play on the Crystal Coast

One of the quickest ways to feel like a local is to learn about the community and history that surrounds you. Whether you're looking to meet the chef of an award-winning restaurant, weave around the islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore or explore the shipwrecks that litter our coastline, there is a professional, informed guide who can help lead the way. Start your adventure here.

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Crystal Coast Ecotours

Discover hidden natural treasures on personalized tours of the Crystal Coast with Captain Jess Hawkins, 30 years experience as a professional marine biologist in North Carolina(B.S and M.S. degrees). We provide full or half-day adventures exploring barrier islands, shelling, dolphin watching, clamming, wild horse watching, birding, snorkling, seining, crabbing, and fishing.

112 Hodges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 808-3354

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Rachel Carson Reserve Self Guided Tours

The Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve is a nature preserve comprised of five islands and is located across from the historic Beaufort waterfront. The Reserve offers a year-round self- guided walking trail that highlights the diverse habitats found on Town Marsh. Self-guided trail brochures can be obtained by calling the Reserve office. During the spring and summer, walking nature tours and a boat cruise along Taylor’s Creek to the Carrot Island boardwalk are available to the public at no-charge. Call 252.838.0883 for tour schedule and reservations.

101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 838-0886

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Beaufort Historic Site Tours

Tours are led by docents in period dress through authentically restored dwellings. Tours begin at 10:00 and 11:30 AM, 1:00 and 3:00 PM Monday-Saturday, year round. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children (under 6 free).

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Crystal Coast Aviation

Located on the southern tip of the Outer Banks in Beaufort, the third oldest town in North Carolina, is the Michael J. Smith Airport. Come experience hospitality at its finest while flying over the beautiful Crystal Coast.

150 Airport Rd., Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-2323

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Fort Macon State Park

NC’s most visited state park includes a 19th century Civil War fort, recreation area with lifeguard-protected swimming, bathhouse and picnic area. Civil War reenactments performed in summer months. Join a guided tour of the fort or conduct your own following the guide available at the bookstore. The fort is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed Christmas Day. The fort is located on the eastern end of Atlantic Beach.

901 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-3775

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Historic Beaufort Double-Decker Bus Tour

Narrated tours of Beaufort’s historic district depart from the Beaufort Historic Site April through October on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM and Saturday at 11:00 AM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children (under 6 free).

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Old Burying Grounds Guided Tour

Regularly scheduled tours are given June through September on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each day at 2:30 pm. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Good Fortune Charters

Small groups (6 max.) are offered customized trips for dolphin and turtle watching, shelling, birding and sailing aboard a 41′ yacht. Departures are from the Beaufort docks. 2-1/2 hours, half- or full day, sunset.

101 Roanoke Avenue, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 241-6866

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Sandbar Safari Fishing & Eco-Tours

Sandbar Safari offers you the opportunity to experience the rich ecosystems of the Crystal Coast first hand. Explore the marshes, islands, and sandbars, & catch your own seafood feast of clams, blue crabs and shrimp. Create a custom fit to your needs!

Email: captainrob@sandbarsafari.com

106 Cedar Point Boulevard, Cedar Point, NC, United States

(252) 725-4614

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Lookout Cruises

Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board. Tours to Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 504-SAIL

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Island Ferry Adventures

Offering service 7 days a week year-round to Bird Shoal, Sand Dollar Island and Carrot Island.

326 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

252-728-4129

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Miss Crystal Coast Cruises

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Dolphin Watch
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Narrated Dolphin & Wild Pony Scenic Tour
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Islands of The Crystal Coast
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM –  Narrated Dolphin & Wild Pony Scenic Tour
***These cruises will be daily
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Sunset Cruise
***This cruise will be Tuesday – Saturday

600 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-8687

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Port City Tour Company

Port City Tour Company is a professional cultural entertainment company steeped in research and education that brings to life the stories and traditions of maritime lore in Beaufort and on the Carolina coast through tours, Escape Rooms, plays and other media, employing a diverse, well-trained group of guides and performers that bring large numbers of people to Beaufort and the Crystal Coast year round.

