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Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours

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Morehead City, NC, USA
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Julie A wrote a review Dec 3
Morehead City, North Carolina1 contribution
Captain Tony took us on a fabulous tour today and even though two of us have lived here over 15 years we learned SO MUCH!! What a beautiful day! Tony was so informative, funny, and kind - always making sure everyone was comfortable and looking to meet our needs and interests.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Corky C wrote a review Oct 2021
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Four of us took a shelling tour with Crystal Coast Ecotours’ Capt. Tony on October 30, 2021. We made stops at Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout. The shelling was fantastic. Capt. Tony gave us a wonderful historic perspective of the area as we toured, was very mindful of safety and comfort throughout the trip and very attentive. It was obvious Capt. Tony loves his job and loves sharing his passion for the water with his clients. I highly recommend this company for all your water adventures on the Crystal coast whether you are planning a vacation to the area or just want to get away for the day like we did.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Crystal Coast Ecotours appreciates your nice review. Thank you also for your kind words concerning Capt. Tony. His passion and love for the water fit perfectly with Crystal Coast Ecotours. The shelling here is one of the best places you can go in NC and I am glad Capt. Tony guided you to some places that produced much happiness! Thank you for your recommendation. We would love to host you again. Capt. Jess
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OnAir437532 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had a 6 hour trip with Captain Jess and it was incredible. We got to see and do many things, which we had input on. The day started chilly, but quickly warmed up! We were in and out of the water, visited beaches and saw beautiful vistas, along with shelling. We saw Cape Lookout lighthouse from the sea, visited Shackleford Banks and saw the ponies, plus had some time to dig clams, which we had never done before, and even a little fishing. At each island, Captain Jess brought a bucket for any garbage we found. We appreciated that we hopefully, left things a little better than we found them. Captain Jess' narrative, was very informative and interesting. He was able to answer our many questions, both about history and nature and that added so much to our enjoyment of the trip! It was just an incredible experience. Our boat trip was definitely a highlight of our trip to the area and we would definitely book it again!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Crystal Coast Ecotours is truly happy that you had an incredible time with us. It is a beautiful place and I am glad that I got to share a little bit with you. I get to relive the first time I saw all these wondrous things through the eyes of folks like you. Thank you for mentioning that we strive to pick up trash each time we stop along our beaches. Like you said, we want to try to do our part so others can enjoy what we are blessed with. If you come back to the area, we would love to host you again. Capt. Jess
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Waring1226 wrote a review Oct 2021
Knoxville, Tennessee2 contributions
This was our third trip with Crystal Coast Ecotours and we loved it all over again. Captain Tony was great! We were able to see tons of dolphins and birds, spotted several of the wild mustangs, and took a walk through the dunes and out onto a secluded area, the Bight. We found urchins, a horseshoe crab, and lots of shells. Our very reserved three year old loved going with Captain Jess last year and boy she took to Captain Tony also! She was marching around asking him to identify shells and loved the boat ride and seeing all the animals. Thanks again for being the highlight of our week!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Crystal Coast Ecotours thanks you for your kind review. We are truly grateful that you consider the adventure with us as the highlight of your week here. Thank you also for wanting to go out with us multiple times. I am glad you had a wonderful time with Capt. Tony. He is a great person and a professional guide. Capt. Jess
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Lea B wrote a review Oct 2021
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I highly recommend taking a trip with Captain Jess! He truly is the best!! We had two couples on our 6 hour trip, and Captain Jess made the adventure the highlight of our vacation. We started the day off with a one hour delay due to weather, but once on the boat we were mesmerized. Captain Jess had a bay scallop for us to ooh and ahh over before we even left the dock! And, it just got better and better from there! We were able to experience some incredible bird sightings. We saw horses, the Cape Lookout lighthouse, and we stopped on several small islands for shelling and sand dollar hunting. Throughout the trip Captain Jess shared history about the area and educational tidbits about the creatures we discovered along the way. We had an unexpected and very exciting fishing stop, and we also got to try seining. It was just an amazing day, and I would encourage you to experience your own adventure with Captain Jess and Crystal Coast Eco Tours! You'll love it!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Crystal Coast Ecotours is humbled by your gracious recommendations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. The beauty of the area is special and I am glad that you folks got to experience some of its special treasures. We would love to host you again if you come back to the area. Capt. Jess
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