Bear Tours – Alligator River Wildlife Refuge

Currently Unavailable

We have suspended these trips for the 2021 season due to the current state of Covid-19 and the close proximity of guests within an enclosed vehicle. We hope to reopen these tours for the 2022 season. In the meantime, check out these other activities that are open and able to safely operate:

Walking Ghost Tour
Hang Gliding
Bi-Plane Tours
Kayak Tours 
Corolla Wild Horse Tours 

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Call 1-877-359-8447 to Reserve over the phone.


$30 - $55

Tour Pricing
  • Adult - $55 per person
  • Child 5 - 12 yrs old - $30
  • Child w/ Booster Seat* - $30

This tour goes out in a passenger van.

*This tour is not appropriate for children under 45 lbs as we cannot guarantee that your car seat will be compatible with the passenger vehicle. If your child sits in a booster seat, you should be able to bring that with you on the tour. We do not provide booster seats for the trip.

Come seek out some of North America’s largest black bears and explore ecological majesty of one the most impressive wildlife corridors on the East Coast: the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Outer Banks Bear Tours are an incredible and relaxing way to see wildlife close up, get away from the crowds of the beaches, and reconnect with nature in our National Wildlife Refuges. Here, you have the unique opportunity to safely spot bears and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

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On this 1.5 hour tour, we will go on a guided hike through the refuge, on Sandy Ridge Wildlife Trail. We will also explore the refuge in our air conditioned van searching for black bears, turkeys, owls, birds, alligators, deer and other native wildlife of the area. Your tour guide will seek out the nooks and crannies where these animals congregate and also talk about the flora and fauna of the tour.

We start our Bear Tours at the Kitty Hawk Kites Whalebone location. Then sit back and relax as our tour guide drives you safely out to the refuge. Don’t miss out on one of our most popular wildlife eco-tours!

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