Our traditions are those of the Storyteller, expressed through this excerpt from an anonymous poem: We are the chosen. Called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have come before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

108 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 772-9925

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Waterbug Tours

See the Historic Beaufort waterfront and the Rachel Carson Reserve up close, aboard the Waterbug our 16 passenger retired USN Captains launch. Enjoy panoramic views of Beaufort’s charming old homes and working waterfront, while learn the history of Beauforts  quaint seaport village. Cruise along the Rachel Carson Reserve in search of Wild Ponies…..It’s common to see Dolphins, Osprey, Pelicans, and Sea Turtles and a variety of other wildlife!

Narrated cruises depart every hour 10:15 am to 5:15 pm. Monday—Saturday. Sunday we start at 11:15 am. (Weather permitting) $18 for adults $10 for children.

“A little History, a little Nature, a lot of fun!”

610 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 342-3577|(252) 342-3577

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Hungry Town Tours

Open year-round, visitors can pedal or walk through 300 years of Beaufort’s history as you explore ”America’s Favorite Town.” Your guide will entertain you with fascinating details, historical narratives and true stories that make up the rich history of this seaport town. You’ll get an insider’s perspective on where the locals go to eat and play. Choose from several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours.

A Ride to Remember takes visitors to several locations in Beaufort as described in Nicholas Sparks bestselling novels “The Choice” and A Walk to Remember.”

Explore Beaufort’s local restaurants on our guided culinary tours. We’ll stop at several of the best local culinary treasures in town. You’ll enjoy Southern culinary dishes from restaurants offering fresh, local products that support our local fishermen and farmers. You’ll nosh and sip on some of the most delicious flavors on the Crystal Coast North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 648-1011

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Adventure CALO – Port City Pirates & Ghosts Tour

An interactive pirate guided tour inside of an authentic haunted historic building.  The building has such a haunted reputation, that it has been investigated dozens of times by professional paranormal teams, and their findings have been nothing short of spectacular.  Everyone in your group gets a real swordfighting lesson. You get to help load & fire a working cannon & of course you will hear some of the area’s creepiest ghost stories. This tour is perfect for families & groups – interactive and tons of FUN!! Paranormal experiences can and do happen, so be prepared for anything – bring your camera!

601-4 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 772-9925

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Beaufort Pirates Revenge

Come aboard NC’s largest pirate ship holding 73 passengers, the 65’ M/V Renegade, and you are immediately taken back in time to the “Golden Age of Piracy.” Our Pirate Cruise for children of all ages, departs daily and feature costumed crew, a fun-filled adventure with sword fights, singing, a chase on the high seas and water cannon battles for treasure — an all-around good time!

Our Treasure Hunt begins with hoisting the colors, and tattoo/face painting. our pirate crew will teach you how to talk, sing, dance like a pirate, and share the tale of the treasures of Beaufort and explain how the evil pirate, Billy Bonez, stole a chest of this fortune. All crew members aboard the Renegade that assist with capturing the treasure share in the booty! We also offer pirate birthday parties, themed weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners aboard this timeless beauty.

600 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-7827|(252) 728-7827

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Island Express Ferry Service

Your local ferry service to Cape Lookout National Seashore and Shackleford Banks! Departing from Beaufort and Harkers Island.

New Fast Comfortable Ferries – Local Experienced Captains- Finest Pristine Waters & Sandy Beaches – Best Shelling in NC- Wild Horses – Hiking – Fishing – Photography.Leave your stress of the mainland behind. “An Experience to last a lifetime”.

