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Nags Head Dolphin Watch

Address: 7517 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: (252) 449-8999
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Ranked #3 of 27 Activities in Nags Head
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Simsbury, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were "out at sea" for a while. Then miraculously, the Captain spotted a jumping dolphin several hundred yards away, then we sailed over to meet up with at least 5 pods all at once.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Marine Biologist is wonderful and great with children....Seeing the dolphins playing with each other was a highlight...Young and old loved the trip and the kindness of the crew. this is our 2nd time out and we will go again next time we are in the Outer Banks, NC> THANKS

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Williamson, West Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was insure at first about this trip. I was afraid we wouldn't see any dolphins. But not only did we see them they said it was the most they had seen all Summer. Jess was great at informing us. It was lots of fun!!

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took this outing because our granddaughter is crazy about dolphins! I must say we were not disappointed. I thought the trip was going to be about three hours but it was only about 1.75 hours which turned out to be good as the younger kids were getting a bit antsy by then. The boat is a pontoon boat which... More 

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Manassas va
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210 reviews 210 reviews
94 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great attraction. The boat is comfortable. You will see dolphins. The only issues I had was that it was suppose to be 2.5 hours of fun it was only about 1.75 hours. The captain and naturalist was very good. I will go back.

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columbus, ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a great and affordable attraction. The boat is comfortable and shaded. The captain and naturalists on board go out of their way to be informative and are experts at finding dolphins. Additionally, we had a 2 1/2 year old in our group and they engaged her in activities during the tour which she loved. The tour lasts for... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the sunset cruise when the dolphins are most active and saw dolphins within the first 15 minutes and throughout the cruise. They were pounding the water with their tails, leaping in the air etc. so great viewing. A number of parents brought very small children who were either overtired or hungry (2 hour cruise leaving at 5:30) so... More 

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Washington DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time on an afternoon cruise and saw tens of dolphins. Our captain and first mate (Jess) were very knowledgeable about dolphins and the Outer Banks ecosystem in general. We saw between 30 and 40 dolphins over the course of the 2 hour cruise.

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Clarksburg, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took our 3 year old son on this. He enjoyed seeing the dolphins and being on the boat. It was fun for the my wife and myself too. We saw many dolphins on the tour. In addition to the crew being knowledgeable about marine life, they also were able to provide interesting information about the history of the area.... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our 9 year old girls are obsessed with dolphins. This is an awesome, all age adventure to take when you are visiting the OBX. A couple had a newborn and my 70+ year old parents went. NC has strict no harassment laws for the dolphins so we are only able to observe them. The Captain John and Jess the Marine... More 

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