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OBX Ghost Tours provided by OBX Ghost Tours

OBX Ghost Tours
4.5
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$25.00
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 15m
Group size:
120
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 256995P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of EMF detectors
  • Touristic Guide
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, NC 27954, USA We meet in front of Downtown Books Store.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of EMF detectors
  • Touristic Guide
Departure details
  • 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, NC 27954, USA We meet in front of Downtown Books Store.
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    105 Sir Walter Raleigh St
    105 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    We meet in front of Downtown Books Store.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pioneer Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Roanoke Island Festival Park
    Roanoke Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Charlene527
Cary, NC23 contributions
Having been on true Ghost Tours in Charleston, Savannah and Asheville, we were looking forward to this tour because of the local area's long and rich history and pirate lore. Unfortunately, the tour is more a "story-telling tour" focusing on tales from other areas rather than any reported local "paranormal" activity. With the exception of one stop at a home rumored to have the footsteps of a young girl continuously reappear and in the parking lot of a supposedly haunted theater, the majority of the tour was spent in overly long stops along the waterfront where the guide told stories about Blackbeard and events which had occurred elsewhere in the Outer Banks.

The tour area covers only a couple of blocks near the waterfront, and most of the tour time is spent standing at the dock/walkway overlooking the water. The guide was a nice lady, but she was not particularly engaging and some stories went on a bit too long - we began to lose interest.

The company advertises, "Our tour is unique from others in the area because we are equipped with EMF detectors and try to limit our group size to 20". No EMFs were used during our tour.

This is not a tour for folks who have an interest in hearing about or potentially experiencing local paranormal activity. It could be entertaining for folks who want to hear some general pirate stories about the Outer Banks.
Written October 5, 2020
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
I've been on ghost tours in which you get chills and are convinced the ghosts are there with you. This is not that. This was more of a chill laid back story-telling tour of some of the oddities of Manteo. The tour doesn't cover much ground and there was a lot of standing around the same spot listening to tales. Around half of them were ghost related.

