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Lookout Lady Scenic River Tours of New Bern-Day Boat Tours

New Bern Grand Marina Dock F 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
252-728-7827
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Ranked #9 of 15 Activities in New Bern
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Step aboard and cruise calm inland waters on a comfortable, stable catamaran. US Coast Guard licensed and inspected for 49 passengers. Enjoy natures... more » Owner description: Step aboard and cruise calm inland waters on a comfortable, stable catamaran. US Coast Guard licensed and inspected for 49 passengers. Enjoy natures beauty on a 2-hour fully narrated relaxing cruise, while seeing New Bern's picturesque and historical waterfront in its splendor. Cruise pas Millionaire's row (including Nicholas Spark's house) & Riverbend. See osprey nests and possibly sightings of deer, otters or even alligators." « less
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New Bern, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not bad, comfortable boat ride, but the Tour Guide's script & narration needs a lot of work. Admittedly, he highlights a few interesting points about New Bern. However, there is SO much more to New Bern (especially from the vantage point of the river tour), that I felt like grabbing his microphone and interjecting all the interesting details he was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Captain didn't seem to know anything about anything, except for what is printed in the brochure. In the second row we could not understand but every fifth word she spoke. She didn't tell us anything we could understand, but one of our group went up right next to her and later came back to tell us that what she... More

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George A, Owner at Lookout Lady Scenic River Tours of New Bern-Day Boat Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your trip. We employ local captains, and the captain on your trip does have a strong accent. As you can see we get nothing but strong reviews, and we take all of our reviews seriously. We will continue to strive to make our trips better. More

Naples, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wasn't sure the trip was a go since there were clouds gathering but the Captain knows his stuff. Enjoyed a two hour ride on the two rivers that are con-joined. Many beautiful homes and history including Nicholas Sparks' home. Stopped to retrieve a couple of crab pots; actually one trap had a crab in it and the First Mate took... More

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had a wonderful time on this fantastic boat trip.The captain and his mate were top notch and the scenery was awesome.If you visit New Bern this trip is a must and very affordable.Takes about one hour and is well worth it.

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New Bern, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We have lived here for seven years and this was the first time we have taken a boat tour. Our house guests enjoyed the ride and the knowledge of the guide. It was a last minute decision and the reservation lady called ahead and let the boat know we were on our way to the dock so they were ready... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We took this tour last fall with visitors for Canada. It was a beautiful day for a boat trip up the Neuse and up the Trent all the way to Nicholas Sparks house. The crab pots are fun especially for kids. This is a low key and low stress and very pleasant trip.

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Honeoye Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I almost never write reviews but I needed to for this! If you are just in New Bern for a couple of days this is something you must do. The boat ride was great and the tour guides were very knowledgeable about the areas we toured. Boarding the boat was very easy and organized. I advise going to the bathroom... More

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Benson, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We really enjoyed the relaxing cruise on the pontoon boat. The guides were very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out lots of interesting details such as the historic homes, estates of Nicholas Sparks, past governor Beverly Perdue, house from The Notebook movie & novel as well as others. We were shown how crabbing is done on the river. The... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

I thought it would be fun to try a different way to tour New Bern so we booked a tour for sunset on the only day we were in town. We had taken a tour with a completely different company in Wilmington and was so disappointed so i was uncertain what to expect with the cruise in New Bern. Of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My family and I rode the cruise April 28, 2013. The cruise captain/co captain were very friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately Scenic River Cruises overcharged my account. When I called to point out the mistake I was told the flyer I had was last year's prices and there was nothing they could do for me. I feel they should have refunded... More

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George A, Owner at Lookout Lady Scenic River Tours of New Bern-Day Boat Tours, responded to this review

While we are happy this patron had a great time on the river, we are discouraged by the terrible rating. It is the policy of Tour New Bern to speak directly to customers when booking reservations. During this process, we explain in detail our amount per person and exactly how much will be charged on their card. This customer had... More

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