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Address: Community Docks, Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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+1 252-928-4361

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A must do if you visit Ocracoke Island

Two brothers run this family business, we had Donald Austin captain the boat on our trip today. He gave good advice on bug spray, water and was spot on in his suggestions. He... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two brothers run this family business, we had Donald Austin captain the boat on our trip today. He gave good advice on bug spray, water and was spot on in his suggestions. He was patient and accommodating with this tour of nine people and took us around Portsmouth Island and the to the beach for shelling. About the tour, this... More 

Thank ChristineChughes
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Met up with Captain Donald the day before our tour as he was coming in from a trip to Portsmouth. We chatted as four other folks walked up to request rides to the island. All of us agreed to meet back the next day at 2pm for a trip to the island. Captain Donald works multiple jobs on the water... More 

Thank Chris L
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Took the ferry to Portsmouth Vlg, the company had contracted to take us shelling first at one end of the island, then pick us up 2 hrs later and take us to the Village. The Village was closed but the driver (can not call him a captain) said he had a key and would open the buildings and give us... More 

Thank Ann C
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92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A very good tour by a lifelong local. Our captain was very knowledgeable about the local history and told some good stories. It was a little bit of a rough ride back but it was worth what we paid. If you are looking to go to Portsmouth Island these are the folks to take you!

Thank RFissel
North Carolina
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Never got to take the tour, as we called two days in a row and never got a return call. Terrible way to treat people that would easily have spread the word had we gotten a good response. Customer service is everything and they miss this 100%

Thank Sue B
Mooresville, North Carolina
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114 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was our 2nd trip to Portsmouth with the Austins. We had the older brother the first trip and the younger the second trip. Capt. Rudy shared some personal stories that added to the trip since he is an Ocracoke native and he was nice enough to take us to the beach this trip since we did the village last... More 

Thank angelaohedgepeth
lancaster, pa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Talked toooo much Drove like a maniac ‼️‼️‼️‼️ Boring driver Mosquitos as big as cats Why must I keep talking driver boring drove to fast island infested with huge mosquito

Thank unhappyattendee
Lexington, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The actual tour of the island was very nice and informative, but getting there and back in 25-35 kt winds out of the north and 2-3 ft. seas was a bit dangerous without life jackets (PFDs. We ranged in age from @ 60 to 90.). Our group of 19 traveled in two flat-bottom boats across rough seas. (Just in case... More 

7 Thank ride105
Key West, Florida
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Captain Austin was great and incredibly charming with his tales of the islands and growing up on Ocracoke. He navigated the waters with expertise in somewhat rough conditions and made our trip to Portsmouth and back a memorable one!! Please tip these people generously, they are worth it!!! Also this tour on the beach and village is not for the... More 

4 Thank renia w
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This guy has lived on Ocracoke his entire life. Well worth the 20 bucks a person for the trip! Great deal and family lived it!

1 Thank Lisa K

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