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Address: 400 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Water Front Boardwalk, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 1 866 473-1475
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Description: The Guaranteed Dolphin Watch is our most popular tour from June to...
The Guaranteed Dolphin Watch is our most popular tour from June to October. This two hour cruise is ideal for all ages.You will hear a factual narration on the Bottlenose Dolphin. Dolphin mating and birthing observed on many cruises. See the most respected aquatic mammal in it's natural habitat. Breathtaking views are all around you on this tour. Our large viewing areas offer everyone a good spot. Each vessel is covered for sun protection with a restroom on board and Coast Guard inspected. Our crews are usually native to the Outer Banks. They love to answer questions and show off the local area to all of our visitors. We believe you'll have the time of your life and it will be the most memorable afternoon of your trip to the Outer Banks.
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Awesome sunset tour!

I want to preface the review by saying that I know that whether we saw Dolphins or not was not under the control of the captain. That being said, we saw a TON of Dolphins and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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McLouth, Kansas
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McLouth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I want to preface the review by saying that I know that whether we saw Dolphins or not was not under the control of the captain. That being said, we saw a TON of Dolphins and several babies Dolphins on our sunset tour last night. It was a great experience. The ship was nice. There is a bathroom and they... More 

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Glenmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Our party of eight went on the Capt. Johnny for a sunset cruise out of Manteo. We not only saw a spectacular sunset, we also saw a bald eagle and a rare white adult pelican among all the wildlife we saw. The captain of the boat was very entertaining, and I highly recommend this boat cruise.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My parents and I chose this tour because of all the great reviews. The website states that there is a 20% discount with advance reservations and payment in cash. When I made my reservation, I was told that only applied to the morning cruise, which we had requested but had been told they were not running this time of year.... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I went on the sunset cruise to see dolphins and a sunset. It took us a while to find the dolphins, but we eventually did and there were quite a few of them. On the return trip, we were to see the sunset, but unfortunately there wasn't much to see. The captain of the cruise was informative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a great time. The captain was great, with a wonderful sense of humor. We saw a ton of dolphins. Will be coming back every time I visit the outer banks!

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Canandaigua, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We went on the 1:00 cruise and had a great time. Capt'n Johnny was the best. We had actually showed up for the earlier cruise and since there were only three of us Capt'n Johnny asked if we could come back and he'd let us ride for free. He gave us some suggestions about where we could spend a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The dolphin watch is really good. you can do the attraction all day long and it is a two hour tour thru the sound side in Manteo. You get to see lots of dolphins and also if you take the 6:00PM you will get to the sunset over the water.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved this adventure! The dolphins were awesome and the Captain was informative and fun too. Captain Johnny's Dolphin Tours is celebrating their 20th year! Fun for all ages!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Captain Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin tour was a highlight of our most wonderful week in the Outer Banks. They are very up front about possibility of not seeing any dolphins, or of it taking a while to find some. However, we had good luck to go along with the gorgeous weather, and saw about 30 dolphins, starting about 30 minutes... More 

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Mount Zion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went with 2 families w teens and 8 yo's. Lovely calm waters and saw dolphins within half hour. Sunset was beautiful as well and they are the only ones doing dolphin AND sunset!

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Address: 400 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Water Front Boardwalk, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 1 866 473-1475
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo

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