OBX Ghost Tours
OBX Ghost Tours
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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.
Manteo, North Carolina

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Cooper O
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
My Girlfriend and I had lots of fun on this tour, which features some great local legends and historical tales. Our tour guide Julia was enthusiastic and did an excellent job of keeping things interesting. Our tour lasted approximately an hour and a half. Would highly recommend!
Written June 30, 2019
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Margie W
Chalfont, PA86 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Enjoyed this tour very much. B.J. gave a wonderful tour, was very informative and truly brought history to life. As a paranormal investigator I highly recommend this tour! And as a history lover, B.J. truly captured the local flavor. Great tour. Do it!
Written July 13, 2017
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Tiffanyjim
Marion, IA1,125 contributions
Since it is Halloween season our family decided to take the ghost tour. A reasonable price to learn some local folklore and our guide Lara was very entertaining! Fun way to spend an evening even though we didn’t see any ghosts!
Written October 19, 2023
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Charlene527
Cary, NC23 contributions
Sep 2020
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.
Written October 5, 2020
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cowspigchicken
1 contribution
Aug 2020
The ghost tour was not much of a ghost tour at all. Our guide was just trying to promote the island and things to do while there. There was only one ghost story that was poorly told. We all lost interest within the first 20 minutes. Definitely do not recommend this tour.
Written August 17, 2020
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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, the Cora Tree, and the Pioneer Theater. Our guides promote activities to do in the area because we want to make sure to let you know how to enjoy the rest of your Outer Banks vacation and everything our area has to offer. We take your feedback seriously and will consider your suggestions for our tour.
Written August 18, 2020
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Dylan
Rochester, IN14 contributions
Lara was our tour guide and she gave us a fantastic experience through downtown Manteo! We learned a little bit about a lot of different things, with our favorite story being about Theodosia Burr.

I’ve never been a believer of ghosts, but she had all of us excited to hear more, and I even saw dancing lights circling above us at the end of the tour…
Written July 5, 2023
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Cheryl D
Asheville, NC3 contributions
Sep 2022
Laura was our guide. I felt like I was sitting around a campfire listening to the best storyteller ever. She is well versed in the history and lore of Matteo, and she has a unique ability to weave the stories together in a way that makes you not want to miss a word. Laura definitely set the tone from the beginning, so the tour was fun and our group was pretty chill and considerate.
Written September 1, 2022
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Meeskey
Buffalo25 contributions
Beth was a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. She kept the tour moving along and is a very good story teller. We enjoyed the evening very much.
Written July 21, 2022
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katwithadog
State College47 contributions
Oct 2021
I'm sure it depends on the guide and group. Most people on the tour weren't taking it seriously, and our particular guide seemed somewhat over it. We had a good time, but zero spooky vibes.
Written February 16, 2022
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Elisa C
Central New Jersey65 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a great time on the OBX Ghost Tour. Guide was knowledgeable and a great storyteller. She told stories from the area and also from the greater Outer Banks area. She stopped at great places to share her stories. Worth the $25 per person. We had two sons in their twenties who enjoyed the stories; but probably not so interesting for younger kids.
Written October 14, 2021
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