Beaufort to Shackleford Banks Round Trip
$17-adults/campers (includes 2 carry-ons) $5 additional carry-ons or over-sized carry-on, $10 children (3 – 11), Infants (0 – 2) – Free, $7 pets

Beaufort to Cape Lookout Round Trip – with 2 – 2/12 hours on Cape Lookout
Departs at 9 am and 1:30 pm
4 hour trip, $35-adults, $25 children (3-11), Infants (0 – 2) – FREE

SPECIAL TRIP
Departs from Beaufort – Sunset Shackleford Banks Wild Horse & Dolphin Cruise – with 1 hour on Shackleford Banks
Wednesday – Saturday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
$20 Adults, $15 children (3 – 11), Infants (0 – 2) – FREE

Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks Round Trip
$17-adults/campers (includes 2 carry-ons) $5 additional carry-ons or over-sized carry-on, $10 children (3 – 11), Infants (0 – 2) – Free, $7 pets

Harkers Island to Cape Lookout Round Trip
$17-adults/campers (includes 2 carry-ons) $5 additional carry-ons or over-sized carry-on, $10 children (3 – 11), Infants (0 – 2) – Free, $7 pets

Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks/Cape Lookout COMBO Trip
$28-adults/campers (includes 2 carry-ons) $5 additional carry-ons or over-sized carry-on, $15 children (3 – 11), Infants (0 – 2) – Free, $7 pets

MEGA TRUCK Land Transportation on Cape Lookout to the Point – $13.00

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Departs from Harkers Island – Heritage Harbor Cruise & Dolphin Watch
Friday & Saturday evenings from 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
$20 Adults, $15 children (3-11), Infants (0 – 2) – FREE

430 W. Beaufort Rd. Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-7433|(252) 728-7433

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Beaufort Paddle

You have found your way to one of the most scenic small towns on the east coast and Beaufort Paddle is ready to show you exactly why we call this area of the Crystal Coast home.

Stand Up paddle board, kayaks, rentals, lessons, tours…

424 Old Causeway Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 725-3065|(252) 725-3065

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Morehead City Ferry Service

Every Thursday from 9 am – 11 am, Morehead City Ferry Service offers a Sea Life Encounter Cruise and Tour with a Guide. Use a trawl net and learn about the sea creatures. Reservations are required.

Morehead City Ferry Service offers Daily Sand Dollar Island Tours on the largest boat to Sand Dollar Island. Our very own Capt. Dave is a life-long local who knows the history and mystery of the beautiful Crystal Coast. Reservations are required.
$16.00 Adults (includes 2 carry-ons), $5.00 each addition carry-on or oversized carry-on. $9.00 children (3 – 11), Infants (0 – 2) – FREE, $7.00 Pets

Special Summer Trips 2018:
Trip – 4 Hour Trip – Visit Fort Macon & Bird Shoal – Times Vary – Reservations are Required
$35.00 Adults, $25 children (3-11), Infants (0-2) – FREE

Morehead City Ferry Service has daily Dolphin Watch Sunset Scenic Cruises from Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Explore the beauty, grace and tranquility of this fun, relaxing and narrated cruise. Reservations are required.
$25.00 Adults, $15 children (3-11), Infants (0-2) – FREE

There are two dock locations: 403 Evans Street & 709 Shepard Street (both on the Morehead City waterfront).

 

403 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 504-2488

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Fraid Knot Adventures

Our mission is to provide a quality adventure that truly allows our customers to experience the people, places and things that have made Beaufort “America’s Coolest Small Town”. Our trips are designed to be informative, adventurous and most of all fun! Surrounded by water, Beaufort makes a great launching place for your trip. From the water you will see the Rachel Carson Reserve which include: Horse Island, Carrot Island, Town Marsh, Bird Shoal, and Middle Marshes.

We offer a 15% military discount on our 2 1/2-hour fishing trip and our sunset/anytime cruises.

133 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 732-5748

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Shackleford Wild Horse and Shelling Safari

A rare experience with nature that you’ll never forget! Track the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks with your most experienced guide. Also NC’s best shells!

Take a 15 minute ferry ride over to the pristine Outer Banks Island of Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There you will be introduced to the Wild Horses of Shackleford. This free roaming herd is believed to have descended from horses that were brought here roughly 400 years ago, and still survive as one of the last isolated groups of wild horses in the United States. You will help your guide track the horses and see first hand the fascinating behavior of horses in the wild. Bring your camera for pictures that will forever remind you of this amazing place and its fascinating inhabitants. After the tour, you will be directed to one of the best shelling beaches in all of North Carolina where you can spend some time on your own shelling your way down the beach with the Cape Lookout Lighthouse off in the distance. Shackleford is well known as one of the best shelling destinations on the East Coast.

