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“Choose wisely” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Porstmouth ATV Tours

Porstmouth ATV Tours
Hwy 12, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Ranked #13 of 18 Activities in Ocracoke
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: ATV and shelling on Portsmouth Island NC
Central Penna
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Choose wisely”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Just got back from Ocracoke, our 14th trip, but first time to Portsmouth. You really need to decide what you want from this trip. Portsmouth can be quite buggy with mosquitos and biting flies. Yhe old village is one of the worst areas, especially have rain. The beaches are wide, basically bug free and great for shelling. Now comes the question. At $85. per head, is riding an ATV a short distance, looking for shells then doing it all over again worth the cost? If shelling is your main reason for going, a better suggestion would be to go to the community store and ask for someone to boat you over and return for you at a designated time. Cost, approx. $30. You can take a beach umbrella and set up a spot on the beach and walk for miles if you like. It all depends on want you want for your money.

Visited June 2011
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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Amazing beach and shells”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

This is a quick boat ride from Ocracoke to Portsmouth Island. Then on the ATVs and out to miles of white beaches - nobody but your tour group and your guide. It is stunningly beautiful. Driving the ATVs across the island is a blast. The shells laying everywhere are mind blowing. The guide is friendly and very knowledgeable about the shells and the island.

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