We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Outer Banks Cruises

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 400 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Water Front Boardwalk, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 1 866 473-1475
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Plenty of dolphins, and a pleasant ride.

A fun trip--we saw lots of dolphins and a nice sunset, and rode a boat. Other reviewers may be expecting the Disney Jungle Cruise or something, but this was time well spent on an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
The_Car_Is_Packed
,
Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Maryland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A fun trip--we saw lots of dolphins and a nice sunset, and rode a boat. Other reviewers may be expecting the Disney Jungle Cruise or something, but this was time well spent on an actual sightseeing boat out in the sound. (Note: it's hard to identify the business, because they go by several names and have various phone numbers, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boardman, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hauled out from Corolla - 17 of us with 7 teens and 2 kids (6 and 9) who were super excited about the tour. As soon as we got on, the captain was surly and irritable - as if he'd had a bad day at his day job. He warmed up a little, but then started taking and making work... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I gave it a two b/c we did see dolphins, but I would have preferred to do a more educational tour. The captain was surly, made jokes that often fell flat or missed the mark and failed to be humourous as he imagined they were. Still all that I would have tolerated if a) he hadn't conducted personal business on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had made reservations for Captain Johnny's Dolphin Cruise. Since there were numerous thunderstorms in the area, upon arrival, we espressed concern about going out on the water in case of lightening, asking if we could cancel our reservation. Capt. Johnny's reply was unnecessarily abrasive and confrontational. After waiting an hour, the weather abated somewhat so we went on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cannot express out seeing the Doplhins in their natural habitat feels !!! The crew was excellent. The entire staff very knowledgable. Would repeat this again and again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
McLouth, Kansas
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glenmont, New York
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Gahanna, Ohio
Level Contributor
79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Outer Banks Cruises also viewed

 

Been to Outer Banks Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Outer Banks Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?