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Portsmouth Island Boat Tour

Community Docks, Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-4361
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A must do if you visit Ocracoke Island

Two brothers run this family business, we had Donald Austin captain the boat on our trip today... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
First trip to the village on Portsmouth Island - Spring Break 2017

Met up with Captain Donald the day before our tour as he was coming in from a trip to Portsmouth... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Chris L
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Community Docks, Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-4361
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two brothers run this family business, we had Donald Austin captain the boat on our trip today. He gave good advice on bug spray, water and was spot on in his suggestions. He was patient and accommodating with this tour of nine people and took...More

Thank ChristineChughes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Met up with Captain Donald the day before our tour as he was coming in from a trip to Portsmouth. We chatted as four other folks walked up to request rides to the island. All of us agreed to meet back the next day at...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Took the ferry to Portsmouth Vlg, the company had contracted to take us shelling first at one end of the island, then pick us up 2 hrs later and take us to the Village. The Village was closed but the driver (can not call him...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A very good tour by a lifelong local. Our captain was very knowledgeable about the local history and told some good stories. It was a little bit of a rough ride back but it was worth what we paid. If you are looking to go...More

Thank RFissel
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Never got to take the tour, as we called two days in a row and never got a return call. Terrible way to treat people that would easily have spread the word had we gotten a good response. Customer service is everything and they miss...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was our 2nd trip to Portsmouth with the Austins. We had the older brother the first trip and the younger the second trip. Capt. Rudy shared some personal stories that added to the trip since he is an Ocracoke native and he was nice...More

Thank angelaohedgepeth
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Talked toooo much Drove like a maniac ‼️‼️‼️‼️ Boring driver Mosquitos as big as cats Why must I keep talking driver boring drove to fast island infested with huge mosquito

Thank unhappyattendee
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The actual tour of the island was very nice and informative, but getting there and back in 25-35 kt winds out of the north and 2-3 ft. seas was a bit dangerous without life jackets (PFDs. We ranged in age from @ 60 to 90.)....More

7  Thank ride105
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Captain Austin was great and incredibly charming with his tales of the islands and growing up on Ocracoke. He navigated the waters with expertise in somewhat rough conditions and made our trip to Portsmouth and back a memorable one!! Please tip these people generously, they...More

4  Thank renia w
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

This guy has lived on Ocracoke his entire life. Well worth the 20 bucks a person for the trip! Great deal and family lived it!

1  Thank Lisa K
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Can someone identify the best time of year to gather shells on the island? One reviewer complained that she found very few. Like her, that is one of the reasons that I wish to visit there. Thank you in advance for any information you share.
8 February 2017|
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Judith D
What is the cost for this tour for 2 people, how long does it take, and is it available in the month of october...thanks
16 October 2016|
Response from RFissel | Reviewed this property |
For just 2 we were told $30. per person plus tip. If more people go it's $20. per. You have to call for more information on operating hrs.