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About Ghost Crab Quest
Ghost Crab Eco Tours, Astronomy Nights & Scavenger Hunt packages! We are an ecotourism company based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Amazed by the beauty of these fragile barrier islands, Ghost Crab Quest is committed to sharing and exploring its wonders day and night. While catching the mighty Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) is our main attraction, we also offer custom birding tours and entry level astronomy course where we come to you!
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

We had a tour with Chandler (he is awesome - so funny and great with kids) last night! My 4- and 6-year old had a blast, and my husband and I had a great time watching them. It was also educational for everyone. We highly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Aww man! So stoked you all enjoyed your evening. We love what we do, and I guess it shows through. Ha. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy your entire stay on the Outer Banks!

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Ghost Crab Quest Kitty Hawk Wonderful Ghost Crab Quest, must do! My teen, preschooler, husband, Mom and I loved this adventure! Chandler our guide was informative and wonderful!! This is a family must do. I honestly was unsure and I am hard to please I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Terrific! We are so happy your whole group enjoyed the evening. We take pride in making the Quests fun for all ages, and stoked that we accomplished that with your group. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Thank You.

Reviewed August 5, 2019

Jim gave us a great tour of the night sky. What a pleasant experience to sit on the beach when it was quiet and appreciate what a beautiful spot the Outer Banks is. He was responsive and flexible leading up to the night and very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Chandler the tour guid was great. A young energetic man with a wealth of knowledge about the local ecology, area, not to mention the crabs. He made sure each of us had personalized attention while commanding the large group. Great family experience and memories to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

We are so happy you enjoyed your evening with Chandler and made "memories to last a lifetime." I'm very excited to share your review with Chandler! We hope you enjoy your entire visit to the Outer Banks and we look forward to seeing you all...More

Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

We ended up being the only guests on the tour so we got individual attention. Jim was very informative and we learned quite a bit about the local wildlife and the night sky. We had a blast catching the crabs and laughed a ton too!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Thanks for the positive review! This just goes to show, that catching and releasing the crabs is only part of the fun. We're so happy you enjoyed your evening :-)

Reviewed July 7, 2019

What an awesome experience for our family when we booked the ghost crab quest while in the OBX in June. There were 10 of us just from our family that participated and everyone, ages 5 - 63 - had a great time. Jim's enthusiasm about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

I love the image you painted. Regardless of catching and releasing the crabs, being on the beach at night is a special experience. Thanks for the review and good times!

Reviewed July 7, 2019

We had a great time with Jim ghost crabbing yesterday. It was fun, informative and just an overall great time. Well worth it!More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

We thoroughly appreciate and enjoy repeat customers. Your family was just as enthusiastic as I remember, and made it so easy to have a great time on the beach. In addition, we get a kick out of group's like yours, which are mainly adults. It's...More

Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

It was a great tour from the planning stages to the actual search of the ghost crabs. We had 10 people in our group and took 3 kids (ages 3,6 and 8). Jim did a great job in explaining different animals that live in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Wow! Thanks so much. We try to make the reservation process as smooth as possible so that our guests are worry free. So glad you enjoyed the evening!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

We had a great time on the beach at sunset with Jim. He told us LOTS about astronomy and even taught us how to recognize several planets, stars, and constellations.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

The dark skies of the Outer Banks are perfect for viewing the night sky. We're so happy you were able to enjoy this informative, entertaining and even romantic evening with us!

Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

What a great evening spent with my little family during our personal ghost crab quest! Our guide Dagen was great with our 6 & 3 year old and really helped them figure out how to catch the crabs! By the end of the evening, my...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

This is so refreshing! From childhood to adulthood, we have your good times covered. Thanks for spending time with us and rest assured Dagen will hear about your kind words.

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cherylr563
June 8, 2019|
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Response from Jim G | Property representative |
We love taking adults. This isn't a "dippy" activity. Rather, exciting, educational and even, challenging. Come join us!
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276saran
January 23, 2019|
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4 year olds have had a blast with us in the past. It may be a little challenging for them to actually catch the crabs, but our Guides are there to help.
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bjmact
June 30, 2018|
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We are open in Mid-October. However, if the weather starts to dip too low, under 60, for a week or so, the Atlantic Ghost Crabs may start to hibernate. That being said, our Starry Night Live program can be amazing in... More
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