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OBX Ghost Tours

#16 of 33 Tours in Manteo
Manteo, NC, USA
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About OBX Ghost Tours
As you make your way through downtown Manteo, your guide shares the stories and history that make the Outer Banks one of the most haunted beaches in North America. Our tour is unique from others in the area because we are equipped with EMF detectors and try to limit our group size to 20.
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OBX Ghost Tours

1 hour 15 minutes
from $20.00
Overview
Our walking tour is something the entire family will enjoy. You'll be entertained as a guide leads you through downtown Manteo telling you the spooky tales that make the Outer Banks one of the most haunted beaches in the United States.

Some of the stories you'll hear include; the Lost Colony, Blackbeard, the Cora Tree, and much more.

Our tour also offers guests the chance to use an EMF detector. EMF detectors are commonly used on paranormal investigating television shows.

You'll have the time of your afterlife at OBX Ghost Tours.
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Charlene527 wrote a review Oct 5
Cary, North Carolina23 contributions
Review of: OBX Ghost Tours
Having been on true Ghost Tours in Charleston, Savannah and Asheville, we were looking forward to this tour because of the local area's long and rich history and pirate lore. Unfortunately, the tour is more a "story-telling tour" focusing on tales from other areas rather than any reported local "paranormal" activity. With the exception of one stop at a home rumored to have the footsteps of a young girl continuously reappear and in the parking lot of a supposedly haunted theater, the majority of the tour was spent in overly long stops along the waterfront where the guide told stories about Blackbeard and events which had occurred elsewhere in the Outer Banks. The tour area covers only a couple of blocks near the waterfront, and most of the tour time is spent standing at the dock/walkway overlooking the water. The guide was a nice lady, but she was not particularly engaging and some stories went on a bit too long - we began to lose interest. The company advertises, "Our tour is unique from others in the area because we are equipped with EMF detectors and try to limit our group size to 20". No EMFs were used during our tour. This is not a tour for folks who have an interest in hearing about or potentially experiencing local paranormal activity. It could be entertaining for folks who want to hear some general pirate stories about the Outer Banks.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brittany P wrote a review Sep 2020
Lititz, Pennsylvania1 contribution
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Julia was our tour guide and she did a fantastic job. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything she was telling and also threw in some humor to keep us entertained. This was a very fun tour; even for those who aren’t big into haunted stuff, you still learn so much history during the tour that makes it enjoyable for everyone.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Living Today wrote a review Aug 2020
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I try to do a ghost tour whenever I'm on vacation, so have been on many in lots of different towns in the US and in other countries. This one was very informative and our guide, BJ was a good host. She was very knowledgeable and being an actor, was great at story telling. The fact that we were experiencing a pandemic and had to wear face masks and not go into any buildings, of course, made the tour less exciting. This couldn't be helped. What I disliked the most about this particular tour, was the lack of stories that actually happened there in Manteo. So many of the stories, happened elsewhere in the OBX. I would have liked to at least visit a cemetery with a story or two from there instead of so many stories that happened in another area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from OBXMysteryDinner, Manager at OBX Ghost Tours
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Hello Debi! Thank you for your review! We have included stories of Manteo in the past. We switch out stories every summer so guests can enjoy even more Outer Banks lore. We take our guests suggestions very seriously and appreciate your feedback!
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Charlotte W wrote a review Aug 2020
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Waste of money. We had no idea what she was talking about My 13 year son my husband and I was so bored we just about fell asleep. This had nothing to do with ghosts. What a waste of money.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from OBXMysteryDinner, Manager at OBX Ghost Tours
Responded Aug 30, 2020
We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience with us. We cover many different stories of Outer Banks’ haunted history including; Black Beard, The Lost Colony, and Theodosia Burr. All of our tales are historically based and we understand that is not for everyone. We want to be sure to tell you true tales and not ones that are made up. We take your feedback seriously and will consider your suggestions for our tour.
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Joel Bing wrote a review Aug 2020
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Excellent tour! Not only do you learn about ghosts but the history of beautiful downtown Manteo! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from OBXMysteryDinner, Manager at OBX Ghost Tours
Responded Aug 30, 2020
Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Outer Banks vacation and hope to see you again on a future visit!
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