Our tour professionals will help customize an itinerary that truly caters to the specific interests of your group. Culinary, historic, adventure, shopping or do it all, we will create a plan to suit your needs. Your greatest challenge will be that they won’t want to leave!

Crystal Coast One Day Itinerary - Beaufort Getaway:

9:00 am:

Arrive in Beaufort to join a sail up the Newport River to a place where the dolphin come to play year after year. These dolphin are familiar friends to our local captains. Recognized by their individual dorsal fins, they’ve even named a few! Just a few feet from the boat, you can watch the dolphin playing together in their natural habitats well as viewing our beautiful coastline and waterways.

12:00 pm:

Enjoy a delicious lunch of our fresh local seafood at one of our waterfront restaurants.

1:30 pm:

Hop aboard and see Beaufort’s historic district from atop a 1967 English double decker bus. Local narrators tell tales of Beaufort’s rich past of pirates, star crossed lovers, and Confederate spies.

After your tour, spend some time browsing along Beaufort’s Front Street with its unique shops and galleries before departing for home.

Crystal Coast Two - Three Day Itinerary:

Day one:

Arrive this morning for a guided tour of Fort Macon, a Civil War era fort and waterfront state park. The fort was built in 1826 and used during the Civil and Spanish American Wars.

Located at the eastern end of Bogue Banks, one of a series of barrier islands along the North Carolina coast, the park is surrounded on three sides by water. This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore the salt marshes and estuaries so vital to the coastal ecosystem.

Enjoy lunch at one Southern Salt, one of  Morehead City’s waterfront seafood restaurants.

Tour of the North Carolina Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum, in Beaufort, reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center teaches boatbuilding for all ages.

Check into hotel

Free time for shopping, visiting galleries and dinner along the Beaufort Boardwalk. 

After dinner, take the Beaufort Ghost Walk and take a walk with your haunted guide, who shares their own story of betrayal, treachery, and tragedy from the Golden Age of Piracy, Colonial and Civil War eras, or the early 1900s.

Day two:

Cruise to Cape Lookout

A boat ride three miles offshore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore.  Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages--there’s something for everyone at Cape Lookout. 

Box lunch included on cruise

This afternoon, take a double decker bus tour of historic Beaufort, viewing the antebellum homes and hearing about the occupants from your step on guide, or tour the Old Burial Ground. The town’s oldest cemetery holds fascinating stories about Beaufort’s 300-year history! Established in the early 1700’s, its weathered tombstones chronicle the heritage of North Carolina’s third oldest town and the surrounding coast.

Free time in Beaufort

Dinner at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant and Pub

Day three:

Breakfast included at hotel

Tour of North Carolina Aquarium

From the mountains to the sea … feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore shipwrecks — without getting wet. See a rare white sea turtle. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic.

Lunch on own on Morehead Waterfront.

Depart for home.