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Highly recommended, just read up and know what you are getting.

We took the day trip over to Portsmouth Island to the beach side. If you want to know what it feels... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour!

We took the combo visit to the village and ATV tour down the beach. The village is always... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed S
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Community Docks, Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the day trip over to Portsmouth Island to the beach side. If you want to know what it feels like to shipwrecked on a deserted island then this will give you a taste. Yes, the bugs can be bad. My recommendation to go...More

Thank Chisale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the combo visit to the village and ATV tour down the beach. The village is always interesting to visit as it seems frozen in time. However the ATV ride was a blast. Driving for miles down a totally empty beach is an experience...More

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We've taken the Portsmouth Island tour three times now. It has never disappointed. The trip is so interesting. Our favorite part is riding the ATVs up the beach that appears to be just covered in shells. If you love shelling, this is the trip for...More

Thank AuntTra
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews, we weren't quite sure what to expect but all 5 of us had a great time. Yes, there were mosquitoes but bring bug spray with DEET and wear the bug jackets that Donald provides and you'll be fine. He was knowledgable and...More

1  Thank melanie333d
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We went to Portsmouth Island twice this visit to Ocracoke. We love shelling and quiet beaches and so we usually come now just for those things since we have already done the abandoned village. Yes, there are bugs, mainly up above the high tide line....More

Thank angelaohedgepeth
Reviewed 17 July 2017

great staff.... captain was very informative, yes, the village was buggy but wear pants and bring spray and its fine.... the beach was awesome, quite a few shells

Thank Twila C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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

1  Thank ChristineChughes
Reviewed 10 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

4  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 29 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

10  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
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Judith D
15 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.