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Nags Head Dolphin Watch

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7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
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Relaxing and Informative

This was a relaxing 2 hour afternoon tour that was a nice break from the beach. Captain Carl did a... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2016
lisa3122015
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Great Experience

Our family of four really enjoyed this experience. Kids aged 7 and 11. Captain John made the trip... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
Kerry B
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Toronto, Canada
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7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
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Reviewed September 1, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

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....More

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Reviewed August 26, 2016 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...More

Thank Beauty E
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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...More

Thank Bob B
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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...More

Thank deemacnc
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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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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a new adventure for our vacation in the OBX this year. So after reading the reviews we chose a dolphin watch . What a great experience . Both the Capt. & his first mate Jess were great. Jess gave us so...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Was a wonderful enjoyable 2 hour boat ride with Liz and Captain John. They where very informative and fun with the kids. We saw a lot of dolphins and Liz was able to answer all the boats questions. It was a great way to spend...More

Thank Ali R
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Looking for something a little more relaxing to do towards the end of our vacation, we found this dolphin watch tour online. The price per person was pretty reasonable, and I had seen similar tours that were more expensive. The "first mate" was incredibly knowledgable...More

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amandaallen0602
May 7, 2018|
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Response from UPSdude | Reviewed this property |
$15 for children 12(?) and under $29 for adults and I think infants are $1 or free. It is well worth the cost.
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ATLBuckeyeGirl
January 21, 2018|
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Response from UPSdude | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would suggest you go before you get on the boat. No comforts, just the bare bones water closet.
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Shelia S
November 24, 2017|
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Response from rickb0109 | Reviewed this property |
I think they stop regular tours in early October. You might call them to check that though.
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