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“DON'T MISS IT ! in New Bern, NC”
Review of Palm Coast Tours

Palm Coast Tours
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Palm Coast Tours & Sailing provides regular Sailing Cruises 7 days a week from April through October. Enjoy a relaxing sail on the beautiful Neuse River in New Bern, NC aboard our 41 foot ketch sailboat named Two Peas. Our USCG licensed Captain Les Pendleton & Crew will take you on a fun cruise where you can experience the rush of moving along the river with just the power of the wind. You can participate in steering the boat, learn to tie a knot or two or just sit back, relax and let us do the work. This sailing cruise will be one of the most memorable highlights of your visit to the New Bern area. An Unforgettable Experience ! All Sailing Cruises are 1 & 1/2 hours on the water and include complimentary soda and bottled water and soda. You are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks on board. $40/person all ages. Cruises originate in Northwest Creek Marina located within the resort community of Fairfield Harbour in New Bern, NC.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Suzanne and Les (Palm Coast Tours) do a remarkable job in touring and especially explaining the history of New Bern, NC. They are not only pleasant and enjoyable to ride with, but are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. They were jovial and open to questions. The tour is two hours long, but the time seems to fly by as they not only take you through historic New Bern, but also Millionaires Row in Trent Woods.

The bus is small enough to make the tour seem personalized, but large and comfortable enough to make it easy to look and listen. The windows are tinted and huge, giving a fantastic view of the city and country-side. The couple has several other tours incuding Orient and Beauford. They also, personally, conduct a sailing tour of the Neuse River and sound. AND, if you take more than one tour with them, you are invited to a wine and cheese tasting aboard their sailing ship.

This is a don't miss opportunity to visit the area with a truly knowledgeable and personable couple.

3  Thank poppopsilver
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susanne p, Owner at Palm Coast Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We would like to make one small clarification for future guests. The complimentary Wine & Cheese party is not a regular part of our tours, but a special event we do periodically throughout the year.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband, two kids (ages 10 and 11) and I had a wonderful experience touring with Suzanne and Les. The two hour tour of New Bern is a must-do –- very enjoyable for everyone, a perfect intro to all this amazing city has to offer and very reasonably priced. The other tours are also fantastic. We loved hearing about all the history, local lore and best bargain spots. I highly recommend Palm Coast Tours to everyone visiting the area (particularly within the first few days of your stay). It was a treat to just sit back and relax while the tour guides regaled us with humorous and enchanting stories of the city’s 300 year past. Palm Coast Tours (252-665-1175) really made our vacation in New Bern unforgettable.

2  Thank Brien P
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I belong to a group of friends from Ohio. We spent a "girlfriend" week in New Bern where one of us is now a resident. Lucky for us that she hooked us up with Susanne and Les ! We went on three tours with them. The first tour was an introduction to sites and history of the wonderful city. Then we took a river cruise on their beautiful sailboat. That was quite the memorable trip. The last trip was down to Oriental and Beaufort for the day. We left New Bern feeling like we had new best friends and the feeling of belonging to this area with a great story of our nation's history. Being a North Carolina naive, I was very proud. Don't miss out on the opportunity to spend some time with them!!!!

2  Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

we wanted to thank you for your wonderful tour service. We want to thank you and Les for a wonderful week. You made our first time in New Bern so ejoyable in spite of the cold weather. Altho is was cold all week on the dayswe were out with you the sun was shinning every time. We had such a good time. You both are a pleasure to with and enjoy your "work" so much. You love the area so much itwould be very hard not to have a good time. Of course the "bonus" for us was that we left right from the timeshare and the guys were able to appreciate the tours also. I have trouble getting around and use a walker and you made me so comfortable, thank you again. Next time I will try the sailboat because they all really enjoyed that also. Thank you again and will certainly look forward to coming to New Bern again. Love and God Bless, Louie,Claudine,Bobby and Doreen Martone, Inverness,Fl. and Miramar, Fl.

2  Thank louis34323
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wonderful hospitality on the part of knowledgable tour guides. Recommend both bus and boat tours. Great ways of seeing the local area.

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