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This past July 4th of July holiday, I was fortunate enough to go on tour with Steve. As a long time... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Southport July 2017 vacay

Among many other things to do in beautiful Southport and surrounding area, Ed and I joined Steve... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
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The tours consist of my personal anecdotes from growing up in Southport, Southport's historical heritage and ecological perspectives drawn from the Cape Fear River. Blue Tarp Tours is closed for the 2017 season. Thank you.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
203 E Bay St, Southport Visitor’s Center, Southport, NC 28461-3910
+1 336-618-1392
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This past July 4th of July holiday, I was fortunate enough to go on tour with Steve. As a long time native, he is able to give a first hand recount of the more simple times in Southport's history. You will struggle to find a...More

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Management response:Responded 28 July 2017

Wow! I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you Jacob and remember to " Keep On Tourin' ".

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Among many other things to do in beautiful Southport and surrounding area, Ed and I joined Steve and others on the "walking tour" via Blue Tarp! He furnished parasols for the gals and we began a walk (2 hours) that filled our heads with not...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Learn some of the Southport history and river lore from a native. Steve's walking tour along the river and the nearby neighborhoods is informative and entertaining. Reasonably priced and done at a leisurely pace.

1  Thank Carol S
Management response:Responded 8 July 2017

Enjoyed having you join us Carol. Thanks for your endorsement and come see us again when you are in town.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Steve is a Southport local and gives an excellent walking tour. He gives a great historical account while mixing in fun stories and childhood memories. Definitely different than any other Southport tour available. We visited in July and thought it would be hot but the...More

1  Thank hegainey
Reviewed 29 June 2017

A very informative and educational experience. This tour is a great way to learn about Southport from a native of Southport. Steve's personal stories brings to life the history of Southport. My mom and I had an enjoyable and fun time during this tour.

1  Thank p0psicle2017
Management response:Responded 30 June 2017

Thank you p0psicle! And don't forget.... " Keep On Tourin' "

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We went on the tour with our 12 and 15 yr old daughters and I was concerned they would not like walking and hearing history of Southport. Well our guide, Steve, made it enjoyable for the whole family. We all loved the tour and learned...More

1  Thank Greg B
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Thanks Greg. It's encouraging to know your kids also found the tour fun. Please tell them both to " Keep on Tourin' "

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my son went on a walking tour with Steve. It was Great. We weren't familiar with South Port or North Carolina and he answered all questions and gave us Great information on the history of Southport. It was Great.

1  Thank Shelby J
Management response:Responded 9 June 2017

Thank you Shelby. You and Benito were great tour guests. I hope you will join me again on you next visit to Southport. "Keep on Tourin'."

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a little time in the afternoon. Steve gives a wonderful tour and flavors it with personal stories and interesting facts. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank jgh82466
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting and fun! Great way to see Southport and hear the great stories!!!!!!!! So fun to carry parasols and be treated like a southern lady.

1  Thank Lilliana W
Management response:Responded 29 May 2017

Thank you L Ward for taking time to share a review. We appreciate your kind words and remember to "Keep on Tourin'! "

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Steve is an awesome tour guide. I have been visiting Southport for many years. I thought I knew a lot lot lot about Southport. But alas, I did learn some things I did not know. He made it so fun. If you do only one...More

1  Thank MissLils
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

MissLils. I can't claim being born in Southport but my family moved here the month after my 9th birthday so Southport is where I grew up and what I consider my hometown. Thanks for your great review and I'm glad you liked the parasol. The...More

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