64. Find Flipper on a Dolphin Tour

dolphin tourEveryone loves dolphins.  Their smiling faces, intelligence, and friendliness  will delight and amuse your whole family.  The Bottlenose Dolphins of the Outer Banks can be seen frolicking in the surf, patrolling the shoreline, and racing through the sounds.  So, why not take a dolphin tour, get “close up and personal”, and observe them in their natural habitat.

Dolphins will often swim right up to the boat, lift their heads out of the water, and have a good look at you and your party.  They are capable of jumping up to ten feet in the air and sometimes play right next to the boat.  People have even seen them mating and giving birth!

The crew can give you a brief introduction to Bottlenose Dolphins and may explain that these are probably dolphins that return to the Outer Banks year after year.  Find out about the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research and the studies they have been conducting on the local dolphins for the past 12 years. The researchers use the nicks and scratches in their fins to identify over 300 Outer Banks dolphins.

A boat tour is a great way to see the dolphin. Even more exciting? Why not do it on a waverunner?

No matter the mode of transport, a dolphin tour is a rewarding way to spend a day and an unforgettable adventure for the whole family,

Causeway Water Sports – Set Sail on a Cruise to Follow the Path of the Majestic Bottlenose Dolphin. Great for All Ages! – 7649 S Virginia Dare Trl (on the Causeway), Nags Head – (252) 441-8875

Kitty Hawk Kiteskhk – With 2 dolphin tour locations (Nags Head and Manteo), you can catch a glimpse of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin that call OBX home! Great for families and large groups. – KittyHawk.com – (877) 359-8447