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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone on 2 tours with Capt. Jess (April 2015 and June 2019) and will continue to go on them, whenever we go to NC. Best way to experience, all that NC has to offer. We have seen the wild horses, dolphins, the Cape...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding Crystal Coast Ecotours. I am glad that you folks had a good time and truly appreciate your desire to go out with me multiple times. One of the blessing of this undertaking is meeting nice folks...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family has taken vacations at Emerald Isle for more than 35 years. So there are not many hidden treasures that we don't know about. But Crystal Coast Ecotours turned out to be a true hidden treasure for us this year!! Captain Jess arranged two...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for much for your compliments and taking the time to post a review. We truly had a wonderful time together. Thank you for telling folks about Crystal Coast Ecotours!! I also hope to see you next fall; I hope the day will be...More

Reviewed October 7, 2019

My wife and our two daughters went on an all day trip with Captain Jess. It was amazing. Watching the stallions spar on Shackleford Banks, picking up sand dollars on a sandbar at low tide, finding lots of conch shells at the cape, and learning...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We truly are blessed with the many beautiful natural treasures on the Crystal Coast. One does not often get to see two of the wild stallions of Shackleford Banks fight like those two did that day. I am glad that you and your family had...More

Reviewed October 1, 2019

We went out on a full day ecotour with Capt. Jess Hawkins on Friday, September 20th 2019. It was an amazing experience. We chose to go shelling, fishing and looking for wild horses. We also got to see Cape Lookout Lighthouse. We couldn't have had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You are most welcome Sonia. Thank you for wanting to go out with Crystal Coast Ecotours multiple times and thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you and your family had a wonderful time. There is so much to experience here...More

Reviewed September 20, 2019

We took four hour tour with Captain Jess. He tailored our experience to our interests and taught us so much about the area. We were able to collect beautiful shells, see the wild horses and delve into the history of Cape Lookout National Seashore, Radio...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am glad that you had a good time on your ecotour with Crystal Coast Ecotours. Thank you for your complimentary review. The shelling here is amazing!! I do hope to take you out again in the future. Take care.

Reviewed September 18, 2019

My boyfriend’s family and I had a great time with Captain Jess touring the coastline, fishing, picking up shells, seeing a lighthouse, and hearing from Captain Jess and his knowledge about marine bio and NC in general. He was nothing but kind, friendly, and informative...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and taking the time to post your thoughts. I am humbled that our experience together was one of the most enjoyable things you did on the Crystal Coast. The area is indeed one of the most beautiful...More

Reviewed August 26, 2019

Our family and friends had a great adventure with Captain Jess & Crystal Coast Ecotours while visiting Emerald Isle. The four hours we spent flew by while we dug for clams, found sand dollars, saw wild horses and beautiful birds. Water shoes, swimsuit/fast drying shorts...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Time does fly when we have a beautiful day in a beautiful area. I am glad your crew had a good time on our ecotour together. Thank you for your nice review and for going out with Crystal Coast Ecotours. I would love to take...More

Reviewed August 19, 2019

My husband and daughter and I booked a tour with Capt. Jess on our first visit to Emerald Isle. We had a beautiful day exploring Shackleford Banks, saw a mother and her new foal! He took us to our "own beach" where we found HUGE...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for going out with Crystal Coast Ecotours, especially so on your first visit to the area. Thank you also for your recommendation and taking the time to post a review. I am glad we were able to experience such memorable things on your...More

Reviewed August 16, 2019

We had a wonderful family experience with Capt Jess. He was very knowledgeable, kind and enthusiastic about the amazing eco system on the NC Coast. My 8 year old son caught Spanish Mackerel and co captained the boat. We found sand dollars, dug for clams,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation Jennifer. I am so glad your family was left with some special memories from your ecotour with Crystal Coast Ecotours. I love sharing the beauty of the area and have been blessed by a career as a marine...More

Reviewed August 13, 2019

My family enjoyed a stunning day and memorable experience with Capt. Jess last week. He is extremely knowledgeable about the NC coast - its history and ecology - and a pleasure to spend the day with. We clammed for the first time (they were delicious!),...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. I also had a wonderful time with your family also. I truly enjoy sharing the natural treasures of the Crystal Coast with folks. There is so much to see here that it is not hard to be left with...More

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travelcrazies49021
August 21, 2018|
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Response from madmikeb60 | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to Captain Jess many times by phone and email. It can sometimes take days for him to respond. He has cut back on the number of days he does tours to spend time with his family. Don’t give up. His tours are... More
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June 4, 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Fees are shown on their website under "Reservations." If you'd like a tour in just a few weeks, I'd advise contacting them soon. This is a popular activity during the summer months!
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