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Nags Head Dolphin Watch

#4 of 24 Tours in Nags Head Features Animals
7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-449-8999
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High ratings well deserved

We weren't one of the lucky groups who found dolphins right away, but Captain John and Elena... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bruce L
via mobile
Great Time!

The Nags Head Dolphin Watch is a great experience for all ages! You will learn about the dolphins... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cindy A
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
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7517 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-449-8999
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We weren't one of the lucky groups who found dolphins right away, but Captain John and Elena persisted and they delivered after over 90 minutes of searching. Don't be concerned about the photos. The boat is stable and plenty big enough. Seats were comfortable and...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Nags Head Dolphin Watch is a great experience for all ages! You will learn about the dolphins and also get to see them in their natural habitat. It took us awhile to find them, but when we did it was so worth it! Highly...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group of 10, ages 3-71. The captain kept us entertained while searching for dolphins, and Jess educated us on dolphins throughout the journey. We thought we'd see dolphins from a distance but nope, once sighted the captain got us right up...More

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My entire family from 3 to 70 really enjoyed their time on the dolphin watch! The crew was great, we sat by the captain and he was told us interesting facts and really impressed my 3 year old. We saw a few groups of dolphins,...More

Thank sdadig
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The dolphin watch was absolutely outstanding. I was amazed to find that we had a few marine biologist hosting the tour that provided a wealth of information about the dolphins as well as the outer banks environment. We saw a large number of dolphins after...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This was a very good choice. It was raining but it didn't matter. We saw a group of young dolphin playing (tossing around a fish). Knowledgeable captain, first mate and intern.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were getting a little nervous with 5 kids and 6 adults that all that money was paid and we may not see any dolphin. Of course, every tip of a wake looks like a dolphin fin, so it is hard to spot. We were...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 9 November 2016

After having watched Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Hong Kong, I have looked forward to having another dolphin experience for a long time. This trip to Nags Head was so amazing. It could be close to the pretty dolphins and enjoy sea views.

Thank CiCiWong0822
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I picked this becuase of the reviews and success rate. The place is easy to find and the work they do with the research of the dolphins and having an educated marine biologist on board was a nice extra. Anna was our marine biologist. She...More

Thank Clarissa E
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We saw a lot of dolphins and learned quite a bit about them. The boat was comfortable and easy to board. Great for all ages. Thank you!

Thank Marcia B
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Tammy L
Are there bathrooms on the boat? We have a 4 and 6 year old - not sure they won't need to go to bathroom on a two hour tour?
25 August 2016|
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Response from C H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is a very tiny bathroom. No sink. Our four-year-old had to use it too!