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Address: Community Docks, Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: (252) 928-4361
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Most beautiful place in the obx.

Must go every time I go. The whitest sand in the entire outer banks and the clearest water. Basically imagine your own private beach. You might be on the island with twelve other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Must go every time I go. The whitest sand in the entire outer banks and the clearest water. Basically imagine your own private beach. You might be on the island with twelve other people total. Historically interesting and visually appealing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I went to Portsmouth with the Austins 6 different times during my vacation in Ocracoke in May and loved every trip and found great shells!! Small to large and perfect to imperfect (baby ears, small helmet, mermaid purses, purple tagelus, scallops, sand dollar, scotch bonnets, angel wings, arks, channeled and knobbed whelks, cockles, bittersweet and shark eyes and more.) Rudy... More 

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Called at the last minute and was able to get a boat ride out to Portsmouth Island. The captain was very friendly and informative. Went out of his way to make the trip fun for the kids too. Low cost, High value.

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Algonquin Highlands
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent a few days in Ocracoke and when we asked at our hotel about getting a ride to Portsmouth Island they suggested we call this company. When my husband called he asked about going over to the island. The women that answered asked when we wanted to go. When he said that day she laughed and hung up. I... More 

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Moran, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a wonderful day and enjoyed our trip. Be prepared to walk a long way if you start in the village and bring shoes you don't mind getting wet. Bring lots of bug spray too and a lunch or snacks to eat. The Captain went out of his way on the boat ride back to show us some birds... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a must do boat tour!! The price is incredibly reasonable and the Captain is outstanding! Captain Donald (Austin) is a great guide, very responsible, easy going, fun, flexible, and full of stories! This boat tour operator has been in business for a long time! Depending on the time of year, issues can be: Sunburn! Heat, AWFUL mosquitos! Fall,... More 

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Apalachin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While visiting Ocracoke, we took a boat trip, operated by the Austins, over to Portsmouth Island. I didn't catch the boat driver's name, but he was very informative on the rides to and from the island about the local history of the islands and the inlet, Blackbeard, Beacon Island, and the style of fish-netting used in the area. We were... More 

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Charlottesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you hate bugs and freak out at a mosquito bite, this is not for you. If you are sensitive to heat, this is not for you. If you always need to be in air conditioning & feel comfortable, this is not for you. But if you love riding ATVs on a lonely beach, seeing sea turtle nests, collecting rare... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We expected just a ferry ride to and from Portsmouth Island, but got so very much more. The captain took us to the pelicans' island where we saw tons of baby pelicans (from the boat, of course). He also took us past Teach's Hole, the lighthouse, the house where he was born, and he shared the stories that went along... More 

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Edenton, North Carolina
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184 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The boat tour is outstanding, and if you like history and a little bit of exploring, you'll totally dig this one. Our Capt. was Donald Austin, and I really liked this guy. He has tons of stories and knowledge, and the more questions you ask, the more you'll learn! He stuck around with us the entire tour, which we really... More 

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Address: Community Docks, Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: (252) 928-4361
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke

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