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Nags Head Dolphin Watch

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Address: 7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
Phone Number: (252) 449-8999
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Great trip, worth every penny!

We saw a lot of dolphins and learned quite a bit about them. The boat was comfortable and easy to board. Great for all ages. Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marcia B
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw a lot of dolphins and learned quite a bit about them. The boat was comfortable and easy to board. Great for all ages. Thank you!

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Thank Marcia B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out at 10am and found ourselves in the midst of a lot of dolphins. We saw a few babies that were hanging close to their mom. There were also s few pods that were very playful. Captain John and Anna were super friendly. Well worth your time and money'

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, let me say Jess is amazing and so knowledgeable- she made the trip very interesting and her love for the dolphins showed through in all she did. They knew right where to go to find the dolphins and while they certainly gave them the space they needed, they got us close enough to give us a real show and... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a relaxing 2 hour afternoon tour that was a nice break from the beach. Captain Carl did a great job going to where the dolphins were hanging out. His assistant Liz, who is a grad student and dolphin expert, had tons of info to share. During the times when there were no dolphins to observe, she did a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four really enjoyed this experience. Kids aged 7 and 11. Captain John made the trip quite humorous and we were super impressed with Jess who, I believe was from the local dolphin research unit, and a qualified marine biologist. The 2 hour trip was around the Roanoke Sound water area. Within 20 mins we were seeing dolphins... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must for vacationers who love sea life. They take you way out where the dolphins live and feed. We went late in the afternoon. It's roughly a 2 hour trip. Jess (the narrator) was exceptional in her descriptions and general information about the dolphins. You see them come up for air and swim together. If you want to see... More 

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Thank Grizz1961
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing! saw a lot of dolphins, and the crew was so nice & knowledgeable! They got the kids involved and answered any questions we had! Totally worth the money- it's about two hours on the water watching the Dolphins! So much fun, and we will be back next year :)

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Wonderful tour with Capt. John and Marine Biologist AKA first mate Jessie. Blessed with many sightings and opportunities for a photographical field day including nursery groups, younger dolphins playing and jumping while moms kept an eye on the young. Many very close to the boat for fun pictures. Very interactive for kids who assisted Jess with various ecological-environmental tests (salinity,... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Captain John and first mate Jess were amazing. Jess has so much information on the dolphins and gets all the kids involved. On our day out, we saw dolphins within the first 10 minutes of leaving the docks. My 4 year old was ecstatic with the sightings (we saw a pod of around 10) and Captain John let her sit... More 

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We saw lots of dolphins on a fun tour with a very knowledgable guide. She got the kids involved in the 'data collection' and explained a lot about monitoring the dolphins and their history.

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