If you are looking for a spooky paranormal tour, this isn't it. If you are looking to hear tall tales about the area, then you might like it.
Written May 4, 2022
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OBXMysteryDinner
Thank you for your review. We definitely talk more about haunted history rather than being a paranormal investigation experience. We do hope to expand to ghost hunts in the future.
Written June 9, 2022
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Brittany P
Lititz, PA1 contribution
Family
Julia was our tour guide and she did a fantastic job. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything she was telling and also threw in some humor to keep us entertained. This was a very fun tour; even for those who aren’t big into haunted stuff, you still learn so much history during the tour that makes it enjoyable for everyone.
Written September 10, 2020
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Christine U.
Annapolis, MD56 contributions
Friends
Manteo is a neat little town, and our guide definitely showed off its charm during the tour. Though none of the stories were particularly spooky, we did get to hear a lot of little history nuggets about different towns in the Outer Banks. I don’t know that I would recommend this to avid ghost tour fans, but for visitors and families who want a little fun mixed in with their history, it was great! We’d definitely be interested in attending other tours provided by the company and plan to visit again in the future. Overall, it was a pleasant way to spend the evening.
Written March 11, 2021
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Lauren D
2 contributions
Friends
Our tour guide was Julia and she was so passionate about this place. She was engaging and actually super funny which made the experience even more fun! It offered a lot of local history and spooky stories that weren’t going to keep kids up at night. It was a great way to end our trip and we look forward to coming back because of all of Julia’s recommendations!!
Written July 23, 2022
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Living Today
2 contributions
I try to do a ghost tour whenever I'm on vacation, so have been on many in lots of different towns in the US and in other countries. This one was very informative and our guide, BJ was a good host. She was very knowledgeable and being an actor, was great at story telling. The fact that we were experiencing a pandemic and had to wear face masks and not go into any buildings, of course, made the tour less exciting. This couldn't be helped. What I disliked the most about this particular tour, was the lack of stories that actually happened there in Manteo. So many of the stories, happened elsewhere in the OBX. I would have liked to at least visit a cemetery with a story or two from there instead of so many stories that happened in another area.
Written August 31, 2020
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OBXMysteryDinner
Hello Debi! Thank you for your review! We have included stories of Manteo in the past. We switch out stories every summer so guests can enjoy even more Outer Banks lore. We take our guests suggestions very seriously and appreciate your feedback!
Written September 2, 2020
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Michelle G
3 contributions
Couples
As someone who doesn’t believe in ghosts, I weirdly love ghost tours to get the macabre history of a place. I think our guides’ name was Julie? She was very sweet and funny and knew an insane amount of history and Blackbeard facts that were spot on. Some people on our tour think they captured something in a photo. I didn’t look at that to be honest. There was no EMF reading, I was relieved about that because it’s such cringey pseudoscience. Only complaint was the tour says it goes from 7 to 815. But the guide said it went from 730 to 845. So we were all kinda standing around for 30 minutes prior to departure. But all around, it’s a good amount of walking in a cool place with good stories and entertainment. Wholly recommend this enjoyable experience.
Written April 30, 2021
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Jennifer D
13 contributions
Solo
BJ was our tour guide and with her background in theater, she made the tour very interesting. I had a chance to speak with her prior to the tour and she provided great tidbits about the area. I would’ve loved to spend more time AFTER the tour but I had an early appointment. Myself and another guest had the”Ghosthunter” app downloaded and some of the places BJ took us were very active on the app. I would highly recommend this tour if you like ghost tours!
Written April 26, 2022
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Kelly B
1 contribution
Very educational. Easy walking and places to sit along the way. Our guide, Laura, was very engaging and theatrical in her story telling. Learned a lot of local history and lore throughout the tours.
Written July 12, 2022
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Rose H
Chesterfield, VA9 contributions
Julia was amazing! She told us a lot of interesting facts about the area. My kids aged 6 and 11 loved it. They were shook from her Black Beard tale. They debated on the way home about how he swam around the boat. She mixed humor with history and told great stories. We all highly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone. We learned many facts about the area that we love to vacation in! Well done!
Written July 25, 2022
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Steve08291957
Steve08291957
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Fun Ghost Tour
Fun tour of downtown Manteo. Good stories of the history of the town, the islands in general, as well as ghost sto
LibbyPittsburgh
LibbyPittsburgh
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Organized and Interesting
Having taken all three of the ghost tours from the other company, Ghost Tours of the Outer Banks, this year we went
Cooper O
Cooper O
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Great Ghost Tour
My Girlfriend and I had lots of fun on this tour, which features some great local legends and historical tales. Our
bobble926
bobble926
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Great tour with an interactive guide
Our family went on the late tour after dark and it was great. Our guide "BJ" was very interactive with our group an
Lesley D
Lesley D
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Short and disappointing
Our tour left at 7:50pm and we were in the car to go home by 9:03pm. Should be advertised as a local legend tour. I
Janel C
Janel C
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Fun informative tour
We were fortunate enough to have Julia as our guide for the Labor Day/final official regular tour of the season. We
terry3124
terry3124
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a great ghost tour!
i loved this tour. I learned so much history and was highly entertained by our guide. While i didnt see any ghosts
1goofyboxer
1goofyboxer
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Fun time with OBX Ghost Tours
The family and I had a fun evening with OBX Ghost Tours. Good mix of spooky stories and local history.
Lana P
Lana P
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Fun times!
We really enjoyed our tour! Our guide provided us with great info on the area, interesting historical facts, and a
Jenn W
Jenn W
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Fun, entertaining, engaging, and educational!
Emily was a great guide and storyteller! We had a great time learning about the Lost Colony, why it was lost - and
Meade1
Meade1
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Great Fun!
We had a fantastic time. My husband, daughter and I have been coming to OBX for the last 12 years and over the ye
Melissa T
Melissa T
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Very Entertaining
This is a great walking tour of downtown Manteo. The stories are told with humor and flare. Hopefully you will en
Jenalba
Jenalba
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A good time!
My husband and I took four teenage boys with us on this ghost tour. Julie was our guide. She even had a ghost detec
skliebs
skliebs
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Good Time!
Julia was our tour guide for our night. She was very knowledgeable and shared very interesting stories. If you're
crbenjamin
crbenjamin
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Delightful Backdrop to Regional Tales
Manteo is a charming little hamlet with a New Orleans feel to it. Lots of small mom and pop stores and eateries, lo
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