702 Front Street, Beaufort NC, 28516

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The Legend of Blackbeard Tour

Join the crew of a legendary pirate captain as you uncover the truth about Blackbeard and the legacy of piracy in Beaufort NC! An interactive, historical adventure for all ages!

Avast ye Mateys! Thar be pirates afoot! Take the quest for the Legend of Blackbeard and learn the real history of Beaufort’s piratical past. Take a daytime stroll through America’s best small town! This tour focuses exclusively on the pirates and their activities in Beaufort NC, as well as some little known pirate facts…told by the areas best pirate guides of course! . Your guide will tell stories from the perspective of historical pirate figures such as Calico Jack, Anne Bonny and Stede Bonnet. Your pirate guide will lead you down the same streets Blackbeard and other pirates walked on 300 years ago, hear of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion of 1747, and learn about Beaufort’s most famous privateer. Diligently researched stories will make this an exciting and educational historical experience!

108 Middle Lane, Beaufort NC, 28516

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Haunted Webb Memorial

An after-hours paranormal investigation inside one of the Crystal Coast’s most haunted buildings, led by your paranormal expert.

The Webb Memorial is the most paranormally investigated building in the Crystal Coast. Investigated dozens of times by professional paranormal teams, their findings have been nothing short of spectacular. Paranormal experiences can and do happen, so be prepared for anything – bring your camera! It’s very possible that you might capture ghostly images in your pictures. If you do, please send them to us to be featured on this website! On this tour you too can join a real hands-on investigation by using various types of paranormal equipment. Learn about the history of the Webb, hear about the real hauntings over the years…and maybe experience your own! Due to the nature of this tour, only persons of age 13 and up are permitted.

168 S 9th St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 772-9925

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Beaufort Ghost Walk

Take a stroll through over 300 years of haunted history in “America’s Best Small Town”! Lead by your Pirate Guide, Travel the Same Streets Blackbeard did 300 Years Ago!

The Beaufort Ghost Walk is a Guided Walking Tour through the Historic District of Beaufort, North Carolina. Founded in 1709, Beaufort is the 3rd oldest town in NC, and the 12th oldest town in North America. On the Ghost Walk, you will be entertained by your Pirate Guides, as they bring history to life when they regale you with an enjoyable assortment of chilling stories, ghost ships haunted houses and interesting histories of the Beaufort area. In addition, you will hear about some of the amazing unexplainable encounters experienced by both our guests and guides during Ghost Walks of the past. All of the stories you will hear have been extensively researched and well documented and, the folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. Returning guests will hear new stories as well as our research uncovers the treasures of the past!

As enjoyable as it is entertaining, the Beaufort Ghost Walk is one of Beaufort’s most popular attractions and one that shouldn’t be missed!

108 Middle Lane, Beaufort NC, 28516

(252) 772-9925

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Seavisions Charters

Join Captain Monty with his lifetime of experience on a private, interactive and entertaining journey through the waters of the Crystal Coast!

Get up-close and personal with the beauty of the Crystal Coast just like the locals do.

Explore the Cape Lookout lighthouse, Shackleford Banks and the Rachel Carson Reserve while searching for dolphins, wild Banker Ponies and more.  We will build a custom private tour that will take you in search of what you want to see and do.

This is a get wet, up close to nature experience that is fun for the whole family!

Seavisions Charters is an Authorized Commercial Use Tour Operator for the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

 

103 Cedar Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 732-5794

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Carolina Lady Inc. Charters

“Shore Thang” is a 24′ Carolina Bay Boat captained by Captain Curt Bunch out of Atlantic Beach, NC. She is the perfect vessel for taking the family out or going out with a group of friends. Shore Thang is available for:

  • Inshore/near shore light tackle
  • Fishing/cruising day or evening
  • History Tours
  • Dolphin/Turtle Watching

201 West Bogue Sound Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 247-7500

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Hot Wax Surf & Paddle Sports – Rentals, Sales, Instruction, Tours

At Hot Wax Surf Shop we are celebrating our 30th year as a core family and water-man owned surf shop with everything you need to surf, including the best instruction on the east coast. Brand name Sportswear, Clothing, Sunglasses, Hats, Sandals and Accessories. A large selection of  Authentic Hot Wax Tees for the entire family starting at only $12.99.

