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Palm Coast Tours

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
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“peas”(18 reviews)
“sunset sail”(13 reviews)
“neuse river”(23 reviews)
Palm Coast Pontoon Eco-Tours departs from the Northwest Creek Marina (near Fairfield Harbour) daily at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm (except Monday when we depart at 11:30am). I also offer a 6:00pm sunset tour, each tour is 90 minutes. I can accommodate up...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
104 Marina Dr, New Bern, NC 28560-7231
+1 252-288-1244
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Suzanne and Les (Palm Coast Tours) do a remarkable job in touring and especially explaining the history of New Bern, NC. They are not only pleasant and enjoyable to ride with, but are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. They were jovial and...More

3  Thank poppopsilver
susanne p, Owner at Palm Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We would like to make one small clarification for future guests. The complimentary Wine & Cheese party is not a regular part of our tours, but a special event we do periodically throughout the year.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This tour was excellent. We booked this for Friday, September 7, 2018 before we had to leave to come back to Pittsburgh, PA. I would recommend this trip for anyone. The sights were beautiful and Captain Rene is great. Great tour for any age group....More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

My parents who are in their late 80s on this boat trip it was very knowledgeable very smooth sailing plenty of room in the boat they really enjoyed it and I learned a lot about the area the captain is very nice and knowledgeable great...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This cruise is so relaxing that a couple of us were nodding off (Lol). Captain Rene is a great guide, and the cruise was small and intimate. Very good and informational.

1  Thank Rickatknight
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We've been coming to New Bern for about 6 years now and each year we take one or two boat tours around the area. With younger kids, it's always a struggle to find a tour that will keep them entertained and engaged. We didn't have...More

2  Thank tracibohn8275
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t intending to go on the boat ride but we ran into the Captain, Rene, on the docks. The tour was about ninety minutes and even in the heat it seemed to go by quickly as Captain Rene made it entertaining and informative. Good...More

1  Thank Sbohn962
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Renee and His boat Sweetwater! He had refreshments and filled the time with great information and stories. We learned about the Ospreys, Blackbeard, Charlie the Allegator and much more. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank Jenna L
Rene C, Owner at Palm Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting and touring you all.

Reviewed June 15, 2018

Recommend this pontoon ride for a relaxing excursion. We did daytime trip at 10 am. We did not see much wildlife except osprey. They were in their nest.

Thank kamirish2012
Reviewed June 8, 2018

I highly recommend taking a tour on Rene’s Palm Coast Tours pontoon boat. My daughter and I had a wonderful, leisurely ride in Fairfield Harbour area and the Neuse River. We saw lots of wildlife, beautiful scenery, and lovely homes. Rene was very professional, kind,...More

1  Thank MD55123
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went on a sunset cruise with Rene' of Palm Coast Tours and Sailing. Rene' was very responsive when I was trying to get the cruise scheduled. He was helpful with directions, and started our cruise on time. Prior to our departure,...More

1  Thank davidmorrowlmft
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Fun for everyone, 2- hour charter up to 6 guests. Captain Alex will give you a tour, with complimentary champagne, fruits and snacks. To reserve call Captain Alex 386 569 5160

1  Thank Polina T
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May 3, 2017|
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Response from Rene C | Property representative |
We take a maximum of 6 passengers per cruise.
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Mary W | Reviewed this property |
This tour could accommodate children. Also visitor center in historic district could make recommendations