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Paradise Dolphin Cruises

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712 Harbor Rd, Wanchese, Roanoke Island, NC 27981-9606
+1 252-573-0547
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A Vacation Highlight

In our second visit to the Outer Banks my wife suggested we look at a dolphin cruise. With two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fleishum
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Sunset Dophin Cruise

We had a great time on the cruise. Jay was friendly, knowledgeable, and entertained us with his wit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maggie C
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Eager to channel your inner explorer while visiting Wanchese? Join us aboard the Kokomo for the ocean excursion of a lifetime. With over ten years in the business and a true love of the open water, our captain and crew are here to ensure your safety and provide an exhilarating experience for the whole family. We’ll cruise the Roanoke Sound and keep an eye out for the majestic Bottlenose dolphins that inhabit the waters. There’s no telling what exciting encounters are in store! So climb aboard, and we’ll set sail for adventure -- we can’t wait to share the ocean and all its magic with you.
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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712 Harbor Rd, Wanchese, Roanoke Island, NC 27981-9606
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"saw dolphins"
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"sunset cruise"
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"captain and crew"
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"beautiful tour"
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"points of interest"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In our second visit to the Outer Banks my wife suggested we look at a dolphin cruise. With two young children I thought this definitely couldn't hurt. After calling the morning of we were able to get tickets for the first cruise of the morning....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time on the cruise. Jay was friendly, knowledgeable, and entertained us with his wit and humor. He found us dolphins and took us to great photo-op sites!!!More

Thank Maggie C
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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jay knows how to entertain a crowd, and it sounds like your visit was no exception, Maggie! We're thrilled you had a great time and saw all the dolphins you hoped for. Wishing you safe travels on the rest of your trip. Sincerely, Paradise Cruises...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could remember the Captain's and crew member's names because they were AMAZING! (I think I was too excited when we got on the boat to pay attention). These two gentlemen were both so knowledgeable about the area and happily answered everyone's questions....More

Thank Stephanie F
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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Stephanie, we love hearing how excited you were before and throughout your cruise. We can't control where the dolphins go, but we'll always do our very best to make sure you see as many as possible. It was such a pleasure having you on board,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great morning aboard the Kokomo. Saw some dolphins and got some nice photos. The crew was very personable and provided us with some interest facts and history. It was a fun morning on the water! The 8 yr old as well as...More

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us for an early morning dolphin cruise! It's awesome your tour was just as educational as it was entertaining. Thanks for spreading the word about our great crew, and we hope to welcome you back next time you're in Wanchese! Best, Paradise...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best dolphin tour we have been on as a family. We will be coming back again. We did the sunset cruise last night with Captain Jay and his crew. They were amazing and really knew where the dolphins were. They...More

Thank Glennett G
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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to know that you enjoyed your experience with us, Glennett, but it looks like your rating doesn't reflect that. Hope you'll be back to see us soon. Best, Paradise Cruises Family

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family took a dolphin tour this morning and these guys are FANTASTIC!!! We saw more dolphins than we expected and got a beautiful tour around the islands and sound. We also saw Bodie Island and light house. This was the first trip to Outer...More

Thank Tonya P
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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tonya, it was a lucky day for dolphin watching! We're thrilled y'all were able to see so many on your first trip, and thanks for sharing how much fun you and your family had. We'll be sure to share this with both Jacob and Jeff....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I decided last minute to do a dolphin tour and we are so glad we chose this company. The price is reasonable ($25 per adult) and there were about 25 people on the boat total so we didn’t have to fight for...More

1  Thank Brittany L
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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you decided to join the trip too, Brittany! It's wonderful knowing you and your friend enjoyed seeing all the dolphins and hearing the different facts our crew loves to share. We appreciate the recommendation and hope you'll join us again someday! Best wishes,...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Amazing! My family went on a morning cruise and saw numerous dolphin all around the boat in no time! The hosts were fun and knowledgeable!

Thank dsbuckster
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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

There's no better way to start the day than with a few dolphin sightings! We're ecstatic hearing that your family had such a wonderful time with us, and we hope it won't be the last. Best regards, Paradise Cruises Family

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice ride. We spent much time driving before and Dolphins showed up. There were a few dolphins, they were not very active that night.More

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Glad you enjoyed cruising around with us, Jen. You can never predict how many dolphins might appear on any given day, but we're glad you got to spot a few! Thanks for giving us a shot, and we wish you all the best. Sincerely, Paradise...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We enjoyed the afternoon dolphin cruise. The crew was very friendly and informative. Cade was able to tell us quite a bit about the dolphins. The Captain (I think his name was Dave, but not quite sure) was very informative about the Wanchese Harbor and...More

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Andrew_paradise_NC, Owner at Paradise Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

When it comes to Wanchese and the surrounding area, our crew has a lot of fun knowledge to share. We're delighted you had a good time spotting dolphins and learning more about the harbor. If you're ever back in the area, we hope to welcome...More

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We paid $25 per person and found the information for scheduling online at their website. We had to call to reserve and they were happy to reschedule when things changed.
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