, we were able to design a tour that included activities that appealed to all, including children from 9 to 17 years old. Capt. Hawkins' knowledge and expertise made this a wonderful learning experience as well. A great day on the water...More

Thank rdp70
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Had a WONDERFUL day! Jess is a wealth of local and biological information. We did it all...saw the horses, toured the area, caught fish, and collected beach "treasures" (Helmut crabs)....Highly recommend Ecotour!!

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A group of 4 of us went with Capt. Jess on the Ecotour. We found Huge Shells, Sand Dollars, saw the Wild Horses, saw Dolphins playing on top of the water, saw Turtles, went to the Lighthouse, and had a lot of fun in the...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 31 May 2018

A day spent with Captain Jess Hawkins is great day of exploration in and around Cape Lookout National Seashore. We look forward to returning for more adventures.

Thank sdfitch
Reviewed 19 May 2018

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

Thank Janice C
jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

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.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

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
jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

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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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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