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Lots of Fun

On an impulse we decided to take the bug boat tour. Had a great time. Saw horses and the Captain... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Tonia M
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Bolivia, North Carolina
Elizabeth

My son and I had a great time recently for my birthday!!! The captain was wonderful and shared... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Elizabeth812
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 charming old homes & working waterfront. While learning the history of our quaint Seaport Village, hear about the best places to eat & the local sights not to miss! Don't forget your camera! A Little History A Little Nature A Lot of Fun!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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+1 252-342-3577
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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

1  Thank Tonia M
Reviewed 15 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.

1  Thank Elizabeth812
Reviewed 13 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

Thank auntLowerBurrell
Reviewed 12 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

Thank kidphd
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Brian J
Reviewed 25 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!

1  Thank Jason D
Reviewed 15 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

Thank BCMjr
Reviewed 6 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

1  Thank Rene D
Reviewed 5 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

1  Thank jakerson9
Reviewed 3 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!

1  Thank MJ411
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Kaile R
15 September 2016|
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Response from Captain_DaveB | Reviewed this property |
Coast Guard regulations "require" all children under 12 to be wearing PFDs while aboard. Its up to the tour operator to enforce.
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