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Things to Do – By Sea

“Meet the Locals” Dolphin Hunt – This is the one!

This cruise will focus on getting you up close & personal with the local dolphin, but there are sure to be quite a few enjoyable encounters with numerous other colorful “locals”. While we don’t ‘guarantee’ that you’ll see dolphins, our success rate is second to none, and our Captains have local knowledge of the dolphin’s seasonal patterns and habits.

Don’t get stuck on a big ‘head boat’ with loudspeakers blaring in your ear – you’ll be much happier with the more interactive and more serene experience that you’ll get with Port City Tour Company.


Wild Horses & History Cruise – Fun & Interesting
The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks & Carrot Island are the focal point of this adventure cruise. The historical past of these islands & inlets dates back more than 400 years, and the surviving island inhabitants serve as a timeless reminder of a captivating time gone by.The cruise takes you only in protected waters, not in the open ocean, and each destination is full of interesting and captivating history and legend.


Sunset Waterfront Cruise – Relax & Enjoy
Enjoy the magnificence of nature’s panoramas and quaint historic waterfront villages bathed in the breathtaking light of a stunning seaside sunset. Relaxation and serenity is the goal as we glide over the water towards our rendezvous with the setting sun. Float past the Historic Beaufort Waterfront, the NOAA Research Lab on Piver’s Island and the Rachel Carson Reserve, which is home to a captivating herd of wild horses.Soft, classy music and gentle rocking motions make this cruise one that you’ll remember fondly as you recall your time at the NC coast.


Starry Night & Moonlight Cruise – Relax & Enjoy
A relaxing and enchanting evening cruise beneath the moon and stars. The cool night air and the small town lights sparkling from the water’s surface combine to deliver an unforgettable experience that you’ll relish for years to come.Let the cool night air brush past you as we glide over the sparkling water and relax at the end of the day. You’ll see and be seen along the Waterfronts of Beaufort and Morehead City, and when the ride is over, you’re welcome to hang out and enjoy some of the close by local night life.


H2O Watersports Rentals – Atlantic Beach, NC
Our kayak rentals are perfect for getting up close and personal with the local ecosystem.  Kayaks can be launched right from our docks or picked up if you have a truck or SUV.  If not, we can deliver them directly to your beach house.  Our kayaks accommodate 1-3 riders at a time and can be rented by the hour, day or week.If you are adventurous, we even have an ocean kayak specially designed to take on the waves.Our Custom Eco Tours are by reservation only and are a minimum of 2 hours.  These tours offer an up-close experience with the beautiful plant and animal life the Crystal Coast has to offer.Details

H2O Watersports Rentals – Atlantic Beach, NC
Come enjoy the thrills that one of our brand new 4-stroke Yamaha Waverunners has to offer.  With over 3 square miles, the largest riding area in the Southern Outer Banks, there is plenty of room to experience the adrenaline rush from the 110 HP engine.Our jet skis can be rented by the 1/2 hour or hour.  Our rental fee includes a short safety training course as well as life jackets and fuel.  There are no hidden charges or extra fees for passengers.We have a 200 foot pier with a double deck observation platform for spectators, complete with shade and cold beverages.Details

Charter Fishing – Offshore or Inshore – Atlantic Beach, NC
Take some friends and head offshore looking for the big prize!Nothing beats the thrill of having a big fighter on the other end of the rod.Leave the expenses, hassles and worries of owning a boat at the dock, and head out with one of our local captains to fish the bountiful waters of Cape Lookout, Bogue Sound and the Gulf Stream.We have fishing packages that range anywhere from a gentle, fun family fishing trip – all the way to an extreme, heart pounding ride out to the Gulf Stream to try your luck wrestling the big Monsters of the Deep.  Details

Dolphin Sail – Beaufort, NC
Lookout Cruises offers a daily morning sail up the Newport River to a place where the dolphin come to play year after year. These dolphin are familiar friends to Lookout Cruises.Recognized by their individual dorsal fins, we’ve even named a few! Just a few feet from the boat, you can watch the dolphin playing together in their natural habitat. We join them every morning and you can, too!The cruise departs daily from the Beaufort waterfront at 9:30 am and returns at 11:30 am.  —  Seasonal  — Details

Beaufort Inlet Watersports – Beaufort, NC
We offer a variety of kayaking trips. You can choose from hourly rentals, guided trips, or even excusions using our day boat to take you to locations like Bird Shoal, Shackleford Banks, Middle Marsh, or Cape Lookout to see all the Crystal Coast has to offer!Beaufort Inlet Watersports is the area’s oldest watersports company, offering a wide variety of activities.New for 2011 we are offering kayak tours with Dennis Chadwick of Core Sound Kayaks.Details

Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari – Beaufort, NC
Take a 15 minute ferry ride over to the pristine Outer Banks Island of Shackleford Banks, which is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There you will be introduced to the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks.You will help your guide track the horses and see first hand the fascinating behavior of horses in the wild,  a rare experience with nature that you’ll never forget.  After the tour, you will be directed to one of the best shelling beaches in all of North Carolina where you can spend some time on your own shelling your way down the beach, with the Cape Lookout Lighthouse off in the distanceYou can spend the rest of the day at the Seashore and return on your pre-scheduled ferry back to Beaufort, and you can even bring your chairs and coolers!  Details

Sunset Sail – Safe, Stable Catamaran – Beaufort, NC
Our trip departs each evening for a 7-8:30 pm cruise that promises a view to take your breath away. The red and yellow North Carolina sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they’re yours to enjoy as we sail from the Beaufort waterfront into the gentle breezes of early evening.With friends or family, it’s a terrific way to wrap up the day!The cruise includes complimentary beverages.Times subject to change.


Sail to Cape Lookout – Safe, Stable – Cape Lookout, NC
Daily Sailing Trips from Beaufort, NC  for up to 42 passengers. families, tour groups, business parties.Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board.Whether it’s two people, a family outing, tour group or business party, Lookout Cruises offers a memorable sail on the NC Coast complete with cool breezes, saltwater and breathtaking scenery.Details

Rent a Boat and Explore the Local Waters – Beaufort, NC
Rent a boat while you’re here and enjoy the water without the overwhelming expense & responsibility of owning or bringing your own boat.  With our proximity to the main waterway, you can be in any number of great places in just a short time. Our low draft – wide body Carolina Skiffs are well suited to this area, boasting the quiet & fuel efficient 4-stroke engines, rod holders, swim platform and all other safety required USCG equipment.   Details

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