Emerald Isle’s largest selection of Surfboards, Stand-up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Skimmers, and Body boards, surfboard accessories, sales & repair.  Complete Watersports rentals, Yoga, Wild by Nature Tours. The islands largest rental equipment variety. Able to Accommodate large groups www.hotwaxsurf.com.

200 Mallard Street, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-6466

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Beaufort Culinary Bike Tour

You’ll pedal, nosh, and sip your way through Beaufort’s 300 years of history with Hungry Town Tours as you make six culinary stops including three restaurants, wine tasting, olive oil pairings, and a chef-inspired kitchen store. All stops are within proximity to each other. The restaurant partners vary by the day of week and season. This tour is built around a three-course progressive dining experience to include appetizer, entrée, and dessert, so you won’t leave hungry. Featured on UNC-TV, North Carolina Weekend.

Tour Includes local guide, food samples, some non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, restaurant gratuities, and bike rental. Alcoholic beverages are additional.

Departs Monday to Saturday, Noon. Approximately 3 to 3¼ hours. $69 per person. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 648-1011

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Food by Foot Culinary Walking Tour

You’ll nosh, sip, and stroll your way through 300 years of Beaufort’s history with Hungry Town Tours as you make six culinary stops including three restaurants, wine tasting, olive oil pairings, and a chef-inspired kitchen store. All stops are within proximity to each other. The restaurant partners vary by the day of week and season. This tour is built around a three-course progressive dining experience to include appetizer, entrée, and dessert, so you won’t leave hungry. This is a walking version of the Beaufort Culinary Bike Tour.

Tour Includes local guide, food samples, some non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuities. Alcoholic beverages are additional.

Departs Monday to Saturday, Noon. Rain, or shine. Approximately 3 to 3¼ hours. $69 per person. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Early Morning Riser’s Tour

It’s never too early to take a morning tour with Hungry Town Tours to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the Beaufort waterfront on an easy going retro cruiser bicycle.

Tour includes local guide, bottle of water, taxes, and bike rental.

Departs Daily, at 8 a.m. Advanced reservations only. $20 per person. Ages: 15 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride adult-size bikes). Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Legend & Lore of the Sea

Beaufort’s captivating maritime history spans over 300 years – from tales about the pirate Blackbeard to its use as a port in the 18th century for Spanish and French sailing ships. Enjoy the lure of the sea and the wonderful stories of confederate spies, pirates, privateers, seafarers that make up the rich history of this seaport town. You’ll hear about the military war heroes and early sea captains that became historic legends.

The Beaufort Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s. We’ll share stories from what really happened inside the walls of some of those homes.

Tour includes local guide, bottle of water, taxes, and bike rental.

Departs Daily, at 6 p.m. Advanced reservations only. Available as a Bike Tour or Walking Tour (Rain, or shine). $20 per person. Ages: 15 yrs. old & up for bike tours (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride adult-size bikes) and 7 yrs. old & up for walking tours. Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Historic Beaufort Walking Tour

Discover the historic homes in Beaufort that once belonged to the town’s earliest sea captains, seafarers, and merchants. Stroll leisurely down the tree-lined streets as your guide tells you about Beaufort’s past.

The Beaufort Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s. An easy walking tour for people of all ages. This is a walking version of the Hidden Beaufort Tour.

Tour includes local guide, bottle of water, and taxes.

Departs Daily, at 9 a.m. Rain, or shine. $20 per person. All Ages. Strollers and wheelchairs welcome. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Hidden Beaufort Tour

Hungry Town Tours offers the perfect bicycle tour to see a unique side of Beaufort. You’ll get an insider’s perspective on where the locals go to eat and play. From the pirate, Blackbeard to shipbuilders and historic homes, your local guide will reveal a side of history you won’t get anywhere else.

