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Address: 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone Number: 910-200-4002
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Description: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours can help you discover the wonder and...
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours can help you discover the wonder and variety of nature in the Lower Cape Fear region. Guided eco-,sunset,fishing and private party charters are offered to a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems. Join us on our customized 28 foot Beach Catamaran, by sea kayak, or on foot for a unique, ecologically based, outdoor excursion.
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Masonboro Island and Captain Joe is a Must!!

Our first trip with Captain Joe was last summer to Masonboro Island. The island is gorgeous. We saw all kinds of fish and crabs. Can't say enough about Captain Joe. His knowledge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Called captain John to book a crab tour for my family. He told me we were all set, he would call me back to get credit card info, but we would be good to go for the trip that Friday. Showed up early and waited on dock, he never came. Finally spoke to him on phone, he said that I... More 

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our first trip with Captain Joe was last summer to Masonboro Island. The island is gorgeous. We saw all kinds of fish and crabs. Can't say enough about Captain Joe. His knowledge of the area and the wildlife is awesome. He even stopped the boat on the way back to let us see dolphins! We are doing the Masonboro trip... More 

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Wake Forest, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the boat with Captain Joe and Chelsea to Masonboro Island. What a fantastic place! Lots of shells and other cool things to see. My kids loved to play in the water as the surf was not as rough as on Carolina Beach. We had a great time and plan to go back with every visit. Chelsea was a... More 

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Captain Joe was an excellent guide and Masonboro island was fantastic. We went for the morning trip to the island. Captain Joe gave us all the details we would need for a perfect visit to the island. He made sure we had water and our essentials. On the way back he actually stopped the boat so we could watch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We went out with Captain John for a family eco-tour. What a wonderful trip to Masonboro Island. The Captain was very engaging with both children and adults. He was full of information and clearly has a passion for his job. It was a highlight of a trip full of highlights. The kids loved it and Mom and Dad got a... More 

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New Bern, Nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Capt. Joe delighted us with his knowledge of the area, the waters, the island and the wildlife. His knowledge of the local environment is impressive. We saw many birds and even sighted several dolphins. Capt. Joe's assistant, Capt. John, was cordial and helpful as much as Capt. Joe. Both captains have a lot of experience in the area and they... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Knowledgeable and fun to talk to. The area is full of wildlife and we even lucked out and saw a small pod of dolphins on our excursion. If we come back to the area, we will bring our kids for sure.

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Mansfield, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I cannot say enough about this tour! It was fabulous. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and very nice! We had a wonderful time on the boat while being able to get great views of the sunset. This is definitely a must do for anyone visiting the area. The trip lasted about an hour long and we even got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We can't say enough about the service and value provided by our new found friends at Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours. Joe and Kirby provided an excellent experience while sharing loads of local knowledge and some great music for the ride. Reasonably priced compared to many boat tours we have done in the past. We will be back next time we... More 

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raleigh, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour. The captain is very nice and very knowledgeable. He even picked us up right off the dock where we were staying, helped us get out stuff into the boat, helped us in and out. Gave us tips on where to go on Marlboro.

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