5 Tours to Book on the Crystal Coast

It’s time to see the Crystal Coast from high up, in the forests, atop the waters, and two-feet deep in the marshlands.

Below are the five best and most adventurous tours to book for your Crystal Coast vacation along the famous and ever-beautiful Atlantic Beach. From a boat or from the skies, this coastal paradise is just the place for you to let your adventurous side loose.

1. Capt Stacy Fishing Charter

Location: 416 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Captain Stacy is possibly the most accomplished fishing charter option on the Crystal Coast. You can find a boat tour to fit any kind of vacation getaway adventure.

Seeking a riveting and professional deep-sea trip for Blue Marlin and Tuna? How about a sightseeing tour up by Morehead City, Beaufort, and Emerald Isle?

The crew offers half-day trips, full-days, and overnights in a variety of formats. Trips fill up fast, so you may want to call ahead by at least a few weeks. Contact (800) 533-9417 to get that reservation in.

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2. Beaufort Paddle

Location: 424 Old Causeway Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Tours by paddleboard are the specialty at Beaufort Paddle. The team provides a standard tour through three incredible local wildlife viewing points, all within a short distance of the water drop-in point.

The tour includes a run by the Rachel Carson Reserve where you can potentially spot wild horses from the waters. It continues up through the white sand sprawls of the Bird Shoals area, featuring migratory birds and an abundance of enthralling aquatic life.

Tours conclude with a local trip along the historic waterfront of Beaufort. This small town is best experienced from the water, witnessing the full display of its coastal whimsy and charm.

Contact Beaufort Paddle at (252) 725-3065 to book ahead and get the proper team assistance for this paddling adventure.

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3. Island Water Sports Rentals

Location: 1960 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC 28575

Island Water Sports Rentals is known for providing equipment rentals, including pontoon boats, kayaks and bumper boats.

But the team also offers some fantastic and exhilarating jet ski and wave runner tours. The local guides can lead you to a number of popular local sites, such as the Rachel Carson Reserve. The guides know popular dolphin hangouts, but they say to keep at least a 50 foot distance from the dolphins.

Interested adventurers can contact (252) 247-7303 to book a tour today. Reservations are available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours on Sundays.

4. Reelax Fishing Charters and Tours

Location: 508 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Reelax Fishing Charters delivers a fish-focused adventure off into the waters. They have several different packages, including full days offshore, half-days, and even 18-hour excursions into the evening.

Guests can even select the 4-hour shark fishing trip. You can tour a number of vital ecologies all while trying to catch local favorites, such as trigger fish, grouper, snapper, sailfish, and marlin.

This is a serious-minded fishing tour and excursion, but the crew also offer dedicated sightseeing cruises. Tours often head up through the Shackleford banks, and dinner cruises can be accommodated for guests looking for a relaxing and romantic run along the Crystal Coast.

The guest maximum is 6, with rates ranging from $250 for a dinner cruise or $800+ for a full day offshore. Book a trip at 252-723-3041.

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5. Beaufort Parasail

Location: 600 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

It is not the most traditional tour, mostly because you are hanging at least 50 feet into the sky. But, it is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating.

Beaufort Parasail delivers that non-conventional tour experience from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. You can capture aerial views of Fort Macon, the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Carrot Island, Horse Island, and other historic sites.

The guide intentionally takes you to as many places to see as possible, all from above the sea on a parasail, and it’s very safe with a professional provider like Beauford Parasail.

Give us a call at 252.247.7610 to learn about our Atlantic Beach vacation properties, available for long-term stays or for a short trip. Find the perfect outdoor tour on the scenic Crystal Coast just for you.