The Beaufort Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s. An easy bicycle tour for people of all ages.

Tour includes local guide, bottle of water, taxes, and bike rental.

Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – 10 a.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 2 p.m. Approximately 1-1 ½ hours. $20 per person. Ages: 15 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride adult-size bikes). Younger adults

can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change. Prefer to walk? Ask about the Historic Beaufort Walking Tour.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Sunday Brunch Walkabout

You’ll take a walking tour through Beaufort’s Historic District. Then, you will relax and enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the area’s most renowned dining establishments. You’ll choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu. This is a walking version of the Bike, Brunch & Bubbles tour.

Tour includes local guide, choice of brunch or lunch menu, coffee or tea, mimosa, or Bloody Mary (other alcoholic beverages are additional), restaurant gratuity, and taxes.

Departs Sundays, 10 a.m. Approximately 2 ½ hours. $69 per person. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Bike, Brunch & Bubbles

You’ll take a bicycle tour with Hungry Town Tours through the Beaufort’s Historic District. Then, you will relax and enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. You’ll choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes local guide, choice of brunch or lunch menu, coffee or tea, mimosa, or Bloody Mary (other alcoholic beverages are additional), restaurant gratuity, taxes, and bike rental.

Departs Sundays, 10 a.m. Approximately 2 ½ hours. $69 per person. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change. Prefer to walk? Ask about the Sunday Brunch Walkabout.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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A Ride to Remember inspired by Nicholas Sparks

Hungry Town Tour offers a unique tour that features places in Beaufort that were inspired by New York Time bestselling author Nicholas Sparks and referenced in his books, “The Choice” and “A Walk to Remember.” The tour serves as a memorable way for people to get to know Beaufort, as visitors take in the unique setting for the story of each novel.

“You’ll step straight into a Nicholas Sparks novel when you walk through this town…” — Redbook magazine.

Hungry Town Tours works in partnership with the Nicholas Sparks Foundation. Signed books by Nicholas Sparks are available for purchase.

Tour includes local guide, bottle of water, taxes, and bike rental.

Departs Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday – 4 p.m. Approximately 1-1 ½ hours. $20 per person. Ages: 15 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride adult-size bikes). Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change.

This bicycle tour can be customized to include lunch, Sunday Brunch, and/or wine tasting. Call for pricing.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Beaufort Boat Tour

Beaufort Boat Tours, Horse & Dolphin Watch. Tour includes: Beaufort Waterfront, Historic Homes, Rachel Carson Bird Sanctuary, Carrot Island Horses, Taylor’s Creek Dolphins, Blackbeard’s Haunts.

$50 per one hour tour, includes up to six people (not per person) – your pet is ok and included!

For a full list of our tours, please visit our website.

TOWN CREEK MARINA, 232 West Beaufort Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 515-1735

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The Charted Life

The Charted Life Yacht and Trailer Club in Beaufort, NC is dedicated to promoting sailing and travel activities on both land and sea. We offer sailing lessons, rentals and charters  aboard our fleet of sailboats out of Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, NC. With our annual membership, you can sail to Cape Lookout for the day or the weekend for as little as $60/month. We also offer sailboat charters to help you see the amazing wildlife and beautiful Crystal Coast from our 42′ sailboat “The SV Lost Boys”. Come sail for the day, but learn to set sail for a life time.

East end of Front Street (at Lennoxville Road), Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 617-3792

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Emerald Isle Paddle Tours

Take a guided tour through the marshes and estuaries of Bogue Sound… By design, our tours use the wind and the tide to slowly propel you through our beautiful aquatic paradise. No experience is necessary just show  up and paddle!

Emerald Isle, NC, United States

(252) 876-2595

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Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

Guiding Inshore charters near Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Beaufort, Bogue Sound

Fishing For: Inshore Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum
Services include: Inshore charter fishing, Eco-Tours, Island Excursions, Pirate Themed Birthday Adventure Parties for Kids

1/2 Day and Full Day charters available
Licensed USCG Captain, Fully insured and CPR Certified

Additional information can be found on the website and Facebook page.

