Join Captain Stuart Wescott aboard The Captain Johnny boat for a Guaranteed Dolphin Watch cruise in protected waters off the Outer Banks, NC. This two-hour cruise is ideal for all ages. Enjoy breathtaking views as you listen to a factual narration on the bottlenose dolphin, a type of dolphin found along the Atlantic coast. Dolphin mating and birthing can be observed on many cruises.
2021 is our 27th season! In 2020, we found dolphin during 99% of the trips.
Outer Banks Cruises Offered by Captain Johnny's Dolphin Watch:
Morning Dolphin Watch - 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Dolphin Watch - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sunset Dolphin Watch - Departs about 2 hours before sunset. Please call for times!
Tours may be added or deleted as needed.
Call or see the online booking for times (tour times can be checked without booking).
From May - October, tours depart several times a day Monday thru Friday (and Saturday by appointment or charter). Tickets sold in advance by phone with a credit card to guarantee. Please call for our current schedule. Times are subject to change with the season. We are CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
We are 10 minutes from Nags Head beaches. Follow road signs to Manteo. Turn on Budleigh St. (next light after ACE Hardware and Pizza Hut- Tread Quarters is on the corner) and go to end. The boat and floating ticket office are located behind the parking lot at the end of Budleigh St. at 400 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 816, Manteo, NC 27954.
Tickets are sold Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in season.
Private Outer Banks Charters Offered by Captain Johnny's:
Private Tours, School Field Trips, Family Reunions, Wedding Parties, Memorials for Deceased, Business Get Together, Private Dinner Cruise (bring your own food)
Captain Johnny also books a Shrimping-Crabbing Cruise which is offered by Grandpa's Charters and departs from Wanchese Harbor.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, but please be patient! We don't check our email every day, but will get back to you as soon as we can!