Crystal Coast Boat Tours

Islands of the Crystal Coast on a Boat Tour!

Enjoy the calm waters around the islands of the Crystal Coast. This tour goes up Taylor’s Creek past beautiful waterfront homes and the Rachel Carson Reserve.

You’ll cruise past other places such as Harkers Island, Middle Marsh, Wade Shore, Fort Macon, Pivers Island, and even past Shackleford Banks, where you will have a chance to see the famous wild horses roaming the shore!

During the cruise, be on the lookout for dolphins as they frolic in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera for lasting memories of some of the most beautiful sights on the Crystal Coast.

This scenic cruise is at least 15 miles in length and is fun for the whole family.

Moonlit Cruise

Enjoy a Moonlit Cruise On the Serene Waters of Historical Beaufort. The 1.5 hour cruise is by reservation only. Music and spectacular sights are also included in this cruise aboard Beaufort Largest Tour Boat “Miss Crystal Coast ” 49-Passenger Catamaran

Beaufort Sunset Cruise!

Relax and leave your worries behind as you enjoy the beautiful sunset of the Crystal Coast on our spacious and comfortable cruising catamaran. Enjoy a 15-mile scenic cruise with music while taking in the intoxicating sun-kissed evening views of the Crystal Coast.

As you explore the landscape, your experienced captain shares fascinating facts about the history of the coast and its wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins and wild horses.

Once the sun starts to dip below the water, the landscape transforms with stunning colors, and our boat offers the perfect vantage point to witness this wonderful display.

This cruise is a spectacular way to wind down and enjoy peace, tranquility, and evening perfection as the sun sets beneath the horizon.

Beaufort’s Wildlife on a Horse & Dolphin Cruise

Join us for a fully narrated 15-mile scenic cruise that explores the wildlife of Beaufort. On calm, sun-kissed waters, our experienced local captain travels down Taylor’s Creek looking for horses on the Rachel Carson Reserve, where they roam freely in their natural environment.

Then, you cruise through scenic waterways on past Radio Island, Fort Macon, Morehead City State Port and bustling waterfront, Phillips Island, Michael J. Smith Airport, and then back to Beaufort, all while enjoying the panoramic views. See more on this cruise than any other cruises in the area!

Be on the lookout for the playful, intelligent bottlenose dolphins as they swim through the scenic waterways! This unforgettable cruise is the best way to discover the natural beauty of Beaufort and surrounding area.

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Drive Time
6 min.
Distance from Hotel
2.4 miles

Locals Recommend

“We had two adults & six kids in our group. We watched a large pod of dolphins for a half hour or so. They had at least one baby if not more. The kids talked about it for the rest of the day (& probably will for weeks to come). So worth every penny!”

Where your Outer Banks adventure begins.

Situated on ten acres, the Beaufort Hotel is offers the privacy of a boutique hotel within minutes to some of the best experiences you’ll enjoy on the Southern Outer Banks.

During your stay, discover, experience, and explore Beaufort – named the “Best Small Town for Adventure” in America by USA Today.

The Beaufort Hotel is a private escape that’s close to every kind of adventure you can imagine. We encourage you to explore like a local, as we give you a slice of what it’s like to live here on the Crystal Coast.

Attraction Details

Need to Know

  • Family-Friendly
  • Groups Welcome

Experience Beaufort North Carolina’s Attractions

Discover 300 years of Beaufort’s history and step back in time and experience some amazing local attractions during your stay.