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Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours

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112 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2529
+1 252-808-3354
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Best Tour Ever

Captain Jess gave us the best tour we have ever had as a family. He was extremely knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
famvaca987
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Bloomer, Wisconsin
Excellant trip

With Capt. Hawkins guidance, we were able to design a tour that included activities that appealed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rdp70
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Richmond, Virginia
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112 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2529
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+1 252-808-3354
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"clams"
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"cape lookout"
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"hour tour"
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"his knowledge"
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"saw dolphins"
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"shackleford banks"
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"sea turtles"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Jess gave us the best tour we have ever had as a family. He was extremely knowledgeable about his surroundings and taught our family about birds, sea creatures, and the history of the area. He runs a very safe tour and was kind to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Capt. Hawkins guidance, we were able to design a tour that included activities that appealed to all, including children from 9 to 17 years old. Capt. Hawkins' knowledge and expertise made this a wonderful learning experience as well. A great day on the water...More

Thank rdp70
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Had a WONDERFUL day! Jess is a wealth of local and biological information. We did it all...saw the horses, toured the area, caught fish, and collected beach "treasures" (Helmut crabs)....Highly recommend Ecotour!!

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

A group of 4 of us went with Capt. Jess on the Ecotour. We found Huge Shells, Sand Dollars, saw the Wild Horses, saw Dolphins playing on top of the water, saw Turtles, went to the Lighthouse, and had a lot of fun in the...More

Thank Renee R
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A day spent with Captain Jess Hawkins is great day of exploration in and around Cape Lookout National Seashore. We look forward to returning for more adventures.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was our 3rd tour with Captain Jess Hawkins, and once again, it was fantastic. We saw dolphins swim right next to our boat, the wild horses on Shackleford Banks walked right along the shoreline towards us. We caught 2 Spanish Mackerel, a first for...More

Thank Janice C
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

It both humbles and pleases me that folks desire to spend their precious vacation time with Crystal Coast Ecotours, especially multiple times. Another great time with Janice C and her hubby. Always a pleasure. Thank you for the kind words and have a wonderful vacation.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Crystal Coast Ecotours is deserving of its rating as #1 outdoor activity in Morehead City! Captain Jess took my family (including four kids aged 9-17) on a 4-hour afternoon tour, where we got to see dolphins and wild horses, and collect sand dollars and shells....More

Thank Laura B
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am glad your family had a good time and logged away some precious memories. I am glad you enjoyed the "critter" bucket; never know what you will see! Please consider going out with us again if...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My wife, 7 year old daughter and myself had a fantastic time with Captain Jess. He is friendly, engaging and a wealth of knowledge. My daughter wanted to do shelling and she wasn’t disappointed. Went to sand dollar island and found about a dozen sand...More

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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

So glad you and your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind review and nice words.. I had a great time with Capt. Paige also. She is an awesome boat captain and a precious young lady. If you come this way again...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Captain Hawkins took our group on a four hour tour looking for winter birds around the Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks area. His expert navigation got us to places where we could see lots of great birds such as Great Cormorant, Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck,...More

Thank CoastalBirder59
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review. I had a good time with all of you birders also. Plus I learned alot and got to see my first Eider and Great Cormorant. A special day all the way around. Would enjoy taking any or all of...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Captain Jess was amazing. He knew everything about the area and some incredible history as well. He’s personable, professional, and just a wealth of information. We had a wonderful time and I would recommend him highly. Perfect outing on a beautiful day.

Thank Patrizia C
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jess h, Owner at Crystal Coast Ecotours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review. I am glad you both had a good time and helped make your stay at the Crystal Coast an enjoyable one. I would love to host you again if you travel back to the area.

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ter83kat
5 June 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Fees are shown on their website under "Reservations." If you'd like a tour in just a few weeks, I'd advise contacting them soon. This is a popular activity during the summer months!
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Don C
25 June 2015|
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Response from Van K | Reviewed this property |
From the Crystal Coast Eco-tours website: "The Lucky Dog is insured to take up to 6 passengers, excluding the Captain, and has all the required federal safety equipment."
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