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Address: Hwy 12, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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+1 252-928-4484

ATV and shelling on Portsmouth Island NC

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Had a fantastic adventure driving an ATV on a beautiful windswept beach, stopping along the way to sift through piles of sea shells on the beach, to watch the many shore birds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic adventure driving an ATV on a beautiful windswept beach, stopping along the way to sift through piles of sea shells on the beach, to watch the many shore birds, and take a look at sea turtle paths. Just driving on that amazing beach would have been a fantastic trip in itself, but, the tour also included a... More 

Thank IndyEarl
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My family had a great time running around the island in Yamaha Mules, picking up rare shells, learning history and seeing the islands birds.

Thank M R
Poquoson, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Captain Wade & Chelsea were awesome, Wade's family has been guide for a longtime & told me some stories on the way over & back once on P.I. Chelsea was an excellent guide very informative & stopped to show my daughter several things & even jumped in the ocean with her, we found some great shells I Have been wanting... More 

2 Thank James M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Beauty yes but be warned...need your own full army attire, deet, helmet and life vest! Shells check.

Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We were a group on 10 so the only ones on our tour. Family members ranged in age from 16 to 70's. Very windy the day we booked so the boat ride over to the island was rough and we got a little wet from ocean spray. The guide Mark was very patient with our diverse group and extremely knowledgeable... More 

2 Thank unionville3
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If you decide to go, make sure you ask if you are going to the Portsmouth village or just going over to shell on the beach. They did not tell us that we could not go to the village until we were on Portsmouth island. Due to massive flooding and clouds of mosquitoes in the village, we could not go.... More 

2 Thank Horseshoejoel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

My husband bought this trip for me for my birthday. It was an awesome time! We love shelling and had great success with unusual shells. The ATV tour was fun and the village was neat. We have already recommended it to our family and friends!

Thank vajmugrl
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Just go and do this! It is so cool exploring this island by ATV! You hunt for shells, swim, walk the village, take a neat boat ride...all the while hearing interesting facts about nature & the history of Portsmouth island. What could be better?

Thank travelgirl315
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

I was a little nervous all the comments about the bugs. Had my 73 year old mom to teens and an eight year old. All I can say is Chelsy our tour guide was outstanding Wade Austin our boat captain did a fabulous job. This was a stretch for us at $85 per person I was not sure all six... More 

3 Thank eeseasdaszds
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

My wife and I took the ATV trip and lives it! The village tour was not available due to being over run with bugs and standing water but that's not we wanted to go. We wanted to go over and hit the private beach with the ATVs and just be out on the secluded beach. My wife loved the unique... More 

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