The Outer Banks is home to more than 100 miles of shoreline, making it the perfect destination if you’re craving a bit of sun, sand, and surf. Situated right on this shoreline in Kill Devil Hills is Sea Ranch Resort, a premier family-friendly resort. Our oceanfront location means you are just steps away from wandering the beach for shells or going for a quick swim. Our location also means breathtaking ocean views that can include aquatic creatures. Get an up-close look at these animals by reserving your seat on the best Outer Banks dolphin tours. 

How to Get the Best Dolphin Views 

Every summer, bottlenose dolphins call the waters around the Outer Banks home. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research keeps track of dolphins in the Roanoke Sound and has identified more than 800 since 2008. A great way to see and learn about these creatures is on a dolphin tour, and you have a few different options of who to book with. 

Before reserving your outing, check directly with the tour operators for the most current and applicable information as terms, hours, and offers are subject to change. 

Captain Johnny’s Dolphin Tours

For almost three decades, Captain Jamie Wescott has been taking passengers on a two-hour cruise that all ages will enjoy. Hear facts about bottlenose dolphins as your cruise around protected waters looking for them. There are three different tour times available. 

Paradise Dolphin Cruises

Go on a search with these majestic creatures on a two-hour excursion. Not only will you possibly see dolphins, but other animals that call this area home, like the Osprey. This tour guarantees seeing dolphins, or you can ride again for free.

Harbor Star Dolphin Tour

Departing from Wanchese Marina, this cruise aboard the 50-foot Harbor Star for a two-hour journey. Purchase your tickets at least 30 minutes before departure time, and be sure to stop by the Landing Grill for a bite to eat after your tour. 

Kitty Hawk Kites/Nags Head Dolphin Watch

Select from one of three locations to find one that fits your itinerary best. Two cruises depart from Nags Head while one leaves from Shallowbag Bay Marina in Manteo. Reservations are through Kitty Hawk Kites

Soak in the Sunshine Exploring Outer Banks Nature 

After enjoying dolphin tours, relax on a beach in the Outer Banks.During your stay at Sea Ranch Resort, you won’t have any trouble finding ways to experience the beauty of North Carolina. See what makes the Outer Banks special on adventures like dolphin tours or wandering the unique towns. No matter what activities you embark on, you’re sure to create lifelong memories.

Our Kill Devil Hills hotel features both guest rooms and condos. This variety of accommodation options means you can choose something that gives everyone in your group room to unwind. Once you’ve checked in, enjoy our amenities like a heated pool, convenient beach access, and a fitness center. If you have any questions about the resort or special offers, call 252-441-7126. There are advantages to booking directly with Sea Ranch Resort!