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Waterbug Tours

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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Pirate Invasion

This was a nice tour and I probably would do it again next time I go. We took the 1:15 ride the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
auntLowerBurrell
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lower burrell
via mobile
You're paying for a boat ride

The two people we interacted with were very nice but you're just paying for a boat ride. We went... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
kidphd
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Radford, Virginia
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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 good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“captain bob” (38 reviews)
“carrot island” (17 reviews)
“wild horses” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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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

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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

1  Thank kidphd
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 22 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.

1  Thank Derek M
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Reviewed 16 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

1  Thank Sean S
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eliaseggers4
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Meg F | 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.
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Kaile R
September 15, 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
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