Outer Banks Dolphin Tours
Children 12 & under: $15
Spend a little more than 2 hours aboard a 36 passenger pontoon boat searching the sounds for dolphin and viewing the area's wildlife. Learn about the dolphins' migratory patterns, social behavior, and how to identify them. The perfect outing for large and small groups to enjoy.
Call 1-877-359-8447 to Reserve over the phone.
Nags Head // Whalebone
Outer Banks Dolphin Tours
Join us on a unique eco-tour to search for wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and view the wildlife of the Outer Banks. Aboard our covered 40 foot pontoon boat, you will observe bottlenose dolphins, pelicans and osprey. Trained on-board naturalists will provide a fascinating commentary on the history of the Outer Banks and describe the life history and behavior of bottlenose dolphins. Learn about the research that the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research has been conducting on these local bottlenose dolphins for the past 12 years. A great trip for families and people of all ages!
Dolphin Watch Tours are approximately 2-2.25 hours in length. The boat has a lavatory on board. Drinks and snacks are for sale on board.
The Nags Head Dolphin Watch is the perfect outing for large and small groups* and is suitable for people of all ages. For reservations you may reserve online or call 1.877.359.8447 or 252.441.4124, ext 1 for reservations. The Dolphin Watch Tour is very popular so we encourage you to book well in advance to secure your spot on this wonderful experience.
*Private cruises are available by phone reservation depending on availability. Please dial ext 204 to inquiry/book a private cruise for your group.
Dolphin Watch Tour Location and Route
The Dolphin Watch Tour departs from Whalebone Watersports (yellow building with blue roof) located on the south side of the NC 64 Hwy that connects Nags Head and Roanoke Island. The tour itself navigates the calm waters of the Roanoke Sound where the dolphin spend much of their time during the late spring and summer.
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, established in November 2008, is a non-profit organization engaged in a long-term photo-identification study of bottlenose dolphins in the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our research is a continuation of a photo-identification study conducted for more than 10+ years aboard the Nags Head Dolphin Watch. We seek to learn more about the population abundances, movement patterns and behavior of coastal bottlenose dolphins in the Outer Banks, and to expand public knowledge and concern for these marine mammals. Our scientists also collaborate with other marine mammal scientists in order to further understand their long-range movement patterns. For more information on the dolphin watch and the research we are doing visit: www.nagsheaddolphinwatch.com.