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Nags Head - Nags Head Dolphin Watch

7517 South Virginia Dare Trail

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.


Danielle Baker

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017
We really had a great time on our Dolphin watch today. We saw tons of dolphins including lots of young ones and even a newborn with his mother. Our tour guide Sarah was very sweet and had a lot of cool knowledge to share since she was interning after getting her degree in biology! I could really tell that she cared a lot about conservation and the dolphins of the Outer Banks. I highly recommend this activity.

Joyce Ferony

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
We had an amazi g time. Super nice staff with a marine biologist on board during the trio to answer you questions. We saw about 30 dolphins up close and personal! Such a fun trip.

Heather Romanelli

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Staff great, beautiful views from rented boat!!

Tricia Haegele

Monday, June 19, 2017
Kids loved it. Perfect boat, sit and relax. Tour guides interacted and taught, had a sense of humor. Seen at least 6 dolphins. Nice time out. About 2 hours

Contessa DuBois

Thursday, July 20, 2017
We saw so many dolphins and even spotted a few calves w their mommies. Staff is very courteous and involved little ones in measuring some basic environmental data. Super cool tour and people.

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