H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions - Call 202-369-1063

Best Boat Tours in Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, New Bern, Morehead City, at the Crystal Coast of North Carolina

Best Boat Tours Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro, New Bern, Crystal Coast

Boat to Cape Lookout and Shackleford  Shackleford wild horses Moma and Foal

"The Gold Standard on The Crystal Coast, and Southern Outer Banks of NC," for travel, adventure tourism, and hospitality for outdoor activities.  At the intersection of Safety, Fun, Comfort, & Education.
-  Offers Trip Protection Insurance
-  Offers a Waiting List
-  H2O Captain has earned all 5-Star ratings on Google.  Please scroll to the bottom to view these reviews.  Google 5 Star Reviews
-  Listed in TripAdvisor's Things to Do in Atlantic Beach as well as Outdoor Activities in Atlantic Beach. 
-  Listed in Yelp's Best Boat Tours near Morehead City, NC.  
-  H2O Captain has been nominated by LUXlife Magazine for a 2024 Travel and Tourism Award.
-  Offers Gift Certificate Vouchers

Mission StatementExploration: the action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area to learn about it.  H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions is an authorized tour operator of the National Park Service's Cape Lookout National Seashore to be able to perform boat tours and on-land guide services to view the wild horses and discover great shelling on Shackleford Banks, our MOST POPULAR excursion.

Our Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions run 2-12 hours depending on which tours you choose. The itinerary is flexible. 
•    The typical departure time is 11:00 am from the peaceful waters of Coral Bay Marina in Morehead City. From this departure point, you will first ride on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to your destination(s).
• H2O Captain offers eco-conscious terrestrial and marine life sightseeing along the Crystal Coast. From our wild horses to enjoying pods of dolphins along with an occasional sea turtle PLUS our wonderful Sunset Cruises.
• H2O Captain is NOT a ferry boat! Passengers can see and talk with each other as well as with the Captain, and can sit very comfortably for an extended period on our cushioned seats, hence, Captain Mark can even set up a dining table for your Sunset Cruise or lunch if you wish to dine on the H2O Captain Ultra Elite boat!
•  To get out of the direct sun or Mother Nature's rain, we have a bimini to stand under.
•  Any excursion going to discover great shelling will receive, as their keepsake, an official H2O Captain shelling bag!

Regarding safety, Captain Mark is the creator, producer, writer, and voice of the public service announcements,  Boating Safety Minute heard throughout the season on FM107.1, presented by the USCG Auxiliary.

The H2O Captain boat has been examined by the USCG and shows their Annual Decal on the boat as proof, along with our National Park Service Decal on our windshield.


Bottlenose Dolphins Looking at youThe best days of the week for serenity to create a delightful experience are weekdays.  Excursions start at only $539.  Every journey is an opportunity to create a memory and to look for dolphins!  

We believe in the power of bringing water and people together. This is why our excursions create compelling Instagramable memories that deliver life-changing experiences!  This is a bucket list item for most visitors!  Welcome Aboard, and enjoy your Nautical Adventure Travel!

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." --Jacques Cousteau