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Beaufort, NC

Let’s Go Cruisin’

A tiki tour of Beaufort, NC makes a memorable town even more memorable. Tour the 1700’s waterfront, see wild ponies on Carrot Island and watch dolphins swim in the waters formerly occupied by pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonny.  See the sights with a mimosa in the morning, a sunset cruise, other choices during the day, or even a late-night “Beaufort by Night” trip.

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A Floating Tour To Remember

Cruisin’ Tikis  offers a variety of Tiki Fun Tours from Morning, Afternoon, Sunset Cruises, and other custom charters.

Morning Mimosas and Bloody Mary Cruise

Morning Mimosa and Bloody Mary Cruise

Hotel guests will meet the captain at the dock bright and early for a 90-minute cruise. From the deck of the tiki boat, guests can enjoy a have a morning drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and watch the wild ponies on Carrot Island or marvel as dolphins follow the tiki boat.

Bird Shoals or Carrot Island Cruise

Bird Shoals or Carrot Island Cruise

Bird Shoals (on the backside of Carrot Island) is quick and easy to get to and allows for swimming and relaxing while watching for ponies. 120-minute cruise.

Beaufort Sightseeing Cruise

Beaufort Sightseeing Tour

Guests can create your own Sandbar Party with this 90 minute trip. A perfect cruise down Taylors Creek, looking at the 1700’s town to one side and wild ponies and an unspoiled preserve island on the other. 

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

Departure times for this two-hour cruise will be adjusted during the season to account for the longer days. This cruise is heavily subscribed, so it is recommended for guests to book as far in advance as possible.   Watch the sunset over some of the most beautiful saltwater marshes around!  

Beaufort Evening Drinks Cruise

Beaufort Evening Drinks Cruise

Enjoy your evening cocktails before heading out to dinner. Depart your dock at 5 pm, bringing your favorite cocktail hour libations and snacks, listen to our superb Bluetooth sound system, and enjoy cruising down the Beaufort waterfront.

Private Charters

Private Charters

With a private charter, up to 6 guests can enjoy a custom tiki cruise built to their desires. Larger Groups can book two tiki boats. Call for pricing.

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If you have a special location you wish to depart and return to, just let us know and we will try to make that happen!


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the cruises?

Our cruises range from 90 minute to 4 hr cruises depending on the type of cruise you select.

What should I bring?

We supply the captain, cooler, ice and you supply the food and beverages of your choice.  Always bring a smile as this is one of the most photographed boats on the water!

Are children allowed?

Yes. Children are allowed.  We don’t want them to miss out cruisin on the tiki boat. Children under the age of 12 are required to wear a life jacket, which we do not have on board.  Please let us know if you plan to bring children so that we can make the appropriate accommodations for life jackets.

What about restrooms?

Our tikis are NOT equipped with restrooms. We strongly encourage you to use the restroom before leaving the dock. So please do NOT drink more than you are able to “hold” while on your tour!

How many people can I bring?

The US Coast Guard regulations for our tiki boats is 6 people plus crew. For larger groups, you may rent additional boats and cruise together.

Can we play music onboard?

Yes, we do have bluetooth-capable Kicker radio and  speaker systems that can sync to your phone and choice of music.

Should we tip the captain?

Our captains work hard to make sure your Tiki cruise is as enjoyable as possible. Tips are greatly appreciated!

Can we bring decorations for a party?

We do allow temporary decorations for a full boat party and they must be taped in place.  Please no staples or other fasteners!

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