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Address: 101 Lighthouse Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-3982
Phone Number: +1 910-457-7481
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Tue 10:00 - 13:00
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Let us be your Bald Head Island Guide! Take a island wide history tour with...

Let us be your Bald Head Island Guide! Take a island wide history tour with our knowledgeable experts. This two hour tour hits all the island highlights - hear about pirates, Civil War soldiers, River Pilots and more. Price includes round trip ferry, tour, and admission into Old Baldy Lighthouse and history museum.

$50/ adult $40/ youth RESERVATIONS REQUIRED SPACE IS LIMITED

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This is the only way to see the island, well worth the money. As someone else mentioned, I wish they did have speakers on the Cart so everybody could hear.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
prlyles
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Elkin, North Carolina
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Buffalo, NY
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187 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This tour was well worth the cost. By the time you pay for the ferry ride, admission to the lighthouse and perhaps rent bicycles to see more of the island, the tour almost pays for itself at $50 per person. The tour was 90 minutes by golf cart (the only vehicles allowed on the island) with stops at two beach... More 

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Thank M Q
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

When I called the tour office recently I was told that reservations were not required. When my family of 3 total appeared 1/2 hr before boarding time today for the 10AM ferry to Bald Island, we were told that the tour was full and already had its complement of 10 people. Ten, 10 people! total If that is the case,... More 

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Historic Island Tours, responded to this review

Hello, I am the Tour Coordinator for Bald Head Island's Guided Historic Tour. I am so sorry for your poor experience when inquiring about the island wide guided tour package. Our reservations are taken by a third party and they gave you the wrong information. I am so sorry if they were insensitive. Reservations are absolutely required because of limited... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great tour. Our guide, Amy was excellent. Very informative. Enjoyed the nice, peaceful tour. Highly recommend! Wish you had more time to hang out on the island.

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This tour is wonderful! Susan is very knowledgeable and extremely nice. I only wish it was longer so we could have done some shopping.

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Historic Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I had a nice time with your family, showing you everything Bald Head Island has to offer. I hope you do book that island vacation, you'll be glad you did. Then you'll have time to shop to your heart's content! An hour and a half tour just scratches the surface of all the fun and... More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My Mother and I hadn't visited Bald Head Island before, so we found this tour and took the leap. So glad that we did. It was informative and interesting, and the price includes the ferry ride over and back, a golf-cart ride around the island and admission to the lighthouse. Our guide, Susan, was just terrific- a great balance of... More 

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Historic Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! I had a great time with you and your mother, showing you all the awesome features of Bald Head Island and giving you an insider's guide to everything BHI. Come back and see us! More 

Elkin, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the only way to see the island, well worth the money. As someone else mentioned, I wish they did have speakers on the Cart so everybody could hear.

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Thank prlyles
North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the trip and found it a great way to take a day trip to Bald Head and learn as much as we could about it. We thought it was less stressful to go this way where everything is taken care of - ferry ride, golf cart, guided tour and they even drop you off at the restaurants... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We enjoyed the guided tour. Includes ferry round trip, golf cart ride around the island, ticket for Old Baldy Lighthouse and Museum a Nature Walk and maybe even a close look of a alligator if your lucky! I do wish they had a speaker so everyone could hear the guide. I had also hoped for more historical stories

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Historic Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to review the guided tour! We wish there were more historic sites left on the island, too, but sadly time and the elements (and sometimes man) took away any of those long ago. But we remain to tell their stories during the tour and represent NC's oldest lighthouse - Old Baldy! And... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

this was our 1st ever visit to Bald Head. the tour was helpful in understanding the island better. they give you plenty of time at the lighthouse, or you can walk back to the marina. tour guides were knowledgeable, but a few times seemed to be in a hurry. the price of the tour includes the ferry ride, admission to... More 

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Historic Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review the guided island tour! We think it is a great introduction to Bald Head Island and packs in a lot of sights and information in the hour and a half time slot allotted. Definitely next time you are on the island rent a cart and take advantage of all the fabulous... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

FYI- if you go to BHI don't get the guided tour trip waste of money. Use there phone guided system to do the tour yourself and either rent a golf cart or bicycle. If you are walker than know that you get a one time FREE round trip on the tram. Just go up to the ticket counter and ask.... More 

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