108 Mallard Ct, Newport, NC 28570

(919) 285-9072

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Lookout Adventures

Don’t buy a boat, incur all the expenses, storage costs, fuel costs, fishing gear, fishing licenses, etc…!!

Simply give us a call & schedule your adventure. Reserve a Private Island Hopping Charter for an unrivaled Cape Lookout experience, book one of our Inshore/Nearshore Fishing Charters or Shark Fishing Charters, and spend a half-day or full-day fishing for the local species, or take advantage of our Combo-Day package, which gives you a half-day of fishing, combined with a half day personalized Island Hopping Adventure throughout the entire Cape Lookout area.

208 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 515-0356

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Holiday Stroll & Food Tour

Enjoy a Holiday Stroll & Food Tour as you nosh, sip, and stroll your way through 300 years of Beaufort’s history.

We’ll make five culinary stops including three restaurants, holiday wine tasting, and olive oil pairings at a chef-inspired kitchen store. Then, we’ll stroll through the Beaufort Historic District to look at some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations.

Tour includes local guide, food samples, holiday wine tasting, non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Monday thru Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 3 -3 ¼ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes guided tour, brunch, mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Other alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Sunday at 10 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 2 ½ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Beaufort Cart Tours

Explore historical Beaufort’s beauty and charm. A great way for Families, Seniors and limited mobility guests to enjoy sightseeing tours in Beaufort, N.C. Founded before the American Revolution, Beaufort has survived Pirates, progress and multiple wars leaving lots of salty tales within the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” off our shores. We’re bound to find your interest within Beaufort’s 300 years of colorful history.

You will be amazed at the variety of sightseeing tours and wildlife to explore! Sightings of banks horses, great seabirds, unusual sailors, traditional wooden boats and vintage buildings, all with 300 years of historical color. Local guides provide informative insights while beautiful sunsets await.

108 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC

(252) 725-5624

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Beaufort Lifestyle & Living Tour

The Beaufort Lifestyle & Living Tour is the ideal tour for first time visitors, long time tourists, people relocating to the Crystal Coast, and couples looking to retire here. People who have recently moved to Beaufort have found this tour to be a wonderful orientation. Think of it as “Beaufort 101.”

See why Coastal Living magazine named Beaufort one of the “20 Best Places to Live on the Coast in 2018.”

Learn about the Beaufort historic district! It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s. An easy bicycle tour for people of all ages.

You’ll get an insider’s perspective on where the locals go to eat and play. From the new residential community at Beau Coast to the golf course community at The Beaufort Club and resort-style living at Front Street Village, we’ll talk about the advantages of living in Beaufort and The Crystal Coast.

In addition to our Hidden Beaufort Tour, you’ll receive a welcome kit with information on where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Beaufort. We’ve partnered with the Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority and the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce to help educate you on everything here at the Crystal Coast with their visitor’s guide and business directory.

Tour includes local guide, bottle of water, taxes, and bike rental.

Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – 10 a.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 2 p.m. Approximately 1-1 ½ hours. $20 per person. Ages: 15 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride adult-size bikes). Younger adults can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families. Schedules are subject to change. Prefer to walk? Ask about the Historic Beaufort Walking Tour.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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Ride with the Bride

Getting married on the Crystal Coast? Hungry Town Tours offers a unique outing for your bridal party. Ride with The Bride combines lots of interest into one. First, there’s a bicycle or walking tour. Second, there’s the beautiful scenery, and, third, there’s the memories of your special day.

Tours can be customized with or without food options and wine tastings. Bike tours accommodate 8 people and walking tours can be booked for up to 15 people. Arrangements can be made for smaller and larger groups!

Call to arrange your date and time as this is a custom tour. Prices range from $20 – $69 per person, attending. We require a four-person minimum. 18 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride our adult-size bikes). Limited availability. Private tours, at no additional fee, can be arranged for groups or families.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

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