Outer Banks Cruises JOIN CAPTAIN STUART WESCOTT ABOARD THE CAPTAIN JOHNNY FOR... Guaranteed Dolphin Watch in protected waters off the Outer Banks, NC.
OUR 12th Season!     (NOTE: see dolphins from Jun. - Oct. · tours do not go into the ocean)

WHO: Captain Stuart Wescott, a 9th generation Outer Banks Native

  • The Guaranteed Dolphin Watch is our most popular tour from June to October. This two hour cruise is ideal for all ages. You will hear a factual narration on the Bottlenose Dolphin. Dolphin mating and birthing observed on many cruises. See the most respected aquatic mammal in it's natural habitat. Breathtaking views are all around you on this tour. Our large viewing areas offer everyone a good spot. Each vessel is covered for sun protection with a restroom on board and Coast Guard inspected. Our crews are usually native to the Outer Banks. They love to answer questions and show off the local area to all of our visitors. We believe you'll have the time of your life and it will be the most memorable afternoon of your trip to the Outer Banks.

    See pods of wild dolphin in their natural habitat. Possibly the most exciting afternoon of your vacation! Our guarantee*: In the unlikely event that we do not see dolphin, paying passengers are welcome to enjoy another two hour cruise free of charge. For additional information, please call (252) 473-1475.
    PRICE: $26 adult · $16 children 12 & under

  • Pelican Island Cruise Bird Watch departs from Wanchese Harbor. You will see commercial fishermen and women working in Pamlico sound, the Bodie Island Lighthouse from the soundside, Duck Island hunting lodge, built around 1920, several Osprey (fish hawk) nests, probably a dolphin or two, Pelican Island, home to over 4,000 birds of several varieties, and much more. Available as private charter.

  • Shrimping-Crabbing Cruise We pull a small commercial type shrimp net behind the boat and passengers get to sort the catch and examine the fish, shrimp, crabs, etc., than is harvested. Passengers sort the catch keeping all the fish shrimp and crabs of legal size to take home. A fantastic hands-on experience for everyone. Learn about the three types of crabs harvested.
    Six passenger limit, $265 for two hour $400, four hours. Groups of more than six require a different vessel and we can accommodate up to 40 per trip. $450 two hours.

  • The Private Sunset Sound Safari Sightseeing Cruise Enjoy protected waters of the Outer Banks with a 9th generation native. Hear native lore and learn some of the fascinating history about this unique corner of the world. (Available April-December by charter). Price is based on location and duration of trip.

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    Where: We're 10 minutes from Nags Head beaches. Follow road signs to Manteo. Turn on Budleigh St. (COLONY TIRE on corner) and go to end. Our dock is located at the end of Budleigh St. on the Manteo Waterfront Boardwalk near the new Lighthouse. Check in and tickets from our floating office at end of street · 40 retail shops and 7 restaurants located on the Manteo waterfront.

    FREE PARKING for all boat activities and the more than 45 shops and restaurants located in the waterfront district.
    Price and schedule subject to change without notice. Please call to confirm the week of your vacation

    When: Tours depart several times a day Mon thru Friday and Saturday by appointment or charter. Tickets sold in advance by phone with a credit card to guarantee. Cash accepted on site. Please call for current schedule. Times subject to change with the season.

    GROUPS: School groups, business groups, families and friends are welcome to enjoy the sights of The Outer Banks aboard the "Captain Johnny". One teacher stated that she thought the children learned more about nature on our two hour cruise than they do during a week of school... AND we do not give exams.


    Capt. Stuart Wescott
    P.O. Box 816, Manteo, NC 27954
    (252) 473-1475   ·   toll free (866) 473-1475

    (Tickets sold in advance and may be purchased with VISA/MC by phone)
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