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We are an ecotourism company based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Amazed by the beauty of these fragile barrier islands, Ghost Crab Quest is committed to sharing and exploring its wonders day and night. While catching the mighty Atlantic...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
+1 804-731-1353
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All reviews spend an evening clams all ages fun experience running around guide jim the outer banks local wildlife a lot of fun great fun the owner flashlight nets bucket activity constellations blast
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our ghost crab experience! We went with Jim the owner and he was super personable and knowledgeable. We had such a fun time learning about the ghost crabs (along with all the other wildlife we saw). If you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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James G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

What a great time I had with you all! And I thought I was the one who was supposed to be creating memories? You are were so enjoyable. I'll never forget the crab catching and your authentic Aussie accents! Thanks for the review and enjoy...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I did the ghost crab hunt with Jim, the owner, and he was outstanding! Our group consisted of 3 adults who observed, 4 adults in their late 20s to early 30s who participated, and 3 children ages 7,5, and 3. Everyone had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Awww maaannnn! I'm so happy you all had a great time on your private quest. What a great evening we had. It was so entertaining to watch the adults revert to children. The enthusiasm was infectious! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We went ghost crab hunting with 2 kids under 7 and one teenager. Everyone had fun and a lot of laughs! The guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable and helped everyone find the crabs!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine P
Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

This is fantastic news! Brian is a veteran guide who loves spending time with you guys. We are so happy "everyone had fun and lots of laughs!" Hopefully, we will see you guys again!

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

What a fun, different kind of experience this was. You get a net with a flashlight attached, a bucket to put your crabs in and off you go to hunt for the crabs. We all (kids ages 8,15,16) had so much fun trying to catch...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

My family enjoyed a night of stargazing with Jim. We saw many constellations,asterisms and planets in a fun, stress-free night. Jim was was great. Would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

I just love our Starry Night Live program. It's an unparalleled eye-opening, yet relaxing experience. Thanks for inviting me to spend the evening with your family and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Can not say enough about how much we enjoyed the ghost crab hunt on the central beaches. The guide's enthusiasm was contagious and kids and parents had fun chasing, catching and releasing the crabs. Who knew there were so many to catch?!? Great experience; probably...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We were looking for something fun to do as a family during our week at the Outer Banks, and saw the great reviews here, so we decided to give this tour a try. We were a little worried that it wouldn't be age appropriate for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Team work and making new friends is all part of the fun. We are very happy your children and family had a great time with us. Thanks for "Finding Fun in Search of Nature" with us.

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Our girls had a blast and are telling everyone how they caught “a million” crabs and their buckets were full. They had a lot of fun with the tour guide. We would do this again!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank A S
Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

A MILLION! Man, I hope the next group has some crabs left. Haha. Thanks for coming out with us and we are happy your girls had a blast. You guys rock!

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Me and husband took are 6 yr old to this activity on the beach. It was so much fun, I sat back with my 3 month old and watched my husband and son find the crabs and it was a blast to watch them. This...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Isn't it great to see an adult transform into a child again? Exciting and relaxing at the same time, that's the beauty of catching Ghost Crabs. Thanks for joining us and we hope the rest of your vacation is perfect!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our family had a blast doing ghost crab quest. Our kids (5 and 8 year olds) were shrieking and laughing every time they found a big crab. And Mom and Dad had just about as much fun as the kids, ha! This is a perfect...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tracy R
Jim G, Owner at Ghost Crab Quest, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

So happy to hear you guys had just as good a time as your kiddos. We love sharing our knowledge about the unique and important environment that is the Outer Banks. We look forward to "Finding Fun in Search of Nature" with you again!

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24 January 2019|
Response from Z1386FMkatiec | Reviewed this property |
My nieces were 7, 5, and 4 and they loved it. The 4 year would get excited and instead of gently covering up the crab with the net to scoop it up, she would slam the net on top of it haha but other than that it went well... More
30 June 2018|
Response from Jim G | Property representative |
We are open in Mid-October. However, if the weather starts to dip too low, under 60, for a week or so, the Atlantic Ghost Crabs may start to hibernate. That being said, our Starry Night Live program can be amazing in... More
steve M
31 May 2018|
Response from Jim G | Property representative |
Steve, I'm glad we were able to talk over the phone and book this activity. Unfortunately, we do not have the capability to book our activities through TripAdvisor. all tours can easily be booked online through our website... More