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.
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.
*Private cruises are available by phone reservation depending on availability. Private Charters are available for $699.
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